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1. Cyndi's List - Libraries, Archives & Museums - General
Librarians at Their Own Game maximizing Your Trips Dusty Treasures in libraries Presentationby Kathleen W Effective use of libraries for Genealogical Research
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Netting Your Ancestors
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    General Resource Sites
    • An article by Laura Prescott Duffy.
    • U.K. electronic reference library.
    • A bibliography of library histories, from 1990 to present, as collected by the membership of the ALA's Library History Round Table.
    • From " Along Those Lines... " by George G. Morgan.
    • From the American Library Association's Library History Round Table.
    • Genealogy tutorial for librarians so they can be better prepared to help their patrons with research. Also includes information on building genealogy collections and forming genealogy societies at your library.
    • Online article by Curt B. Witcher.

2. Maximizing The Performance Of Your Active Server Pages (Active Server Pages Tech
This article is based on the presentation maximizing the Performance of Your Whenscripting ASP, use declaratives, type libraries, and Response
MSDN Home MSDN Library Web Development Server Technologies ... Active Server Pages
Maximizing the Performance of Your Active Server Pages
Nancy Winnick Cluts
Based on a presentation by Philip Carmichael
Microsoft Corporation March 4, 1998 Contents Introduction
What Is ASP?

Know Thyself

ActiveX Server Components and ASP
Active Server Pages (ASP) provides a consistent, easy-to-use interface to Web-based clients. With ASP, you can connect your user interface (HTML) with business logic. ASP also provides a secure environment for Web applications that require transactions. This article will give you the information you need to maximize the performance of your ASP scripts. In this article we will discuss:
  • What ASP is File standards Database concerns Performance testing
This article is based on the presentation "Maximizing the Performance of Your Active Server Pages," (DWA 05) by Philip Carmichael at Web Tech‚·Ed, January 25-28, 1998, in Palm Springs, California. This presentation is available via NetShow. Check for details. Microsoft will present additional Web-related technical-solution sessions in June at Tech‚·Ed 98 in New Orleans. See the Microsoft Events site at

3. CAD Symbol Libraries
are some of the essentials for maximizing CADD Developing These directories act assymbol libraries that can be get rid of the functions that you rarely use.
CAD Training CAD online Tutorial CAD Training CADD Education Center
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CADD PRIMER Chapter 9: Maximizing CADD Contents: About this Chapter Key Terms in this Chapter Streamlining CADD Drawing Environment
  • Developing CADD Symbol Libraries Using Macros Add-on CADD Software Customizing CADD Using CADD Database
The Design Applications of CADD
  • Calculation Programs Intelligent CAD Knowledge-base CAD Systems
Integrated Systems Collaborating CADD Projects on the Internet CADD Artificial Intelligence (AI) Resources About this Chapter So far, we have concentrated on CADD’s drawing capabilities. But CADD is able to do much more than just drawing. It can help you design, perform analyses, and accomplish many automated tasks. There are a number of applications for CADD in architectural design, engineering calculations, product design, etc.

4. Genealogy Forum News - Maximizing The Use Of Interlibarary Loans
Lots of the big libraries have this or a system just like it on their computers.I usually use it at the local College library, using what they call the LUIS

5. Maximizing Security On Public-Access WWW Computers
maximizing Security On PublicAccess WWW Computers. presentation at the Computersin libraries Conference, Washington a high-security public-use WWW workstation
Maximizing Security On Public-Access WWW Computers
David J. Ives
Head, Microcomputer Systems Group
Ellis Library, U. of Missouri
Basis of a presentation at the Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C., 3 March 1998.
OVERVIEW The nucleus of our high-security configuration is three-fold:
  • a series of steps taken to ensure the workstation's physical security;
  • several commercial, shareware, and freeware security and utility programs; and
  • the appropriate utilization of a number of PC operating system (DOS), graphic user interface (Windows 3.11), and network operating system (NetWare 3.12) functions and variables. This security program allows us to:
  • prevent the theft of keyboards, mice, or mousepads,
  • prohibit the user's access to the PC's hard drive and configuration files,
  • prohibit any modification of the Windows parameters or group/program windows,
  • prohibit the user's access to (and modification of) any network OS or data files. PHILOSOPHY Our security "philosophy" is simple and straightforward - provide for the patrons' needs; but
  • 6. - Public Library Solutions
    s more important than ever to assure your library is maximizing use of time and hasbeen developing new and better technologies for public libraries for twenty
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    Library Solutions

