Google Storms the Webmail Market
Pssst. Hey, kid — need a free gigabyte to
store your Web e-mail? Rich Wiggins has already
fallen madly in love with this new Google service,
but that doesn't mean he's not going into this
relationship with eyes wide open to possible security
breaches and other glitches.
| A Confederacy
Federated Search Flying Under Many Flags
Marc Solomon addresses the entrance of federated
search into the world of collection searching, looking
at what federated can and can't do, and where it
Before the Internet, Part 7
BRS—An interview with Jan Egeland
Susanne Bjørner begins a two-part
segment on BRS (Bibliographic Retrieval Services),
talking in depth to one of its founders, Jan Egeland.
|To Chat or Not to Chat
Taking Another Look at Virtual Reference
Steve Coffman and Linda Arret take
a look back and then ahead at the brave, still fairly
new world of library virtual reference to see if
its initial goals have so far been met.
Use Branded Deliverables to Increase
Recognition and Visibility
How much difference can branding and
packaging make in delivering information to your
clients and co-workers? If you think little, think
again as you read this useful piece by Angela Kangiser
and Chris Olson.
|Text Mining for Reputations
SCOUG Spring Workshop, 2004
Amelia Kassel highlights this day-long
event that focused on emerging technologies of particular
interest to information professionals.
What dangers are end users blind to and how can
"Super Searchers" come to their rescue? As usual,
bq has plenty of ideas.
| Internet Express
If you are even remotely considering buying a car,
new or otherwise, do yourself and your bank account
a huge favor and let Irene McDermott show you the
key to steering clear of dealership and financing
| Tools of the
If you are not the most organized person
in the world, or even if you think you are, self-proclaimed
master organizer Sheri Lanza reviews Onfolio, a
software product designed to keep track of all your
online searching info, that even out-organized her.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.