Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, January

18th Annual Computers in Libraries 2003. (Conference Preview)
Three Keynotes & 90 Programs for one Low Price! CONFERENCE OVERVIEW Computers in Libraries 2003 is full of examples of creative, working strategies and many practical ideas for what can be accomplished in our libraries and information services,...
A Tale of Two Needs
It was the best of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the epoch of belief, it was the season of Light, it was the spring of hope, we had everything before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, in short, the period was that some of its noisiest...
A Tale of Two Needs: Usability Testing and Library Orientation
In the spring of 2002, Dolores Judkins, head of Research and Reference Services, was looking for an alternative to traditional library orientations. Meanwhile, coworkers Laura Zeigen and Janet Crum were looking for ways to recruit participants for...
Earning the Stamp of Approval
At the NIST Virtual Library staff usability training, customer input, and careful user testing ensured that our site redesign would win our scientists' APPROVAL HOW TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL USABILITY Since the NIST Virtual Library (NVL) was first launched...
Earning the Stamp of Approval: How to Achieve Optimal Usability
Since the NIST Virtual Library (NVL) was first launched in 1994, scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have relied on it for their research needs. The NVL offers access to valuable scientific data-based and...
Getting Two for the Price of One: Accessibility and Usability
Did you realized that if you comply with accessibility guidelines to accommodate people with disabilities, you'll be making your Web site work much better for everyone? Everyone loves a bargain. I scour ads hunting for the best deals because it...
Great New Content in CIL
EDITOR'S NOTES Happy New Year, and welcome to Computers in Libraries 2003. As is the norm for "all things January," we've got some fresh new stuff going on to kick off the year. First, we have a new series of articles that will ran throughout this year....
Great New Content in CIL. (Editor's Notes)
Happy New Year, and welcome to Computers in Libraries 2003. As is the norm for "all things January," we've got some fresh new stuff going on to kick off the year. First, we have a new series of articles that will run throughout this year. It's called...
How to Make Your Library's Web Site Your Patrons' Favorite
online treasures This month, let's start out with a quick test question: When you hear the word "windows," what is the first image that pops into your mind? Do you see panes of glass in frames, or do you see a computer screen? It often seems that technology,...
How to Make Your Library's Web Site Your Patrons' Favorite. (Online Treasures)
This month, let's start out with a quick test question: When you hear the word "windows," what is the first image that pops into your mind? Do you see panes of glass in frames, or do you see a computer screen? It often seems that technology, in addition...
January 2003: Public Libraries
ILS Marketplace: CIL's Quarterly Series on Library Automation Markets Your guide to vendor product facts and user ratings This is the first in a series of articles designed to profile the functionality available in integrated library systems and the...
LITA Forum 2002: 'Making Connections' in Houston
NEWSLINE REPORTS The aptly named Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum 2002, "Making Connections," did exactly that on several levels. With professional networking (not the technical kind) and friendly dinners, exemplary plenary...
LITA Forum 2002: 'Making Connections' in Houston. (Newsline Reports)
The aptly named Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum 2002, "Making Connections," did exactly that on several levels. With professional networking (not the technical kind) and friendly dinners, exemplary plenary sessions that...
Meaningful Web Statistics? Now You're Hitting on Something!
the view from the top left corner A million hits a week, that's what he said. I was talking with a colleague about his Web site statistics. That surely sounded impressive, particularly since I didn't even know how many hits our own site experienced....
Meaningful Web Statistics? Now You're Hitting on Something! (the View from the Top Left Corner)
A million hits a week, that's what he said. I was talking with a colleague about his Web site statistics. That surely sounded impressive, particularly since I didn't even know how many hits our own site experienced. Way back in the Dark Ages of...
ProQuest Adds Early English Titles, Full Text from Kluwer, and Tribune Newspapers
NEWSLINE ProQuest Information and Learning has announced an agreement with the National Library of Scotland to add 2,350 newly identified works to the Early English Books microfilm collection and the Early English Books Online database. The Early English...
ProQuest Adds Early English Titles, Full Text from Kluwer, and Tribune Newspapers. (New/Enhanced Databases)
ProQuest Information and Learning has announced an agreement with the National Library of Scotland to add 2,350 newly identified works to the Early English Books microfilm collection and the Early English Books Online database. The Early English...
Search Software Usability Issues
digital librarianship Judging the usability of search software (or any software for that matter) is almost like critiquing art or explaining what you found so attractive in the boy or girl you had a crush on back in elementary school. It is as hard to...
Search Software Usability Issues. (Digital Librarianship)
Judging the usability of search software (or any software for that matter) is almost like critiquing art or explaining what you found so attractive in the boy or girl you had a crush on back in elementary school. It is as hard to define what makes...
The Mom-and-Pop-Shop Approach to Usability Studies
Think of your library Web site as a business, with shelves stacked high and deep with many varieties and brands of a single product: information. As any good store manager knows, market research is an important way to understand consumer demand. From...
The Usability Toolbox
coming full circle Usability. Next to electronic content management systems and institutional repositories, this one just might be the biggest panacea sweeping the library world. If you had asked me my opinion of usability 18 months ago, I might have...
The Usability Toolbox. (Coming Full Circle)
Usability. Next to electronic content management systems and institutional repositories, this one just might be the biggest panacea sweeping the library world. If you had asked me my opinion of usability 18 months ago, I might have said: "If someone...
What You Can Expect from the Systems Librarian
systems librarian Welcome to my inaugural column for Computers in Libraries magazine. Beginning this month, The Systems Librarian will shift from its previous home in the "Library Systems Today" section of Information Today, a sister publication, where...
What You Can Expect from the Systems Librarian: This Column Will Provide Practical Advice to Readers Who Work with Library Automation and Will Keep Tem Up-to-Date on Vendors and Trends. (the Systems Librarian)
Welcome to my inaugural column for computers in Libraries magazine. Beginning this month, The Systems Librarian will shift from its previous home in the "Library Systems Today" section of Information Today, a sister publication, where it's been for...
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