American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 9, October

23 Progeny and Counting; Application for Books, Reading, and Libraries Is the Mission. A Nonstop Flurry of Activities Is the Method
Appreciation for books, reading, and libraries is the mission. A nonstop flurry of activities is the method. IN MONTANA, AS IN SEVERAL other states around the country, a state Center for the Book has recently opened. "Usually," says Richard Miller,...
A Metaphorical Groaning Board
I WILL NOT CALL IFLA A smorgasbord. Still the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions meeting held Aug. 18-24 in Stockholm offered a metaphorical groaning board of sights and experiences for some 250 U.S. attendees who made...
Controversial Artwork Gift May Squeeze Books out of Library
Artist Judy Chicago's gift of he controversial feminist work "The Dinner Party" to the University of the District of Columbia created a furor on campus. The UDC Board of Trustees chair signed an agreement to house the installation in the university's...
Instant Images; a PC-Camera Linkage Offers New Possibilities for Libraries and New Access for Users
In the beginning computers crunched numbers. Later, came words. And now images. A new technology that links an electronic still camera and a computer can record and preserve archival materials as well as serve a host of other library purposes. This...
Linking Library Users: A Culture Change in Librarianship; Let Patrons Evaluate Materials - in Your Automated Catalogs. A Daring Proposal from a Leading Educator
Let patrons evaluate materials - in you automated catalogs. A daring proposal from a leading educator. THE CONTINUING EVOlution of information technology will soon enable, and indeed require, changes both in the design of information systems and...
Patron Wages 15-Year Battle with Small Connecticut Library
In the past year alone, an angry patron has filed some half-dozen complaints with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission in an ongoing personal battle with the Ansonia Public Library that began in 1975. One of Nicholas B. Wynnick's most...
Ye Olde High-Tech; the Facts Behind Fax Show That This Technological Breakthrough Is Actually a Century Old
The facts behind fax show that this technological breakthrough is actually a century old MY FRIEND Larry is the sort of librarian who is enamored with technology. He's installed a local area network to connect the microcomputers in his library's...
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