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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 1 • January 2008
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Embryonic Web 3.0
Universal Search, Wikia, and the Birth of User-Generated Search
Woody Evans looks at how true universal search, in which digital media, in all its shapes and sizes, is integrated with physical and analog media still needing digitization, is coming along and says its accomplishment may rely on the searcher community, not just Google and company.

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The Race to the Shelf Continues
The Open Content Alliance and

Researcher Beth Ashmore and electronic resources librarian Jill Grogg show how the OCA, started in 2005 by the Internet Archive, is shaping up to give Amazon, Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft a run for their money in the digital scanning race.

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The Case for Knowledge Planners
Knowledge coordinator Marc Solomon says it’s all about content and discontent. His article highlights how better understanding the needs of the knowledge network userbase can enhance the planning dimension and make everybody happier.

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Crisis or Opportunity
The First International Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Scholarly Publishing Conference
Attendee David Mattison reviews and sizes up the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, held in Vancouver, Canada, in July, which focused on the current crisis facing scholarly communication.
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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice

To start off the New Year, bq shares what her druthers would be for the searching world at large and information pros specifically and how the two are connected.
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 The Government Online
State of the Union: The Federal Government Web Scene

New Searcher columnist Peggy Garvin, an independent consultant, makes her debut by presenting an overview of the federal government web scene and also previews what her column will cover in the months to come.

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Both Sides Now
Diacritical Issues for Multilingual Searching
Transplanted Susanne Bjørner, who is taking Spanish classes to better learn the language of her current residence, offers keyboard help to readers who need to use diacritics for multilingual searching.

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 The Sidebar
‘Copyfraud’ and Public Domain Works
What usually comes to mind when you hear the phrase “copyright infringement”? Is it just the illegal use of copyright-protected material? Law librarian Carol Ebbinghouse takes a different slant on copyright abuse, addressing those who claim (and charge for) copyright for public-domain works and how you can make sure you’re not paying for something that should be free of charge.

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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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