VOLUME 12 NUMBER 4 April
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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Searcher Toolbars to the Max
Did you ever wonder just how many Internet Explorer
browsers and Windows Explorer toolbars you could
display at once without losing a usable browser
screen? Well, so did the intrepid David Mattison.
He shares his findings and other desktop application
resources in this in-depth article.
|Online Before the Internet,
Mead Data Central and the Genesis of
Continuing the Dick Giering interview that began
in the January issue, Stephanie Ardito and Susanne
Bjørner get the inside story of the Mead
merger, the legal offshoot that became Nexis, early
telecommunications challenges, and beyond.
|Hunches and Lunches
Using the Information Audit to Understand Information
Ulla de Stricker shows how necessary understanding
an organization's information culture, as subtle
as it may be, is to the overall success of an information
audit, using the backdrop of a corporate/government
setting to make her point.
In "Governance," bq not only explains why thinking
should always come before acting, no matter
where you are, but how and why it often doesn't
turn out that way.
|Web Wise Ways
David Oldenkamp takes a look at two new kids on
the communication studies block, both electronic
offerings from EBSCO: Communication and Mass Media
Index (CMMI) and Communication and Mass Media Complete
Responding to an e-mail from a fellow reference
librarian, Irene McDermott tackles the issue of
how libraries can best handle "on-the-fly, one-on-one"
patron training, offering advise and helpful online
sites that address this challenge.
While attending the 150th anniversary of the North
Carolina State Fair, Tara Calishain picked up a
"fair" amount of tips about how any event or any
locale, from an exhibit booth to a front desk, can
be a great opportunity to promote a Web presence.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.