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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 7 • July/August 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Just How Deep Is It?
Fundraising Researchers Wade In
Looking for big money? Cecilia Hogan, fundraising researcher, gives some history of her craft and shares some popular Web resources for locating capital gift donations.

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DOIs, URLs, LoCKSS, and Missing Links
For all that is wonderful about the seemingly infinite resources on the Web, there is a catch, and as Nick Tomaiuolo notes, it’s a biggie: Sources sited on the Web vanish into cyberspace and often cannot be tracked down anywhere. Tomaiuolo offers some possible solutions to dead links and lost information.

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Phone Search
The Search Goes On
Risa Sacks, information researcher extraordinaire, tells how her phone skills worked to her advantage in the follow-up to a project she wrote about in the March 2005 issue of Searcher. Lessons learned we can all use.

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Open Access for Physics
Interview with Marc Brodsky
Miriam Drake interviews Marc Brodsky, the executive director of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), about what role open access will play in the disbursement of physics research on the Web.

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Music to Soothe the Savage Searcher
Classical Music Databases and Web Resources
In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, David Mattison has composed a review of noteworthy Web databases and online resources that cover the European classical music from Mozart to today.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
In the Age of the Internet, bq muses as to whether finite boundaries or limited resources still exist within the librarian’s realm, and, if not, what this kind of unbridled access can mean to patron services.
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Internet Express
Do you work at a public library that’s in need of funding? Irene McDermott provides a plethora of Web resources to help your institution raise money.

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Tools of the Trade
Sheri Lanza reviews Jarte, free word processing software that can match Microsoft Word in the basics but isn’t overloaded with often unnecessary extras.

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Praises for Grossman; corrections for NTIS and LSSI; Wikipedia versus Britannica, round 2; more on Imperato; and an “Internet Discussion” between Wallace Koehler, Valdosta State University, and Vinton Cerf, Google/Regus.

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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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