Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 6, July-August

Divergence and Convergence: Trends in Academic and Public Libraries: Although Public and Academic Libraries Face Different Realities, They Have a Lot in Common
Public and academic libraries currently face distinctive challenges. A different set of trends can be seen in the composition of collection materials and in the services they provide to their respective clientele. To accommodate these differences,...
Infographics on the Brain
Infographics are on the rise as a communication medium in libraries. We live in a visual world, and we are visual creatures who are naturally drawn to graphical representations. Using free web applications, librarians and support staffers can now easily...
Personal Digital Archiving Update: Software Tools and Systems: Many Materials That Individuals Wish to Archive Are Not in Digital Form, So a Major Aspect of PDA Is the Digitization Process for Photos or Documents
Interest in personal digital archiving (PDA) continues to grow as awareness of the importance of personal information and the desire to preserve our digital heritage become more widespread. In many fields, commercial organizations are quick to see...
The Intentional Data Scientist (Part II): Jupyter-A New Kind of Notebook: The Ability to Mix Prose and Code Allows for a Narrative Form That Balances Showing and Telling
The best professionals and craftspeople I've met might work in disparate fields, but they all have one thing in common. Whether they are geneticists, physicists, luthiers, photographers, journalists, archivists, physicians, administrators, economists,...
Three Strategies for Tracking New Technology Rollouts: The Likes and Dislikes of Consumers Matter a Lot, and Their Choices Can Be a Guide for Us as We Craft Information Services
Having made information science my second career, I have always benefited from comparing what matters to us with what mattered in my past field of expertise: independent bookselling. Back then, it was all about profit and loss statements, balance sheets,...
Top 10 Digital Archives Blogs: Here Is a 'Best Of' List to Keep You Abreast of What's Happening in Archives Land
When I worked in the archives and manuscripts department at the University of Hawaii, we would devote one Friday afternoon a month to participate in Read and Share, which is an opportunity to read a journal article or book chapter on an archival or...
Using Infographics to Report Research Results: Look at What's Happening with IT Roles at Law School Libraries
On the following spread, you'll see how we displayed our study in an infographic to quickly report the methodology and results, showing that responsibility for law library IT functions continues to shift from the library to the campus IT department--but...
What Do You Know Worth Saving?
I stole the title of this column from a postcard Northern Micrographics sent me a year ago, which has been hanging above my desk ever since, along with my thumb-tacked collection of inspirational clippings. It's an excellent choice of words. It's saying,...
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