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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 19 • NUMBER 6 • July/August 2011
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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Searcher's Voice
Beam Me Up, Scotty

Mobile computing has brought the Star Trek-type communicators into reality. But as bq notes, it’s still up to searchers to guarantee the accuracy of information, no matter how it is retrieved.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
iPad2 for Librarians
Irene McDermott is quick to label the iPad2 a “sweet” piece of machinery. But, ever conscious of her budget limitations, she uses this column to investigate whether the iPad2 can prove valuable within the library environment for staff and patrons alike.

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The Better Mousetrap
Ownership: ACS, RCS, and History
Bob Buntrock continues his look at ownership of e-resources, this time focusing on what has become the contentious issue of ejournals and other electronic periodicals.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Medical Digital
Mobile Apps for the Medical Professional
Stephanie Ardito puts the iPad2 under the microscope to see what kind of smartphone and tablet healthcare and wellness apps, or m-health apps, are out there for those working within the medical profession.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Ebooks Everywhere
The Digital Transformation of Reading
Nancy Herther provides statistics and quotes from the experts as she reports on the how the growing ebook trend is impacting the marketplace.

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Beyond the Bookmobile
The Intersection of Mobile Technology and the Library
Rich Oppenheim extends the discussion of mobile technology’s impact on the library and work in general by taking a look at a range of apps, including those that facilitate e-reading, video viewing and recording, content location, digital rights management, and data customization.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Mobile Lucky Seven
A Brief Review
Gerry McKiernan critiques seven epublishers, including Alexander Street Press, Cengage Learning, EBSCO Publishing, and NewspaperDirect, Inc., looking at features such as mobile access options and device/platform choices.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.‘Going Mobile’
An iPad2 Review
You know Sheri Lanza never jumps headfirst into a new — or even semi-new — technology. So how did she become the owner of a trendy iPad2 and what exactly does she think of it?

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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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