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VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 6 • June 2008
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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Oh, Pooh!!
 
Displaying her usual verve, bq explains why she disagrees with the views Wallace Koehler presents in his article on Google Book Search.
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FEATURES 

 Hit Me With Your Best Doc 
Document-Sharing Services on the Web
Although it once had a bad rap, file sharing has redeemed itself. David Mattison separates the growing number of online file-sharing services into two broad categories—those having the capacity for editing on top of storage and sharing, and those that don’t, and then highlights some of the best from each that are free or at least provide a free trial.

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Good and Evil in the Garden of Digitization 
Google and Fair Use
Wallace Koehler explains why Google Book Search does not, in his opinion, meet the criteria laid out within the copyright and fair use doctrines.

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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 3: Applications and Survey Results
 
Mike Reid and Christian Gray, along with Craig Honick, wrap up their third and final article on social networking enterprise applications by sharing the results of a survey they conducted to study how Web 2.0 tools are used in enterprises.

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The Never Complete Guide to ESS


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COLUMNS

  The Sidebar
The New Surge of Open Legal Information on the Internet 
Carol Ebbinghouse compares the quality of legal information now available for free on the internet to the old, reliable, and fee-based services such as LexisNexis and Westlaw and discusses how these new resources can both help and hinder users.

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  Webmastery
Social Networks: Another Avenue to New Books and Friends 
Jennie Starr takes another look at book recommendation engines, updating recent changes to her fav, LibraryThing, and adding a few worthwhile services that she overlooked before.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Tools of the Trade
Waiting for a Go: Tasks for the Relaxed
Surfer boy, otherwise known as Dave Rensberger, shares the high and low tides of being an as-needed member of the mobile work force instead of his former, 24/7/365-info-glutton self.

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DEPARTMENTS 

Best Buys 
Before you make those hardware, software, and internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.

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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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