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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 18 • NUMBER 3 • April 2010
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
One More Thing

How can info pros keep history from becoming, well, history? As always, bq has some ideas about making sure past knowledge isn’t lost in the digital world.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Use This Not That: New Technologies That Consolidate the Functions of the Old

Irene McDermott wishes there was an app for “beginner mind” as she tries to learn the tricks of her new smartphone. She wonders what other technologies once thought indispensable have been consolidated or even eliminated by new hardware and software advances.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Library Mobile
Worldwide Mobile Phone Adoption and Libraries
This brand-new column by Gerald McKiernan, associate professor and science and technology librarian at Iowa State University Library, will focus on initiatives, projects, programs, and technologies offering anytime-anywhere access to a variety of information services. First up: the exponential growth of mobile phone usage and how libraries can incorporate this technology into patron services.

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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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A Practical Guide to Coping With Reference Anxiety Disorder
Do you suffer from RAD and not know it? Adam Bennington provides a list of warning signs and pointers to help information specialists who don’t know when it’s time to call off the search hounds (themselves) in trying to answer client questions.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Charitable Searching
The Cost-Free Way to Give Back to Your Community
Looking for a way to support worthy causes without putting out any of your own funds? Susanna Eng-Ziskin and Kimberly Embleton highlight some noteworthy search engines created specifically to raise money for charities and nonprofit organizations.

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Sizzle Abounds
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010
Richard Oppenheim, lover of all things electronic, breaks down the devices on display at this year’s CES into three categories—two, too, and to—and tells if any new products are must-buys.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.We Need Your Input
Government Blogs in the Obama Administration
It’s been more than a year since President Barack Obama moved into the White House, calling for an open and transparent, technology-driven government. Laura Gordon-Murnane examines how the government has been using Web 2.0, blogs in particular, to that end.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. ChaCha
The Future of Reference in the Mobile Market?
Nancy Herther doesn’t just dance around ChaCha, the “all-knowing mobile answer service,” she steps in for a close look to see what professional searchers can learn from this major player in the reference marketplace.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Twenty-First Century Library Must-Haves
Mobile Library Services
Kitty Pope, Tom Peters, Lori Bell, and Skip Burhans join forces to discuss a few of the exciting new mobile applications now being offered by libraries.

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