Volume 8, Number 3
Aska Do’s, Don’ts, and How-To’s
Nicholas Tomaiuolo and Joan Packer look at the growing demand for e-mail reference services and how librarians can best handle and staff an electronic help desk.
OCLC’s FirstSearch: A Rookie Matures
Jane Bambrick provides the “stats” on this search service to see if this product is going to be a hit with its users or never make it out of the minors.
Unearthing Market Research: Get Ready for a Bumpy Ride
Susan Klopper buckles up to take a spin through the promises and perils offered to consultants who need to find online market intelligence for demanding customers.
I Think ICANN: Climbing the Internet Regulation Mountain
Wallace Koehler puts on his hiking shoes to check out whether ICANN is going to make it up the steep incline of the domain name crest.
Oh No! I Can’t Get on the Web: Offline Strategies for Internet Content Presentations
If you do presentations that would be enhanced by Internet examples, Steven Bell tells you how you can be sure a techno-glitch won’t leave you high and dry.
In “A Pig in a Poke,” bq jumps into the frying pan and asks how the traditional pay-before-you-deliver policy can be updated to better serve clients and searchers alike.
Web Wise Ways
Amelia Kassel plugs into Powerize.com to check out if its 2,400 free premium sources offer the same quality as traditional, fee-based services. (Includes
complete listing of free sources
in Excel format.)
Irene McDermott “pokés” around to see which metasearch engines or software can round up the best results when comparison shopping.
Doris Helfer is mad as “L” and she’s not going to take how graduate programs are doing away with library science programs, a degree at a time, anymore!
Carol Ebbinghouse offers careful steps to take to avoid liability and malpractice suits at the hands of dissatisfied clients.
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