Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 10, November/December

Ask a Librarian
Ask a Librarian is a monthly feature where librarians have a chance to com- ment on Computers in Libraries' topic of the month. In this installment, Robin Hastings, the information systems coor- dinator at the Missouri River Regional Li- brary, lets...
Big Stuff
We thought seriously - albeit briefly - about calling this issue Colossal Endeavors, since so many of our contributors have come forward with grand ideas this month, often couched in a visionary context:* How to train a distributed userbase without ever...
Bing or Bust: Can Microsoft Cure 'Search Overload Syndrome'?
It was, in fact, librarians who introduced the world to the concept of categorized search. It was librarians who carried the torch, stubbornly insisting on cataloging things in an age of metatags and keyword searching.The internet is a big place, and...
Leveraging Multimedia at Millipore
We continue to learn new ways to improve our training methods and create more effecitve training materials keeping in mimd the global reach they both will have.Millipore Corp. - a global company of 6,100 employees for which I serve as the science and...
Library Automation Facilitation: A Case Study of NIT Libraries in India
Automation makes the library system, resources, and services more attractive and interactive, helping libraries to meet their users' expectations.India is a huge country with a population of more than 1 billion. In India, by tradition, education and...
Noted & Quoted
The U.K. Library and Information Sci- ence Research Coali- tion announced that Hazel Hall, PhD., has been appointed to provide strategic leadership for the newly established coalition. Hall is the coalition's first appointment. She will serve 2 days...
Not Just Your Neighborhood Library
The internet has extended the reach of the library beyond its physical walls, causing librarians and library users to expect that anything can be obtained from anywhere. To facilitate resource sharing and to also, hopefully, save money, libraries have...
The Hive Mind
One of the best pieces of advice I give to librarians and new tech learners alike is this: When you get an error message on your computer, Google it.This is an oversimplification of a larger piece of wisdom: If you are having trouble with your computer,...
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