    Academic Libraries

    Public Libraries HORIZON
    Public Library Suite
    Information Portal
    Library Consortia

    Public Library Solutions
    Dynix, like the staff of your public library, believes that the patron is the number-one priority: all Dynix products are designed to improve the convenience and service available to your users.
    Dynix is equally dedicated to improving efficiency and cutting costs for your staff. In a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, it’s more important than ever to assure your library is maximizing use of time and technology.
    For both Dynix and the public library, the mission hasn't changed—but the tools have. Dynix has been developing new and better technologies for public libraries for twenty years. This heritage fused with our ongoing technology leadership provides both a solid understanding of public library challenges and the vision to lead into the era of the digital library. As the expectations for the public library continue to evolve, so does Dynix. Please explore the current Dynix products and services for the Public library and see how these feature rich and incredibly reliable products can help you provide amazing patron experiences everyday.

    maximizing THE use OF INFORMATION. b. Developing minilibraries and dispatchingthem to remote rural health facilities BLUE TRUNK libraries”.
    RESOURCES IN DISEASE CONTROL th May 2001 Margaret Mathai VPD/DDC
    The presentation will begin with a brief overview of information and how it differs from data and knowledge as the final output or product. A summary of information resources will be presented featuring mainly, the information products/services, and human resources as well Information/communication technology. Information and the growth of Knowledge:
    Utilizing information resources in the internet effectively a. Subscribing to discussion groups on topics of interest b. Creating discussion groups on topics relevant to you c. Searching bibliographic databases on the web for completed research work in areas of work d. Publishing your work and progress on the DDC Website e. Subscribing to electronic newsletters and journals f. Accessing full text journals available on the web g. Using the reference tools available on the web (Dictionaries, catalogues and Guides etc) h.

    8. Public Library Public Access Computer Solutions
    it’s more important than ever to assure your library is maximizing its use of timeand technology. As the expectations for public libraries continue to evolve
    Solutions for Libraries
    Public Access PCs

    Print Control

    CIPA Filtering
    How to Purchase
    Public Libraries
    From small towns to urban cities, public libraries rely on CybraryN™ applications to help them meet their Public Access Computing needs for patrons of every age and technical background.
    Public Access Computer Solutions
    CybraryN™ Windows® applications are fully integrated systems that authenticate patrons using your existing ALS databases, enabling public libraries to strengthen their role as the center of their local communities and distribute public access computers fairly and equitably.
    Providing Patron Services
    Like the staff of your public library, we believe that the patron is the number-one priority. Our CybraryN™ products are designed to improve the convenience and service available to your users.
    Enhancing Productivity and Reducing Costs
    CybraryN™ applications also improve efficiency and cut costs for your staff. In a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, it’s more important than ever to assure your library is maximizing its use of time and technology. As the expectations for public libraries continue to evolve, so will our software. Review our current CybraryN™ products and services for your Public library and see how these reliable products can help you provide unique experiences for your patrons everyday.

    9. Chicago Library System - Interlibrary Loan/Electronic Document Delivery
    maximizing use of technology CSU is a second characteristic shared by highperformingILL borrowing operations. Nine of the ten research libraries with the
    Project Overview
    General Information
    ILL Primer
    Articles, Books

    Web Resources

    ILL Workflow
    Process Steps
    Borrowing Flowchart

    Lending Flowchart
    Improving ILL Operations
    Characteristics of High Performing Operations


    Improving ILL Operations:
    Characteristics of High Performing Operations
    The characteristics of high-performing ILL operations which follow are attributed to Mary E. Jackson's study and companion publication: Measuring the Performance of Interlibrary Loan Operations in North American Research and College Libraries , published in May, 1998, by the Association of Research Libraries. The Executive Summary of the report and ordering information may be found at: The results of that study are further summarized in the July 1998, ARL newsletter article: A Spotlight on High-Performing ILL/DD Operations in Research Libraries.

