Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, January

21st Annual Computers in Libraries 2006: North America's Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Hilton Washington | March 22-24, 2006 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * Searching and Search Engines * Digital Content Management * Web Design, Development, and Usability * Intranets, Portals, and Planning * E-Learning, Information Literacy,...
Designing Sites to Distribute Content Via Various Mechanisms
Those of us who work in libraries focus much of our energies on providing access to information. The major changes we have seen in the last decade or so have taught us that we need to be flexible in the ways that we approach content delivery. The initial...
Here's What's New and Exciting
It's not easy to write "Welcome to 2006!" when it's still November. But we work several months ahead on this magazine, so the planning for all the new stuff in this January issue has been completed for some time already. Now I finally get to reveal...
Intros, Issues, and Opportunities
Welcome to our first AccessibleIT column for Computers in Libraries. (We're pronouncing it like "accessibility," and spelling it to reflect our column's emphasis on the key words "accessible" and "IT.") The purpose of this column is to share information...
Keep Your Small Network Sailing Safely in Dangerous Waters
Following a few fundamental procedures can go a long way toward protecting your small network from hacking pirates, adventurous patrons, and careless crew members.Reliably providing electronic services has become increasingly difficult for small public...
Keep Your Small Network Sailing Safely in Dangerous Waters: Following a Few Fundamental Procedures Can Go a Long Way toward Protecting Your Small Network from Hacking Pirates, Adventurous Patrons, and Careless Crew Members
Reliably providing electronic services has become increasingly difficult for small public libraries as the Internet environment has become increasingly threatening. Our communities expect us to provide the latest information services, but skilled and...
Network Security Is Manageable
With the news currently filled with catastrophes and natural disasters, our concerns about tech security issues are put into perspective. Yes, it certainly is inconvenient to find yourself dealing with systems vulnerabilities, spam, spyware, phishing...
No Rest for the Weary, or, a Systems Administrator's Work Is Never Done
Librarians who serve as systems administrators are never without a long list of tasks on their to-do lists, and every one of those tasks is a top priority. There are suggestions for system improvements from both staff members and library patrons, all...
Noted & Quoted
The New Jersey State Library announced that Karen Messick, recently retired, was chosen as one of 27 recipients of the 2005 New York Times Librarian of the Year award. This countrywide award is given to librarians who demonstrate exceptional professionalism,...
The Battle to Secure Our Public Access Computers
IT'S HARD TO FIGHT ENEMIES YOU CAN'T SEE, SO WE'VE SET UP PERIMETERS TO KEEP THEM OUT.Securing public access workstations should be a significant part of any library's network and information- security strategy because of the sensitive information patrons...
The Battle to Secure Our Public Access Computers: It's Hard to Fight Enemies You Can't See, So We've Set Up Perimeters to Keep Them Out
Securing public access workstations should be a significant part of any library's network and information-security strategy because of the sensitive information patrons enter on these workstations. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As the IT manager for...
Useful Tools
Endeavor Information Systems Offers ENCompass Version 3.6Endeavor released ENCompass version 3.6. ENCompass is Endeavor's scalable enterprise-level platform for organizing and accessing content from a range of electronic sources, regardless of location...
Welcome to Our World!
Welcome to Tech Tips for Every Librarian, your monthly guide to cost-effective, easily implemented, and otherwise eminently doable technology solutions for your library. Yes, we said your library, and we do mean that! No matter how small, how isolated,...
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