Steve Arnold and Michael
Colson present an in-depth look at the “relationship” aspect of Web and
intranet searching. Through multiple examples, the article shows how a
different kind of revolution is emerging in which people, not machines,
are the connecting force in both current and future search technologies.
Nick Tomaiuolo and
Joan Packer give an overview of the preprint movement, looking at its history,
usage, and implementation on servers, as well as how peer review and traditional
publishing fit into the e-print world. A preprint server checklist is also
provided. [Page 53]
Content Is King:
Channeling Content to Public Web Sites
Susan Funke takes
a look at traditional content aggregators and the products and solutions
being offered for public Web sites. Funke also addresses how current and
future trends will impact content delivery methods.
“The Broadband Challenge,”
as bq sees it, is not merely learning the new technologies that will enable
searching at near light-speed, but protecting patrons from bad content
hiding in sheep’s clothing. [Page 6]
Irene McDermott provides
pointers on how to turn “ordinary” librarians into amazingly brilliant
“Digital Grease Monkeys” who “dare to repair” basic computer problems.
puts legal and medical information available on the Web under the magnifying
glass as part of her continuing series on “Dangerous Data Ahead.”
Doris Helfer takes
a turn at evaluating e-books in libraries, sharing early experiences and
reactions to this advancing technology.
Tools of the Trade
“Early Adaptor” Dave
Rensberger argues the case for (or is that against?) grabbing the first
version of software or hardware products, stepping as well into the new
frontier of ASPs — application service providers.