Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 9, October

Alice in E-Book Land: A Primer for Librarians
"Who are you?" said the Caterpillar.... Alice replied, rather shyly, "I-I hardly know, sir, just at present-at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then." (Lewis Carroll, Alice's...
Editor's Notes: Imagine the Way Libraries Could Be
I love this theme that we called Redefining the Library Experience. It gave all you readers out there a chance to tell us your stories about how technology is changing libraries. In some cases, the stories were about how librarians are changing technology....
Exploring Planet PDA: The Librarian as Astronaut, Innovator, and Expert
Depending on your age, "Star Trek" series preference, and gender, you've seen captain James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, or Kathryn Janeway portray space travel and exploration as exciting, big-budget, and adventurous. Libraries are not...
Exploring Planet PDA: The Librarian as Astronaut, Innovator, and Expert
"In this article, we will chronicle our trek, exploration, and adventures on Planet PDA ... and share how we integrated an alien technology into our library services." Depending on your age, "Star Trek" series preference, and gender, you've seen captain...
Imagine the Way Libraries Could Be. (Editor's Notes)
I love this theme that we called Redefining the Library Experience. It gave all you readers out there a chance to tell us your stories about how technology is changing libraries. In some cases, the stories were about how librarians are changing technology....
MusiCat System Makes Library Searches More Fruitful
Traditional library catalogs have been limited in the ways they allow library patrons to search and identify specific types of musical resources. MusiCat is a Web system that aims to empower users and to make library resources more accessible. For...
Planning for Those 'Unknown Unknown' Projects
the view from the top left corner Even when we try to plan for something, it seems like other things always happen first. What's probably my major eye-roller about libraries is planning. We don't. Oh, we say we do. We have lots of meetings talking about...
Planning for Those 'Unknown Unknown' Projects. (the View from the Top Left Corner)
What's probably my major eye-roller about libraries is planning. We don't. Oh, we say we do. We have lots of meetings talking about planning to plan, the need to plan, and the consequences of not planning. We even have a lot of paperwork about planning,...
Playing in the Technology Sandbox
I've learned that experimenting with new technologies can make a job more exciting and creative. One sign that you are doing something that you love is that you not only want to complete your projects, but you also like to play with the technologies...
Playing in the Technology Sandbox. (Building Digital Libraries)
One sign that you are doing something that you love is that you not only want to complete your projects, but you also like to play with the technologies involved in them. I consider this "play" to be the examination of virtually anything unfamiliar...
Redefine the Experience, Not the Library
Libraries' strengths-- quality, expertise, integrity, and longevity-will help them take on consumer Web sites. Would that libraries could redefine the library experience. The truth is, no one really has a library experience anymore, at least not when...
Redefine the Experience, Not the Library. (Coming Full Circle)
Would that libraries could redefine the library experience. The truth is, no one really has a library experience anymore, at least not when a computer is involved. What librarians wish could be a library experience is actually an online experience....
S.A.I.L.S. Library Network: Charting a Course into the 21st Century
Our member libraries' catalogs ran on separate, outdated computers and required telnet for patron access. There was no question that we needed a new system--it was time to set sail for a centralized, Web-based service! The S.A.I.L.S. Library Network...
Syracuse University. (People & Places)
The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University has announced that Gary E. Strong is the winner of the second 21st-Century Librarian Award. It has also announced that alumna Jean Armour Polly is the winner of the first 21st-Century Librarian...
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Your Virtual Libraries
The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) is fascinating and at the same time full of endless possibilities. It is fascinating to dream of the many features that computers powered by artificial intelligence will offer us in the years to come. This idea...
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Your Virtual Libraries
The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) is fascinating and at the same time full of endless possibilities. It is fascinating to dream of the many features that computers powered by artificial intelligence will offer us in the years to come. This idea...
Will There Be Libraries to Visit in Our Future?
online treasures Several weeks ago, a group of students working toward their M.L.S. degrees visited Monroeville Public Library to tour the building and interview our director. One of their questions was the expected, "What changes do you think you will...
Will There Be Libraries to Visit in Our Future? (Online Treasures)
Several weeks ago, a group of students working toward their M.L.S. degrees visited Monroeville Public Library to tour the building and interview our director. One of their questions was the expected, "What changes do you think you will see in the library...
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