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Technology for the Information Commons in a Special Library

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Author(s)

Nancy Allmang, Rosa Liu

Abstract

Recently, Information Commons has become a buzzword with two meanings--a gathering place for collaborating and sharing new technologies, or a virtual spot for disseminating intellectual information. This case study highlights technologies utilized by a special library to provide its customers with both. Hear how the library upgraded its wireless laptop lending program to a WiFi Protected Access network and added a PDF/OCR scanning station and Instant Messaging reference. Learn how it is introducing federated searching, a knowledge management project to create a digital library, open-access journals as ejournals holdings, and new e-resources.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings| Computers in Libraries Conference | 20th Annual Conference
Conference Dates
March 16-18, 2005
Conference Title
Computers in Libraries (CIL)

Keywords

information commons, instant messaging, library of the future, library scanning station, library technology, NIKE, NIST Virtual Library, wireless upgrade

Citation

Allmang, N. and Liu, R. (2005), Technology for the Information Commons in a Special Library, Proceedings| Computers in Libraries Conference | 20th Annual Conference (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created March 1, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017