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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
Yourself on the Web
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.
Find the postal and
electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies,
products, and people mentioned in this issue.
Living Large in Lean Times
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.
The Social Web and Civil
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.
360-Degree Decision Support
for Global Executives
Jan Davis profiles the
EIU, a source of political risk analysis, focusing on four of its
publications: Country Reports, Country Forecasts, CountryData, and
Building on 2.0
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.
Welcome to Shanghai
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
The Art of the Deal
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.
Find a Way to
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.