Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 4, April

Confessions of a CD-ROM Librarian
Since CD-ROM was introduced to libraries several years ago, librarians have been confronted with difficult instructional issues never before encountered. While we are a hardy breed, these problems have taxed our patience and endurance, and some librarians...
Coping with Technological Mayhem: The Machine Team Approach
"Lots of complaints about equipment being down. People aren't happy," read the message board in the Periodicals Department. Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University was experiencing constant difficulties with its machines, and I was quickly learning...
Coping with Technological Mayhem: The Machine Team Approach
"Lots of complaints about equipment being down. People aren't happy," read the message board in the Periodicals Department. Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University was experiencing constant difficulties with its machines, and I was quickly learning...
Have Drill, Will Travel
A sharp drill, willpower, an attitude -- that's all it takes. Wood? No problem. Formica tops can be a little tough, but the wood itself will splinter beneath your grip. Metal? If you see metal shavings, that metal is no longer in your way. Concrete?...
Imagine! More Cats in the Hat: Book, Services, Staff
Libraries are always a good hunting ground when budgets must be cut. There are staggering sums spent on new books and media, on computer technology, on preservation, on lighting and heating buildings, on staff -- the list goes on and on. Libraries...
Imagine! More Cats in the Hat: Books, Services, Staff
Libraries are always a good hunting ground when budgets must be cut. There are staggering sums spent on new books and media, on computer technology, on preservation, on lighting and heating buildings, on staff--the list goes on and on. Libraries have...
In Review -- on Internet 94: An International Guide to Electronic Journals, Newsletters, Texts, Discussion Lists and Other Resources on the Internet Edited by Tony Abbott / Directory of Directories on the Internet by Gregory B. Newby
On Internet 94: An International Guide to Electronic Journals, Newsletters, Texts, Discussion Lists and Other Resources on the Internet. Ed. by Tony Abbott. Mecklermedia, 1994. 453 p. $45, paper.Directory of Directories on the Internet: A Guide to Information...
In Review -- Planning Second Generation Automated Library Systems by Edwin M. Cortez and Tom Smorch
Planning Second Generation Automated Library Systems. By Edwin M. Cortez and Tom Smorch. Greenwood Press, 1993. 233p. $47.95.Many of us know from experience that automated library systems become obsolete and have to be replaced. Our authors refer to...
Opinion Piece: Universal Electronic Access
It is an auspicious time to begin a conversation about the Internet as a social space and to examine the issues on the horizon. That is what the organization I belong to, the Society for Electronic Access (SEA), is convened to do. I am here today to...
Staff Reactions to Automation
In 1987, the author surveyed three libraries on a university campus to see how the library staff (support staff and faculty) reacted to the automation process. The libraries were in varying stages of automation. One was utilizing the integrated library...
Step-Up to MS-DOS 6.2: An Early Look at Microsoft's Latest Upgrade
Any discussion of operating software ought to begin with a brief description of the hardware it was tested on and a list of the software it was tested with. In this case, the system was an aging 80386 with 4 megabytes of memory, a Seagate ST3144A 130...
What Is Cyberspace?
There are quite a few definitions of cyberspace. Ermel Stepp calls it "the space of interactive computational possibilities, where computers and their contents are available to users of any participating computers, anywhere." [1] It is clear that such...
What Is Cyberspace?
There are quite a few definitions of cyberspace. Ermel Stepp calls it "the space of interactive computational possibilities, where computers and their contents are available to users of any participating computers, anywhere."(1) It is clear that such...
Women's Information Resource & Exchange (WIRE)
By the time you read this article, a new online service should have made its debut. WIRE, Women's Information Resource & Exchange, was still in the beta testing stage when I was given the opportunity to explore the service late last fall. The service...
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