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Building User-Oriented Web Sites For Archives, R Philip Reynolds Jan 1996

Building User-Oriented Web Sites For Archives, R Philip Reynolds

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For years the banking industry did not consider electronic services for customers as "real" business. Then in 1994, a study entitled "New Paradigms in Retail Banking" by the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) and First Manhattan Consulting Group revealed that more than half of all retail banking transactions occurred by way of an electronic medium. People were no longer going to their branch offices, but conducted business with their phones, PCs, and ATM cards. Suddenly banking executives stopped asking "Why should we offer electronic services?" and started asking "Why aren't we offering electronic services?" This same revolution in thought is inevitable …


Finding Your Genealogical Roots: Research Centers In Springfield Illinois, R Philip Reynolds Jan 1996

Finding Your Genealogical Roots: Research Centers In Springfield Illinois, R Philip Reynolds

Librarian and Staff Publications

As the Capital of Illinois, Springfield is the home of a wide variety of genealogical collections. Illinois land offered as a bounty for service in the war of 1812 Stimulated early settlement. Farmers from overworked Eastern states migrated to the rich prairies of Illinois. Later immigrants from Europe reached Illinois through lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. Following the Civil War, Illinois became the starting point for many in the westward migration.

Visitors to Springfield can find records left by their ancestors whether they setled in Illinois or used it as a jumping off point to the West. Research Facilities …