    10. GIS In Libraries
    Digital Chart of the World Server at Penn State University libraries (www.maproom describedas data about the data is crucial to maximizing the use of your

    11. Maximizing Your E-rate
    Is the staff trained in the use of technology page on universal service (see MaximizingYour E Telecommunications Discounts for Schools and libraries for the
    State Library of North Carolina
    Updated December 17, 2001
    Maximizing Your E-rate:
    Making the Most of New Telecommunications Discounts
    for Schools and Libraries
    Satellite Videoconference, June 3, 1997
    The FCC's May 7 ruling makes provisions for discounts on basic telecommunications services, Internet services, and internal connections necessary to access networked resources. The discounts will be available to elementary schools, secondary schools and public libraries. These discounts will range from 20% to 90% and are based on two factors: comparative economic disadvantage and high cost/rurality. Funding available nationwide to support the discounts will have an annual cap of $2.25 billion. Additional amounts may be available in states which elect to create a supplemental fund. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. (Note: when available funds are depleted to $250 million, rules of priority will take effect and subsequent distribution of funds will be in order of need, i.e. high-cost/ high poverty areas first). Under this program, libraries will pay the discounted price and the difference will be distributed directly to the vendor/service provider from the universal service fund. Funding will be available January 1, 1998. Universal Service discounts are available for any telecommunications services. This includes internal connections and equipment necessary for carrying data (e.g. hubs, routers, servers), as well as monthly telecommunications services (phone and datacomm services, Internet service provider fees). Computers, software, training, and purchase of content (e.g. databases, electronic resources) are excluded from eligibility. Services received under the discount must be used for educational purposes only and may not be resold.

    12. About Libraries -Index - Saskatchewan Libraries
    and organizations maximizing their use of information technology in an informed,educated and empowered manner. In this new social context, libraries continue

    Feedback Index Site Search
    About Libraries
    Saskatchewan library careers
    Have you considered a career in a library?
    Does information and technology interest you?
    Do you like detective work?
    Do you like to make order out of chaos?
    Are you passionate about freedom of information?
    Would you like to introduce children to the world of reading?
    Full Information
    How to use libraries
    Find out how to get a library card, borrow materials, get Internet training and more!
    Full Story
    What is a library anyway? Libraries are the most likely place where one can find specific information in an easily accessible, physical location. The social nature of libraries as institutions where like-minded individuals gather and the strong social support that libraries traditionally receive from the general public have been factors in their on-going presence in society. Libraries are essentially democratic and the goal of a library is the improvement of society by helping the individual to understand himself or herself and the world as a whole. Full Story
    Saskatchewan libraries Saskatchewan libraries have always played an essential role in the educational, recreational and cultural enrichment of our province.

    13. Libraries Today - About Libraries - Saskatchewan Libraries
    maximizing their use of information technology in an informed, educated and empoweredmanner. While managing the impact of information technology, libraries

    Feedback Index Site Search
    About Libraries
    Libraries today
    With the emergence of the information age and a knowledge-based society, we are witnessing radical social change. Social institutions - universities, record companies, businesses, etc. - have had to transform themselves and their services in an effort to meet changing social needs. It has been no less of a challenge for libraries. Technology has revolutionized the way information is created, stored, and disseminated and information technology has been the engine of social change, a development that still has many years to maximize its impact. Eventually, from a utopian perspective, the world will become a networked, connected, and wired world of individuals and organizations maximizing their use of information technology in an informed, educated and empowered manner. While managing the impact of information technology, libraries continue to play their historical role in the formation of informed, educated and capable members of society. Educated and skilled access to electronic information resources is one means of coping with information overload - and libraries play a fundamental role in the acquisition of appropriate search skills - but the staggering amount of information available today is problematic. Patrons need help with traditional print collections as societal levels of literacy diminish but also need assistance with the new forms of literacy demanded by information technology.

