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Power, June L. – Journal of Access Services, 2012
It's been well documented in a number of articles regarding the contemporary library patron that with the rise in mobile computing and smart phone technology, patrons are looking for fast and easy service from whichever technological avenue they are using to access library services. Libraries are responding with increasing numbers of online…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Services, Users (Information), Synchronous Communication
Shivers, Cassandra – Computers in Libraries, 2012
The author, a digital access architect in the information systems department of the Orange County Library System in Florida, was given the challenge of creating a library mobile app around the 2009 holiday season. At that time, Sheri Chambers, digital content manager in the information systems department, and Debbie Moss, assistant director of the…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Libraries, Library Networks, Internet
Spitzer, Stephan – Computers in Libraries, 2012
The fact that people now live in a world of abundant portable electronic devices is important to any organization that maintains a web presence, including libraries. No longer tied to a desktop, the patrons' netbooks, tablets, ebook readers, and, of course, cellphones all become potential tools for remote access to library content. About a year…
Descriptors: Learning Resources Centers, Internet, Educational Resources, Libraries
Hanson, Cody – ALA Editions, 2011
In 2011, cell phones and mobile devices are ubiquitous. The vast majority of Americans now own cell phones, and over half of them have mobile access to the Internet through a phone or other mobile device. For libraries to stay relevant, they must be able to offer content and services through the mobile web. In this issue of "Library Technology…
Descriptors: Libraries, Telecommunications, Internet, Handheld Devices
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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This study targets librarians and information professionals who use Web 2.0 tools and applications with a view to providing snapshots on how Web 2.0 technologies are used. It also aims to identify values and impact that such tools have exerted on libraries and their services, as well as to detect various issues associated with the implementation…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
Hadro, Josh – Library Journal, 2011
Librarians should think of Yelp (yelp.com) as a kind of giant suggestion box hanging on the wall of the Internet. This web-based review service describes itself as "an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Internet
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Hanlon, Ann; Ramirez, Marisa – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
An online survey of institutional repository (IR) managers identified copyright clearance trends in staffing and workflows. The majority of respondents followed a mediated deposit model, and reported that library personnel, instead of authors, engaged in copyright clearance activities for IRs. The most common "information gaps" pertained to the…
Descriptors: Surveys, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Library Personnel
Pressley, Lauren; Gilbertson, Kevin – Computers in Libraries, 2011
People see challenges to libraries in funding, in ebooks, and in the internet. However, in this information-rich age, librarians' roles are even more important. They are information experts. They know how to think about the changing information environment, and they know the impact--both positive and negative--it can have on people whose jobs…
Descriptors: Expertise, Libraries, Information Literacy, Internet
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Mitchell, Erik – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
The workload of Web librarians is already split between Web-related and other library tasks. But today's technological environment has created new implications for existing services and new demands for staff time. It is time to reconsider how libraries can best allocate resources to provide effective Web services. Delivering high-quality services…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Information Services, Information Technology
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Ipri, Tom – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Changes presented by cloud computing--shared computing services, applications, and storage available to end users via the Internet--have the potential to seriously alter how libraries provide services, not only remotely, but also within the physical library, specifically concerning challenges facing the typical desktop computing experience.…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computers, Libraries, Internet
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Mitchell, Erik – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Web design is a necessarily iterative process. During the process, it can be difficult to balance the interests and focus of the library site experts and their novice users. It can also be easy to lose focus on the main goals of site use and become wrapped up in the process of design or coding or in the internal politics of site design. Just as…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Libraries, Users (Information)
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Sekyere, Kwabena – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
As technology continues to advance, libraries in Europe and America continue to improve upon their virtual reference services by employing new Web technologies and applying them to existing services. West African academic libraries have begun providing resources electronically to their users but still typically lag behind in the services they…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Reference Services, Technology Uses in Education
Clumpner, Krista E.; Burgmeier, Michael; Gillespie, Thomas J. – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Northern Michigan University (NMU) is a public 4-year undergraduate institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. The university's Division of Academic Information Services encompasses both the staff of the library, which includes authors Clumpner and Burgmeier, and the instructional technology areas, where…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Libraries, Internet
Foote, Carolyn – School Library Journal, 2010
With budgets threatened in schools nationwide, students, parents, and educators have begun to realize that they cannot wait around for state or national organizations to act. Web applications have made grassroots advocacy a lot easier, and homegrown efforts on behalf of libraries have sprung up across the country via blogs, wikis, Facebook, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Libraries, Internet
Hellman, Eric – Library Journal, 2010
People keep writing articles about how valuable libraries are, even with ebooks and the Internet. What people are overlooking is that the reason libraries are having such fits dealing with a changing environment is not that libraries are unrecognized as fountains of value, it's that libraries are so valuable that they attract voracious new…
Descriptors: Competition, Internet, Library Services, Electronic Publishing
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