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Magazines > Computers in Libraries > February 2005

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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 25, NUMBER 2 — February 2005
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Using Technology to Build Relationships


Opening the Portal to Better Relationships 
When academic librarians invited themselves into their university's new portal, they unlocked the door to better campus communication and collaboration.
By Tom Ipri and James H. Sell

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Little Boy Blue Goes High-Tech: Providing Customers with Topic-Driven Content
Looking for a way to organize your Web links to maximize patron usage and minimize staff time? This article tells how the Kansas City Public Library's Web team created Subject Guides--Web pages that contain a variety of content focusing on a single topic--to help users quickly find information.
By David King

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Libraries and Nonprofits Add Up to Profitable Community PartnershipsClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
"Hey! You got your nonprofit in my library!" "You got your library in my nonprofit!" Read about how staffers at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Ind., decided to create and host Web sites for local nonprofit organizations. Two great resources that work great together.
By Jeanne Holba Puacz
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Establishing and Expanding a Web Community Called NorthStarNetClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
An Illinois library system started an online community 10 years ago with a mere four libraries. Now, more than 50 libraries and nearly 900 local organizations belong to the community. With a new "town hall" (server and admin tools), it continues to thrive.
By Alan Minarik and Christina Stoll
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The View from the Top Left Corner
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 
By Michael Schuyler
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The Systems Librarian
Plotting a New Course for Metasearch
By Marshall Breeding
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Building Digital Libraries
New Technology's Surprising Security Threats
By Terence K. Huwe
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Online Treasures

By Janet L. Balas
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Editor's Notes
Opening Doors to Relationships
By Kathy Dempsey

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Noted & Quoted

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ask techman
by D. Scott Brandt
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How to Write for CIL

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Helping You Buy: PC Management Software 
By Richard Wayne
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Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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