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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 1 • January 2008
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Embryonic Web 3.0
Universal Search, Wikia, and the Birth of User-Generated SearchClick here for full-text options.
Woody Evans looks at how true universal search, in which digital media, in all its shapes and sizes, is integrated with physical and analog media still needing digitization, is coming along and says its accomplishment may rely on the searcher community, not just Google and company.

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The Race to the Shelf Continues
The Open Content Alliance and
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Researcher Beth Ashmore and electronic resources librarian Jill Grogg show how the OCA, started in 2005 by the Internet Archive, is shaping up to give Amazon, Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft a run for their money in the digital scanning race.

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The Case for Knowledge PlannersClick here for full-text options.
Knowledge coordinator Marc Solomon says it’s all about content and discontent. His article highlights how better understanding the needs of the knowledge network userbase can enhance the planning dimension and make everybody happier.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Crisis or Opportunity
The First International Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Scholarly Publishing ConferenceClick here for full-text options.
Attendee David Mattison reviews and sizes up the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, held in Vancouver, Canada, in July, which focused on the current crisis facing scholarly communication.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
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To start off the New Year, bq shares what her druthers would be for the searching world at large and information pros specifically and how the two are connected.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. The Government Online
State of the Union:
The Federal Government Web Scene
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New Searcher columnist Peggy Garvin, an independent consultant, makes her debut by presenting an overview of the federal government web scene and also previews what her column will cover in the months to come.

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Both Sides Now
Diacritical Issues for Multilingual SearchingClick here for full-text options.
Transplanted Susanne Bjørner, who is taking Spanish classes to better learn the language of her current residence, offers keyboard help to readers who need to use diacritics for multilingual searching.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. The Sidebar
‘Copyfraud’ and Public Domain WorksClick here for full-text options.
What usually comes to mind when you hear the phrase “copyright infringement”? Is it just the illegal use of copyright-protected material? Law librarian Carol Ebbinghouse takes a different slant on copyright abuse, addressing those who claim (and charge for) copyright for public-domain works and how you can make sure you’re not paying for something that should be free of charge.

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