Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 5, May

Adventures in Understanding the Jungle of Copyright Laws
Copyright and fair use laws are difficult to define and dangerous to interpret. But I can offer you tips to help you evade the wildlife and cut your way through the dense undergrowth of tangled words and phrases. The technology of today is changing...
Bigchalk Releases New Databases for Students
bigchalk has announced several new databases for use in school libraries. First, bigchalk Multimedia is a database for middle- and highschool students that is devoted to multimedia content. It offers more than 435,000 audio and video clips, pictures,...
Bigchalk Releases New Databases for Students. (New/Enhanced Database)
bigchalk has announced several new databases for use in school libraries. First, bigchalk Multimedia is a database for middle- and high-school students that is devoted to multimedia content. It offers more than 435,000 audio and video clips, pictures,...
CIL 2002's Message: Technologies Are Advancing and Blending
The annual Computers in Libraries conference was held March 13-15 in the same location as last year, the Washington Hilton and Towers right in downtown D.C. Attendance was at its highest in several years, with a total of nearly 2,800 people. We saw these...
CIL 2002's Message: Technologies Are Advancing and Blending. (Newsline Reports)
The annual Computers in Libraries conference was held March 13-15 in the same location as last year, the Washington Hilton and Towers right in downtown D.C. Attendance was at its highest in several years, with a total of nearly 2,800 people. We saw...
Copyright's (Not So) Little Cousin, Plagiarism
"I propose that there are five ways that librarians can help fight plagiarism." This is nothing new: Technology makes it easy to subvert legal and proper use of information in its various forms. Issues related to copyright apply in a similar vein to...
Copyright's (Not So) Little Cousin, Plagiarism. (Techman's Techpage)
This is nothing new: Technology makes it easy to subvert legal and proper use of information in its various forms. Issues related to copyright apply in a similar vein to plagiarism. In fact, copyright abuse and plagiarism are like two sides of a permission...
Digital Copyright and 'Copywrong'
digital librarianship I am sure that I am not the only person who wishes to be 25 years younger, but as I am writing this column I have a specific reason for this longing. In 1979, after I finished my studies in political science and graduated from law...
Digital Copyright and 'Copywrong'. (Digital Librarianship)
I am sure that I am not the only person who wishes to be 25 years younger, but as I am writing this column I have a specific reason for this longing. In 1979, after I finished my studies in political science and graduated from law school, I started...
Digital Copyright: A Tale of Domestic Discord, Presented in Three Acts
Prologue In the golden age of copyright only a few years ago, the old adage "good fences make good neighbors" held true: Copyright laws and fair use doctrine created reliable boundaries of acceptable behavior. Copyright holders and copyright users...
Electronic Copyright in a Shrinking World
The electronic age is upon us, and as librarians we need to be aware of the new issues involving copyright in electronic media--both in the U.S. and around the world. We don't mean to imply that every librarian needs to be a copyright policeman, but...
E-Rate: It's Not Paranoia If They're Really out to Get You
Though the E-rate process has been improving overall, trying to communicate with the Schools and Libraries Division is a study in frustration. We've applied for E-rate funding for 5 years now. Things certainly have improved on the technical side. The...
E-Rate: It's Not Paranoia If They're Really out to Get You. (the View from the Top Left Corner)
We've applied for E-rate funding for 5 years now. Things certainly have improved on the technical side. The debacle of crashing servers and "page not found" errors of Year 1 has been replaced by an online process that is mostly stable. You can even...
Pondering Fair Use
I don't think it was coincidental that, during the month we were putting this issue together, I had my own miniature legal dilemma. It began as I was innocently reading the magazine section of the local Sunday newspaper. It was one of those interesting...
Pondering Fair Use. (Editor's Notes)
I don't think it was coincidental that, during the month we were putting this issue together, I had my own miniature legal dilemma. It began as I was innocently reading the magazine section of the local Sunday newspaper. It was one of those interesting...
The Delicate Dance of Database Licenses, Copyright, and Fair Use
I RARELY ENCOUNTER THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE IN MY LIBRARY'S DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES. INSTEAD, I AM MOST LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER COPYRIGHT LAW IN AREAS SUCH AS REFERENCE, PHOTOCOPYING, AND INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE, WHICH ARE COVERED BY SPECIFIC RULES. Over...
The Laws, They Are A-Changin'
Each month when I sit down in front of my PowerBook to actually begin writing this column, I face what is, for me, the hardest part of the job: writing the introduction. I want to pique your interest and draw you into the column, but finding those first...
The Laws, They Are A-Changin'. (Online Treasures)
Each month when I sit down in front of my PowerBook to actually begin writing this column, I face what is, for me, the hardest part of the job: writing the introduction. I want to pique your interest and draw you into the column, but finding those...
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