Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 9, November

Content in Motion
It seems as if everything on the web these days hinges on video. News. Weather. Sports. Politics. Instructional clips on YouTube. Comedic moments on Facebook. Empowered by our devices, we now have the ability to produce and consume video on-the-fly,...
Content in Motion
It seems as if everything on the web these days hinges on video. News. Weather. Sports. Politics. Instructional clips on YouTube. Comedic moments on Facebook. Empowered by our devices, we now have the ability to produce and consume video on-the-fly,...
Digital Video: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily Wading into the Stream
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Public awareness of streaming video exploded with YouTube's 2004 launch. While streaming video was not unknown at the time, it was this large, commercial application that brought it to the forefront of public attention. One...
Digital Video: Merrily Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Wading into the Stream: Freed from the Limitations of a Physical Artifact, Streaming Videos Are Available Anywhere, Anytime ... No Need to Reserve in Advance, Arrange for Equipment, or Pick Up and Return
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Public awareness of streaming video exploded with YouTube's 2004 launch. While streaming video was not unknown at the time, it was this large, commercial application that brought it to the forefront of public attention. One...
DIY VHS Preservation: Planning for Video Digitization at the American University Library
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] To delay this kind of project for even a few years may mean that a substantial amount of irreplaceable content will be unnecessarily lost. Most videotape preservation specialists agree that there is a discrete window of...
How to Stage Your Library's Webinar
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] These programs can be developed with or without a budget and can help your library improve its value to its users. Loosely defined, a webinar is a seminar conducted over the web. By using free or fee-based tools that allow...
News Desk
A news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom 'I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.'- Kareem Abdul-JabbarAlexander Street Introduces a Collection of...
Noted & Quoted
A people * libraries * awards * promotions'The future of libraries will be determined by their ability to stay relevant to the lives of individuals and communities they serve.'-'To Stay Relevant, Libraries Must Rethink How They Connect to Communities,'...
Playing Host to Media Events
As I think about CIL's November issue and the timely topic of media strategies, I'm reminded that by the time this issue appears online and in print, Internet Librarian International will have concluded in London. The conference covers a wide range of...
Playing Host to Media Events: The Integration of Media Support Services into Our Core Missions Also Carries the Added Benefit of Protecting Learning Space
As I think about CIL's November issue and the timely topic of media strategies, I'm reminded that by the time this issue appears online and in print, Internet Librarian International will have concluded in London. The conference covers a wide range...
Saving the Time of the User
THIS IS NOT JUST AN INVESTMENT IN BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE; IT'S HELPING EASE THE LONGTERM DIGITAL DIVIDE AND ITS COUSIN, THE INCLUSION DIVIDE .... I recently found myself frustrated with technology, asking, "Why isn't there a manual for this thing!?"...
Saving the Time of the User
I recently found myself frustrated with technology, asking, "Why isn't there a manual for this thing!?" This rarely happens to me. This was not me trying to learn Snapchat or adapting to Instagram's even-smaller font size. It was me learning to use...
The Power of the Platform
A major development in the most recent phase of library technology can be seen in the emergence of library services platforms (LSPs). ILSs have previously stood as the prevailing model for the technology supporting the management and access of library...
The Power of the Platform: A Mix of Revolutionary and Evolutionary Development Will Provide an Interesting Pathway as This Phase of Library Technology Runs Its Course
A major development in the most recent phase of library technology can be seen in the emergence of library services platforms (LSPs). ILSs have previously stood as the prevailing model for the technology supporting the management and access of library...
Winning Ways to Gamify Your Library Services
In this article, Raymond Pun, an academic librarian, shares his experiences in collaborating with Stan Bogdanov, an instructional designer, to promote gamification programs in libraries. The two professionals, from different institutions in different...
Winning Ways to Gamify Your Library Services
In this article, Raymond Pun, an academic librarian, shares his experiences in collaborating with Stan Bogdanov, an instructional designer, to promote gamification programs in libraries. The two professionals, from different institutions in different...
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