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Magazines > Computers in Libraries > May 2004
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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 24, NUMBER 5 May 2004
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Promoting Your Library's Technology


Bilingual Virtual Reference: It's Better Than Searching the Open Web
Effectuez-vous des recherches en français? A Canadian systems librarian outlines bilingual VR planning and deployment considerations and relates what he went through while trying to set up a French/English VR system. He also offers tips on selecting an optimal software package to support such a service.
by Pascal Lupien

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Promoting Geographic Information System Usage Across Campus[Full Text]
Setting up a geographic information system lab was the easy part for a pair of librarians at Weber State University (Utah). The bigger challenge has been going to each department, talking with faculty members, and proving the value of GIS for each discipline via face time, demos, and workshops.
by Shaun Spiegel and JaNae Kinikin

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Branding Helped to Promote Our Library and Its Technology
The PR coordinator for the St. Paul Public Library and its Friends group recounts an identity makeover undertaken during the library's recent renovation. The program's goals were standardizing the system's brand across its 12 branches and launching a new, nontraditional public image to coincide with the Grand Reopening of the central library.
by Sejan Yun

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The View from the Top Left Corner
Wi-Fi Saves Local Newspaper (for a Day)
by Michael Schuyler

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Online Treasures
It's Time to Prove Our Mettle
by Janet L. Balas

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The Systems Librarian
The Trend Toward Outsourcing the ILS:
Recognizing the Benefits of Shared Systems
by Marshall Breeding

Page 36

Building Digital Libraries
Being Organic Gives Reference Librarians the Edge over Computers[Full Text]
by Terence K. Huwe

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Editor's Notes
Promotion Is Like Chinese Food [Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey

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Newsline [Full Text]

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Noted & Quoted

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ask techman
by D. Scott Brandt
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Helping You Buy: Virtual Reference Systems
by Olivia Olivares

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How to Contribute to CIL

Page 49
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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