Computers in Libraries July/August 2000
Volume 20, Number 7
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This Month: Buyer’s Guide and Consultants Directory 2000

Editor's Notes
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year[Full Text]
by Kathy Miller
Special Buyer’s Guide Features
PC Systems for the Connected Desktop: Networking in the 21st Century[Full Text]
by Eric Flower
Managing the Transition to a New  Library Catalog: Tips for Smooth Sailing[Full Text]
by William Doering
Product and Service Directory
Products and Services by Category
Do you need to know who sells software or security devices, where to go to compare specs and prices on CD-ROM towers, or which companies can help you with MARC record formatting? Turn to the category you’re interested in and you’ll see the major suppliers of the hardware, software, information, or service. There are over 250 categories in five areas:
Hardware 30
Information for Sale 32
Services 38
Software 44
Supplies 50
Products and Services by Vendor
Do you have a long-term working relationship with a particular vendor, but are not sure whether that vendor offers some new type of product or service you now need? Look up your vendor—and others—here and find out. 
Products and Services by Brand Name
If you know a product by name but can’t recall the supplier or manufacturer, check here to find it. All respondents’ product names are listed alphabetically.
Consultants Directory
Do you need help determining your networking requirements? Are you considering retrofitting your library building to meet new technology requirements? Find the expertise you’re looking for through this directory of people and companies that provide consulting services to libraries.
Company Listings  
Addresses of Companies
This section comprises an up-to-date, alphabetized directory of companies that do business with the library market. Where available, we’ve added e-mail and Web addresses to the phone, fax, and regular street address information.
Library Tech Connection 109
Index to Advertisers 110

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