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Computers in Libraries
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VOLUME 24, NUMBER 3 March 2004
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Library Systems Management

FEATURES

Turning Patrons into Partners When Choosing an Integrated Library System[Full Text]
During the lengthy process of choosing a new ILS, many players are involved: systems staff, directors, deans, vendors, sales reps, and consultants. Still, there's another team that you might want to bring into the process--your users. Can students and faculty members really be helpful in making such a big technical and financial decision? It's already been done, and we tell you how.
by Terry Ryan

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Know How to Integrate Services to Make Libraries Easier to Use
As the saying goes, "it's not what you know, but who you know." But in this case, it really is what you know about integrating systems that matters, if you want your patrons to be able to use them more easily. Don't know how? This feature will point the way!
by Kyle Banerjee

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Two Critical Stages for a Successful ILS Migration:
System Profiling and Data Conversion
There are many important steps to complete when you're changing over to a new integrated library system. This author has chosen two that she believes are the most crucial, and here she tells you what to consider and what to watch out for as you go through those two stages of a migration.
by Qin Zhu

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COLUMNS

The View from the Top Left Corner
The 21st Century Is Here, and It Uses 19th-Century Technology
by Michael Schuyler

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Building Digital Libraries
Convergence of Interlibrary Loan and Local Collections
by Terence K. Huwe

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Online Treasures
Adding Substance, Not Just Frills, to a Library's Online Catalog[Full Text]
by Janet L. Balas

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The Systems Librarian
The Challenge of Integration
by Marshall Breeding

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DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Notes
Performing Integral Functions [Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey

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Newsline [Full Text]

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ask techman
by D. Scott Brandt

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Noted & Quoted Page 53
SPECIAL SECTIONS

Helping You Buy: RFID
by Diane Marie Ward

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CIL 2003 Exhibit Directory Advertising Page 50
ADVERTISING
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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