Computers in Libraries

Cover Image VOLUME 21, NUMBER 9 OCTOBER 2001  
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology 

This Month: Making Sure Everyone Has Access to Information

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How We Renovated Our Library, Physically and Electronically, for Handicapped Patrons
This article offers a great explanation of how one organization designed and set up workstations that can serve patrons with various disabilities. The authors from this state library discuss how they chose furniture, hardware, and software, and also began the daunting task of upgrading their 700-page Web site.
by Cheryl H. Kirkpatrick and Catherine Buck Morgan
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How We Work to Make the Web Speak[Full Text]
There's a group in Denmark that focuses specifically on teaching electronic content providers how to make their Web sites accessible to people who have impairments of their sight, hearing, or motor skills. This author gives specific tips about what to do to your Web site, along with examples of the success she's had so far.
by Susie Christensen
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New Mexico Tribal Libraries: Bridging the Digital Divide[Full Text]
If the phrase "heartwarming technology" seems like an oxymoron to you, then you'll want to read this article. You'll learn how a computer-donation program from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been expanding the horizons of Native Americans who live in the remote deserts of the Southwest.
by Jessica Dorr and Richard Akeroyd
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Finding Our Way Through the Maze of Adaptive Technology
When these librarians decided to buy adaptive technology, they took to heart a phrase that's popular with differently abled people: "Nothing about us without us." So the library formed a focus group of local patrons with various disabilities. The group's input had a great effect on the purchasing decisions.
by Anne Little and Kathleen Millington
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How Librarians Serve People in Prison
If you've ever wondered about how people in prison access information, this article will satisfy your curiosity. Follow this prison librarian through the gates, through the security check, and into the world of delivering legal information to inmates. Prison libraries change lives!
by Rebecca Dixen and Stephanie Thorson
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The View from the Top Left Corner 
Red Alert! Worms, Hackers, and Viruses
by Michael Schuyler
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Online Treasures
Many a Slip
by Janet L. Balas
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Building Digital Libraries
Making Your Digital Library Accessible
by Kim Guenther
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Coming Full Circle
Be Careful What You Wish For
by Andrew K. Pace
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Editor's Notes
Expectations Exceeded![Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey 
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Newsline[Full Text] Page 8
People & Places Page 68
How to Contribute to CIL 2002[Full Text] Page 57
Library Tech Connection [PDF] Page 71
Index to Advertisers Page 72
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