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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 13 • NUMBER 4 • April 2005
The Magazine for Database Professionals

RedLightGreen and Open WorldCat
Changing the World of Academic Search 
David Mattison takes a look at open Web access to two of the world's largest bibliographic databases from OCLC and RLG, comparing and contrasting the companies' products designed for locating books and other cataloged library material.

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Online Before the Internet
Part 9: The Federal Government's Role — Interview with Melvin S. Day
Susanne Bjørner and Stephanie Ardito's latest installment in their "Online Pioneers" series features an interview with Mel Day, considered by many in the online industry to be a champion and facilitator of technologies that began in the 1960s and '70s.
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Is Management Consulting for You?
Part 2: Setting Up Shop 
If you read Part 1 of this series last issue and have decided that you want to go into consulting, Ulla de Stricker and Annie Joan Olesen outline the business planning and marketing aspects of this line of work.
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Linking Users to Open Access 
Rather than an evaluation of the viability of OA, this article by Jill Grogg offers help for librarians who face the daily task of providing users with integrated access to quality scholarship, whether free or fee-based.
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Searcher's Voice
bq puts in her two cents' worth reacting to librarians' reactions to Google's library digitization project, focusing on how librarians can turn a good idea into one that can become a great equalizer.
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Internet Express 
Blogs are another hot, hyped up topic these days. Initially blog-shy Irene McDermott has grown to see how useful blogs can be and shares some examples of right-wing, left-wing, and middle-of-the-road political blogs.
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The Sidebar 
Carol Ebbinghouse continues her examination of the open access debate, which seems to have little middle ground. This issue, she gives readers the tools to keep up with OA developments and also details the NIH situation.

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Best Buys 
Before you make those hardware, software, and Internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.
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More thoughts from Tools of the Trade columnist Sheri Lanza on Google Desktop.
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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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