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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 18 • NUMBER 8 • October 2010
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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Library of the Future — Today! Full Text
Barbie Keiser takes a glimpse into her crystal ball and sees the Library of the Future that is both a physical facility and virtual space that recognizes, anticipates, and adapts to change for the benefit of all the users it serves.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.New Ways to Do Old Things
Are They Ready or Not? Full Text
The now Mac-ified Sheri Lanza tackles another hurdle: whether there are any new — possibly free — and viable alternatives to old standby word processing software (read Microsoft Word) available in the cloud.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Who’s on First?
Name Disambiguation Today Full Text
Nancy Herther addresses the often frustrating, sometimes futile, task of locating researchers and their works in the Information Age.

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The WSJ Professional Full Text
A Review
Amy Affelt discusses marketing and best practices for an enterprisewide rollout of The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition from the information management standpoint.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
Smart Generosity
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While bq is warming up to ebooks, her voracity is causing a dilemma: How can she pass on and share her electronic books as she was wont to do with the printed ones?
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
So You Want to Be a Librarian? Full Text
Irene McDermott, book finished, returns to her column to offer online sites of interest to librarians in training or those looking to begin their studies.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Medical Digital
U.S. Healthcare Reform: A Follow-Up
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In her March 2010 column, Stephanie Ardito provided impartial resources to track the then-pending healthcare reform bill. Now that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and the follow-up Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act are law, she is once again providing balanced fact-checking sources that clearly explain the options the new reform offers Americans.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Publishing Trends
The iPad and Its Possible Impact on Publishers and Libraries Full Text
In April 2010, Apple introduced the much-heralded iPad. Dan Tonkery takes a look at this latest device to see what possible impact the iPad will have on publishers and libraries.

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