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Volume 37, Number 1 - January/February 2013

EDITORIAL

FrontLines
Page 4
Disruptive change can make us nervous, but it should also become a vehicle for opportunities to enhance our value to our employers and to give us fulfilling professional and personal lives.
By Marydee Ojala
Searcher's Voice
Page 33
As Searcher magazine transitions into a section within the new Online Searcher, bq assures her longtime readers that the edginess that has always been a part of her publications is still alive and well, as her first batch of articles illustrates.
By Barbara Quint

DEPARTMENTS

Page 6
Industry News
Page 6
New Search Features, Developments, and Content
By Greg R. Notess
Page 58
Conference Corral
Internet Librarian International and Charleston

FEATURES

Page 10
Click to view a collection of URLs from this article.MOOCs (massive open online courses) have attracted the attention of massive numbers of people, who want to learn without paying tuition or getting college credit. Open source plays an important role.
By Stephen E. Arnold
Page 16
Platforms for competitive intelligence research have shifted from environmental scanning to reputation monitoring to tracking data from unconventional sources—and numerous new products clamor for the attention of researchers.
By Barbie E. Keiser
Page 22
Helping people when they're stuck with a search is vastly easier when a librarian can share the searcher's screen at the point of need, using collaboration tools such as Vyew.
By David Stern
Page 27
Combating redundancy, shrinking the backlog, and speeding up patent searching is the goal of the new cooperative patent classification system, which will benefit patent searchers worldwide.
By David Gange
Page 31
Click to view a collection of URLs from this article.The research report commissioned by the U.K. government on accessibility, sustain¬ ability, and excellence in academic research came out strongly in favor of the Gold route for open access publishing.
By Joanna Ptolomey
Page 51
Changes in web search engines, particularly Google, and in how people view information have a striking effect on what researchers can find and how they structure their searches.
By Arno H.P. Reuser
Page 41
Click here for supplemental content Today's librarians face two futures and two questions. Will we live in an all-digital environment? Can we succeed in a digital future, whether all digital or hybrid? ... SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT - The Doomsday Scenario
By Steve Coffman

OPINION

Internet Express
Page 35
Click to view a collection of URLs from this article.There are five keys to identifying quality websites: authority, currency, accuracy, commercialism, scope. Reference and systems librarian Irene McDermott says these are the basic tools for teaching patrons web validity when using the web to track down information.
By Irene E. McDermott

COLUMNS

The Better Mousetrap
Page 38
Bob Buntrock, a semi-retired chemist and info specialist, revisits SciFinder (SF), the search software used for accessing CAS and STN materials and databases, now that the National Institutes of Health is offering unlimited access to SF throughout its organization and constituent agencies. He highlights new enhancements as well as the main SF features and tools.
By Robert E. Buntrock
On the Net
Page 61
People searching presents many challenges, but major scholarly databases are making it easier to reliably find and disambiguate author names.
By Greg R. Notess
InfoLit Land
Page 65
Students choose the easiest, quickest route when confronted with a research project, but a few practical steps will encourage them to change.
By William Badke
The Dollar Sign
Page 68
Industry information is a standard component of business research, and using a checklist approach helps facilitate the process.
By Marydee Ojala
EBook Buzz
Page 70
Click to view a collection of URLs from this article.Discussions about open access publishing have revolved mainly around journals, but ebooks are also becoming open access.
By Sue Polanka
Control-Shift
Page 74
Designing websites so they fit on multiple screen sizes is easier when you use responsive design, which allows for a single design that responds to context.
By Jeff Wisniewski
Online Spotlight
Page 80
The blekko search engine combines a discerning search engine with a really good librarian.
By Mary Ellen Bates

 


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