    14. Project Videonet Survey
    more than 60 percent of public libraries belong to plan, and administrative supportfor maximizing the technology s as policies and pricing for use by outside
    Project Videonet Survey of Videoconferencing Use Among U.S. Public Libraries Survey Conducted - March and April, 2003 Findings Published July 2003 I. Background Over the past five years, videoconferencing has become an important communications technology in many American public libraries. However, many of those libraries, at least in California, have said they could benefit from more information regarding how their peer institutions are purchasing, using, and promoting the technology. In response, Project Videonet recently surveyed nearly 200 equipped public libraries across the country regarding a variety of videoconferencing issues. After analyzing survey findings, we are pleased to publish this "snapshot" of how public libraries are using videoconferencing to better serve their patrons and support their staffs. Major findings, conclusions, and recommendations are below. For more details, please see: II. Major Findings
    • Most public libraries purchase videoconferencing equipment with the help of grant funding or other assistance. Some receive equipment as part of a statewide or regional deployment.

    15. ARL NAILDD Project - Maximizing Access, Minimizing Cost: A Five Year Status Repo
    maximizing Access, Minimizing Cost materials to users at costs that are sustainableto libraries. and payments, and system interoperability via use of standards

    NAILDD Project
    Maximizing Access, Minimizing Cost:
    The Association of Research Libraries
    North American Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (NAILDD) Project
    A Five Year Status Report January, 1998
    Mary E. Jackson

    The 1998 ALA Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans, LA marks the beginning of the five year anniversary of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) North American Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (NAILDD) Project
    At the beginning of 1998, over 70 for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and project participate in the NAILDD Project's Developers/Implementors Group (DIG) and/or the ILL Protocol Implementors Group (IPIG). The DIG is the vehicle by which the NAILDD Project seeks to facilitate collaboration between libraries and a broad constituency of private sector organizations. The DIG is an effort on ARL's part to be proactive consumers. The DIG serves as a forum in which to communicate the library needs to the vendors who could potentially offer these services. ARL seeks a healthy competition in the ILL/DD marketplace and thus encourages all vendors to participate. The IPIG was formed in late 1995 to expedite implementation of the international standard for ILL communication.
    This status report highlights and salutes the responsiveness of some of the more active DIG and IPIG members to the NAILDD Project's technical priorities. The sustained commitment of these organizations and the resources invested to achieve the Project's goals are recognized as key contributions to the future success of library programs and services.

    16. A Spotlight On High-Performing ILL/DD Operations In Research Libraries
    maximizing use of technology is a second characteristic shared by highperformingILL borrowing operations. Nine of the ten research libraries with the very
    A Spotlight on High-Performing ILL/DD Operations in Research Libraries
    What are the characteristics of ILL/DD operations in the ten libraries with the lowest unit costs, the ten with the highest fill rates, or the ten with the fastest turnaround times? How do these high-performing operations differ from the other research library participants? High-Performing Borrowing Operations Nineteen other research libraries ranked in the top ten for a single borrowing performance measure. Thus, a total of 25 research libraries ranked in the top ten for one or more borrowing performance measures. These high-performing borrowing operations share a number of characteristics. User-Initiated Ordering A majority of the top-performing borrowing operations offer electronic user-initiated ordering, either via statewide systems such as OhioLINK or through locally-developed electronic order forms. Systems that pass electronic patron request forms directly to the potential lender or into national messaging systems eliminate the need for ILL staff involvement in these initial steps of the borrowing process. Staff costs represent two-thirds of the borrowing unit cost, so by increasing user-initiated ordering staff costs are lessened and the borrowing unit cost is thus lowered. Maximizing Technology Many of the high-performing borrowing operations use a single ILL messaging system. Workflow and procedures are streamlined when only one system is used, resulting in faster turnaround time and lower unit costs.

