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VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 1 • January 2009
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals
 
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EDITORIAL
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What's Next?

It’s a new year and the future is looking a bit daunting, to say the least. So, “What’s Next?” According to bq, it’s another opportunity for searchers to rise to the occasion and become an information lifeline, and possibly, through Google Book Search, the chance of equal access for all library patrons.
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COLUMNS

Publishing Trends
Is the Medium Still the Message?
Corilee Christou begins her year-long look at the ways Web 2.0 technologies are changing the face of traditional publishing by focusing on how distributors such as Ingram Book Group are using podcasts and websites to stay competitive.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Age Quod Agis: Productivity and Procrastination on the Web
Irene McDermott, self-proclaimed queen of procrastination, turns to the web for resources aimed at productivity and efficiency to get her motivated and back on track.

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FEATURES

It’s Raining Browsers
Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 8, and Google Chrome
What? More browsers? You’d “beta” believe it! Sheri Lanza checks out three of the latest offerings to see what’s to like —and not like — about them.

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Searching the Widgetized Web
Have you noticed that the web is more than ever becoming widgetized? Woody Evans has, and he wants to arm searchers with the tools that will help them utilize widgets to best serve clients or patrons.

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The Art of the Deal
Negotiation Advice From Library Leaders and Vendors
Beth Ashmore and Jill Grogg share what they’ve learned about the negotiation landscape from a range of experts, including vendors, content providers, subscription agents, and librarians.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. U-Content
Project Gutenberg, Me, and You
Nicholas Tomaiuolo, a newly minted member of the UGC (user-generated content) group, tells how he joined the foray by prepping two books for Project Gutenberg. And it wasn’t as simple as he thought it’d be.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Changing Language of Search
Part 1. Nu Speak
In the first of a two-part series, Nancy Herther examines how “Nu Speak” is impacting the way searchers search.

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DEPARTMENTS

Contacts
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.

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Correspondence
Ebook Reader Redux

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