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Magazines > Computers in Libraries > November/December 2007

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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 27, NUMBER 10 — November/December 2007
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Hip Hi-Tech


Internet2 and Libraries: Serving Your Communities at the Speed of Light
The super-fast, fiber-optic backbone of Internet2 is available to many libraries and educational institutions. In fact, you may already have access but not know it. Internet2’s capabilities can improve the way you serve your community. Learn how to get involved!
By James Werle and Louis Fox

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Mashing Up Multiple Web Feeds Using Yahoo! Pipes
Here’s yet another way to mash up services for the convenience of your customers. Read about how to use Yahoo! Pipes and see what sorts of ideas bubble up in your mind.
By Jody Condit Fagan

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My Virtual Assistant Saves the Day
Feeling overwhelmed by reference questions or underwhelmed by the usefulness of your FAQ file? One solo librarian was, until she used a software application to build a “virtual assistant.” Now she works more efficiently and answers many more questions every day.
By Lorette S. J. Weldon
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It’s Time to Use a Wiki as Part of Your Web Site
A number of libraries have wikis in addition to their Web sites. But one man discovered how to use a wiki as part of his library’s site in such a way that staffers can change the pages whenever they need to, but patrons cannot. So his site has evolved to include the best of both worlds.
By Tim Ribaric
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Building Digital Libraries
In 2007, Community-Building Tools Rule
By Terence K. Huwe
Page 31

Online Treasures
Of iPhones and Ebooks: Will They Get Together?
By Janet L. Balas

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The Systems Librarian
It’s Time to Break the Mold of the Original ILS
By Marshall Breeding

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Libraries in Computers
The Multi-Touch Tipping Point for Reading Online
By Daniel Chudnov

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Editor’s Notes
A Cornucopia of High-Tech Stories
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Building a Community: Create Your Own Social Network
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 46
Noted & Quoted Page 48
Books to Check Out Page 50
How to Write for CIL Page 30
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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