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Engineering our own library catalog

Computers in libraries [February 2001]


Copyright (c) 2001 Information Today

Abstract: In a company that fosters a spirit of innovation, these special librarians were encouraged to build their own online catalog, customized to the needs of their engineer patrons, instead of purchasing a commercial one. See how they did it, and what they would have done differently.

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Computers in libraries
Publication Info:Volume 21 Number 2
Issue:February 2001
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
Notes:Issue Theme: Customizing Services to Benefit Library Patrons~Sara R. Tompson, director of library services, holds an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois. She is a past president of the Illinois chapter of the Special Libraries Association and co-author ofSpecial Libraries: A Guide for Management (1997), as well as numerous articles. Her e-mail address is George L. Goehring, systems analyst, holds an A.S. in computer science as well as a computer-aided drafting and design degree. He is certified in programming in multiple manufacturing machinery and has extensive VisualBasic programming experience. His e-mail address is
Subject: Library automation systems -- locally developed
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Record Number:8552
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