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Richardson, Hillary A. H. – Computers in Libraries, 2013
For nearly a decade now, librarians have discussed and deliberated ways, for the sake of convenience, to integrate internet-like searching into their own catalogs to mimic what academic library patrons have been using outside the library. Discovery tools and web-scale discovery services (WSDS) attempt to provide users with a similar one-stop shop…
Descriptors: Library Services, Internet, Online Searching, Integrity
McKendrick, Joseph – Computers in Libraries, 2012
There is a growing shift to digital offerings among public libraries. Libraries increasingly are fulfilling roles as technology hubs for their communities, with high demand for technology and career development training resources. Ebooks and other digital materials are on the rise, while print is being scaled back. More libraries are turning to…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Information Technology
Skalkos, Lia – Computers in Libraries, 2012
In winter 2009, Barnard College began the process of adopting Drupal 7 as its content management system. The move included Barnard Library's Zine Collection website, an information resource dedicated to the library's special collection of do-it-yourself (DIY) publications by women. Recently, as a Barnard Zine intern, the author had the challenging…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Internet, Web Sites, Programming Languages
Clark, Jason – Computers in Libraries, 2012
The rise of apps and mobile devices has opened the door to small, dedicated software programs that are focused on singular tasks. From the author's perspective as head of digital access and web service manager at Montana State University, these apps offered an opportunity to build a focused digital service aimed at allowing someone to enter a…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Programming
Grotke, Abbie – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Recent years have seen an explosion of the number of institutions involved in or beginning to think about web archiving. Many National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) members, as well as other universities, historical societies, and state and local governments, have recognized the need for and importance of preserving a variety of web content…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Cooperation, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Social media now offer a fresh opportunity to enliven the learning process. But to gain traction, they will have to prove their relevance. Librarians are quite vocal in advocating for the preservation of human interaction around digital media; one might say that it is their charge to be certain that the human factors within digital libraries are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Electronic Libraries, Librarians
Kumaran, Maha; Geary, Joe – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Technology has transformed libraries. There are digital libraries, electronic collections, online databases and catalogs, ebooks, downloadable books, and much more. With free technology such as social websites, newspaper collections, downloadable online calendars, clocks and sticky notes, online scheduling, online document sharing, and online…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Librarians, Library Services
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
The future of the publishing industry and the profession of journalism are hot topics these days. Those with intact long-term memory faculties will recall equally heated and ongoing debates about the future of libraries and their own profession, dating as far back as 1994, when the internet captured public imagination. Times have changed a bit…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Cooperative Planning, Electronic Publishing, Publishing Industry
Lawrence, Peg – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In these days of distance learners, virtual libraries, and electronic information, no library can be without some way of providing remote access to affiliated users, whether they are distance students, online students, or local students and faculty members working from home. Libraries subscribe to any number of electronic resources and journals,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Libraries, Information Technology
Lietzau, Zeth – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In the last few years, technology-savvy librarians have begun turning their attention to a host of new tools to connect with their users and colleagues. The umbrella term for these new technologies--Web 2.0--began gaining traction in 2004. Many librarians were quick to embrace the new wave of technology. Early adopting libraries used blogs to…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Library Research, Electronic Publishing, Government Libraries
Bardyn, Tania P. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Library blogs exchange information and ideas on everything from the everyday, such as library services, to the profound, such as values held by librarians (high-quality reliable resources, academic freedom, open access, and so on). According to medical librarians who maintain library blogs, a typical month includes two to four contributors writing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Academic Freedom, Library Administration