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VOLUME 18 • NUMBER 1 • January/February 2010
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Homecoming

bq longs to rejoin a well-known library association, if only it wasn’t so anti-Google Books!
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COLUMNS

Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Admitting Impediments: Divorce Resources on the Web

According to the old song, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.” If the breakup is the dissolution of a marriage, Irene McDermott makes it a little easier with her collection of online sites that offer a range of legal, financial, and emotional assistance.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Government Online
Data Wants to Be Free Too

Peggy Garvin looks at the “free government data” movement and the players involved, from the Obama administration and state and local government to web developers and open access advocates.

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Tools of the Trade
Less-Own Age, More Usage: Entertainment on the Cheap

Can it be true? Is Dave Rensberger, he of the “if it’s new, I gotta have it” mentality, now advocating a moratorium on buying and instead promoting ways to use more services for less, or no, money?

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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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FEATURES

Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Office Design 2009
A Perfect Storm?
Mary Colette Wallace looks at how changes in office design are being impacted by three equally powerful forces—autonomy, demographics, and technology—and how architectural firms are adapting in order to help employee performance by enhancing their work environments.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.12 Incentive Prizes
Tools for Governments
Laura Gordon-Murnane reports on how a resurgence of incentive prizes, challenges, and contests is helping to revitalize innovation and collaborative ventures on a worldwide level.

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Moving to the Big Apple
Part 1
She’d been fighting it for years, but another dying PC gave Sheri Lanza a not-so-gentle nudge to go to the “Dark Side” and give some serious thought to switching over to a Mac. In the first part of her series, she’s still teetering … but stay tuned.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Medical Devices Industry
A Device Is Not a Diagnostic
First the bad news: There is no way to encapsulate a widely disparate range of medical devices and products into one neat, tidy industry. Now the good news: Tara Breton and Claire Stinson, information specialists within the medical devices realm, can still help searchers find the information their clients are looking for.

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Embedded Librarianship
The Next Big Thing?
Judith Siess shares her thoughts and research on a time in the not-so-distant future in which the world will have no libraries — just librarians.

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