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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 26, NUMBER 6 — June 2006
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Info Literacy/Tech Literacy


Rustling Up a Web Site Without Much Money
Patience is not only a virtue—it can be a money-saver as well. Read how this prairie librarian hired a ranch hand from a software company and set up a win-win situation. Now these partners are improving the library’s Web site, slowly but surely—and affordably!
By Anne Warrington and Debra Greig

Page 6

Students Beat the Queue and Produce Their Own Library Cards
One way to save money—and time—is to transform more of your duties into patron self-service actions. In a U.K. university, this systems librarian cobbled together a low-cost solution that allowed incoming students to make their own library cards. It got the job done about four times faster than the old way; pleasing both staff and students.
By Laurence Lockton

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Building a Digital Library on a Shoestring
You really can manage to create a digital library on a small budget, and these women from USC have proven that. By thinking smart, planning ahead, and collaborating as often as possible, they’re preserving images for the ages. Here’s how they did it.
By Kate Foster Boyd and Alma Creighton
Page 14

The Systems Librarian
Comprehensive Cost Planning Yields Successful Tech Projects
By Marshall Breeding

Page 26

Building Digital Libraries
Life Without a Systems Office
By Terence K. Huwe

Page 29

The Weakest Link: Is It Your Web Site?
By Lori Bell and Tom Peters

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Online Treasures
Facing Budget Cuts: Must We Rob Peter to Pay Paul?
By Janet L. Balas
Page 36
Editor’s Notes
Need More Money?
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Books to Check Out Page 40
Newsline Page 41
Noted & Quoted Page 45
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Online Cool on a Budget
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 48
Helping You Buy
Security-Control Software
By Richard Wayne
Page 21
How to Write for CIL Page 39
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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