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A File Storage Service on a Cloud Computing Environment for Digital Libraries
December 1, 2012... ABSTRACT The growing need for digital libraries to manage large amounts of data requires storage infrastructure that libraries can deploy quickly and economically. Cloud computing is a new model that allows the provision of information technology (IT) resources on demand, lowering management...
Student Use of Library Computers: Are Desktop Computers Still Relevant in Today's Libraries?
December 1, 2012... Academic libraries have traditionally provided computers for students to access their collections and, more recently, facilitate all aspects of studying. Recent changes in technology, particularly the increased presence of mobile devices, calls into question how libraries can best provide...
Autocomplete as a Research Tool: A Study on Providing Search Suggestions
December 1, 2012... ABSTRACT As the library website and its online searching tools become the primary "branch" many users visit for their research, methods for providing automated, context-sensitive research assistance need to be developed to guide unmediated searching toward the most relevant results. This...
Editorial Board Thoughts: Technology and Mission: Reflections of a First-Year College Library Director
December 1, 2012... As I reflect on my first year as director for a small college library, several themes are clear to me, but perhaps none resonates as vibrantly as the challenges in managing technology, technology planning, and the never-ending need for technology integration, both within the library and the...
December 1, 2012... Past and present converge with the December 2012 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), as we also publish online the first volume of ITAL's predecessor, the Journal of Library Automation (JOLA), originally published in print in 1968. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The first volume...