Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, January

19th Annual Computers in Libraries 2004: North America's Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
HILTON WASHINGTON MARCH 10-12, 2004 SEARCHING AND SEARCH ENGINES DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT WEB DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND USABILITY INTRANETS, PORTALS, AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT E-LEARNING, INFORMATION LITERACY, AND TRAINING BUILDING...
Ask Techman
PJ from U Mass-Boston asks: hey techman, what do you do with your files when you upgrade to a new computer at home? my old one doesn't have a CD write drive, and it's not hooked up to a network. I have files all over the place, and several exceed the...
Comments and Questions on Flash Drives
Daniel, I am especially glad somebody from the library field wrote [about using flash drives] (November/December CIL, p. 10). I've been using one for months carrying patches, software drivers, and stuff for quick upgrades and troubleshooting. Most...
Conference Preview
19TH ANNUAL COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES 2004North America's Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information ManagersThree Keynotes & 90 Programs for one Low Price!Computers in Libraries 2004 is full of examples of creative,...
Creating an Internal Content Management System
When I became digital resources and reference/instruction librarian in 1999 at the Hekman Library at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, one of my first tasks was to redesign the library's Web site. Like many of you who maintain Web links...
Debating Schuyler's Siren Song Column
Michael, Here are my comments on "Siren Song of Fiber" from 10/2003 (p. 26): The title is appropriate, since just the word fiber in the technical context does arouse a certain visceral reaction and emotional fascination. It just sounds so "cool"...
Finding More Ways to Track Content
Managing your Electronic Content may sound like a simple subject to outsiders, but information professionals know better. The features and columns in this issue are proof of how complicated it can be. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I'm starting to think...
How to Write for Computers in Libraries
IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN ARTICLE FOR COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES MAGAZINE, PLEASE LET US KNOW!* 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...
Noted & Quoted
Syracuse University's School of Information Studies has named the winners of the 21st Century Librarian and 21st Century New Librarian awards for 2003.Louise Schaper, director of Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Ark., has received the 21st...
Reaching the Crossroads of Two Lists for Periodicals Holdings
As the information technology and instruction librarian at SUNY-Cortland, I am responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the library's Web site. One important part of it is our static Web-based list of our local periodical holdings. This...
RFID: Helpmate or Conspiracy?
SOME WATCHDOG GROUPS CLAIM THAT RFID TAGS HERALD THE END OF CONSUMER PRIVACY. I SAY RFID USAGE IN LIBRARIES CAN KEEP RECORDS MORE PRIVATE THAN IN THE PAST.RFID, Radio Frequency Identification. If it weren't for the coiled antenna on the tags you would...
RFID: Helpmate or Conspiracy? Some Watchdog Groups Claim That RFID Tags Herald the End of Consumer Privacy. I Say RFID Usage in Libraries Can Keep Records More Private Than in the Past
RFID, Radio Frequency Identification. If it weren't for the coiled antenna on the tags you would hardly be able to see them. Place your library card and a stack of books in close proximity to an RFID reader and your books "automagically" check out....
Scouting Upstream for Pre-Publication Information
GIVEN THAT GOVERNMENT WEB FILES ARE VANISHING, SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO MAKE A DATA RESCUE QUICKLY.The more ambitious and powerful our digital utilities become, the more important it is for digital librarians to play locational and custodial...
Scouting Upstream for Pre-Publication Information; Given That Government Web Files Are Vanishing, Sometimes We Have to Be Prepared to Make a Data Rescue Quickly
The more ambitious and powerful our digital utilities become, the more important it is for digital librarians to play locational and custodial roles. What's more, it has become far more important for us to have a voice in the very early formative stages...
The in Box
Comments and Questions on Flash DrivesDaniel,I am especially glad somebody from the library field wrote [about using flash drives] (November/December CIL, p. 10). I've been using one for months carrying patches, software drivers, and stuff for quick...
The Many Facets of Managing Electronic Resources
As libraries build ever-larger collections of electronic resources, finding ways to manage them efficiently becomes a major challenge. The number of electronic journals, citation databases, and full-text aggregations held by most libraries has grown...
The Way You Organize Your Electronic Resources Really Matters
THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE MATERIALS SHOULD BE DESIGNED SO THAT LIBRARY USERS CAN EASILY FIND THE MATERIALS THEY NEED OR WANT.Despite all the attention focused on the virtual library, which has no real sense of "place," libraries are still physical locations...
The Way You Organize Your Electronic Resources Really Matters; the Arrangement of the Materials Should Be Designed So That Library Users Can Easily Find the Materials They Need or Want
Despite all the attention focused on the virtual library, which has no real sense of "place," libraries are still physical locations with lots of "things." These things--the books, magazines, photographs, audiotapes, compact discs, videocassettes,...
Where Does That Electronic Resource Fit on the Library Web Page?
Like many librarians working in small to mid-sized libraries, I perform a multitude of professional tasks. Although my title is automation librarian and the bulk of my responsibility lies with managing the integrated library system, staff and public...
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