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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 13 • NUMBER 1 • January 2005
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Doing Good and Doing Well
The Saga as Google Goes Public 
Reva Basch follows Google's long and winding, often-bumpy, road to Wall Street from a variety of angles and perspectives, focusing on what "G" must do to play with the big boys while staying true to its "don't be evil" motto and its adoring and ever-growing user base.

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Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval 
In this article, Peter Jackson emphasizes how artificial intelligence can help build better information retrieval systems, enabling the systems to better serve the needs of all knowledge workers, from librarians to end-user researchers.
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Safety First: Part 3
Why We Should Care?
In this final installment of her three-part series on safety, Barbie Keiser provides resources for serving the segments of the population in most need of protection and help--the victims of abuse among the elderly, the young, the physically impaired, and animals.
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The Federal Depository Library Program
Safety Net for Access 
For more than 190 years, the nation's federal depository libraries have made key resources available to U.S. citizens and even those outside the U.S. Miriam Drake outlines the Federal Depository Library Program, how it is set up, the costs involved, its digitization plans, its collaboration efforts, and what lies ahead for digital federal documents.
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Searcher's Voice
As Google Scholar and the Yahoo!/OCLC toolbar break new Internet ground by locating content once limited to library shelves, bq says the time is ripe for library professionals to step into the roles of guide and coach for these new vendors, bartering delivery of clients in exchange for an acceptable level of information reliability.
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Both Sides Now 
In the debut of this new bimonthly column, Susanne Bjørner looks at how perception is often a bit out of kilter with reality, how where you are often greatly influences what facts are included, exaggerated, or even left out of news coverage for events happening around the world.
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Tools of the Trade 
Sheri Lanza is in love again. This time it's with Net Snippets, a private company serving the "post-search" market. Sheri uses a sample project on cellular phones, previously prepared by Yael Elish, Net Snippets co-founder, president and CEO, to highlight some of its many features.
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Best Buys
Before you make those hardware, software, and Internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.
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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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