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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 20 • NUMBER 4 • May 2012
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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Searcher's Voice
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In the new world order of ebooks, bq posits that libraries have to go along to get along.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Ebook Wars
Amazon Versus the Rest
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In her ongoing investigation of how ebooks are affecting all aspects of publishing, Nancy K. Herther tackles disintermediation and how some Davids, including IPG, are starting to stand up to the Goliath known as Amazon.

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Time for an Upgrade? Order Full Text
Need help deciding whether to go for that next smartphone model? Richard Oppenheim says it depends on what the new features offer; whether the corresponding apps provide any true, nongimmicky benefits; and if the new phone will keep you connected in the cloud with your groups of professional and personal contacts.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Current Awareness in Pharma
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Rachel Bates Wilfahrt follows up her article on the role Twitter and social networks play in pharma by examining the vast options presented through blogs and SlideShare to stay in the industry dialogue loop.

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Top-Level Domain Names
The More the Merrier? Order Full Text
Wallace Koehler reports on the decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known as ICANN, to create new generic top-level domain names. After providing a history of domain names, he discusses the implications for this potentially endless stream of new gTLDs.

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Pinterest for Libraries
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Are you wondering what all the fuss is over Pinterest and whether libraries should even care? Irene McDermott shares her love of this social bookmarking site and shows how it can be another tool in the librarian’s patron box.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Library Mobile
A Mobile Handful: More Survey Subjects
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Gerry McKiernan inventories more vendor products and services, from BigOne and Elsevier to Emerald and Springer, providing descriptions and what types of mobile access options and platforms/devices are available for each.

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Due Diligance in Searching for Orphan Work Creators
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Carol Ebbinghouse continues to study the issue of orphan works and how due diligence is crucial in the effort to track down rightsholders. She looks at the option of creating a rights organization as well as two other simpler alternatives for finding rightsholders.

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Kudos for “Silver Tech” article and a defense of CAS.

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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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