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Computers in Libraries
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VOLUME 27, NUMBER 1 — January 2007
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: The New Face of Libraries

 
FEATURES

Transformative Sharing with Instant Messaging, Wikis, Interactive Maps, and Flickr
This author explains how sharing and love can overcome staff FUD (fear, uncertainly, and doubt). He got his colleagues to use social sharing tools, including instant messaging, wikis, maps, and Flickr, to transform the Web-based “face” of his library into a happy place of high-tech sharing.
By Darren Chase

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Get a (Second) Life! Prospecting for Gold in a 3-D World
Second Life is a virtual world where participants can do just about anything they can in real life. That includes reading and research! So some forward-thinking techies have opened a library “in-world” to fill residents’ needs.
By Lori Bell, Tom Peters, and Kitty Pope

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Building a Library Web Site on the Pillars of Web 2.0
Here’s a great explanation of what Web 2.0 actually is and how you can implement it in your library. This author identifies six pillars that she used as the foundation for rebuilding her library’s Web site so it would be “more 2.0.”
By Karen A. Coombs
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Mission IM-possible: Starting an Instant Message Reference Service Using Trillian
Librarians at a small liberal arts college thought it might be “IM-possible” for them to “IM-plement” a chat reference service. But they found that using instant messaging (IM) instead allowed them to accomplish their mission successfully.
By Ronalee Ciocco and Alice Huff

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COLUMNS

The Systems Librarian
Spam Wars: The Battle of the Formbots
By Marshall Breeding

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Building Digital Libraries
Surfing the Library 2.0 Wave
By Terence K. Huwe

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Online Treasures
eLearning About Library 2.0
By Janet L. Balas

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Libraries in Computers
Introducing Libraries in Computers
By Daniel Chudnov
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DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Notes
Out with the Old, In with the New
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Books to Check Out Page 47
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Get Online, Get Found, Get in the Know!
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 48
Noted & Quoted Page 50
SPECIAL SECTIONS
How to Write for CIL Page 9
Computers in Libraries 2007 Conference Preview Page 21
ADVERTISING
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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