Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, March

Data's Role in the Election Surprises of 2016
As I am writing this column, it seems as if all the commentators and critics in the world have had their final say on the U.K.'s Brexit vote, the U.S. presidential election, and swings in voter opinion across the European Union (EU). The turmoil that...
Data's Role in the Election Surprises of 2016
As I am writing this column, it seems as if all the commentators and critics in the world have had their final say on the U.K.'s Brexit vote, the U.S. presidential election, and swings in voter opinion across the European Union (EU). The turmoil that...
How We Launched Our MakerBot Innovation Center in No Time
In fall 2016, Cline Library at Northern Arizona University (NAU) opened its MakerLab, a makerspace focused on 3D printing, scanning, and electronic prototyping. Designated as the first MakerBot Innovation Center in the western U.S., the MakerLab includes...
Information Literacy Is Dead: The Role of Libraries in a Post-Truth World
Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2016 was "post-truth," a term it defines as any circumstance "in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." So maybe truth didn't die in...
INFORMATION LITERACY IS DEAD: The Role of Libraries in a Post-Truth World
Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2016 was "post-truth," a term it defines as any circumstance "in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." So maybe truth didn't die in...
Keep Your Promises for a Better User Experience
Arbitrary calendar dates are great for catalyzing deferred maintenance projects. I'm writing this in the first weeks of the new year. Past columns at this time of year have included suggestions for creating stronger passwords, checklists for better...
Keep Your Promises for a Better User Experience
Arbitrary calendar dates are great for catalyzing deferred maintenance projects. I'm writing this in the first weeks of the new year. Past columns at this time of year have included suggestions for creating stronger passwords, checklists for better tech...
Meeting the Challenge of Simultaneously Managing Digital, Electronic, and Print Collections
The management of library collections has never been more difficult than it is today. The proliferation of new formats of materials--each with its own technical, business, and legal requirements--brings the need for ever more sophisticated tools and...
Meeting the Challenge of Simultaneously Managing Digital, Electronic, and Print Collections
The management of library collections has never been more difficult than it is today. The proliferation of new formats of materials-each with its own technical, business, and legal requirements-brings the need for ever more sophisticated tools and processes...
NAU'S CLINE LIBRARY: How We Launched Our MakerBot Innovation Center in No Time
In fall 2016, Cline Library at Northern Arizona University (NAU) opened its MakerLab, a makerspace focused on 3D printing, scanning, and electronic prototyping. Designated as the first MakerBot Innovation Center in the western U.S., the MakerLab includes...
Networking EndNote Bibliographic Management Software for Seamless Campuswide Deployment
The amount of scholarly information currently available for academic research warrants the use of bibliographic software to streamline its use and management. Inasmuch as this type of software increases the efficiency of working with scholarly information,...
Networking EndNote Bibliographic Management Software for Seamless Campuswide Deployment
The amount of scholarly information currently available for academic research warrants the use of bibliographic software to streamline its use and management. Inasmuch as this type of software increases the efficiency of working with scholarly information,...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'It's wrong for libraries to have limited budgets.'-Jo WaltonSpringer Partners With Chinese Academy of SciencesSpringer will launch Aerosol Science and Engineering (ASE), the new journal of the Institute of...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotions'Ever since the days of Alexandria, the library has been the palace of the mind, the University of All. The internet has removed its monopoly on knowledge, but cannot replicate its sense of place, its joy of human...
SirsiDynix: HOW TO LEVERAGE EQUIPMENT LOANS IN OTHER
Libraries have long been stewards of collections beyond books, periodicals, and other information sources, particularly when it comes to lending technology and multimedia equipment. The library at Bucks County Community College (Bucks), just north of...
SirsiDynix: How to Leverage Your ILS to Support Equipment Loans in Other Campus Departments
Libraries have long been stewards of collections beyond books, periodicals, and other information sources, particularly when it comes to lending technology and multimedia equipment. The library at Bucks County Community College (Bucks), just north...
Thinking outside the Stacks
The articles in this issue explore some of the outside-the-box projects that today's librarians are spearheading, as they expand the role that libraries play in their communities.Take equipment loans, for example. Sure, many libraries have mastered the...
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