Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 8, September

An Introduction to Macintosh's System 7.0
4 An Apple librarian offers advice on Mac's latest system software. The release of System 7.0 is considered a "significant advance in ease of use and functionality" by many in die technology trade press. My bias as an Apple employee and System...
Automating with Barcodes
Things to consider before installing a barcode system To be fully dependent on a machine will save time and energy - until it breaks... - Roger E. Whaley' An accurate count of the hours barcodes have saved library staff and borrowers is impossible....
Automation and Job Satisfaction among Reference Librarians
How automation can be used to maximize job performance Lynch and Verdin (1987) noted that librarians are interested in job satisfaction because of the generally held assumption that a high level of job satisfaction will lead to a high level of job...
Batch File Enhancers
Batch File Enhancers In the last two columns we took a detailed look at BATCHMAN.com, a utility gram that added more than thirty enhancements to the DOS batch file language. This time we'll round out our look at batch file enhancements by examining...
Getting Savvy with System 7
Getting Savvy with System 7 New computer models get a lot of attention. Manufacturers push the product with ads and photos in the press. But a computer is merely a complex and expensive paperweight or doorstop until it is brought to life. First...
In Search of Out-of-Print Materials
In Search of Out-of-Print Materials My introduction to the use of telecommunications in libraries was a course in bibliographic retrieval where I learned to search DIALOG and BRS. Most librarians probably had a similar start and therefore associate...
Microsoft Works for Library Maps
Microsoft Works for Library Maps Some librarians use low-end spreadsheet programs such as the one included in Microsoft Works. Although low in cost, these programs can be used to create user-friendly library information packages. One such application...
MS-DOS 5.0: Is It Worth the Upgrade?
Operating systems are known to engender fierce loyalties. In the mainframe and mini arena, UNIX and VMS groupies have long extolled the virtues of their respective environments. And for micros, there has been a long-standing argument between users...
Systems Librarian and Automation Review
It's the most challenging thing you will ever try to accomplish with a computer," replied the s so of a local bulletin board I called a few years ago. I had asked him what I had to do to join FidoNet, that amorphous group of online communicators I...
Telecommunications in Disaster Management
International organizations are putting telecommunications to work in natural disaster recovery. The United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) promises to focus world attention on prevention, rapid assessment, and...
The Internet
The Internet Welcome to the wide world of electronic networking. This is a new column designed to help librarians use the Internet, a vast and sometimes mysterious world of over 2,760 networks and more than half a million computers. The aim is...
The Low-Cost, High-Tech HP Laser Jet IIIP (Hewlett-Packard Co.'s New Printer) (Product Announcement)
The IIIP continues the Hewlett-Packard tradition of How cost and reliability. In many libraries, after the computer, the printer is the most important piece of office equipment. The pages that emerge from the printer are how many (most?) ideas...
Z39.50: A Path for Implementation
Although there are many issues to be resolved, this library standard holds great promise. In 1988 the National Information Standards Organization, an accredited committee of the American National Standards Institute, promulgated the first version...

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