Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, February

Funding a New Training Center
The residents of King County, Washington, who turn to the justice system for help face many challenges. They must overcome barriers linked to information and legal literacy, economic limits, and access to computers and the Internet. There's been an...
Fundraising: It's Not Just about the Money
Fundraisers bring in money and people, but most importantly they connect a library with its community. Every library where I have worked has held fundraisers, mostly book sales that were sometimes combined with bake sales. Book sales still seem to be...
Fundraising: It's Not Just about the Money. (Online Treasures)
Every library where I have worked has held fundraisers, mostly book sales that were sometimes combined with bake sales. Book sales still seem to be the most common library fundraiser and the public seems to expect them. In Monroeville, we are lucky...
Money Makes the Library Go 'Round
coming full circle I didn't think I was getting into the library business for the money. That is, I knew it didn't pay all that well, but I also never imagined that I would wind up dealing with money issues all the time. Now, both parts of the equation...
Money Makes the Library Go 'Round. (Coming Full Circle)
I didn't think I was getting into the library business for the money. That is, I knew it didn't pay all that well, but I also never imagined that I would wind up dealing with money issues all the time. Now, both parts of the equation have changed for...
Prices Fall, Replacements Soar-You Still Need to Spend the Money
The good news is, computers are getting cheaper. The bad news? Now you have to buy them more often. This issue is about money and funding. OK. The good news is that computers are getting cheaper. Just 3 years ago, we were paying on the order of $1,700...
Prices Fall, Replacements Soar-You Still Need to Spend the Money. (the View from the Top Left Corner)
This issue is about money and funding. OK. The good news is that computers are getting cheaper. Just 3 years ago, we were paying on the order of $1,700 for a garden-variety, capable but unimpressive Windows 98 machine suitable for staff. Today, we're...
Protecting Your Library's Data
Systems librarian It was a stormy night. Lightning strikes were reported all over. The next morning, when you come into work in the library you find that while most computer systems seem to be OK, a few computers just don't start up, including your director's....
Protecting Your Library's Data. (the Systems Librarian)
It was a stormy night. Lightning strikes were reported all over. The next morning, when you come into work in the library you find that while most computer systems seem to be OK, a few computers just don't start up, including your director's. A closer...
See You Next Month?
EDITOR'S NOTES I'll be taking a little trip down to Washington, D.C., next month, and I hope to see many of you there, at the Computers in Libraries conference. I'm especially excited about something this year: Michael Schuyler is giving the opening...
See You Next Month? (Editor's Notes)
I'll be taking a little trip down to Washington, D.C., next month, and I hope to see many of you there, at the Computers in Libraries conference. I'm especially excited about something this year: Michael Schuyler is giving the opening keynote! It's...
Small Library, Big Fundraising: Community Support Is Way above Par
The tiny resort town of Angel Fire, N.M., needed an expanded library building with new computers and an automation system. It got all this and more, bought entirely through grants and fundraising. The Shuter Library in Angel Fire, N.M., has always...
Stretch Your Budget! How to Select Web-Based Subscription Resources
By following plan, networking, and carefully evaluating your options, you can provide As the technical services librarian for St. Mark's School of Texas, a 1-12 independent all-boys school, I had the challenging task of managing the selection and usage...
Stretch Your Budget: How to Select Web-Based Subscription Resources
By following a plan, networking, and carefully evaluating your options, you can provide best electronic resources for students and still stick to your budget. Here's how. As the technical services librarian for St. Mark's School Texas, a 1-12 independent...
The Digital 'Sizzle'
Building digital libraries When Computers in Libraries editor Kathy Dempsey offered me the job of writing the Building Digital Libraries column, I had two immediate concerns. First, I'm a Web administrator and developer, but not a programmer. I'm not...
The Digital 'Sizzle'. (Building Digital Libraries)
When Computers in Libraries editor Kathy Dempsey offered me the job of writing the Building Digital Libraries column, I had two immediate concerns. First, I'm a Web administrator and developer, but not a programmer. I'm not really into writing Pen...
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