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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 23, NUMBER 1 January 2003
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology
The Mom-and-Pop-Shop Approach to Usability Studies
Improve users' visits to your Web site by doing as any smart business would do: Lay out a logical floor plan, create pleasant displays and windows, and stock your shelves high with information! Find out how customers want to navigate your "store" in this ground-up approach to creating and implementing a usability study.
by David King
Page 12
Earning the Stamp of Approval: How to Achieve Optimal Usability[Full Text]
When the users of this government library heard that its Web site was going to be revamped, they worried that it might not meet the original's high standard. Here's how the librarians there listened to their customers, trained staff, and conducted usability testing to make sure they met their users' expectations.
by Susan Makar
Page 16
A Tale of Two Needs: Usability Testing and Library Orientation
Since there's never enough time for all your tasks, it makes sense to start combining tasks to achieve two goals with one project. This trio used their library orientation sessions as chances to perform Web site usability testing on new students. Read their reasoning, procedures, and results and see if this idea might work for you too.
by Janet Crum, Dolores Judkins, and Laura Zeigen
Page 22
Getting Two for the Price of One: Accessibility and Usability
If you're a fan of two-for-one deals, you'll be glad to know this: Much of the coding that makes your Web site more user-friendly also makes it meet tandards for Web accessibility for disabled patrons. So if you design carefully, you've done lots of your ADA work too! Let this state library tech specialist show you tricks.
by Cheryl H. Kirkpatrick
Page 26
The View from the Top Left Corner
Meaningful Web Statistics? Now You're Hitting on Something!
by Michael Schuyler
Page 38
The Systems Librarian
What You Can Expect from The Systems Librarian
by Marshall Breeding
Page 47
Coming Full Circle
The Usability Toolbox[Full Text]
by Andrew K. Pace
Page 50
Digital Librarianship
Search Software Usability Issues
by Péter Jacsó
Page 53
Online Treasures
How to Make Your Library's Web Site Your Patrons' Favorite
by Janet L. Balas
Page 55
Editor's Notes 
Great New Content in CIL[Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey 
Page 6
Newsline[Full Text] Page 8
Newsline Reports
LITA Forum 2002: 'Making Connections' in Houston
by Andrew K. Pace and Timothy S. Mori
Page 9
People & Places Page 58
ILS Marketplace: CIL's Quarterly Series on Library Automation Markets
January 2003: Public Libraries
by Pamela Cibbarelli
Page 31
CIL 2002 Conference Preview Page 41
How to Contribute to CIL[Full Text] Page 46
Library Tech Connection [PDF]  Page 70
Index to Advertisers Page 71

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