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Library Services for Distance Learners

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While technology has vastly increased the range, reach and number of distance education programs, library services for distance students have not kept pace. And despite the potential of technology to enhance these services to distance learners, to date it has done little more than improve the speed of access to library materials, leaving the extent of access unchanged.

Library Development in Bangladesh: An Overview

Bangladesh attained independence from Pakistan in 1971 after a bloody war. Prior to independence, Bangladesh being part of Pakistan was named as East Pakistan which had only a few libraries worth the name. This article presents an overview of library development in Bangladesh.
1 Public Libraries
The Unesco Public Library Manifesto (1994) proclaims Unesco’s belief in the public library as a living force for education, culture and information.

HTML Toolkit

Your library is ready for a Web site. You’ve heard that it’s not too hard to do, and all the other librarians you talk to seem to have already taken the plunge. Now that you’ve made the decision to dive in, you might be wondering how to actually get started. You know what programs and services you want to highlight on your Web site.

Some Tips To Manage A Small Library

Suppose you work at a company that sells educational materials and do most of your business through catalog. Your company’s business is running smoothly finance-wise and company has a library. Office environment is rather informal. There is no formal cataloging in place, people just sign things out from a clipboard. You have done a lot to turn the library around- you

Library Wins Innovation Grant to Develop Snap and Go Mobile Technology

The Contra Costa County Library has been awarded a $60,000 Bay Area Library and Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation grant to create a mobile platform that will push new and existing library content and services — literally — into the hands of cell phone users. The “Snap & Go” project will allow Contra Costa County residents with mobile phones and a library card to access library materials, enhanced content, and manage their accounts without having to visit a library building or gain access to a computer.

Columbia University Libraries Joins HathiTrust

The Columbia University Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust (www.hathitrust.org), a shared repository for the digitized content from academic and research libraries. The Libraries plans to contribute public domain volumes digitized through its partnerships with Google, Microsoft and the Internet Archive.
Launched in 2008 and housed at the University of Michigan, the HathiTrust currently includes the member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation(CIC) the University of California system, and the University of Virginia.

The State of Library Technology Funding in Today’s Economy

Library Technology Reports, “The State of Funding for Library Technology in Today’s Economy” by Larra Clark and Denise Davis, ALA TechSource responds to the economic situation with a timely report that offers a detailed look at the library-funding landscape and features expertly authored practical guidelines for stretching a library’s budget as far as it can go.

Columbia University Libraries Joins HathiTrust

The Columbia University Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust (www.hathitrust.org), a shared repository for the digitized content from academic and research libraries. The Libraries plans to contribute public domain volumes digitized through its partnerships with Google, Microsoft and the Internet Archive.
Launched in 2008 and housed at the University of Michigan, the HathiTrust currently includes the member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation(CIC) the University of California system, and the University of Virginia.

Open Source Integrated Library Systems

Breeding details the differences between using an open source approach to that of using conventional proprietary software for automated operations.”In the past, our options were differentiated on the basis of features, functionality, price, and performance of the software and the perceived ability for a given company to develop its products into the future and provide adequate support.

Opening up Library Systems through Web Services and SOA

Can an integrated library system be open without being open source? I recently authored an issue of Library Technology Reports that explores the ways that an Application Programming Interface (API) can help libraries wring data and functionality out of their ILS, extend its functionality, and interact with other applications. This LTR issue provides an introduction to APIs in the ILS realm and surveys some of the major vendors regarding the APIs offered and supported by their products.