Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, March

Design and Development of a Himalayan Studies Information System for India: A Proposed Model
The ever-increasing need for information, with its complexity and escalating costs; the enormous growth in publications, and the emergence of subject specialization have compelled librarians to share resources through information networks and systems....
Dispelling Five Myths about E-Books
Some considered 2000 the year of the e-book, and due to the dot-com bust, that could have been the format's high-water mark. However, the first quarter of 2004 saw the greatest number of e-book purchases ever with more than $3 million in sales. A 2002...
Distinctive Expertise: Multimedia, the Library, and the Term Paper of the Future
Multimedia will have a profound effect on libraries during the next decade. This rapidly developing technology permits the user to combine digital still images, video, animation, graphics, and audio. It can be delivered in a variety of finished formats,...
Editorial: First Have Something to Say
I think that writing editorials in my job as the new editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is going to be a real piece of cake. All I have to do, dear readers, is to quote (with proper attribution) Walt Crawford, the title of whose...
Focus on Serials
With recent reports appearing in the trade press and listservs regarding a major industry player, it is natural that EBSCO has been faced with questions about our status. We wanted to take this opportunity to address any concern librarians or publishers...
President's Column
It is with great pleasure that I bring you greetings as your LITA president. It is an honor to be the LITA president and to follow the very productive term of Tom Wilson. As you know, this column is an opportunity for the president to increase communication...
The International Children's Digital Library: A Case Study in Designing for a Multilingual, Multicultural, Multigenerational Audience
The challenges encountered in building the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL), a freely available online library of children's literature are described. These challenges include selecting and processing books from different countries,...
The MOSC Project: Using the OAI-PMH to Bridge Metadata Cultural Differences across Museums, Archives, and Libraries
The MetaScholar Initiative of Emory University Libraries, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Atlanta History Center, and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant...
Wireless Networks in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries: A National Survey
This study focuses on the adoption and use of wireless technology by medium-sized academic libraries, based on responses from eighty-eight institutions. Results indicate that wireless networks are already available in many medium-sized academic libraries...