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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 15 • NUMBER 7 • July/August 2007
The Magazine for Database Professionals
Live Links!This year Searcher magazine launches a new service for readers. When you see an article marked with this icon, click the icon to link to a collection of URLs appearing in the article. We hope that our print subscribers will find the ability to download sets of URLs into their Favorites or Bookmarks folders a useful new service; and that non-subscribers will become subscribers! [SUBSCRIBE NOW]

Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Who Cares About Whois?
Whois, a TCP-based query/response protocol used to determine the owner of a domain name, IP address, or an autonomous system number on the Internet, is being reassessed. Wallace Koehler tells Searcher readers why they should care and how privacy issues could be altered, for good and bad.

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Citations and Aberrations
Especially in today’s “Webbed-up” world, bibliographic citations can be a messy problem. Nick Tomaiuolo, an instruction librarian well-versed on the subject, offers the best resources for learning — and teaching — proper online citation methods.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Online Social Networks, Virtual Communities, Enterprises, and Information Professionals
Part 1. Past and Present
In the first of three articles that will explore the history and growth of online social networks and what this growth means to info pros, Mike Reid and Christian Gray explain the phenomenon of social networking, look at its origins, and define terms.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Open Access
The Yellow Brick Road, Its Walls, and Speed Bumps

It’s a complex time for those seeking and those publishing STM information. As Miriam Drake reports, the issue of open access is still unresolved with attempts to create new models of profit-generation still being resisted.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
A Great Idea!

As the popularity of Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs) grows, bq calls librarians to arms to create a CSE network of their very own.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Entertainment Advisory: Book, Movie, and Television Reviews and News on the Web

If you’re an entertainment junkie, you’ll love Irene McDermott’s “Entertainment Advisory,” in which she tells you where to go for book, movie, and television reviews, as well as the latest show biz news.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Webmastery The Holy Grail of Book Recommendation Engines

Jennie Starr, who heads up a book club, reviews and shows why it is considered the Holy Grail of book recommendation engines and the bibliophile’s best friend.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Sidebar
The High Risk of Free: State Law on the Web

Carol Ebbinghouse takes a look at free state law information available on the Web — and, in general, it ain’t pretty!

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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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