Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 4, April

Access over Ownership
Many of us who work in medium-sized or large library systems often find ourselves dealing with the problems associated with bringing individual agencies together. Territorial squabbles may arise when system libraries or branches must compete for limited...
A Conversation with an Internet Librarian
The Internet facilitates the notion of virtual colleagues. In a profession where the open sharing of information is the norm, it is useful to have an e-mail address book of Internet contacts. Since my address is always listed after my editorials,...
A Modest Proposal Implemented
"Surfing the Web is an adjunct to, but hardly a replacement for, sound fundamental search skills." Last month's Computers in Libraries '97 conference reflected the broad range of electronic and multimedia resources that are now transforming the nature...
Current Cites: Electronic Publishing
Electronic Publishing Arms, William Y., Christophe Blanchi, and Edward A. Overly. "An Architecture for Information in Digital Libraries" D-Lib Magazine (February 1997) (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/february97/cnri/02armsl.html).-Although it may not seem...
Current Cites: Networks and Networking
Networks and Networking Guernsey, Lisa. "A Humanities Network Considers What Lies Beyond Email: Debate at H-NET Reflects Ideas of Two Men Who Run the Popular Project" Chronicle of Higher Education 43(20) (January 24, 1997):A23-A24.-HNET, which won the...
Evaluating Multimedia Library Materials: Clues from Hand-Printed Books and Art History
Digital multimedia materials enter or reside in the library in several formats -- on CD-ROM, via the World Wide Web, perhaps on 12-inch laserdiscs, and in locally maintained databases on hard disk. Additional multimedia in the form of traditional...
Fine Art on Multimedia CD-ROM and the Web
Viewing fine art at your computer station is much less expensive than flying to Paris or Florence to go to the Louvre or Pitti. Some of us could spend our lives happily in galleries, museums, or libraries, gazing mesmerized at the mirrors that artists...
Mulitmedia on the Web
Learn how to locate and download multimedia software and then go to multimedia-enhanced Web sites. One of the strengths of the World Wide Web is its ability to combine text with pictures, sound, animation, and video. In order to use these multimedia...
Multimedia Content for the Library
Most of us probably still think of CD-ROM discs and drives when we think of multimedia content. Or at least we still think in terms of optical media-DVD technology, for example, through which the discs seem to hold ever-greater amounts of information...
SFPL, Viewed from the Top Left Corner
There has been a lot of library bashing in the press lately, particularly in the aftermath of the San Francisco issue. People like Nicholson Baker, famous for lamenting the demise of the card catalog in the New Yorker (April 4, 1994, 70:7, p. 64)...
The In-Box
Another Library Systems Vendor for Your Lists I have just received the February 1997 issue of Computers in Libraries. There are two articles that I would like to bring to your attention: "Windows NT Systems for Libraries: An Overview of Emerging Products"...
The Multimedia Learning Curve Can Be Steep
Faculty and students are beginning to expect multimedia infrastructure and presentations in their classrooms. The Multimedia Learning Curve Can Be Steep Recently I attended a faculty development workshop that focused on how to use PowerPoint in a classroom...
Two New Academic Encyclopedias on CD-ROM
While general encyclopedias have received lots of press in the past few years, the academic encyclopedias have been given short shrift at best. Of course the former are much more affordable, but the two academic encyclopedias that I'll discuss here...