Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 6, June

Building a Digital Library of Television News
This issue of CIL provides the perfect opportunity for me to talk about one of the projects that I've been working on recently, that of creating a large-scale digital collection of video content from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Though it...
Building a Digital Library of Television News. (the Systems Librarian)
This issue of CIL provides the perfect opportunity for me to talk about one of the projects that I've been working on recently, that of creating a large-scale digital collection of video content from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Though it...
C3PO Returns; World Rejoices: Kitsap's Getting a New System
By the time you read this, we'll be underway. The boiler's fired up. The deck is vibrating. The fuel pumps are whining and the radar is whipping through the air. Stragglers are running aboard to take their places. Vendors and Library hotline have been...
C3PO Returns; World Rejoices: Kitsap's Getting a New System. (the View from the Top Left Corner)
By the time you read this, we'll be underway. The boiler's fired up. The deck is vibrating. The fuel pumps are whining and the radar is whipping through the air. Stragglers are running aboard to take their places. Vendors and Library Hotline have been...
Castles Made of Sand: Building Sustainable Digitized Collections Using XML
As Webmaster for the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia, I've been thinking a lot about the future of our special collections. While collection development and serial librarians grapple with serious questions about maintaining...
Create Digitally Enhanced Bibliographies with Public Domain Databases
For this month's column, I chose a topic that has big potential for librarians who want to indulge in small-scale (but still very useful) digitization projects: Digitally enhancing existing individual bibliographies and bibliography collections on the...
Create Digitally Enhanced Bibliographies with Public Domain Databases. (Digital Librarianship)
For this month's column, I chose a topic that has big potential for librarians who want to indulge in small-scale (but still very useful) digitization projects: Digitally enhancing existing individual bibliographies and bibliography collections on...
Digital Distraction
It has only been in the last couple of months that I began to have a sense of readership for my column. It's nice to know that someone reads what you write, and even nicer when he or she takes the time to either agree or disagree with what you think....
Digital Distraction. (Coming Full Circle)
It has only been in the last couple of months that I began to have a sense of readership for my column. It's nice to know that someone reads what you write, and even nicer when he or she takes the time to either agree or disagree with what you think....
Do More Than Just Scan This Issue
Who among us isn't building some sort of digital collection these days? Very few, I'll wager. That's why I think this issue will be so useful. It really fulfills CIL's mission of sharing knowledge so that each library doesn't waste time reinventing the...
Do More Than Just Scan This Issue. (Editor's Notes)
Who among us isn't building some sort of digital collection these days? Very few, I'll wager. That's why I think this issue will be so useful. It really fulfills CIL's mission of sharing knowledge so that each library doesn't waste time reinventing...
June: School Libraries
Your guide to vendor product facts user ratingsThis is the third in a series of articles designed to profile the functionality available in integrated library systems and the user ratings of those products and services. This article is focused on the...
June: School Libraries. (ILS Marketplace)
This is the third in a series of articles designed to profile the functionality available in integrated library systems and the user ratings of those products and services. This article is focused on the products for school libraries. Previous articles...
Migrating Records from Proprietary Software to RTF.HTML. and XMI
"THE AIMS OF THIS PROJECT HERE SIMPLE EXTRACT THE DATA FROM THE PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE FORMAT. THEN MIGRATE IT TO FORMATS THAT WOULD PROVIDE THE BEST ARCHIVING AND GREATER ACCESSIBILITY." We all know that digital preservation can be difficult; many...
Migrating Records from Proprietary Software to RTF, HTML, and XML
"THE AIMS OF THIS PROJECT WERE SIMPLE: EXTRACT THE DATA FROM THE PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE FORMAT, THEN MIGRATE IT TO FORMATS THAT WOULD PROVIDE THE BEST ARCHIVING AND GREATER ACCESSIBILITY."We all know that digital preservation can be difficult; many avoid...
Military History Is Being Saved in a Digital Arichive
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md., was founded in 1972 to educate men and women to be medical care providers for the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service. Due to the unique nature...
Military Medical History Is Being Saved in a Digital Archive
"Many of our collections contain valuable information for researchers, students, and those interested in military medical history, but they'd been underutilized due to access issues."The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in...
Preserving the 'Athens of Indiana' through Digitization
Fires, termites, use age-of our vast damaged or lost, threatening the memory collection, many items were already obvious way both to make the materials town's past glory. Digitization was an lable and to preserve the originals. A few weeks after...
Technology Wish List: I Want the Computer from Star Trek
Librarians always have wish lists. Directors make lists of possible building renovations and expansions, while acquisitions librarians list materials they would like to order when funds permit. Systems librarians, however, often have the longest wish...
Technology Wish List: I Want the Computer from Star Trek. (Online Treasures)
Librarians always have wish lists. Directors make lists of possible building renovations and expansions, while acquisitions librarians list materials they would like to order when funds permit. Systems librarians, however, often have the longest wish...
Your Collection Is Online and the Honeymoon's Over: Now What?
We were digitizing a historical collection, so we were more concerned about technology than relationships. But then the barrage of e-mails proved that we'd become a personal part of users' lives, and that we'd always be married to our users--for better...
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