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Computers in Libraries
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VOLUME 24, NUMBER 8 September 2004
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Making the Most of What You Have

FEATURES

I've Gathered a Basket of Communication and Collaboration Tools
There's a bushel of communication and collaboration tools to choose from these days. Unsure of which to pick? This academic librarian scanned the field, tested many of them, and implemented wikis, blogs, forums, and more. Here she shares her juicy tidbits to help you pick your own basket of tools.
by May Chang

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Revving Up with a Technology Tuneup[Full Text]
Most people want to get the best possible performance from their current cars when they don't have the money to buy new ones. Likewise, you need to get the most out of your current automation products until you can afford to upgrade. See how these folks tuned up their systems to get a lot more out of what they already had.
by Janetta Waterhouse

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Tailoring Oversized Courseware to Fit Our Small Library
Often you find software that's great, but that doesn't quite fit your particular needs. Instead of giving up on it, you can sometimes alter it to fit you perfectly. This trio tailored some oversized courseware to fit its school's smaller stature.
by Lisa McColl, Jaclyn Jones, and Cait Kokolus

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Information Professionals Stay Free in the MarcEdit Metadata Suite
If you're looking for a set of tools that will help you with MARC coding and conversion, you should check into the MarcEdit suite. Its creator has built in many useful features, and, best of all, everything is free.
by Terry Reese
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COLUMNS

The View from the Top Left Corner
We're Live! We're Up! We're on Sirsi!
by Michael Schuyler

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The Systems Librarian
Custom Applications That Power the Vanderbilt Television News Archive
by Marshall Breeding

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Online Treasures
Considering Open Source Software[Full Text]
by Janet L. Balas

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Building Digital Libraries
Keep Those Web Skills Current
by Terence K. Huwe

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DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Notes
Fall Brings Political Talks, New Themes [Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey

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Newsline [Full Text]

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Newsline Reports
'Big Shots' from ALA
by Kathy Dempsey

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Ask Techman
by D. Scott Brandt
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Noted & Quoted Page 58
The In Box Page 60
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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