Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, May

Digital Collections and the Teachable Moment
Digital library development has become a mainstay of professional practice, not only for collection development and programming experts, but for anyone who has a public-facing role in the library. This state of affairs has been in place for more than...
Digitize Your To-Do List: A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow
The word "Kanban" is Japanese for "sign" or "billboard." In the 1940s, Toyota developed Kanban as a way of improving its manufacturing efficiency. Over time, the Kanban method has become an important tool for managing workflow and measuring outcomes....
How to Manage Library Projects with Trello
We are librarians working for Kennesaw State University's Library System. Because of the rapid growth of the libraries and the increasing complexity of our duties, we have often found ourselves managing multiple projects simultaneously and trying to...
Monitoring Privacy as the Environment Changes
Privacy concerns can come from unusual places. Keeping your own information private over time can be a challenge. Working out ways to protect patron privacy or help patrons advocate for their own privacy is an evolving landscape for library workers....
Moving Forward, Letting Go
Libraries strive to be current and relevant in the ways they serve their communities. At the same time, we hold fast to certain values and well-established ways of accomplishing our work. These two tendencies exist in tension and define many of the...
Music of World War I: Turning a Static Collection into a Vibrant Resource
Every cultural institution has unique collections that its librarians, archivists, and curators would like to a highlight and make more accessible. This article A describes how staffers at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML) and the Illinois...
News Desk
OCLC Teams With JiscJisc and OCLC are partnering to develop the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK). It will support the research needs of the U.K. higher education community and extend the capabilities of Jisc's Copac service. In addition, it...
Noted & Quoted
A people * libraries * awards * promotions'While not necessarily the root of all evil, the goals of for-profit companies acting in their own self-interest do not necessarily align with the purpose of libraries. ...'-'Are Library Vendors a Necessary Evil?'...
OCLC at 50-Your Memories, Our History, Our Shared Future
For me, one of the best things about managing the OCLC Library, Archive and Museum is that the history of our organization is tied so closely to the history of libraries and librarianship. Being a corporate archivist is fun for almost any history geek,...
Taking It on the Run
Sometimes, it's not what we do, but how we do it that makes all the difference. With money tight as always and staffshort as ever, it's essential to work smarter, not harder. In this issue, we offer up some digital workflow solutions that can help you...
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