Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, January/February

Community Tagging at Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System
Library Staff Uses Encore Feature to Enhance Catalog and User SuccessStaff at New Mexico's Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library System (ABCLS) "know their stuff" when it comes to the local area: from Southwest cooking recipes and stone architecture...
Farewell Dear OPAC, We Barely Knew Ye
When I was working on my master's degree in library science, I took a course on searching electronic databases, specifically Dialog and BRS. At that time, searching was considered to be a skill that required training - not something that could be accomplished...
Fear and Trembling in Connecticut
(Or `How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Open Source')Hello. My name is Amy Terlaga, and I am a recovering open-source-ILS-phobe. This is my story.My story begins in March 2007, the month that SirsiDynix notified its Horizon and classic Dynix customers...
Helping You Buy ILS
This is the fourth in a series of articles published annually by Computers in Libraries surveying integrated library systems and services (ILSs). The purpose of the annual survey is to enable comparison of the ELSs that are available.ILS vendors are...
Library Programming with LEGO MIND STORMS, Scratch, and PicoCricket: Analysis of Best Practices for Public Libraries
Public libraries tire redefining their roles in order to sttiy relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. Thektest advances in technology for children tind teens, specifically, robotics sets and media-rich software, are bringing new challenges...
Noted & Quoted
The OCLC board of trustees announced the election of two new board members: Bernadette Gray-Little and John R. Patrick.Currently, Gray-Little is chancellor of the University of Kansas. Prior to this, she was a professor of psychology at the University...
The Day Search Stood Still
At the very least, we ought to recognize that the concept of 'discovery' has outgrown the confines of the functionality known as 'search.'That rectangle witn a button next to it. (I mean those things we call search boxes but might just as well call "resource...
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