Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 4, December

Computer-Based Graphics Tools for the Graphically Challenged
Desktop computers are essential tools of librarians and library managers. However, use of these powerful and versatile tools focuses on a few key desktop personal productivity applications, especially word processing. Over the last few years, an important...
Creating and Managing Webrings: A Step-by-Step Guide
As a means of collecting Web sites on a single topic into separate navigable universes on the Internet, Webrings are not only an alternative to a list of links, but to keyword search engines. Because of this, Webrings can be developed to enhance a...
Electronic One-Stop Shopping: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
One-stop shopping has been the operational theme for electronic information services offered by the San Diego State University Library since 1994. During this time, through partnering, the library's electronic information systems have evolved significantly....
EndNote 3
ISI ResearchSoft www.endnote.com, or www.risinc.com EndNote 3 runs on Windows 3.1/95/98/NT and on Apple Macintosh OS 7.0 or later. Minimum hardware requirements for PCs are: 386/DX/25 MHz or above processor, 6MB hard drive space, 8 MB RAM, and a...
Feedback
Editor's Note: The two items that appear here constitute an exchange of ideas relating to two communications published in recent issues of ITAL. The original article prompting this exchange was published by Joan Cherry in volume 17, number 3 (September...
Getting out of the HTML Business: The Database-Driven Web Site Solution
Library Web sites have grown in size and complexity over the last several years without a corresponding growth in the sophistication of the underlying technology. Web managers are struggling to control their sites using only the primitive tool of HTML....
In Search of Services: Analyzing the Findability of Links on CIC University Libraries' Web Pages
This article examines Web-based services from the thirteen member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Information was gathered from a survey of member libraries and from an analysis of each Web site. Particular attention...
Lita Notes
New LITA Institute Proxy Web Servers & Authentication This program, presented by Peter Murray, is a combination of instruction on the theory of proxy servers, their use in library situations, and practical examples of implementations. The background...
ProCite 4
ISI ResearchSoft www.risinc.com ProCite version 4.03 runs on Windows 95/98/NT. For installation, you need at least a 486 personal computer, 8 MB available memory with 16 MB recommended, and 25 MB of free disk space. Older versions of ProCite can...
Reference Manager 9
ISI ResearchSoft www.risinc.com Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 95/98/NT4: Intel Pentium or faster processor with 16 MB RAM, at least 10 MB available hard disk space, and a CD-ROM drive. To take advantage of the "cite while you write"...
Visualization of Metadata
Visualization research has transformed the operating system environment of Web browsers and OPACs, but has not yet changed the way we manipulate content. The potential for visualization of metadata and metadata-based surrogates is discussed, including...