Glossary of some terms used in Libraries and in reference to Library Information Science and the storage and organization of Information:
A publication issued on a regular basis, which contains research published as articles, papers, reports, or technical specifications.
Handwritten or unpublished documents such as letters, draft copies of books, notes or correspondance.
Term used in libraries to describe media that is not printed, such as Video or Music media.
1. Overall purpose
In a predicted move, the Canadian library systems vendor Best-Seller has acquired the UK based ALSi – the long established UK vendor. More of a surprise is the change of name of the company to BiblioMondo
The new release, ITSforWindows 3.36, is fully compatible with updated Library of Congress Control Numbers (LCCN) in use this January and provides expanded, new print capabilities. As Annette Bakhtiar, Chief Executive Officer for TLC noted,
The latest release of TLC
Inmagic, Inc., a leading developer of knowledge management and special library software, announces Inmagic.NET, a new extension of its core text-based information management product, DB/TextWorks, and soon to be an extension of its second major product, BiblioTech PRO. Inmagic.NET allows information professionals to speed acquisitions workflow by purchasing, cataloguing, indexing and disseminating information throughout an organization via a seamless, net-connected environment.
Management of PC has been a problem for librarians since they were first deployed to library staff and users. Compared to the dumb terminal the additional functionality has been an expensive benefit – and in many cases, a totally under used one. The Pentium PC on an issue desk is probably not performing to its full capabilities!
This briefing is a short summary of the main features of Lotus Notes and its applicability to library systems. Many corporations use Notes extensively and librarians asked to use it for library administration. Here are some of the basics as they may effect a library type application.
Z39.50 is an international standard for communication between computer systems primarily, library and information related systems. Z39.50 is becoming increasingly important to the future development and deployment of inter-linked library systems. This technical briefing aims to explain the substance and significance of the standard to library and information system managers.
The typical (simplified) search process involved in a Z39.50 session is as follows:
The concept of RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) can be simplified to that of an electronic barcode. First emerging in the 1980s, RFID was primarily used to track objects