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VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 8 • September 2009
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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Although finding fundraising sources has become more competitive than ever, the good news, according to Nancy Herther, is that the web is making it much easier for even novice entrepreneurs to apply for grants and get other fundraising tips and support.

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Toby Pearlstein and James Matarazzo present a fictitious case study to examine the outsourcing options a corporation has when looking at its internal information services department.

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If he hasn’t convinced you before, Richard Oppenheim picks up with his ongoing series about the multiple benefits of smartphones for everything work- and nonwork-related.

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Peggy Garvin explores the Commons on Flickr, the photo-sharing website owned by Yahoo!, its wealth of public images from civic institutions around the world, how users can participate in chronicling them, and the legal and institutional issues surrounding the site.

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