Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, February

Adaptive Technologies for the '90S
With the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) we are at last witnessing the media acknowledging the fact that people with disabilities work, play, and live on the planet called earth. For instance, the popular television sitcom, "Murphy...
Cibbarelli's Surveys: User Ratings of Information Navigator Software
Sites using IME's Information Navigator software were asked to rate Information Navigator on a variety of qualities using a scale of 1 to 10. The results are in the table below. [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] Information Navigator is an integrated online...
Coalition for Communication: Developing a Public Communication System
Growth of the Internet and development of the NREN present us with many extraordinary new opportunities. People from many different walks of life are wondering how to take advantage of these opportunities; groups are developing plans, marshaling resources,...
COMDEX: A Fall Adventure
Each year between mid-October and mid-November, the computer industry gathers in Las Vegas to display its current wares and introduce new ones. This fall ritual, known as COMDEX, drew more than 145,000 attendees and 2,000 computer companies to the...
Current Cites
Information Transfer * Beaver, David. "Pushing beyond paper" MacUser 9(1) (January 1993): 215-221. Beaver foresees that "our struggles to give up paper will seem endearingly backward" as we move into the 90s, and document servers and electronic...
Desktop on the IBM
If you're using WordPerfect or another high-end word processor and you're not thinking of it as a desktop publishing tool, you are missing a golden opportunity to add pizzazz and style to your documents. Although it is not intended to be the equal...
Developing Access to Electronic Texts in the Humanities
Humanities, Full-text, SGML, Cataloging, Network The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH) was established in 1991 by Rutgers and Princeton Universities to provide a national focus for those who are involved in the creation, dissemination,...
Enhancing Catalogs with Tables of Contents and Internal Indexes
Adding tables of contents and internal indexes to online catalogs is a natural step in the progression toward a virtual library without walls. A number of libraries have already begun such projects or are seriously considering them. For most of these...
Exhibition of Landsat Images at Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has opened a new exhibition," Landsat: Monitoring the Earth's Environment," that allows visitors to view the planet from hundreds of miles out in space. On display in the James Madison Building, the exhibition comprises forty...
Georgetown University: The Virtual Medical Library
The impact of developing a virtual library has already been recognized in several arenas. University libraries know that a virtual library provides access to multiple resources and allows users to manipulate information and data to meet their individual...
Networking and the Impact on School Library Media Programs and Services
School Libraries, Wide Area Networks, Library Media The capability of accessing school library resources from the classroom is an exciting technological development that many school districts are considering. Through wide area networks students...
Overview of Graphical User Interfaces
There has been a strong move in libraries from traditional card catalogs to Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs). Access to these catalogs has been through the use of non-programmable, or "dumb" terminals. These terminals are now being replaced...
Serials Title Changes: What's in a Name?
Over the years I've visited countless libraries during conventions, while on speaking assignments, and even when traveling for personal reasons. Libraries of all types interest me. But always the serials check-in area holds a special fascination....
Small Automated Library Systems
I have been working in libraries for about twenty years, although sometimes it seems considerably longer. I worked as a para-professional in several libraries before I obtained my MLS from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979. Since 1981, I have...
The Library of Tomorrow: A Virtual Certainty
I've got a disease. Tragically, it strikes many young librarians. In all likelihood, it has already claimed the lives of everyone who reads this magazine. What am I talking about? Technolust: the obsession with computer technology, an overweening...
Training for Automation in Washington's Rural Libraries
Rural Libraries, CD-ROMs, Training Washington state represents a study in contrasts. Geographically, the state includes rich farmlands, mountain ranges, arid-deserts, and rain forest. The state's sparse population of 5,000,000 includes highly...
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