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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 15 • NUMBER 1 • January 2007
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Academic Libraries Are Alive and Thriving
Interviews with Four Academic Library Directors
How can academic libraries be prevented from eroding into passive services and revive digitally to continue as active and interactive services for college campuses? This is the issue Miriam Drake addresses with four academic librarians: Barbara Dewey, Ray English, Ken Frazier, and Paula Kaufman.

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Repealing Murphy’s Law
Using Research to Reduce the Risks of International Trade
When it comes to international trade, anything that can go wrong often does. Tom Lister, a specialist in international trade research, shares his expertise in making global trading a much less risky business, looking at such areas as sources of global trade data, product regulations and standards, and country research, providing tables of some of the best online sources for international trade info.
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High Technology
Online on Everest
Used to be in the not-so-distant past that when you went on a trek to climb a high peak, no one knew if you were successful until you returned (or didn’t) to civilization. But high-end technology has made it possible for trekkers to detail every aspect of their adventure, which, as Linnea Christiani, Everest conqueror, relays, has its, ahem, high and low points.
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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
As 2007 begins, bq revisits (and offers some possible solutions to) a problem that has yet to be successfully resolved: how to negotiate beneficial changes for clients in a world of “freebie” vendors.
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Internet Express
Serenity Now! Beat the Winter Blues Online
Do you suffer from seasonal affective disorder (aka the winter blues)? Cheer up, literally, with sites Irene McDermott has found that offer a range of perker-uppers, from those that deal with exercise and meditation to gardening and gaming.
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Both Sides Now
The Frankfurt Book Fair
Most of us probably won’t ever get to experience the Frankfurt Book Fair in person. But Susanne Bjørner serves as our in-print tour guide to this mega show, which is the next-best thing to being there.
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Tools of the Trade
Tidying Up and Telling Time
Sheri Lanza tackles two issues near and dear to her heart: cleaning up a messy computer Start menu and keeping track of a gadabout husband whose work rarely takes him to the same time zone twice.

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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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