American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 15, November

A Copier Easy on Books
A COPIER EASY ON BOOKS An ALA service that ordinarily reports on new technology takes the initiative and develops a much-needed copier PHOTOCOPIERS THAT REQUIRE A book to be pressed flat against a glass have damaged untold numbers of volumes....
A Corps of Librarians Performs 1,500 Searches Yearly on Some 300 Electronic Databases to Help the Public
A corps of librarians performs 1,500 searches yearly on some 300 electronic databases to help the public A LIBRARY PATRON IN CHINO WANTS information on the "queen bee syndrome,' a term for women in management. A researcher in Los Angeles needs information...
A Mighty, Mentoring Catalog
A MIGHTY, MENTORING CATALOG The name "Socrates' suits the online, mainframe catalog developed for the full Stanford University community THE JURY IS STILL OUT, AND THE PROGRAMMERS still poised at their keyboards. The decision that Stanford...
At One Great Research Library, New Technologies Help House and Preserve the Heritage of Centuries
At one great research library, new technologies help house and preserve the heritage of centuries LARGE-SCALE PRESERVATION OF THE Newberry Library's treasures has taken the form of a 10-story bookstack building, windowless, of double-shell construction,...
Black-Belt Children's Programmer
Black-belt children's programmer BILL STOCKEY SAYS THAT CHILDREN'S programming provides a fresh experience for him in his new job. He directs the Hilliard branch of the Chesapeake (Va.) Public Library. "The number of children staying home and...
Canada's York University Encourages Free Community Downloading of Its Online Circulation System, with Good Results
Canada's York University encourages free community downloading of its online circulation system, with good results YORKLINE IS YORK UNIVERSITY'S VERSION of the "Community Access Module' (CAM) of Geac's online circulation system. CAM was first developed...
Catalog Maintenance Online. (U.C. Berkeley General Library Online Processing System Called GLADIS) Staff
CATALOG MAINTENANCE ONLINE An in-house, online processing system called GLADIS has gladdened the lives of bibliographic service staff IN SEPTEMBER 1983 WE UNVEILED A new online library processing system at Berkeley. Developed in-house by the...
First IFLA in Africa Inspires Delegates
First IFLA in Africa inspires delegates DELEGATES ATTENDING THE 50TH General Conference of IFLA in Nairobi. August 19-25, were well aware of the historic occasion: For the first time in its 57-year existence, the International Federation of Library...
Good Technology for Disabled People-And Getting It Used-Is the Idea at the Phoenix Public Library Special Needs Center
Good technology for disabled people--and getting it used--is the idea at the Phoenix Public Library Special Needs Center A PUBLIC LIBRARY, WHICH EXISTS FOR everyone, should be accessible to everyone. In Phoenix, with the help of technology, it is....
Ode to the Bit
Ode to the bit AT THE HEART OF MODERN LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY is something smaller than our micros, smaller than our paychecks, smaller than the Dewey ecimal. It is the bit. The bit. The binary digit. Pure logical simplicity in a bewildering universe....
Planning from Scratch
PLANNING FROM SCRATCH Not many librarians get a chance to plan an up-to-date facility from ground zero. Here's what it feels like. I'M A LUCKY GUY. I'M CHALLENGED, excited, a bit scared, and having fun. I'm in on the planning of a state-of-the-art...
Plug-In Center for Students
PLUG-IN CENTER FOR STUDENTS At Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., every student gets a micro, and the library offers applications A VIEW OF THE LIBRARY AS AN "INFORMATION switching center' influenced the design of the Educational Resources...
Public-Access Micros
PUBLIC-ACCESS MICROS A little equipment can serve scores of walk-in patrons and a whole community of dial-in participants PUBLIC-ACCESS MICROCOMPUTERS are now seen everywhere. In Chicago, a three-year project at the North-Pulaski Branch Library--the...
Since 1938, Microform Technology Has Figured in the Success of One of the Nation's Foremost Genealogical Libraries
Since 1938, microform technology has figured in the success of one of the nation's foremost genealogical libraries BY EFFECTIVELY USING MICROFORM technology, the Genealogical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has acquired...
The Well-Connected IMC
THE WELL-CONNECTED IMC A rural school district is in the thick of mainstream technology thanks to state, staff, and student interest TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME THE NUTS and bolts of our Little Chute High School Instructional Materials Center. It's...

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