Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, March

A Conceptual Understanding of the Internet
Whether you're teaching a general introduction to new users or a particular topic to a specific group, your integrated approach to "teaching the Internet" should help impart a conceptual understanding of the Net. As I've written in previous columns,...
A Model for Teaching the Internet: Preparation and Practice
We work in an electronic climate where change is quick and often unpredictable. While "May you live in interesting times" is reputedly a Chinese curse, we think that our times are exciting and are opening whole new worlds of access to information. Preparing...
Australian Library Systems Company Introduces ILL System in U.S
International software and application solutions provider CPS Systems, Inc. has introduced CPS/InterLoan, an interlibrary loan system. The company positions it as an alternative to expensive, time-consuming, and inefficient interlibrary loan processes...
Beyond Veronica and Yahoo]: More Internet Search Tools
Browsing the Internet can be interesting and can turn up a great deal of useful information, but it can also be frustrating when you're trying to locate a particular resource or find a specific answer. It often makes me think of what it would be like...
CD-ROMs: Roadfill or Permanent Landmarks on the Infobahn?
The title of this article was inspired by a remark that CD-ROM can be regarded as "roadfill on the information superhighway." I would like to argue that the shiny disc still has some life in it--in fact, has such fundamental advantages over network publishing...
Digital Library System for Computer Scientists
More than 30 academic departments and research laboratories are now participating in the Networked Computer Science Technical Reports Library (NCSTRL), according to a news release from Cornell University. The NCSTRL (pronounced "Ancestral") system compiles...
Enhancing University Administrators' Awareness of the Web: A Library Perspective
Universities are eagerly adopting the World Wide Web's capabilities to advance their interests. This article discusses World Wide Web uses in a campus setting for administrative purposes with a focus on how the library can enhance administrators' awareness...
Four Creative Internet Projects
As more and more patrons are asking for Internet access, libraries are developing new and creative ways to provide the services for their user communities. Here are four projects from libraries around the country. Fee-Based Internet Service Profitable...
Patrons and the Internet: Access, Abuse, and Other Issues
We've talked quite a bit about LinkNet over the last 12 months. It's no wonder. We had 473,000 logins last year, making LinkNet second only to our Central Library in visits and circulation. Since this month's theme is the Internet, it seems only appropriate...
Persuading "Them" to Fund What "We" Need
Long before the Internet was an integral part of library systems and services, I heard (and even participated in) staff discussions about "us" and "them." Now I am one of "them" and my staff come to me and complain about how "they" don't understand what...
SGML in Education: The TEI and ICADD Initiatives
Editor's Note: As many CIL readers are aware, SGML--Standard Generalized Markup Language--is an ISO standard for data and document interchange in open systems environments, and SGML Open is the consortium dedicated to promoting its adoption. This article...
The Internet: Its Impact, Import, and Influence
Having delineated in this magazine last summer what the Internet is not [Computers in Libraries, June 1995, p. 22], 1 have now been asked to attempt to define what it is. To do this without getting mired in metaphors or lost in a sea of similes is no...
Web Sources for CD-ROM Information
This CD-ROM Librarian section of Computers in Libraries normally focuses on the optical media and their special strengths--permanence, stability, multimedia capability, ease of use, economy. These media have much of the character of printed books, even...
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