Computers in Libraries

Cover Image• VOLUME 22, NUMBER 10 — NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2002 • 
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology 

This Month: Web Site Management

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A Task Management System to Cure Your 'Webmaster Blues'[Full Text]
Disorganized Web maintenance getting you down? These once-overwhelmed librarians describe their remedy: an automated system that streamlines Web-update and new-page requests.
by Kevin Cullen and Michelle Mach
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Test, Edit, Repeat: Steps to Improve Your Web Site
Not satisfied with high usage statistics, this academic library put its Web site to the test, conducting two rounds of usability studies. They discovered that even a successful first draft can improve with multiple revisions.
by Stephanie Willen Brown
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Can We Cook Up a Polytechnic Portal from Scratch? Can Lah![Full Text]
When the Temasek Polytechnic Library in Singapore decided to build a portal, librarians there began gathering ingredients to go into it—until they realized they were all working from different recipes! Here's how they cooked up a successful portal.
by Debby R. Wegener
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Why Linux Works for Libraries
If you think that Linux isn't for libraries, or that it's not really functional, or that it's just plain scary, then read this article. Learn what Linux can do and hear about just how easy it is to work with this "alternative" operating system.
by Paul H. Lewis
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The HEP Test for Grading Web Site Usability
Want a solid test that you can use to judge any Web site? Use this detailed checklist as one way to evaluate design, content, usefulness, etc.
by Steven Turner
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Web Design
Have you made any major mistakes in Web site functionality? Take this quick test to find out, then read the tips on how to fix the faux pas.
by Beth Carpenter
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The View from the Top Left Corner
Bar Codes: A Relic of the 20th Century
by Michael Schuyler
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Techman's TechPage
Managing Your Web Site Management Training
by D. Scott Brandt
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Online Treasures
Once Upon a Time, Librarians Managed Card Catalogs
by Janet L. Balas
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Digital Librarianship
Good and Bad Examples of Government Portals
by Péter Jacsó
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Editor's Notes 
Going Back to Our Roots[Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey 
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Newsline[Full Text] Page 8
People & Places Page 56
How to Contribute to CIL 2002[Full Text] Page 59
Library Tech Connection [PDF]  Page 69
Index to Advertisers Page 71
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