Lessons from the Internet Librarian Conference
If you missed IL 04, or even if you attended, you'll want to read this overview
by Ken Fink, which highlights some of the keynotes and key issues of the conference.
A Review of Alternative Sources for Iraq War
Sure, there's CNN, The Times, and The Journal. But what if you
want a more uncensored, nonsugar-coated, personal account of the situation in
Iraq? As Paul Piper and Miguel Ramos report, nothing beats blogs for instantaneous,
hard-hitting, up-front coverage of the war, from a multitude of viewpoints.
Budget, on Time, and in Sync
How to Stage Successful Rollouts
Do you have a large-scale IT project looming and no real plan to make it work?
Marc Solomon has consulted with a group of seasoned project insiders who will
show you how to not only complete such high-octane task, but to do so in a time-
and cost-effective way.
News That's Fit to Print (And
Google News or Yahoo! News
Denise Dayton helps you figure out which of these two "big-gun" news sources
to go to depending on the type of information you need.
Library and Information Congress
70th IFLA General Conference and Council in
Jacqueline Solis shares both the flavor and the focus of the first IFLA to take
place in South America, where 4,000 participants gathered from over 120 countries.
"Tick, tock," says bq, who predicts that info pros
have 10 years max to prepare for the end of brick-and-mortar
libraries. The question bq addresses is how to
| Internet Express
Are you hoping to find romance in 2005? If you are looking for love in all the
wrong places, Irene McDermott has some online matchmaking sites to consider.
Who knows? True love could be but a few mouse clicks away!
Doris Helfer shares the experiences — the good, the bad, and the ugly — of
her library (CSU, Northridge) as it implemented meta-, or federated, searching.
| The Better Mousetrap
Laura Felter reports on the beta of Google Scholar and compares it to Elsevier's
Scirus to see which has more to offer for research clients.
|Both Sides Now
As she settles in for her winter sojourn in a European clime, Susanne Bjørner
continues to work on her Spanish and also visits "the big city," Almería,
to check out the public library and the autumn book fair.
|Tools of the Trade
If you wished Word for Windows had more tools, add-ons, and templates, Sheri
Lanza has good news and it's called Wordware.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.