    17. Security Sofware Solutions For Libraries
    Enforce Acceptable use Policies. Enforce use policies by ensuring that only authorizedprograms operate. Viruses are frozen out, maximizing your protection.
    “The library has always been a problem location for "hackers" who try to mess up computer settings. Since we ‘froze’ the library workstations, they've been available for work and research, and our hackers have had to go elsewhere for their fun” Volume Licensing Info for Purchasing Department Reduce Support Costs Eliminate Downtime ... Prevent Identity Theft Reduce Support Costs IT managers trying to do more with less use Deep Freeze to substantially eliminate software maintenance requirements and reallocate scarce resources. Deep Freeze automatically restores 100% functionality to achieve zero-maintenance status. Computers can literally run for years without a single problem. Eliminate the need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, install patches, re-image or troubleshoot computers. Eliminate Downtime Avoid the frustration of downtime due to software conflicts, registry and operating system corruption, viral attack, lost network and Internet connections, printer inaccessibility and many other problems. Users achieve full productivity with every restart, when all settings, files and programs are completely restored to 100% of their original configuration.

    18. Chapter 1. OpenGL On Silicon Graphics Systems
    It starts with easyto-use toolkits and libraries with less maximizing PerformanceWith IRIS Performer. by IRIS Performer include data structures to use the CPU
    Chapter 1. OpenGL on Silicon Graphics Systems Prev Next
    Chapter 1. OpenGL on Silicon Graphics Systems
    Silicon Graphics systems allow you to write OpenGL applications that are portable and run well across the Silicon Graphics workstation product line. This chapter introduces the basic issues you need to know about if you want to write an OpenGL application for Silicon Graphics systems. The chapter contains the following topics, which are all discussed in more detail elsewhere in this guide:
    Using OpenGL With the X Window System
    OpenGL is a window-system-independent graphics library. The platform's window system determines where and how the OpenGL application is displayed and how events (user input or other interruptions) are handled. Currently, OpenGL is available for the X Window System, for OS/2, for Windows NT, and for Windows95. If you intend your application to run under several window systems, the application's OpenGL calls can remain unchanged, but window system calls are different for each window system. Note: If you plan to run an application under different window systems, isolate the windowing code to minimize the number of files that must be special for each system.

    19. Maximizing Java Performance On AIX: Part 1-The Basics
    maximizing Java performance on AIX Part 1The basics, e-mail use a third-party profiler,or use the IBM that any Java Native Interface (JNI) libraries must have
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    Contents: Introduction Before you begin Does it go any faster? Tools for the Trade ... Rate this article Related content: Maximizing Java performance on AIX: Part 2 - The need for speed Maximizing Java performance on AIX: Part 3 - More is better Maximizing Java performance on AIX: Part 4 - What goes in Maximizing Java performance on AIX: Part 5 - References and Conclusion Subscriptions: dW newsletters dW Subscription
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    maximizing use of Regional Collections for Teaching and Research Create an umbrella thisorganization would involve research libraries, museums, historic
    "A Sense of Place" Conference
    The entire report, and a list of participants, can be found at . A follow-up is summarized at More than seventy leaders from Philadelphia's culture sector met at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a Future Search conference entitled "A Sense of Place: Creating a Collective Vision for the Cultural Heritage Resources of the Philadelphia Region." The purpose of the event, convened by the William Penn Foundation in mid-November 1999, was to develop approaches to increase the appreciation, utilization, and care of the region's material culture. Leaders from museums, archives, special-collections libraries, historic sites and landscapes were invited to participate, as well as stakeholders from the region's broader community. During these two and a half days, they established common ground and collective goals for the future.
    According to a recent survey of the region's collections, 102 institutions hold more than 61.2 million artifacts. The survey found that documentation is inadequate in more than one-half of the institutions, and storage is substandard in more than one-third. And as collections grow, the gap between what is held and what is accessible grows wider.

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