Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Simpatico with Ones and Zeros

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Simpatico with Ones and Zeros

Article excerpt

It's all about data this month. Data storage. Data protection. Data mining. Linked data. Data on pricing. Data on licensing. Backing up data and archiving data-based stuff.

When we looked at it all together, all we could say was, wow! Data are cool.

One of the most timely pieces in this issue is by Stephanie Buck, a graduate student at Simmons College, whose article takes you on a quick tour of popular web services sites, suggesting that you seriously consider using these "cloud computing" destinations for both basic computer applications support in your library and economical off-site data storage. IT on a dime? Maybe even less.

Thumb the issue and you'll find plenty of other useful tips for managing the challenges that IT professionals in libraries face every day, including avoiding data loss from PC crashes.

In this issue, we've also followed up on a story we published exactly a year ago on managing license data using an open source electronic resource management (ERM) solution, now called, cleverly enough, ERMes. …

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