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Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2010
The rapidly evolving digital world inspires much use of nautical terminology: (1) navigation; (2) discovery; (3) the voyage; and (4) the new terrain at the end of the journey. Considering how quickly new technologies are arriving on smartphones, the nautical adventure is continuing at an increased pace. Innovations in basic library services follow…
Descriptors: Community Development, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries
Kiyotake, Cynthia – Computers in Libraries, 2010
Since launching its first website in 1997, the Arapahoe Library District (ALD) has constantly looked at ways to review and renew this vital tool for patrons. This article focuses on the process of redesigning the ALD website--the steps taken and decisions made in order to create a site that incorporates interactive elements and patron input and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Internet, Web Sites, Library Automation
Sexton, Will – Computers in Libraries, 2010
That little rectangle with a button next to it? (Those things called search boxes but might just as well be called "resource drains.") Imagine it disappearing from a library's webpages. The intricate works behind these design elements make up a major portion of what library staff spends time and money developing, populating, supporting,…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Services
Porter, Michael; King, David Lee – Computers in Libraries, 2010
This article describes how and why the Library 101 Project was created and the lessons that the developers learned out of this project. The Library 101 is a project that challenges librarians to revise the paradigm of "basic" library services in order to remain relevant in this technology-driven world. It was developed by Michael Porter,…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians