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VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 3 • March 2009
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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bq shares some “Life Lessons” she’s learned along the road of experience and also explains why she now owns two sets of nail clippers.
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Do you need to “develop” some skills for taking quality digital photos to post on the web? Irene McDermott can help you say “Cheese” without spending a lot of dough.

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Living Large in Lean TimesFull Text $
While waiting for the day when libraries rule the world, Mary Ellen Bates provides general guidelines on how librarians and independent info pros can address the pressures of an economic slowdown.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. The Social Web and Civil Life Full Text $
The Future of Participatory Politics in America 
Woody Evans takes a look back — and forward — at how the web has been changing the way everyone, from average citizens to pundits, engages in the political process.

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Economist Intelligence Unit 
Jan Davis profiles the EIU, a source of political risk analysis, focusing on four of its publications: Country Reports, Country Forecasts, CountryData, and ViewsWire.

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Internet Librarian 2008 
For those who weren’t able to attend IL08, Cindy Shamel reports on the keynote messages as well as specialty tools for sharing content and tells fellow searchers why it’s time to get off the fence and embrace Web 2.0 tools.

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The 4th Shanghai International Library Forum 

Peg Tarbox and Maggie Wang write about their experiences attending the SILF in October 2008, providing a general overview of the conference, highlighting hot topics and speakers, and sharing what countries and libraries are doing to get digitally up-to-date.

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The Power and Pitfalls of Consortial Negotiation 
Beth Ashmore and Jill Grogg look at the advantages, as well as the pitfalls, libraries will face when negotiating electronic resources as part of a consortium.

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A New Kind of Audio Book 
Dubbed the “un-book” readers, Playaways are self-contained audio books used on a MP3-like player. In this article, Kitty Pope, Tom Peters, Lori Bell, and Jessica Bastian explore how Playaways can enhance library offerings.

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