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Malachowski, Margot – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Patient activation is a new term for a perennial problem. People know what they need to do for their health: exercise, eat right, and get enough rest--but how are they motivated to actually do these things? This is what patient activation is. From this author's vantage point as a medical librarian, public libraries are well-placed to be part of…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Information Policy, Health Behavior
Breeding, Marshall – Computers in Libraries, 2010
Resource discovery tops the charts as the foremost issue within the realm of library automation. As a new year commences, the author sees a more pressing need to accelerate the pace with which libraries deliver content and services in ways that users will find compelling, relevant, and convenient. The evolution of the web advances relentlessly,…
Descriptors: Library Automation, Internet, Navigation (Information Systems), Online Catalogs
Chudnov, Daniel – Computers in Libraries, 2010
People using libraries will expect to receive more of what they provide in more ways and in more places. It's already the case that people presume they should be able to do things they can do at the library through the web. Because they can do that, they presume they can use the libraries through their phones and their tablet computers. To some…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Development, Library Services, User Needs (Information)
Bell, Lori; Peters, Thomas A. – Computers in Libraries, 2004
The Internet is many things to many people. Some see the Internet as the Wild West, a yawning wilderness waiting to be tamed and cultivated. For companies like eBay, the Internet is a steady, transaction-based revenue stream. For the dot-com companies, the Internet was perceived as a California gold rush. In terms of online library programming for…
Descriptors: Programming, Internet, Library Networks, Online Systems