Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Need More Money?

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Need More Money?

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Does anyone out there have more money than they need? Can I have a show of hands, please? OK, I don't see any hands going up out there. What a surprise.

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It's become a running joke (although not a funny one) that libraries never get enough money. There are so many products and services that you're capable of delivering to your constituents, yet you never get to offer some of them because there's not enough money to start them or to support them. Most librarians that I know have been masterful at "doing more with less" for many years. Now that skill is more important than ever. Although it seems that funding has gotten a little easier to come by in some states, it's still a struggle. Hence, we're revisiting the topic again with this month's theme, Technology on a Budget.

So for you readers who want (or need) to squeeze even more out of your precious dollars, here's help and hope. These features tell you how to free up staff time by making a common process self-service (p. …

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