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Zylstra, Robert – Computers in Libraries, 2011
The last 5 years have heralded a number of important changes to virtual libraries in academic and public settings. Despite this continual effort to improve library catalogs and websites, the fundamentals of these online spaces remain relatively unchanged. Digital collections are within reach of many libraries, yet they remain difficult to…
Descriptors: Music, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
Pretlow, Cassi; Jayroe, Tina – Computers in Libraries, 2010
In this article, the authors share how cloud-based applications, such as Google Calendar, Wikidot, Google Docs, Google Sites, YouTube, and Craigslist, played a big part in the success of their plan of implementing a technology training program for customers and employees. A few years ago the Denver Public Library, where the authors work, developed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Employees, Public Libraries, Computer Literacy
Chudnov, Daniel – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Since most libraries are now hosting their own web sites, this author advocates for a social network centered on the work of building and supporting resource-rich library sites. While there are already several social networks for books, books are just one thing that libraries make available. A social network that helps people share what they are…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Libraries, Social Networks, Internet
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
Moreland, Sharon – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In this article, the author, a technology consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), shares the story of how the Kansas Library on the Web (KLOW) program was created. KLOW's story begins with the initial startup fund finding and the enthusiasm of the six pilot libraries. The middle of the story has to do with building a flexible,…
Descriptors: Internet, Libraries, Library Networks, Web Sites