Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, March

Editor's Notes
If it hasn't been said that good editors make good publications, then you can quote me on it. We, at Information Today, Inc., and I'm sure you, as readers, are going to miss the guiding hand of Kathy Dempsey on the pages of Computers in Libraries magazine....
From Static to Dynamic-Choosing and Implementing a Web-Based CMS
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE MORE I WORK INSIDE THE DYNAMIC WORLD OF WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, THE MORE I WISH I HADN'T PUT OFF THE IMPLEMENTATION FOR SO LONG. I'm the systems librarian for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST),...
Information Commons to Go
'How can we extend this ideal computing reseach environment beyond the wolls of the library?'My name is Marc Dewey Bayer (odd name for a librarian, I know). I am the systems librarian at Buffalo State College's E. H. Butler Library and a member of its...
Information Commons to Go: 'How Can We Extend This Ideal Computing and Research Environment beyond the Walls of the Library?'
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] My name is Marc Dewey Bayer (odd name for a librarian, I know). I am the systems librarian at Buffalo State College's E. H. Butler Library and a member of its Information Commons (IC) team. Since 2004, E. H. Butler has used...
Making a Business Case for Open Source ILS
IN ORDER TO SURVIVE IN THE LONG TERM ... OPEN SOURCE LIBRARY AUTOMATION SYSTEMS NEED TO COMPETE HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH THE PROPRIETARY SYSTEMS ON THEIR OWN MERITS. ...Over recent years, open source software has been finding an increasing role in libraries...
Making a Business Case for Open Source ILS: In Order to Survive in the Long Term ... Open Source Library Automation Systems Need to Compete Head-to-Head with the Proprietary Systems on Their Own Merits
Over recent years, open source software has been finding an increasing role in libraries and other organizations, especially for behind-the-scenes infrastructure components. Apache, Linux, MySQL, Lucene, PHP, and Perl have become commonplace. Firefox...
Makin' Stories from New York to Monterey and Now to D.C. Dutch Crew Documents Best '2.0' Practices in U.S. Libraries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [Their trip would take them 5,000 miles up, down, and across the United States, documenting what libraries are doing with Web. 2.0 technologies. Along the way these representatives of the Delft (the Netherlands) Public Library...
Makin' Stories: From New York to Monterey and Now to D.C., Dutch Crew Documents Best '2.0' Practices in U.S. Libraries
[Their trip would take them 5,000 miles up, down, and across the United States, documenting what libraries are doing with Web. 2.0 technologies. Along the way these representatives of the Delft (the Netherlands) Public Library Concept Center captured...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsThe New Jersey State Library announced that state librarian Norma Blake has been chosen by Library Journal as Librarian of the Year. Blake was nominated because of her leadership in developing new programs that...
Online Treasures Sites
Open Source Becomes More Accessible When information technologies first began moving into libraries, many librarians doubted their ability to understand technology well enough to plan for successful implementations. I remember one of my colleagues...
Open Source Becomes More Accessible
When information technologies first began moving into libraries, many librarians doubted their ability to understand technology well enough to plan for successful implementations. I remember one of my colleagues commenting that she just wanted to be...
The Community Behind the Code
BUT THE PIONEERING DAYS OF THE INTERNET ESTABLISHED AN ENDURING CULTURAL SHIFT IN OUR PERCEPTION OF COMPUTING, WHICH IS BEST REVEALED IN THE OPEN SOURCE COMPUTING MOVEMENT.Twentieth-century computing has seen the rise and fall of several "business computing...
The Community Behind the Code: But the Pioneering Days of the Internet Established an Enduring Cultural Shift in Our Perception of Computing, Which Is Best Revealed in the Open Source Computing Movement
Twentieth-century computing has seen the rise and fall of several "business computing models" since scientists in white coats ran their first routine on the ENIAC. IBM's white coaters and white-collar workers dominated mainframe computing, until minicomputers...
Using Open Source to Give Patrons WHAT THEY WANT
For our customers, information equaled the library, and information was on the internet.Howard County Library in Maryland is a busy, exciting, and thriving public library system with the numbers to prove it-in 2006, library door counts reached 2 million...
Using Open Source to Give Patrons: What They Want: For Our Customers, Information Equaled the Library, and Information Was on the Internet
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Howard County Library in Maryland is a busy, exciting, and thriving public library system with the numbers to prove it--in 2006, library door counts reached 2 million visits. As director of IT, I have the best job in my growing...
What Can Open Source Do for You?
I'm not sure if open source software (OSS) is a craze as much as it's a calling. It's also a solution to the problems many librarians have. I generally look for software for libraries that saves time, money, and hassle. What Is a Good Solution?...
What Librarians Still Don't Know about Open Source
BECAUSE I'VE BEEN AT IT A BIT LONGER THAN MOST, THOUGH, I'VE NOTICED SOME PATTERNS IN HOW PERCEPTIONS AND MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT FLOSS FORM AND GUIDE DECISION MAKING IN LIBRARIES.I've been tuned-in to the world of Free/ Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS)...
What Librarians Still Don't Know about Open Source: Because I've Been at It a Bit Longer Than Most, Though, I've Noticed Some Patterns in How Perceptions and Misperceptions about Floss Form and Guide Decision Making in Libraries
I've been tuned-in to the world of Free/ Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) for about 10 years, now. Nine years ago this month I started the oss4lib (Open Source Systems for Libraries; www.oss4lib.org) site and mailing list to bring FLOSS to the attention...
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