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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 13 • NUMBER 2 • February 2005
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Search, Blog, Succeed 
Lessons from the Internet Librarian Conference 2004­Monterey
If you missed IL 04, or even if you attended, you'll want to read this overview by Ken Fink, which highlights some of the keynotes and key issues of the conference.

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Blogs of War
A Review of Alternative Sources for Iraq War Information
Sure, there's CNN, The Times, and The Journal. But what if you want a more uncensored, nonsugar-coated, personal account of the situation in Iraq? As Paul Piper and Miguel Ramos report, nothing beats blogs for instantaneous, hard-hitting, up-front coverage of the war, from a multitude of viewpoints.
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Under Budget, on Time, and in Sync 
How to Stage Successful Rollouts
Do you have a large-scale IT project looming and no real plan to make it work? Marc Solomon has consulted with a group of seasoned project insiders who will show you how to not only complete such high-octane task, but to do so in a time- and cost-effective way.
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All the News That's Fit to Print (And Then Some!) 
Google News or Yahoo! News
Denise Dayton helps you figure out which of these two "big-gun" news sources to go to depending on the type of information you need.
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World Library and Information Congress 
70th IFLA General Conference and Council in Buenos Aires
Jacqueline Solis shares both the flavor and the focus of the first IFLA to take place in South America, where 4,000 participants gathered from over 120 countries.
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Searcher's Voice
"Tick, tock," says bq, who predicts that info pros have 10 years max to prepare for the end of brick-and-mortar libraries. The question bq addresses is how to get ready?
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Internet Express 
Are you hoping to find romance in 2005? If you are looking for love in all the wrong places, Irene McDermott has some online matchmaking sites to consider. Who knows? True love could be but a few mouse clicks away!
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Leading Libraries 
Doris Helfer shares the experiences — the good, the bad, and the ugly — of her library (CSU, Northridge) as it implemented meta-, or federated, searching.

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The Better Mousetrap 
Laura Felter reports on the beta of Google Scholar and compares it to Elsevier's Scirus to see which has more to offer for research clients.
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Both Sides Now 
As she settles in for her winter sojourn in a European clime, Susanne Bjørner continues to work on her Spanish and also visits "the big city," Almería, to check out the public library and the autumn book fair.
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Tools of the Trade 
If you wished Word for Windows had more tools, add-ons, and templates, Sheri Lanza has good news and it's called Wordware.
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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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