Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, September

Designing the Web Interface for Library Instruction Tutorials Using Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Coursebuilder. (Tutorials)
Macromedia's Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Coursebuilder software were used to create Web tutorials for classes in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University. (1) This paper offers some important tips that can be shared by all those developing...
Editorial: Chin Up!
I want to step away from the world of library technology for the moment and tell you about an incredible experience I was privileged to undergo this summer. It's called the Frye Institute, and it's awesome. The full name is the Frye Leadership Institute,...
Flash 5
Macromedia 600 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 252-2000 fax: (415) 626-0554 www.macromedia.com Price: $399, educational price $99 System requirements: Pentium 133 MHZ (200 MHZ recommended), 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended), 40 MB available...
Hanging Indents and the Reference Librarian: Offering Productivity Software in the Public Library
[Editor's note: The following article is winner of the second annual LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award.] This article explores ways to expand the public library's mission, and that of the reference librarian, to include offering word processing...
PHP: An Open Source Solution for Web Programming and Dynamic Content. (Communications)
Managing large amounts of static, traditional HTML pages can be difficult. Dynamic content generated by tools such as common gateway interface (CGI) scripts and databases is the best-known alternative to maintaining a vast amount of information in...
RealSlideshow Plus 2.0
RealNetworks P.O. Box 91123 Seattle, WA 98111-9223 (206) 674-2700 www.real.com Price: $99.95 System Requirements: 120MHZ Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 32 MB RAM, RealPlayer G2 (or later) or RealPlayer G2 Plus (or later), sound card, microphone,...
Tapping the Web for GIS and Mapping Technologies: For All Levels of Libraries and Users
Numerous types of geographic information management technologies are currently available on the Web, ranging from simple tools for viewing maps to more complex systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The term GIS is commonly applied to...
The Syllables in the Haystack: Technical Challenges of Non-Chinese in a Wade-Giles-to-Pinyin Conversion. (Communications)
This paper describes the technical challenges of developing software to convert Wade-Giles to Pinyin in bibliographic records that are not in Chinese. ********** The Chinese language is different from alphabetical languages to which most Westerners...
Using Microsoft Access and HTML to Produce Browseable Web Lists. (Tutorials)
Microsoft Access is a powerful tool for creating and maintaining databases. One of its many features is the ability to publish reports to the Web. The Schurz Library of Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) found a problem using the Web publishing features...
ViewletBuilder 2
Qarbon 84 W. Santa Clara St. Ste. 790 San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 792-3800 fax: (408) 792-3808 www.qarbon.com Price: $999, quantity and educational pricing available System requirements: Pentium II 350 MHZ, 64 MB Ram (128+ MB recommended), 16-bit...
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