Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 9, October

Ask Techman
Tim near Detroit wants to know: The new Dreamweaver is supposed to utilize CSS heavily. What do I need to know about converting my current pages to CSS? techman responds: I can only fill you in on what little I teach (and I do not teach writing...
Checkpoint Unveils New Products
Checkpoint announced the release of two new products--CheckPASS and Intelligent Library System version 2.0--as well as the expansion of its electromagnetic product line for libraries. CheckPASS, a complete library resource management system, automates...
Delivering Access to Library Materials and Services: Our Recipe for Success
In the early 1990s, Northern Michigan University started distributing laptop computers to its faculty and students. Soon, a taste for technology developed and the university community craved more. Having tempted their taste buds, we quickly found that...
Hooking Up People Who Aren't There
I just loved the idea of having Computers in Libraries magazine do a theme issue about Computers NOT in Libraries. What a great irony--and what a necessary topic. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] These days, people may be using your resources from outside...
How to Write for Computers in Libraries
* To learn more about CIL magazine and the types of articles we want, read the FAQ on our Web site at http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/faq.htm. * If you have an idea for an article that would fit our needs and style, look at our themes for the 2005...
How We Treated Our Clients' Need for Remote Access through a Single Interface
"Keep it simple for the users and give them access to everything." These words guided us as we developed our library's local online services system. We needed a method that would allow our more than 60,000 potential users to access our resources and...
Librarians Not in Libraries
I started thinking about this month's theme, Computers NOT in Libraries, and decided to break them into three categories. First, and most obvious, are the computers that belong to patrons. Librarians have put almost more effort and emphasis on making...
Neal-Schuman Publishers Offers Three New Books
Neal-Schuman Publishers Offers Three New BooksNeal-Schuman Publishers released three new books: Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval, Project Management: Tools and Techniques for Today's ILS Professional, and Libraries Without Walls S: The...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsDoes your library have a special announcement to make?CIL is always looking for more items to include in the Noted & Quoted section. So if you've been promoted or if you or your library has received an award...
October: OpenURL Link Resolvers
The linking revolution is well underway, (1) and for information professionals, it's akin to a roller coaster ride. Librarians are forced to navigate a host of options for linking users to a variety of materials, both print and electronic. One of the...
Reaching out to the Remote User
I recently took a week's vacation and actually traveled out of town for the first time since the Monroeville Public Library migrated to a new automation system. I felt very much like a mother leaving her child in someone else's care for the first time....
The Network Strikes Back
On June 28, 16 months after issuing our RFP, we came up on Sirsi. The same day we put up a new Web page. The transition was not without issues. There always are issues. It's just that when you switch once every 10 years, people forget. Last time we...
Wireless Networks Connect Libraries to a Mobile Society
Today, mobile wireless computing seems to be expanding quickly beyond the domain of the professional business class; it's being adopted by computer users of all kinds, from geeks to grandmothers. The number of laptop computers in use relative to desktops...
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