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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 26, NUMBER 2 — February 2006
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: How You Deliver Info Better than the Web


Delivering Services to Patrons’ Doorsteps
People have become accustomed to the convenience of ordering products and services online and having them delivered right to their doorsteps. Librarians can give that same great service by using e-mail notification systems and LAMP applications.
By Robert P. Rynkiewicz

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Preparing for the Birth of Our Library Blog
Really good blogs don’t just happen naturally. Just as expectant parents need to do a lot of planning before baby’s arrival, bloggers-to-be need to plan and prepare before taking on the day-to-day responsibilities of their own little ones.
By Joanna Blair and Cathy Cranston

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The Nuts and Bolts of Delivering New Technical Reports via Database–Generated RSS Feeds
You keep hearing about how great RSS is and how easy it can be to implement. But exactly what is the code like, and what challenges might arise? This corporate librarian explains the nuts and bolts of how she set up RSS feeds to push her library’s valuable reports out to the people who need them.
By Qin Zhu
Page 24

The Systems Librarian
Addicted to Data
By Marshall Breeding

Page 29

Is Web Conferencing Software Ready for the Big Time?
By Lori Bell and Tom Peters

Page 32
Building Digital Libraries
Some Best Practices for Personalizing Outreach
By Terence K. Huwe
Page 36

Online Treasures
The Social Ties That Bind
By Janet L. Balas

Page 39
Editor’s Notes
Librarians Are Getting Pushy
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Newsline Page 42
Books to Check Out Page 49
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
How and Why to Try a Blog for Staff Communication
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 50
Noted & Quoted Page 52

Helping You Buy
Link Resolver Tools
By Ross Singer

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CIL 2006 Conference Preview Page 45
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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