Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 10, November/December

Ask Techman
SM of Johnson City (Tenn.) Public Library asks: Could libraries use GPS to locate books in their collections?techman responds: There are a variety of claims regarding the accuracy of global positioning system receivers. Some say there used to be an imbedded...
Broadband: Engine for Change
THE BROADBAND REVOLUTION IS A SERIOUS ENGINE OF CHANGE.The era of broadband is upon us. It's not just for libraries anymore; it's for consumers. Broadband connectivity now costs about the price of a telephone line. Indeed, with DSL, it rides right on...
Making over the Desktop and Printing System at Dalhousie
If you could replace all of your public computers with new ones, and quadruple their number at the same time, how would you do it? What if you also had to simultaneously upgrade many of your staff PCs, implement a new and untried printing system, replace...
Maximizing Library Storage with High-Tech Robotic Shelving
This automated storage and retrieval system offers nine or ten times the storage space as standard library shelving.Valparaiso University is located in northwest Indiana, about an hour from downtown Chicago. With about 4,000 students, Valparaiso (Valpo)...
New Search Technologies- Will One of These Be the Next Big Thing?
AS A SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN, I WANT TECHNOLOGY THAT IS HIP BECAUSE OF WHAT IT DOES, NOT HOW IT LOOKS.My official job title, library information systems specialist, is definitely a mouthful, so I tend to refer to myself as a systems librarian. I have an M.L.S....
Noted & Quoted
Syracuse University's School of Information Studies has announced that Bruce Kingma, an associate professor and associate dean, received a 2-year, $713,492 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a collaborative distance education...
Now That It's All Digital, Where Do I Put It? Exploring Data Storage Technologies
"WHETHER YOU WANT TO STORE A MEGABYTE, A GIGABYTE, OR A TERABYTE, THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TODAY."The thing about cutting-edge technology is that it dulls so quickly. The hardware, software, and technology concepts that today seem...
Online Programming Can Be a Library on the Internet
With the help of conferencing software like iVocalize, the Internet will no longer be a desert but a rich bazaar of programs and communities brought together by libraries of all types.The Internet is many things to many people. Some see the Internet...
Scanning Is Still Hip High-Tech
CREATING UNIQUE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS (EVEN SMALL ONES) CAN DISTINGUISH YOUR LIBRARY.As a profession, we have navigated some pretty rugged terrain, particularly if you like to trace the online "dawn of time" to the late 1970s like I do. When I enrolled...
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