Computers in Libraries

Cover Image VOLUME 22, NUMBER 8 SEPTEMBER 2002  
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology 

This Month: The Latest Protocols

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FEATURES
No More Alphabet Soup: Tech Acronyms Explained
Do you wish you understood all that tech jargon you keep seeing, but you have too much on your plate to really get down to learning it? Become fluent without being overwhelmed with this quick guide to acronyms. They're a mouthful!
by Shirley Duglin Kennedy
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Remote Patron Validation: Posting a Proxy Server at the Digital Doorway
Patrons today expect to be able to use library resources from remote locations, but allowing remote access can make your systems vulnerable. Here's how you can get security in place to guard your valuable property and protect your users.
by Peter Webster
Page 18
Understanding the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative
If you've been avoiding terms like "OAI" and "metadata," fear no more. Well-known tech guru Marshall Breeding demystifies the Open Archives Initiative and explains how its "harvesting" protocol lets users reap the information they need more easily.
by Marshall Breeding
Page 24
How Does XML Help Libraries?[Full Text]
Is XML the Next Big Thing, the markup language that's going to revolutionize MARC, libraries, and information access? Well, maybe. This author explains exactly what XML can do for librarians ... and points out what it can't do.
by Kyle Banerjee
Page 30
COLUMNS
The View from the Top Left Corner
Deep Thought's Great-Grandson on the Horizon
by Michael Schuyler
Page 36
Online Treasures
What Is This XML Thing and Why Do I Need to Know About It?
by Janet L. Balas
Page 39
Coming Full Circle
'Standard' Issue: Defining Standards and Protocols [Full Text]
by Andrew K. Pace
Page 42
Digital Librarianship
XML and Digital Librarians
by Péter Jacsó
Page 49
DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Notes
Don't Be Afraid to Dig In[Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey
Page 6
Newsline[Full Text] Page 8
Newsline Reports
Library of the Future Award Winner Overcame Challenges to Unite Its Region
by Kathy Dempsey
Page 10
The In Box  Page 12
People & Places Page 50
SPECIAL SECTION
How to Contribute to CIL Page 35
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