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VOLUME 19 • NUMBER 2 • March 2011
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals
 
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EDITORIAL
Searcher's Voice
These Foolish Things

What’s the difference between useful and foolish within a library? According to bq, oftentimes it’s a fine line.
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COLUMNS

Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Ebooks and Libraries
Irene McDermott investigates a hot topic, e-readers, and how libraries are fitting into the ebook game, looking at availability, formats, and library subscription services.

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The Medical Digital
Buying Health Insurance
If you will be needing to buy health insurance in advance of the healthcare reform 2014 deadline, Stephanie Ardito reviews some of the best internet resources out there for comparing the quality of plans on the market.
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FEATURES

In Apps We Trust
Just how safe are the apps we buy? This question is examined by Searcher’s resident app expert, Rich Oppenheim, who shares tips on becoming a proactive app consumer.

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Set My Data Free!
The ILS Experience
Walter Nelson, web designer and Internet Express guest columnist, returns to the pages of Searcher to lament the current status of ILS providers, who seem stuck in the 20th-century mode of data “living” in a place that is not always easy to access.

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Birth of a New Platform
The View From a University Library
Elizabeth Ten Have, director of library academic partnerships at Drexel University Libraries, addresses how the new search platform from ProQuest, much of it stemming from mergers and acquisitions, could affect library patrons within a university setting.

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Survival Lessons for Libraries
Educating Special Librarians — “The Past Is Prologue”
This article in James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein’s ongoing series on library survival lessons focuses on the obstacles facing special libraries and the information professionals who work in them.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Construction Industry Online
Part 2. Commercial Building and Industrial Construction — Public Sector
Hardhat in hand, Angela Kangiser digs into the public sector end of commercial building, from online project procurement and data info to safety concerns, and samples what the information industry has to offer builders.

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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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