Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 9, October

Assistive Devices and Options for Libraries
There are a number of services and devices that a library can offer to make it a more accessible place for customers with visual impairments and physical or mobility challenges. This month's column focuses on some of the available hardware, software,...
Books to Check Out: JOB-RELATED READING
Digital Libraries Now Available from ChandosChandos Publishing released a new book titled Digital Libraries: Integrating Content and Systems (softcover ISBN: 1-84334-155-7,200 pp.,$59.95;hardcover ISBN:1-84334-155-7, 200 pp., $99.95) by Mark Dahl, Kyle...
Creating an Index for Your Web Site to Make Info Easier to See
You want people to be able to take full advantage of your Web site resources. Building a site index is a great way to help seekers find all those bits of data they might otherwise miss.Most libraries have long had their own Web sites. The longer a library...
Creating an Index for Your Web Site to Make Info Easier to See: You Want People to Be Able to Take Full Advantage of Your Web Site Resources. Building a Site Index Is a Great Way to Help Seekers Find All Those Bits of Data They Might Otherwise Miss
Most libraries have long had their own Web sites. The longer a library has had a Web site the more likely it is that the number of pages, and the amount of information within those pages, has grown beyond what users can find simply with the navigation...
Does One-Stop Searching Really Serve All?
As technology continues to bring changes to my life, I find myself thinking quite a bit about the ongoing role of the library. One obvious reason I spend so much time considering this is because I write this column and feel that I should have some...
Exchanging Delimited Text Files Is a Simple Form of System Integration
Before XML, before interoperability, before Open URL, there was the simplest and perhaps the most effective form of system integration--exchanging delimited text files between disparate systems. In fact, I would say that text file swapping is still...
General News
TLC and Amazon.com Offer MARC Records to LibrariesThe Library Corp. (TLC) partnered with Amazon.com to provide complete MARC records to librarians ordering from Amazon. The new service, BiblioFile On- Demand, enables libraries to purchase high-quality...
Helping You Buy: Integrated Library Systems
This is the third and final installment of the 2006 Helping You Buy series. February's HYB was on the topic of Metasearch/OpenURL tools. June's HYB was on the topic of Security-Control Software. This issue has the annual coverage of Integrated Library...
Integrating or Dis-Integrating?
The paradox of this particular issue is interesting. The theme is Integrating Diverse Systems, which we chose because there is so much integration happening on so many fronts in the library world. Lots of people are combining different technologies...
Integrating RSS Feeds of New Books into the Campus Course Management System
Feeding library data into another campus system via RSS should make people flock to the library.We both work as librarians at The College of New Jersey. TCNJ is a public liberal arts institution with roughly 6,000 undergrads and 900 graduate students...
Integrating RSS Feeds of New Books into the Campus Course Management System: Feeding Library Data into Another Campus System Via RSS Should Make People Flock to the Library
We both work as librarians at The College of New Jersey. TCNJ is a public liberal arts institution with roughly 6,000 undergrads and 900 graduate students that is supported by a medium-sized academic library. We are not a research institution, but...
Keeping Up with Keeping Up
Choosing and implementing technology that will work in your library requires an ongoing commitment to keeping current with relevant tools. Creating a personal professional development plan, though, need be neither costly nor overwhelming; you just...
Knitting Systems Together
The major trend in library automation over the last 5 years is a rapid increase of applications that are designed to help us deal with collections of expanding digital content. Before that, integrated library systems helped us automate practically...
Mashing Up the Library 2006: Announcing the Winners
Over the summer of 2006, an eclectic mix of librarians, programmers, and interested individuals with Web skills applied their talents to the task of Mashing Up The Library, competing for a first prize of [pounds sterling]1,000 (more than $1,900 at...
New Databases and Collections
UNC-Chapel Hill Offers New Online Digital CollectionsThe University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill Library announced the release of three new online digital collections: The Gilmer Civil War Maps Collection, Tobacco Bag Stringing, and The Billy...
Noted & Quoted: People * Libraries * Awards * Promotions
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that the winner of its 2006 Access to Learning Award is Nepal's Rural Education and Development (READ) organization.Since 2002, the $1 million award has been administered by the Council on Library and...
Two Approaches to Surfacing Full-Text News on an Intranet
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are both classified as Specialized Agencies of the United Nations. Both institutions have their headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as field offices around the world, with a total of 13,500...
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