Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 5, June

Considering the Ebook Journey: Look at How Far We’ve Come
We've been tackling the challenges of trade ebooks in our libraries for more than 7 years, but we all still have moments of frustration. Compared to centuries of practice that we built on in print, it shouldn't really be a surprise that we haven't figured...
Considering the Ebook Journey: Look at How Far We've Come
We've been tackling the challenges of trade ebooks in our libraries for more than 7 years, but we all still have moments of frustration. Compared to centuries of practice that we built on in print, it shouldn't really be a surprise that we haven't...
Ebook ROI: A Longitudinal Study of Patron-Driven Acquisition Models
Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) has been using the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) ebook purchasing model since January 2012. Now, 5 years of PDA data makes it possible to conduct a systematic comparison to evaluate different PDA scenarios based...
Ebook ROI: A Longitudinal Study of Patron-Driven Acquisition Models: Analysis of Triggers, Pre-Purchase Activity, and Other Relative Data Helps to Detect Patterns to Assist in Predicting Cost and ROI
Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) has been using the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) ebook purchasing model since January 2012. Now, 5 years of PDA data makes it possible to conduct a systematic comparison to evaluate different PDA scenarios based...
Managing Your Digital Afterlife
More and more, our lives are lived online. When my father died 6 years ago, we were pleased to find a Google Docs file with the usernames and passwords to every account he owned. He was an engineer, so this was not terribly surprising. Most of these...
News Desk
news announcements updatesLAC Uses OCLC PlatformLibrary and Archives Canada (LAC) entered into an agreement with OCLC to use its WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and move its National Union Catalogue to OCLC WorldCat. The...
Noted & Quoted
people libraries awards promotionsThe American Library Association's (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) announced that Robert P. Doyle, executive director of the Illinois Library Association, is the recipient of the 2017 John Phillip Immroth...
Online Legacies and Digital Estate Planning
Many of us remember a time when we kept shoeboxes under the bed full of cherished letters, fading photographs, and family slide collections. Sometimes, yellowed clippings and keepsakes from our past were lovingly pasted into oversized scrapbooks. In...
State of the Digital Arts
One of the first articles we ever published on ebooks was in 1998. That year, consultant Judy Luther reported from the field on the new e-reader devices that were being launched. The article was titled "E-books: The Next Electronic Frontier."It took...
The Complicated Story of Ebooks in Libraries
Digital technologies permeate almost all aspects of society. Libraries have been great beneficiaries of digital technology and have embraced its potential to amplify the impact of their services. Many aspects of library collections have shifted at...
The Complicated Story of Ebooks in Libraries
Digital technologies permeate almost all aspects of society. Libraries have been great beneficiaries of digital technology and have embraced its potential to amplify the impact of their services. Many aspects of library collections have shifted at least...
The Long and Winding Road of Ebooks
Many of us follow the lifecycle of technological innovation from concept-to-market-to-consumer. As a result, we know a lot about how new technology carries potential and excitement, but it also creates friction and may, ultimately, fail to launch....
Twenty Critical, Authoritative, and Free Electronic Databases
Online searching provides opportunities and challenges. How reliable is an online source? Where can I find authoritative information amid the millions of search results? Fortunately, many authoritative institutions have made their wellsprings of data...
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