Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 6, July/August

Divergence and Convergence: Trends in Academic and Public Libraries
Public and academic libraries currently face distinctive challenges. A different set of trends can be seen in the composition of collection materials and in the services they provide to their respective clientele. To accommodate these differences, public...
Infograhics on the Brain
Infographics are on the rise as a communication medium in libraries. We live in a visual world, and we are visual creatures who are naturally drawn to graphical representations. Using free web applications, librarians and support staffers can now easily...
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WebJunction Receives GrantWebJunction received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for its 2-year project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces. It will partner with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries to guide small...
Noted & Quoted
The American Library Association (ALA) named James Neal as its president (2017-2018). He is university librarian emeritus at Columbia University. He serves as VP for information services and was university librarian at Columbia from 2001 to 2014. Neal...
Personal Digital Archiving Update: Software Tools and Systems
Interest in personal digital archiving (PDA) continues to grow as awareness of the importance of personal information and the desire to preserve our digital heritage become more widespread. In many fields, commercial organizations are quick to see opportunities...
The Intentional DATA SCIENTIST (Part II): JUPYTER-A New Kind of Notebook
The best professionals and craftspeople I've met might work in disparate fields, but they all have one thing in common. Whether they are geneticists, physicists, luthiers, photographers, journalists, archivists, physicians, administrators, economists,...
Three Strategies for Tracking New Technology Rollouts
Having made information science my second career, I have always benefited from comparing what matters to us with what mattered in my past field of expertise: independent bookselling. Back then, it was all about profit and loss statements, balance sheets,...
Top 10 DIGITAL ARCHIVES Blogs
When I worked in the archives and manuscripts department at the University of Hawaii, we would devote one Friday afternoon a month to participate in Read and Share, which is an opportunity to read a journal article or book chapter on an archival or historical...
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