Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, April

BRINGING DATA TO LIFE-Lessons from the UK Data Service
The UK Data Service has been around as a digital archive, in various guises, for nearly 50 years. In that time, we have processed, preserved, and made thousands of social science data collections available for reuse. We hold a library of digital data.As...
Bringing Data to Life-Lessons from the UK Data Service: Our Curation Process Ensures That Data Will Always Be Available
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The UK Data Service has been around as a digital archive, in various guises, for nearly 50 years. In that time, we have processed, preserved, and made thousands of social science data collections available for reuse. We hold...
Data, Data Everywhere
When I called for papers on data management in libraries in 2015,1 only got a few proposals. Go figure, because data has been a big subject inside and outside of classic research communities. This year, when I repeated the call, so much interest was...
Data Opens New Opportunities for Libraries
We live in an era of abundant data. It seems that these warehouses of quantitative or qualitative information insert themselves into almost every aspect of our professional or personal life. Targeted advertising, personalized services, what coupons...
Making a Difference: The GREAT READING ADVENTURE Revisited
In 2013, the idea of public libraries having a fresh platform to gamify summer reading programs became a reality with the Great Reading Adventure (GRA). The software was a game changer, introducing digital badges, robust reporting, and embedded literacy...
Making a Difference: The Great Reading Adventure Revisited: Since It Was First Announced in CIL (May 2014), the Software Has Seen a Full Cycle of Code, Sweat, and Tears
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 2013, the idea of public libraries having a fresh platform to gamify summer reading programs became a reality with the Great Reading Adventure (GRA). The software was a game changer, introducing digital badges, robust reporting,...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWiley and ASLO Partner on OA JournalWiley and ASLO (the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography) are launching a short-format open access (OA) journal, Limnology and Oceanography Letters. It will contain...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsThe executive board of LibraryLinkNJ announced that Kathy SchalkGreene is its executive director. Prior to this, she was director of the Mount Laurel Library and program coordinator of the South Jersey Regional...
Research Data Repositories: The What When, Why, and How
Like it or not, Big Data, predictive analytics, and data-driven methodologies are the new kids on the block. In our largely technocratic society guided by data-driven decision making, academic libraries are also natural areas for taking up the tasks...
RESEARCH DATA REPOSITORIES: The What, When, Why, and How
Like it or not, Big Data, predictive analytics, and datadriven methodologies are the new kids on the block. In our largely technocratic society guided by data-driven decision making, academic libraries are also natural areas for taking up the tasks of...
Telling Your Story: Using Dashboards and Infographics for Data Visualization
Libraries routinely collect and evaluate data in order to respond to the changing needs of users. There are advantages to presenting data visually rather than displaying it as a set of numbers in a table. Our brains process visual information immediately...
Telling Your Story: Using Dashboards and Infographics for Data Visualization: Data Visualization Allows Libraries to Communicate Their Message in a Clearer and More Effective Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Libraries routinely collect and evaluate data in order to respond to the changing needs of users. There are advantages to presenting data visually rather than displaying it as a set of numbers in a table. Our brains process...
Tools for Writing for the Web
Writing well for the web is a subset of writing well generally. It's similar to learning to use technology- once you feel as if you're getting a handle on the ins and outs, the landscape changes. Those of us who started writing for print have had to...
Tools for Writing for the Web: You Need to Make Sure That You're E-Communicating Accurately and Practically in Order to Achieve Your Own Goals
Writing well for the web is a subset of writing well generally. It's similar to learning to use technology-once you feel as if you're getting a handle on the ins and outs, the landscape changes. Those of us who started writing for print have had to...
Your New Role as a Data Scientist
It would be an understatement to say that we have increased our focus on data science. Many info pros know that data applications will change not only what we already do now, but what we need to do in the future. We write about data a lot more too,...
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