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VOLUME 24, NUMBER 6 June 2004
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Managing Computers For Staff And The Public

FEATURES

Drowning in PC Management: Could a Linux Solution Save Us?
Short on funding and IT staff, a Western Canada library struggled to provide adequate public computing resources. Staff turned to a Linux-based solution that supports up to 10 users from a single computer, and blends Web browsing and productivity applications with session management, Internet filtering, and user authentication.
by Kathleen A. Peters

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Accessing PCs Remotely Across a Rural County Library System
Systems administrators for a rural Oregon library system explain how a DameWare deployment enables them to sit at their own desks and fix PCs at far-away branches. They can view a screen for a phone-based walk-through, tweak registry files in stealth mode, and even log on and troubleshoot a remotely located machine in the end user's absence.
by Carol McGeehon and Don Millar

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Installing and Managing PC Time-Control Software
Employees of a West Virginia library system were tired of intervening in frequent patron fights over the public access PCs. Implementing time-control software for an automated session reservation/management service reduced the conflict.
by Jennifer Dawson

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An Overview of Public Access Computer Software Management Tools for Libraries[Full Text]
An IT decision maker gives an overview of public access PC software that's useful in controlling session length and scheduling, Internet access, print output, security, and the latest headaches: spyware and adware.
by Richard Wayne
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COLUMNS

The View from the Top Left Corner
Managing Minions and Milestones[Full Text]
by Michael Schuyler

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Online Treasures
Managing Public Access Computers and the People Who Use Them
by Janet L. Balas

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Coming Full Circle
The Atkins Diet for Library Computing
by Andrew K. Pace

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The Systems Librarian
Platform Evolution: From Dumb Terminals to PCs to the Web and Beyond
by Marshall Breeding

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DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Notes
Managing Technology and Its Consequences [Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey

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Newsline [Full Text]

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Newsline Reports
People from Around the World Gather in D.C. for CIL Conference
by Kathy Dempsey and Adrienne Edwards

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ask techman
by D. Scott Brandt
Page 57
Noted & Quoted Page 58
SPECIAL SECTIONS

How to Write for CIL

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ADVERTISING
Library Tech Connection Page 63
Index to Advertisers Page 64

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