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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 12 • NUMBER 4 • April 2004 
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Toolbar Tangle
Searcher Toolbars to the Max 

Did you ever wonder just how many Internet Explorer browsers and Windows Explorer toolbars you could display at once without losing a usable browser screen? Well, so did the intrepid David Mattison. He shares his findings and other desktop application resources in this in-depth article.

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Online Before the Internet, Part 6
Mead Data Central and the Genesis of Nexis Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Continuing the Dick Giering interview that began in the January issue, Stephanie Ardito and Susanne Bjørner get the inside story of the Mead merger, the legal offshoot that became Nexis, early telecommunications challenges, and beyond.
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Hunches and Lunches
Using the Information Audit to Understand Information Culture 

Ulla de Stricker shows how necessary understanding an organization's information culture, as subtle as it may be, is to the overall success of an information audit, using the backdrop of a corporate/government setting to make her point.
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Searcher's VoiceClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
In "Governance," bq not only explains why thinking should always come before acting, no matter where you are, but how and why it often doesn't turn out that way.
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Web Wise Ways 
David Oldenkamp takes a look at two new kids on the communication studies block, both electronic offerings from EBSCO: Communication and Mass Media Index (CMMI) and Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC).
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Internet Express 
Responding to an e-mail from a fellow reference librarian, Irene McDermott tackles the issue of how libraries can best handle "on-the-fly, one-on-one" patron training, offering advise and helpful online sites that address this challenge.
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While attending the 150th anniversary of the North Carolina State Fair, Tara Calishain picked up a "fair" amount of tips about how any event or any locale, from an exhibit booth to a front desk, can be a great opportunity to promote a Web presence.
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Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.
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Index to Advertisers

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