Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, February

A Tribute to the Do-It-Yourself Crowd
EDITOR'S NOTES Are you one of those people who really believe that if you want anything done right, you have to do it yourself? (I know I am.) However, sometimes another person or organization really could do as good a job as you could do yourself (almost)....
A Tribute to the Do-It-Yourself Crowd. (Editor's Notes)
Are you one of those people who really believe that if you want anything done right, you have to do it yourself'? (I know I am.) However, sometimes another person or organization really could do as good a job as you could do yourself (almost). On occasion...
Board Meeting Becomes Love Fest for First Amendment
First I made sure my handy dandy small can of Mace was hidden in my pocket. There's no telling what these crazed people would do. Next, I asked Nancy if I could borrow her boat whistle. This is a can of compressed air with a horn on top. Press the button...
Board Meeting Becomes Love Fest for First Amendment. (the View from the Top Left Corner)
My job at the board meeting was to tell everyone that we didn't have to certify for CIPA compliance. But whose job was it to protect me from the censors? First I made sure my handy dandy small can of Mace was hidden in my pocket. There's no telling...
Building Your Database and Mounting It on the Web: A Model You Can Follow
To provide access to United nation publications, I created a complex Web site with over 4,000 static HTML pages, multiple access points, and complex site navigation--with no budget! What library doesn't have a unique collection that it wants to...
Can You Build It? Yes You Can!
online treasures I am certain that when CIL's editors picked this month's theme, Home-Grown Technology Solutions, they intended that this issue would inspire and encourage librarians everywhere to undertake their own projects. While the issue may have...
Can You Build It? Yes You Can! (Online Treasures)
I am certain that when CIL's editors picked this month's theme, Home-Grown Technology Solutions, they intended that this issue would inspire and encourage librarians everywhere to undertake their own projects. While the issue may have its intended...
Create Your Own 'Quick-and-Dirty' Handouts
techman's techpage You don't need to have professional layout programs or to be a design guru to create good-looking brochures and handouts. If you use PageMaker or MS Publisher, you probably know how to create wonderful handouts. If you are highly skilled...
Create Your Own 'Quick-and-Dirty' Handouts: You Don't Need to Have Professional Layout Programs or to Be a Design Guru to Create Good-Looking Brochures and Handouts. (Techman's Techpage)
If you use PageMaker or MS Publisher, you probably know how to create wonderful handouts. If you are highly skilled in using MS Word, you can probably create some great materials (see, for instance, Jennifer Sharkey's Training Handout example of a...
Creating a Global Information Portal: Our 9-Month Odyssey
We had hoped to have a system of our own one day, but like most corporate librarians, we were unprepared for the experience of building a global intranet portal from scratch. C'mon! Keep pushing! Remember to breathe--in, out...That's it. Stay calm....
Enhancements of Systems and Products with Web Resources
digital librarianship In his review of the Automated System Marketplace 2000 (http://www.library journal.com/automated-marketplace/ 2000/delivering.asp), Jeff Barry rightly lamented that the "last year of the decade in library automation was a lot like...
Enhancements of Systems and Products with Web Resources: Vendors Finally Seem to Be Realizing That They Must Incorporate Web-Based Features into Their Library Systems and Products. (Digital Librarianship)
In his review of the Automated System Marketplace 2000 (http://www.libraryjournal.com/automated-marketplace/2000/delivering. asp), Jeff Barry rightly lamented that the "last year of the decade in library automation was a lot like its predecessors,...
How I Built a Failure-Resistant Web Server for Free
The philosophy behind building a failover web server like mine, plato, is simple: I'll explain what I did, how I did it, and provide you with some advice (and caveats) on creating your own backup server. As modern information professionals, we are...
People & Places
OCLC has named Meg Bellinger vice president of its new Digital & Preservation Resources division. In addition to her duties as current president of OCLC Preservation Resources, she will establish services that help libraries and other cultural...
Sowing an Information Garden: Gemini's Home-Grown Catalog
In mid-1999, I (Ruth Kneale) moved from my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, to tropical Hilo, Hawaii, in order to set up the library and archives for the Gemini Observatory. Gemini is a multinational organization with two main telescope sites, one in Hawaii...
Sowing an Information Garden: Gemini's Home-Grown Catalog; They Say That If You Want to Grow Anything in Hawaii, Just Drop a Seed and Step Back. but Could We Really Grow Our Own OPAC Here That Easily?
In mid-1999, I (Ruth Kneale) moved from my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, to tropical Hilo, Hawaii, in order to set up the library and archives for the Gemini Observatory. Gemini is a multinational organization with two main telescope sites, one in Hawaii...
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