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Dula, Michael; Jacobsen, Lynne; Ferguson, Tyler; Ross, Rob – Computers in Libraries, 2012
This article presents the story of how Pepperdine University migrated its library management functions to the cloud using what is now known as OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS). The story of implementing this new service is told from two vantage points: (1) that of the library; and (2) that of the service provider. The authors were the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Library Administration, Management Systems, Internet
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2010
Innovations in search and retrieval have provided librarians with some of their most exciting challenges as a profession. Yet even as new tools flood the academic library commons, direct, person-to-person information counseling is still needed, some would say more than ever. Consequently, it can be very useful to study how users conduct new…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Researchers, Search Strategies
Webb, Paula L.; Nero, Muriel D. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In today's world of instant everything, everyone has been exposed to some form of Web 2.0 technology, and higher education is not exempt from its long reach. Libraries of all types are incorporating Web 2.0 features to attract users as well as to showcase library services. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) has become more user-friendly with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Library Services
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
"Embracing the chaos" is an ongoing challenge for librarians. Embracing the chaos means librarians must have a plan for responding to the flood of new products, widgets, web tools, and gizmos that students use daily. In this article, the author argues that library instruction and access services have been grappling with that chaos with…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Library Services, Librarians, Library Instruction
Hennesy, Cody; Bowman, John – Computers in Libraries, 2008
Google's first foray onto the web made search simple and results relevant. With its Co-op platform, Google has taken another step toward dramatically increasing the relevancy of search results, further adapting the World Wide Web to local needs. Google Custom Search Engine, a tool on the Co-op platform, puts one in control of his or her own search…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Internet, Academic Libraries, Visual Arts