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VOLUME 18 • NUMBER 5 • June 2010
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals
EDITORIAL
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The Care and Feeding of Vendors

When it comes to discovery services for libraries, bq urges librarians to do whatever it takes to get vendors to see the light in moving toward the true path of universal access.
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COLUMNS

Internet Express
Some Thoughts on Drupalization Order Full Text

Web designer Walter Nelson is a self-proclaimed Drupal “evangelist” who is filling in for Irene McDermott as she works on a new book. He shares some observations about this open source content management system to help you decide if it’s a good fit for your requirements.

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Library Mobile
'A' Is for 'Apple' and 'App' Order Full Text
Gerry McKiernan reviews products designed to take advantage of Apple’s prominence within the smartphone market and its domination of worldwide app sales.

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Medical Digital
Medical Gadgets: The Blending of Physical and Virtual Realities
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Stephanie Ardito takes a look at some of the newer medical gadgets, from those designed to help users stay fit, lose weight, get rid of migraines, and monitor their diabetes to those that would enable the deaf to “hear” and people with pacemakers to keep their batteries charged just from walking or even breathing.

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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

The Construction Industry Online
Part 1. Commercial Building and Industrial Construction — Private Sector Order Full Text
In the first of her three-part series on the construction indusry, Angela Kangiser addresses the types of data available online for private construction, focusing on the two top fee-based national data providers, McGraw-Hill Construction and Reed Construction Data.

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U-Content
When Off-the-Rack Won’t Do, Create a Custom Search Engine Order Full Text
Not finding what you need from the existing gaggle of search engines? Nick Tomaiuolo gives you some of the best aids for creating your own UGC (user-generated content) using such tools as Gigablast Custom Topic Searches, Rollyo, Eurekster swickis, and especially Google Custom Search engines.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. For Our Next (Charitable) Trick, We’ll Need a Volunteer
Cecilia Hogan helps the new wave of the charitable-minded, aka virtual volunteers, hook up with the projects and causes near and dear to them that may be hundreds or thousands of miles away physically but just a click away online.

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Using i-Google to Help Digital Immigrants Manage Business InformationOrder Full Text
Brad Matthies offers reference librarians and subject specialists a way to move clients who are not adept at finding business information safely and efficiently along the digital superhighway using i-Google as their guide.

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