Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 5, May

And the Winners Are
Computers in Libraries magazine salutes the winners of ITI's second annual InfoTubey awards, presented last month at our Computers in Libraries conference.'Who Needs a Librarian?' says Google-GuyDePauw Libraries: Visual Resource CenterLooking for that...
And the Winners Are: Computers in Libraries Magazine Salutes the Winners of ITI's Second Annual InfoTubey Awards, Presented Last Month at Our Computers in Libraries Conference
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] 'Who Needs a Librarian?' says Google-Guy DePauw Libraries: Visual Resource Center Looking for that piece of art to finish your term paper? Sure, you could go to the planet's most popular internet search engine, but...
Beyond the Current Generation of Next-Generation Library Interfaces: Deeper Search
One of the top issues in the library automation arena in the last couple of years involves the development of a new generation of interfaces to replace online catalogs that have fallen behind the expectations of web-savvy library users. This aspect...
Building a Better Search Query
Through Content MiningFederated Search Alone Is Not the Complete AnswerWith the amount of online information rapidly expanding and residing in increasingly disparate sources, organizations need a way to simplify how their users discover and access the...
Building a Better Search Query: Thorugh Content Mining
Federated Search Alone Is Not the Complete Answer With the amount of online information rapidly expanding and residing in increasingly disparate sources, organizations need a way to simplify how their users discover and access the information they...
Citation Searching: Search Smarter and Find More: All in All, Citation Searching Is a Wonderful Way to Build a Comprehensive Body of Knowledge
At the University of Connecticut, we have been enticing graduate students to join graduate student trainers to learn how to answer the following questions and improve the breadth of their research: Do you need to find articles published outside your...
Citation Searching: Search Smarter & Find More
All in all, citation searching is a wonderful way to build a comprehensive body of knowledge.At the University of Connecticut, we have been enticing graduate students to join graduate student trainers to learn how to answer the following questions and...
Curating the Web: Building a Google Custom Search Engine for the Arts
Google Custom Search Engine puts you in control of your own search engine.Google's first foray onto the web made search simple and results relevant. With its Co-op platform, Google has taken another step toward dramatically increasing the relevancy of...
Curating the Web: Building a Google Custom Search Engine for the Arts: Google Custom Search Engine Puts You in Control of Your Own Search Engine
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Key Sites Mentioned in This Article Google Custom Search Engine (www.google.com/coop/cse) CCA Libraries Art Search (www.cca.edu/library/web.php) Google Marker (www.google.com/coop/cse/marker) How to Format XML...
Custom Search Engines: Tools & Tips
Few of us have the resources to build a Google or Yahoo! from scratch. Yet anyone can build a search engine based on a subset of the large search engines' databases. Use Google Custom Search Engine or Yahoo! Search Builder or any of the other similar...
Discover: It's Not about Federated Search, It's about Discovery
In collaboration with Groxis, Gale's PowerSearch Plus changes the game Launched in January of 2008, Gale collaborated with Groxis, an established San Francisco technology company to launch one of the most easy to use, easy to install, and affordable...
It's All about Search
Last month, in our letters section, we heard from a reader who said we ought not to mix apples and oranges in our issues. The comment was in response to our February issue, where we had a big "helping you buy" article on one subject, while everything...
Making Search Better for Patrons
How can we make search seem less like a trek through the jungle and more like a walk in the park? Search What? First off, we need to figure out what content needs to get searched then effectively convey this searched content to our users. Searching...
My Search Enhancement Wish List
So much is written about search, and the quality of analysis is high and getting higher all the time. The experience of search and usability study are themselves academic subjects, and most of us follow the literature. But just when we begin begin...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsThe Colorado State Library has named Sharon Morris its library development director. In this position, she will oversee consulting services for school, public, and institutional libraries, as well as training and...
OPAC: The Next Generation: Placing an Encore Front End onto a SirsiDynix ILS
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over the last few years, there has been a wealth of materials written and presented on next-generation library catalogs. These next-generation interfaces strive to turn "standard" integrated library systems (ILSs) into more...
Primo Discovery and Delivery - beyond the OPAC
A unified interface for finding and getting all library resourcesHeather strides quickly into her usual haunt, looking around anxiously to ensure that her favorite seat is still vacant before pulling out her laptop and getting down to writing her report....
Primo Discovery and Delivery-Beyond the OPAC: A Unified Interface for Finding and Getting All Library Resources
Heather strides quickly into her usual haunt, looking around anxiously to ensure that her favorite seat is still vacant before pulling out her laptop and getting down to writing her report. There are only two days left to complete this challenging...
Search Is the New Librarian
If I were asked to define my role as a librarian in its simplest terms, I would say that I help people find things. It could be the answer to a question, a good book to read or listen to in audio format, an interesting movie to watch, or a website...
Search Is the New Librarian
If I were asked to define my role as a librarian in its simplest terms, I would say that I help people find things. It could be the answer to a question, a good book to read or listen to in audio format, an interesting movie to watch, or a website or...
Simple Search Aids: With a Little Help from My Friends
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, located on the National Naval Medical Center's campus in Bethesda, Md., is a medical education and research facility for the nation's military and public health community. The university's James...
Taming Multiple Search Engines in Your Organization
One-size-fits-all enterprise search is dead--if it ever existed. At the same time, search that makes an organization's assets more readily accessible has become a critical mission. Customers, partners, and employees all expect to be able to "find answers"...
You Too Can Build a Better Search Tool
I've written four search interfaces of note during my career. One, the "jake" journal product database, is now defunct, but it was successful despite its ultimate demise. Search interfaces for the unalog bookmarking site (http://unalog.com) and for...
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