Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 7, July-August

Ends & Means
Earlier this year, when I asked CIL readers to help us whittle down our long list of Buyer's Guide categories into a short wish list, I learned something important. It's not that our long list of items is overly granular; it's that you really do...
Enterprise Search: Seek and Ye Might Find
[Many information professionals don't just have to manage access to external or licensed content collections and information services; they may also be called into discussions on how to bring search technology to bear on the management of internal...
Four Ways to Use This Directory: What the Vendors Enter Is Exactly What You Get
This printed edition of the CIL Buyer's Guide consists of four sections: Products and Services by Category Various types of hardware, software, supplies, and services related to library automation are listed in the first section. We've also listed...
Helping You Buy Electronic Resource Management Systems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It is up to each library to ask its own questions of the vendors, assess the responses it receives, and choose the product best suited for its particular needs based on both the capability of the software and on confidence...
Productivity Tools: The Web Doesn't Just Provide Content, It Can Also Provide Working Tools to Help Users Become More Productive and Efficient with Information
Microsoft Maps-Live Search http://maps.live.com This site can find directions, businesses by category, and maps for areas. Easy-to-use and an all-in-one site for the SMB. TinyURL http://tinyurl.com Long URLs become manageable, tiny ones. ...
Products and Services by Category
HARDWARE Adaptive Computing Hardware Braille Embossers/Printers Interactive.com Keyboards - Adaptive Axel Enterprises Inc. Monitors - Large Print Display Axel Enterprises Inc. Library Automation Technologies, Inc. Userful...
Products and Services by Vendor
This section contains a lot of coded information. Here's what it all means: In all of our Software categories, we gave vendors the option of checking off seven platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac, Unix, and Other. Hence,...
Twelve Point Plan for Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Databases
The assessment of a database's value to your library is not a simple matter. A thorough evaluation must account for many variables in order to arrive at a true measure of database value. Many vendors promote a simplified quantitative approach: calculate...
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