Information and Library science Glossary

Glossary of some terms used in Libraries and in reference to Library Information Science and the storage and organization of Information:

Journal

A publication issued on a regular basis, which contains research published as articles, papers, reports, or technical specifications.

Manuscript

Handwritten or unpublished documents such as letters, draft copies of books, notes or correspondance.

Media

Term used in libraries to describe media that is not printed, such as Video or Music media.

Periodical or ...

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Technical standards: Z39.50 to Web gateway

1. Overall purpose

The purpose of a Z39.50 [1] to Web [2] gateway is to combine the power of Z39.50 for search and retrieval from heterogenous systems with the ease of use provided by the Web. These gateways usually have to make compromise when interfacing Z39.50, a stateful protocol, with HTTP [3] which is stateless. The functionality and flexibility of these gateways can therefore not be compared with those of a dedicated Z39.50 client. However, the gain in ease of use ...

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Inmagic.NET a knowledge management and special library software

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.

Soon to be enabled for e-information of all kinds, Inmagic.NET’s current version allows information professionals to order physical books directly ...

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Java, Network Computers and Network PCs, Implications for library systems

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!

The NC gives the librarians and the system designer the opportunity for system simplification and lower cost. In general they are most appropriate where ...

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Z39.50 as inter-linked library systems

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.

Basic Z39.50

  • The typical (simplified) search process involved in a Z39.50 session is as follows:
  • OPAC user selects Target library (Z-server) from an OPAC menu.
  • OPAC user enters search terms
  • OPAC software ...
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VIRTUAL CORPORATIONS: THE PROMISE AND THE PERIL

BY
*Kevin R. Coulson, Ph.D.
[email protected]
S. Prasad Kantamneni, Ph.D.
[email protected]

*Please address all correspondence to the first author at: Department of Marketing, School of Business, Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial Dr., Emporia, KS 66801

ABSTRACT

While the idea of virtual corporation as a strategy has been given a lot of attention to date, very little work has been done to address the concept from the academic viewpoint. This paper formally addresses the Virtual Corporation with regard to how it promises to ...

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Organization

Administration creates the techniques by which the purpose of an institution is fulfilled at minimum cost with minimum effort. It is mainly concerned with the directive function through which an administrator unifies and channelizes the efforts of all personnel engaged in an enterprise, and guides their activities in the right direction. The administrator directs the efforts and energies of the personnel in right channels to attain the objectives for which the enterprise is established. Emphasizing upon the arrangement of personnel ...

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