Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 8, September

'1stReads' Program Aims to Improve Book Donations and Processes
This project is all about ta king advantage of the public's natural inclination to donate books to libraries. But it encourages people to target just the titles we really need, in a way that embraces technology and works with our usual acquisitions process.Anybody...
'1stReads' Program Aims to Improve Book Donations and Processes: This Project Is All about Taking Advantage of the Public's Natural Inclination to Donate Books to Libraries. but It Encourages People to Target Just the Titles We Really Need, in a Way That Embraces Technology and Works with Our Usual Acquisitions Process
Anybody who's worked around libraries knows that people love to give us books. The problem is that by the time we get those books they are usually too old, too passe, or too tattered and worn to be added to the library collection, so they just end...
Automation Aids
Royal Philips Electronics Offers Next-Generation RFID ChipRoyal Philips Electronics announced the availability of ICODE SLI-SJts next-generation ICODE product. The company says ICODE SLI-S offers increased read performance as well as enhanced security...
Books to Check Out
JOB-RELATED READINGSLA Publishes Get Copyright RightSLA released Get Copyright Right ($ I 9.95 for members, $29.95 for nonmembers) by Laura N.Gasaway. The book is a compilation of Copyright Corner columns from SLA's Information Ouf/oo/c magazine. The...
Empower the Staff First for More Effective Outreach
The rapport we build in our own workplaces has a big impact on our outwardly focused activities. And if rapport is lacking, our outreach work can be twice as hard. On some level, we all know that this is true in organizational life. Yet all too often...
General News
Copyright Clearance Center Releases RightsphereCopyright Clearance Center announced the release of Rightsphere, a Web-based rights advisory and management service that makes information about a company's content reuse rights instantly available to employees...
High-Tech, Low Power: How to Reduce Computer-Related Energy Costs
Taking care of the environment is an issue in which I've long had a strong personal interest. While I'm far from an activist, I try to follow practices that do the least harm to the environment. When it comes to library computing, good environmental...
Libraries Matter. Starting and Running the 'Libraries Matter' Campaign
In these times of shrinking budgets, schools and organizations are eliminating their libraries, and public and academic libraries are cutting services. For Alliance Library System (ALS) and its 259 members, it was time to proclaim, "Libraries Matter!"...
Looking for Funds in All the Right Places
In the June issue, I looked to the Web for resources that would help librarians deal with budget cuts. Reduced funding can force librarians to make hard choices among expenditures for staff, materials, and new technology. Or if the spending cuts are...
Look What an Organized Campaign Can Do
The features in this issue are exciting and inspiring. I highly recommend them to any of you who are hoping to raise money or awareness, and to those seeking to increase government support or funding. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If you read about...
Making OPACs Blow
We librarians complain incessantly about current OPACs and how difficult they are for patrons and information professionals to use. Multiply that frustration several times and you may come close to what a visually impaired patron faces when dealing...
Maryland's Successful Campaign to Increase Library Funding
In the last 2 years, Maryland's public librarians have been successful in getting major funding legislation through the Maryland General Assembly--not once, but twice. This is in contrast to major cutbacks experienced by many of our nation's public...
New Databases
Readex Completes Digital Editions of Early American ResourcesReadex announced that it completed the digital edition of American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, 1760-1900. Featuring full-color, fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsCILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals announced that Khan QuayKin is the first recipient of a new International Award. This award, presented by the International Library and Information...
Starting and Running the 'Libraries Matter' Campaign
In these times of shrinking budgets, schools and organizations are eliminating their libraries, and public and academic libraries are cutting services. For Alliance Library System (ALS) and its 259 members, it was time to proclaim, "Libraries Matter!"...
To USB or Not to USB
We focus so heavily on the bigger issues surrounding technology in libraries that we sometimes overlook the importance of the little things that make our patrons' lives easier. To wit--every library that offers public computer access sooner or later...
Useful Tools
CCC Introduces Copyright Permissioning into ScopusCopyright Clearance Center announced that its rights-licensing services will be available within Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database. The Scopus-CCC link is designed to aid academic faculty...
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