Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 3, March

Barcodes: The Cornerstone of Materials Flow Management
The barcode is arguably one of the most significant advances in customer service of our time. You see them at the grocery store, at department stores and, of course, in the library. Barcodes enable workers to process materials and information quickly...
Beyond the School Walls
There were ten in my grade school class. For several of the eight years my class shared a room and a teacher with another grade. Any research I did was accomplished using the old encyclopedias we had at home. I attended high school in a neighboring community...
BUBL BITS: Investigating the Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) WWW Services
The United Kingdom has twenty specialists centres servicing the needs of a specific subject area with the specific remit to enable lecturers in higher education to use computers to support their teaching. It is obviously a development that interests...
CD-ROM Journal Holdings Features in a College Library
CD-ROM databases are an integral part of many library reference collections, and more and more of these databases now include journal holdings. Erindale College Library, located on a suburban campus of the University of Toronto, has found that local...
Designing Guides for CD-ROM Indexes
Since 1988, CD-ROM indexes have been an integral part of Reference services at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Instruction on their use has included course-related instruction, demonstrations, individual instruction...
From the Editor
Where might you find the most creative uses of the Internet? While the hackers at M.I.T. might rank at the top of the list, there are many children following close behind. In this month's feature article, Jan Summers shares how she and other K-12 librarians...
From the Editor: Internet Gives Me a Pain in the Butt
At the CD-ROM Expo in Boston last fall, I was sharing a session about Internet with Christopher MacPhail, Vice President of Operations at SilverPlatter. His talk described recent developments at SilverPlatter which seemed almost unthinkable - a move...
Harnessing Technology in a One-Person Library
To harness technology, the information professional in a one-person library must understand the technology that is currently installed in the organization, understand the relationship between the end-user community and technology, and target changes...
How to Build a Data Base with Tools You Already Have around Your Computer
A recently published article(1) described the use of dBase III+ as a replacement for the dog-eared 3x5 card file of "ready reference" questions and answers typically found at a library's reference desk. While the use of dBase III+ is reasonable enough...
How to Build a Data Base with Tools You Already Have around Your Computer
A recently published article(1) described the use of dBase III+ as a replacement for the dog-eared 3x5 card file of "ready reference" questions and answers typically found at a library's reference desk. While the use of dBase III+ is reasonable enough...
Information Services in Distance Education
The advent of video technology and satellite communications are making long-distance education a feasible alternative for students who would otherwise be kept from schools, by geographical or other limitations. Rural school districts that did not individually...
Managing Cataloging Statistics with a Spreadsheet
Statistics for cataloging are maintained for a variety of reasons. The library is interested in monitoring the total size of the collection and the total size of various components of the collection. The library also uses cataloging statistics to monitor...
Memory Management for the Stand-Alone and Networked PC
The purpose of most DOS commands is readily apparent. The COPY command makes a copy of a file just as the DELETE command deletes a file. In short, most of the time the name of the DOS command offers some insight into the purpose of the command. The commands...
Networks: The Basics
With all the hoopla about the Information Superhighway, many people find themselves confused at the profusion of terms, titles, software packages, and so forth involved in discussions about the new information systems that are available today. This paper...
Rural Public Libraries' Use of the Internet: Assistance or Aggravation?
An Analysis of a Grant Program of the Mid-Hudson, Library System, Poughkeepsie, NY Denise A. Garofalo Automated Systems Manager at Mid-Hudson Library System The Mid-hudson Library System is an agency chartered by the State of New York to serve the...
The Places Game
* What it is and how to play it * How to construct the Game and its learning objectives * Applications and scenarios for using the Game D. Scott Brandt Technology Training Librarian Purdue University Libraries West Lafayette, IN 47907 317-494-2857 <techman@sage.cc.purdue.edu>...
Using Downloaded NOTIS Records to Create a Bibliography
Brooklyn College is a fouryear unit of the CUNY (City University of New York) system. We offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees and cooperate with the Graduate Center in some of their PhD programs. The library serves all these students plus faculty and...
VOICE: The Public Information Exchange
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over its government. Part of the enduring mythos...
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