Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 4, April

And What of Special Collections in the Digital Library?
online treasures A common misconception about libraries among the public, including even those people who use them, is that they are all alike. Many people do not realize that a school library is different from a public library, which is also much different...
And What of Special Collections in the Digital Library? (Online Treasures)
A common misconception about libraries among the public, including even those people who use them, is that they are all alike. Many people do not realize that a school library is different from a public library, which is also much different from a...
An Evolution in Content
Building digital libraries What would a Web site be without any content? Well, maybe just a pointer to another site. Content is king. And unique content like special collections can turn your site into something exceptional, a destination for people...
An Evolution in Content. (Building Digital Libraries)
What would a Web site be without any content? Well, maybe just a pointer to another site. Content is king. And unique content like special collections can turn your site into something exceptional, a destination for people around the world. A good...
Black, White, and Shades of Gray (Literature) on the Web
Coming full circle I've been thinking about all of those fringe Web sites out there as gray literature, and of how we can provide access to them. You might be surprised to learn that the very first library conference I attended was the Second International...
Black, White, and Shades of Gray (Literature) on the Web. (Coming Full Circle)
You might be surprised to learn that the very first library conference I attended was the Second International Conference on Grey Literature. I was a special collections student (like most of my kind, I became an accidental systems librarian), and...
Dramatic Digitization Stories
In today's rush to get everything up on the Web, you have to stop and think about exactly what to post. Every library that has a Web site has had to decide what to put up and what not to. Think back to what you were posting first. Did you start with...
Dramatic Digitization Stories. (Editor's Notes)
In today's rush to get everything up on the Web, you have to stop and think about exactly what to post. Every library that has a Web site has had to decide what to put up and what not to. Think back to what you were posting first. Did you start with...
'Education' Governor Axes State Library
the view from the top left corner The Washington State Library may have been a very easy target for budget cuts, but it's still a very bad choice. Washington state's "education governor," Gary Locke, has decided to close the Washington State Library....
'Education' Governor Axes State Library. (the View from the Top Left Corner)
Washington state's "education governor," Gary Locke, has decided to close the Washington State Library. Faced with a $1.2 billion shortfall, the governor is looking to balance the budget by cutting $9 million, the entire State Library budget. He told...
Hidden Treasures: Managing Digital Assets at the Exploratorium
In the Arabian Nights, as we imagine Aladdin descending into the magician's cave, we see him surrounded by piles of gold, silver, and jewels. But when I use my imagination to enter the virtual vaults of San Francisco's Exploratorium, I see treasure...
How Technology and Planning Saved My Library at Ground Zero
"I'll tell you the story of how my library 'stayed open' technologically in the weeks following the attacks. The way our network was designed was key to why we were able to function even after a disaster of this magnitude." The Borough of Manhattan...
How We Set Up Enterprisewide Access to Our Laboratory Notebooks
by Margaret Bell Hentz In order to interactively track lab notebooks and provide direct access to users globally, we indexed these notebooks and made them searchable from a database. Introduction Dow AgroSciences, LLC (DAS), headquartered in Indianapolis,...
How We Set Up Enterprisewide Access to Our Laboratory Notebooks: In Order to Interactively Track Lab Notebooks and Provide Direct Access to Users Globally, We Indexed These Notebooks and Made Them Searchable from a Database
Introduction Dow AgroSciences, LLC (DAS), headquartered in Indianapolis, realizes the importance of locating and utilizing the research laboratory notebooks that contain valuable research performed by its scientists. As a major agricultural and...
My Quest: Across the Digital Divide to Save the Slavic Manuscripts
Like many of you, I am a librarian. While earning an M.S. and an M.L.I.S. I worked with special collections at the Society of Folk Dance Historians, Saint Elias Orthodox Church, the University Catholic Center, and the Austin (Texas) Graduate School...
O'Reilly Publishes Three New Books to Help Systems Administrators Keep Up with Trends
O'Reilly,has published several new books for systems ad" ministrators. IP Routing (ISBN: 0-596-00275-0, $34.95), by Ravi Malhotra, introduces IP routing as it is implemented using Cisco routers. Each section of the book leads the reader through the basics...

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