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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 23, NUMBER 6 June 2003
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Building Digital Collections


Castles Made of Sand: Building Sustainable Digitized Collections Using XML
When he began to use XML, this author visualized the items in his collections as grains of sand that could be used and reused, shaped, and restructured. That way, his data would be usable in the future, even when technological changes wash over the digital landscape.
by Bart Ragon

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Preserving the 'Athens of Indiana' Through Digitization
A Midwestern town's aging historical records and images faced ruin. To save its crumbling past, this library dedicated time and money to excavating its records and scanning its books and historical documents, preserving them through digitization.
by Bill Helling

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Military Medical History Is Being Saved in a Digital Archive
Talk about special collections! These military medical history documents from wars past needed to be preserved, and careful digitization was the answer.
by Karen Caron

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Your Collection Is Online and the Honeymoon's Over: Now What?
If you think your job is done once you've scanned your stuff and built a nice digital collection, think again. You still have users, and they still need your help. Here's how one group chose to deal with this permanent relationship.
by Anna Maria Mihalega and Edward A. Galloway

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Migrating Records from Proprietary Software to RTF, HTML, and XML
When a vendor of proprietary software decided it would no longer support its old product, it was a wake-up call for the Australian governmental librarians who relied on it to keep some of their most important records. They managed the conversion just in time.
by Elizabeth Reuben

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The View from the Top Left Corner
C3PO Returns; World Rejoices: Kitsap's Getting a New System
by Michael Schuyler

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Online Treasures
Technology Wish List: I Want the Computer from Star Trek
by Janet L. Balas

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The Systems Librarian
Building a Digital Library of Television News
by Marshall Breeding

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Coming Full Circle
Digital Distraction
by Andrew K. Pace

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Digital Librarianship
Create Digitally Enhanced Bibliographies with Public Domain Databases
by Péter Jacsó

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Editor's Notes
Do More than Just Scan This Issue
by Kathy Dempsey
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People & Places Page 42

ILS Marketplace: CIL's Quarterly Series on Library Automation Markets
June 2003: School Libraries
by Pamela Cibbarelli

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Library Tech Connection Page 63
Index to Advertisers Page 63

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