Searcher  Volume 8, Number 8 
September 2000


Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation [Full Text]
Paul Piper explores the types of misleading to totally false information that can be found on the Net, often by unwary surfers. While some sites are strictly parody intended or product-promoting, some intentionally lure the unsuspecting into information provided by hate groups or other agenda-laden organizations. [Page 40]

The Special Libraries Association’s Annual Conference
Jill Ann Hurst highlights some of the more intriguing session speakers and the lessons imparted at this year’s SLA meeting, also sharing the lessons exhibiting companies, both old standbys and newbies, have — or, in some cases — have not yet learned. [Page 54]

E-Commerce by the Numbers: Research Sources and Solutions [Full Text]
Simone Friedman presents four approaches to finding e-commerce information: press releases, article research, research aggregators, and universities, nonprofits, and government agencies. [Page 58]

Business-to-Government Procurement
Laura Gordon-Murnane begins a series on where to find state and federal procurement opportunities. This article focuses on commercial centers and tools providing access and information on federal government bidding and subcontracting. [Page 62]

Competitive Intelligence: A Librarian’s Empirical Approach [Full Text]
Margaret Gross looks at the major components of CI, taking you from charting your objectives to analyzing the accumulated data. [Page 70]
Searcher's Voice [Full Text]
As summer prepares to fade into a warm memory, bq asks a tough question: Are info pros becoming “Wimps” on the Information Superhighway?  [Page 6]

Helping to ferret out “Scam in a Spam,” Lysbeth Chuck shares the FTC’s top 12 Internet “wanks,” telling readers how to best protect themselves — and their clients — from  unethical Web offerings. [Page 10]

Web Wise Ways [Full Text]
In the second part of her look at Web monitoring and clipping services, Amelia Kassel checks out CyberAlert and eWatch to see how these services match up. [Page 24]

Internet Express
September also means back to school, so Irene McDermott takes this opportunity to look at Internet options for  children of all ages, from tots to teens, and to provide some safety tips for keeping kids safe. [Page 36]

Virtual Academy [Full Text]
Amy Kautzman, head of reference and instructional services at Harvard University’s College Library, and colleague Jan Voogd, head of collection management at Harvard’s’ Littauer Library, debate the growing movement to virtual text in libraries. [Page 50]


Correspondence [Page 77]

Contacts [Page 78]

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