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VOLUME 26, NUMBER 10 November/December 2006
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Hip High-Tech


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DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Notes
Use Today’s News to Plan for Tomorrow
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Newsline Page 37
Newsline Reports
Library of the Future Award Presented to Pace University Library at ALA 2006, Apply for 2007 Award Now
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 40
Books to Check Out Page 41
Noted & Quoted Page 42
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Priceless Images: Getting Started with Flickr
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 44
FEATURES

Gear Up Your Research Guides with the Emerging OPML Codes
Outline Processor Markup Language is an emerging format that can allow you to create customized research packages to push to patrons. It’s a way to gather collections of Web resources (links, RSS feeds, multimedia files), organize them as outlines, and publish them in a format that others can share and even subscribe to.
By Kimberley Wilcox

Page 6

Launching into the Podcast/Vodcast Universe
Reading this “captain’s log” about successfully launching podcasts and a vodcast (video podcast) will prepare you for your own journey into this universe. The captain’s experiences and maneuvers help chart a course that you can follow when your library’s launch window is ready.
By Jo Ann Sampson

Page 10
Building an Ajax Application from Scratch
If you want to refresh your Web pages in a more pleasing way, try using Ajax. No, not the cleaning product, and not that kind of “refresh.” This Ajax is the way to use Web technologies that work together to refresh sections of Web pages to allow almost instant responses to user input. (This Ajax quickly refreshes once sent, not refreshes one scent.)
By Jason A. Clark
Page 16
COLUMNS

AccessibleIT
Virtual Reference Services for the Print Impaired: Separate, but Not Equal
By Lori Bell and Tom Peters

Page 24

The Systems Librarian
Technology for the Next Generation
By Marshall Breeding

Page 28

Building Digital Libraries
Social Networking Mixes the Hip with the Proven
By Terence K. Huwe

Page 31
Online Treasures
Are E-Books Finally Poised to Succeed?
By Janet L. Balas
Page 34
ADVERTISING
Library Tech Connection Page 47
Index to Advertisers Page 48

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