VOLUME 13 NUMBER 1 January
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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Good and Doing Well
The Saga as Google Goes Public
Reva Basch follows Google's long and winding,
often-bumpy, road to Wall Street from a variety
of angles and perspectives, focusing on what "G"
must do to play with the big boys while staying
true to its "don't be evil" motto and its adoring
and ever-growing user base.
Intelligence and Information Retrieval
In this article, Peter Jackson emphasizes how artificial
intelligence can help build better information retrieval
systems, enabling the systems to better serve the
needs of all knowledge workers, from librarians
to end-user researchers.
|Safety First: Part 3
Why We Should Care?
In this final installment of her three-part series
on safety, Barbie Keiser provides resources for
serving the segments of the population in most need
of protection and help--the victims of abuse among
the elderly, the young, the physically impaired,
|The Federal Depository
Safety Net for Access
For more than 190 years, the nation's federal depository
libraries have made key resources available to U.S.
citizens and even those outside the U.S. Miriam
Drake outlines the Federal Depository Library Program,
how it is set up, the costs involved, its digitization
plans, its collaboration efforts, and what lies
ahead for digital federal documents.
As Google Scholar and the Yahoo!/OCLC toolbar break
new Internet ground by locating content once limited
to library shelves, bq says the time is ripe for
library professionals to step into the roles of
guide and coach for these new vendors, bartering
delivery of clients in exchange for an acceptable
level of information reliability.
| Both Sides Now
In the debut of this new bimonthly column, Susanne
Bjørner looks at how perception is often
a bit out of kilter with reality, how where you
are often greatly influences what facts are included,
exaggerated, or even left out of news coverage for
events happening around the world.
|Tools of the Trade
Sheri Lanza is in love again. This time it's with
Net Snippets, a private company serving the "post-search"
market. Sheri uses a sample project on cellular
phones, previously prepared by Yael Elish, Net Snippets
co-founder, president and CEO, to highlight some
of its many features.
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