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Vol. 28 No. 8 — September 2008
EDITOR'S NOTES
Write for Us Next Year
by Dick Kaser

Welcome back from whatever you did this summer.

I took the little extra time that the doldrums of dog days always bring to work on the CIL editorial calendar for next year. The themes are now set. See the ad in this issue or consult our website: www.infotoday.com/cilmag.

The overall theme for next year will be Empowering and Transforming Libraries With Information Technology. The series will start with an update on the trend toward virtual libraries.

We’re already starting to work on that issue, so if you have a case study that relates to virtual reference, virtual cataloging, or anything else that involves remote workers or remote users, drop us a query. More details are at the magazine’s website. The query deadline for the virtual libraries issue is Sept. 30.

In this issue, we’re following up on the excellent “Helping You Buy Electronic Resource Management Systems” article that columnist Marshall Breeding published in our July/August Buyer’s Guide issue. The two stories in this issue look alternatively at using a simple homegrown free system (which you can download from the author’s site) and, at the other end of the spectrum, working with a major vendor to obtain and customize an “out-of-the-box,” commercial ERM solution for tracking your content licenses and controlling your digital content collections.

The issue also includes a program preview for ITI’s upcoming Internet Librarian conference (in Monterey), an article on building an information resource, and an amusing piece on how to get what you want from your IT folks by learning how to communicate with them better.

We look forward to seeing you at Internet Librarian and Internet Librarian International (in London) next month. In the meantime, please plan to write for us by pitching us a query. The full lineup of themes and writing opportunities for 2009 is on our website.

Dick Kaser, VP, Content
kaser@infotoday.com

 

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