Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, January

20th Annual Computers in Libraries 2005: North America's Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Hilton Washington | March 16-18, 2005 EXTENDING OUR REACH * Searching and Search Engines * Digital Content Management * Web Design, Development, and Usability * Intranets, Portals, and Knowledge Management * E-Learning, Information...
Ask Techman
Dennis from Modesto, Calif., wants to know: I heard a rumor at Internet Librarian that you're no longer teaching. Is that true, techman? techman responds: Actually, in case you haven't been to my Web site recently, my title has changed to interdisciplinary...
Computers: A Disposable Commodity
It turns out Al Wallace got my old space at Kitsap. It's a little hovel in what we call "The Outback," the octagon furthest from the administrative offices, an easy place to hide if you're really quiet. It's triangular in shape and somewhat awkward,...
How a SPARK of Innovation in Fayetteville Changed the RFID and Self-Check Paradigm
By pushing for a simpler, smaller, less expensive RFID self-check solution, we have begun to change the current paradigm for how those products are created and sold in the library marketplace.We certainly didn't set out to create a whole new RFID framework...
How a Spark of Innovation in Fayetteville Changed the RFID and Self-Check Paradigm: By Pushing for a Simpler, Smaller, Less Expensive RFID Self-Check Solution, We Have Begun to Change the Current Paradigm for How Those Products Are Created and Sold in the Library Marketplace
We certainly didn't set out to create a whole new RFID framework that would be applicable to other libraries around the country, but we may have done just that--"accidentally on purpose." By facing down a series of challenges and applying a healthy...
LITA National Forum 2004: Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been?
The recent Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum was held in October in St. Louis, a city that was very focused on the present. The Cardinals were on their way to winning the National League Pennant, and across town,...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsSOLINET has announced the appointment of Drucilla A. Gullion and Robert C. Vaughan III to its board of directors.Currently, Gullion is dean of the Learning Resources Center/Library at Trident Technical College...
Pace's Maxims for Homegrown Library Projects
When I got to thinking about this month's theme, I began to realize that it's a bit unfair to classify any project as small. One person's floor is another person's ceiling, as they say. There are no small projects. They start out small, sometimes they...
Re-Integrating the 'Integrated' Library System
As I track the trends in the library automation industry, I notice that the integrated library system, or ILS, isn't playing quite the prominent role it once did. Like an aging actor, it's been upstaged by a new generation of rising stars. Lately,...
There Are Alternatives to Fit Every Budget
When beginning any undertaking, whether it's a building project or a technology project, it's easy to be swept away with visions of grand architecture or thrilling technology. Vendors are all too willing to indulge their customers' pie-in-the-sky dreams...
Using Web Server Logs to Track Users through the Electronic Forest
Tracking users across our Web sites was helpful in assessing the sites' effectiveness and determining which areas needed adjustment.As the electronic services librarian at SUNY Cortland, I am responsible for the electronic presence of the library and...
Using Web Server Logs to Track Users through the Electronic Forest: Tracking Users across Our Web Sites Was Helpful in Assessing the Sites' Effectiveness and Determining Which Areas Needed Adjustment
As the electronic services librarian at SUNY Cortland, I am responsible for the electronic presence of the library and for providing cohesion between its various Web-based systems and electronic information. As part of my responsibilities, I work with...
Xml, the DNA of the Knowledge Management Evolution
WE CAN'T REWRITE OUR DNA CODES TO MAKE OURSELVES SMARTER, BUT WE CAN WRITE NEW XML CODE TO SHARE OUR COLLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE.The North Suburban Library System (NSLS) is one of nine multitype library systems that is funded through a grant from the Illinois...
XML, the DNA of the Knowledge Management Evolution: We Can't Rewrite Our DNA Codes to Make Ourselves Smarter, but We Can Write New XML Code to Share Our Collective Knowledge
The North Suburban Library System (NSLS) is one of nine multitype library systems that is funded through a grant from the Illinois State Library. Our library systems provide services and support for Illinois libraries--public, school, academic, and...
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