Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Great New Content in CIL. (Editor's Notes)

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Great New Content in CIL. (Editor's Notes)

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Happy New Year, and welcome to Computers in Libraries 2003. As is the norm for "all things January," we've got some fresh new stuff going on to kick off the year.

First, we have a new series of articles that will run throughout this year. It's called ILS Marketplace: CIL's Quarterly Series on Library Automation Markets. In this series, which brings CIL back to its roots in library systems, guru Pamela Cibbarelli delivers a wealth of information that you can use to compare ILS products. With information from her exhaustive surveys, Cibbarelli delivers the facts on features that vendors offer now, and on what they have in the works. The resulting charts let you do side-by-side product comparisons. And to add even more value, Cibbarelli surveyed librarians who use each of these systems, and she's encapsulated their opinions on how these products work in real-life situations.

So you'll want to turn straight to page 31 and dive in. This first article covers ILS software for public libraries. We'll deliver the same for other market segments: corporate/special libraries (April), school (June), and academic (November/December). If you want to fill out a user rating survey, simply go to http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/survey/default.htm.

My second piece of news is just as exciting. We have a new columnist, who many of you may be familiar with already. CIL welcomes Marshall Breeding, the widely known systems expert who halls from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. …

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