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VOLUME 19 • NUMBER 8 • October 2011
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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The Ideal Library
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bq shares her thoughts on what the ideal library would look like, who it would serve, and how librarians can make this vision into a reality.
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Innovative Uses for Tablet Computers
As iPad 2 junkie Irene McDermott demonstrates, this device isn’t just for connecting to Facebook and other frivolous activities. It has revolutionized the way many professionals, from musicians to authors and aviators, do their jobs.

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Researching in Spanish
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Susanne Bjørner continues her review of EBSCO resources useful for academic researchers tapping into Spanish-language sources, this time trying out Fuente Académica Premier.

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Navigating the Medicare Maze
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If trying to navigate the Medicare maze, with all of its parts, is giving you or your client a migraine, Stephanie Ardito provides relief. She defines terms such as “Medigap” and “donut hole,” explains the differences between the various parts, highlights new features implemented by new healthcare laws, and identifies resources and tools she’s found especially helpful.

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Nick Tomaiuolo maintains that librarians should be adopting strategies to better leverage user-generated content. He gives examples of how UGC applications can be used and offers alternative ways librarians can directly serve patrons.

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Barbie Keiser profiles three publishing companies, Morgan & Claypool, Business Expert Press, and Practical Law Company, which deliver highly specific content to targeted audiences, showing how each is succeeding using alternative models geared toward 21st-century users.

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Survival Lessons for Libraries: Educating Special Librarians
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How can L.I.S. programs be developed to make those wishing to work in the for-profit sector better prepared to serve their employers? In this installment of their ongoing series, James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein present some bold ideas centered on how a new education model can help fill a void within the current process.

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