Magazine article Computers in Libraries

At Their Service

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

At Their Service

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As 2014 unfolds, we find ourselves riding a wave of mobile information technology that has pervaded popular culture. Everybody from grandmas to preschoolers is now online in some way or another, even if it's--thankfully-only from the public access computers at their local libraries.

In this issue of Computers in Libraries, we take a look at how patrons' ability to use information technology is driving developments in libraries.

Starting off this issue's editorial lineup, a team of researchers at Kent State University Libraries report on a usage study of how their patron-defined ebook collection stacked up against the collection they had built in traditional ways. It may surprise you, but they found that if use of the collection is the objective, you might as well let your patrons decide.

You might also let them use their own devices, since most people entering your library this year will be packing their own tablet or smartphone, if not also an old laptop. …

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