Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 10, December

Altmetrics: An Overhyped Fad or an Important Tool for Evaluating Scholarly Output?
Traditionally, scholarly output has been measured by the impact factor--which considers the prestige of journals based on how often their articles are cited, the number of times that a researcher's articles have been cited in other scholarly resources,...
Anticipating the Next Phase of the Library-Technology Industry
As 2016 winds down, let's review some of the major events within the library-technology industry over the past year and anticipate what might be in store for the next. 2016 has seen a series of major events that have indelibly altered the landscape...
A Simple, Effective Post-Processing OCR Improvement
The Nokia library organization recently scanned a large batch of corporate publications dating back to 1912. Since a primary use of this resource is comprehensive searching for people or events of historical interest, accurate search and retrieval...
Gamification Meets Meaningful Play: An Inside Look
Has your institution gotten on the Pokemon GO bandwagon yet? There's so much potential to get new users in the door, but it's so fraught with possibilities for unexpected consequences. In case you've been living under a rock, Pokemon GO is a free,...
Just Imagine
It doesn't take a monumental leap to innovate--it just takes a little thinking outside the box. It just takes a little getting out of the day-to-day routine and rising above the workload to see the potential, as the authors in this month's issue so...
Next-Level Emailing
If you work in any sort of office, email is part of your job. While people in the social media landscape may point to email as an old technology, it's one of the most effective ways to interact with the bulk of our patrons and our staff in an efficient...
Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries: Check out Our State-of-the-Art Virtual Learning Lab
Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries (A&M-Commerce Libraries) has long striven to be the innovative hub of the bustling campus. It is well-known for its pioneering services for students and faculty members. The library prides itself on discovering...
Three Tech Trends and One Skill to Watch during 2017
As 2016 draws to a close, we look back on a year that is marked by several important advances in technology, which are sure to influence society--and the information professions in particular. It's a long list; in order to highlight the most influential...
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