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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 6 • June 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Is the Price of Cheap Chicken Bird Flu?
Eva Perkins doesn’t just scratch the surface of this potential disease pandemic, she provides a history of the avian flu as well as the key sites, many of them governmental, to tap for all the facts, figures, and projections.

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Social Bookmarking, Folksonomies, and Web 2.0 Tools
This article by Laura Gordon-Murnane defines social bookmarking and related concepts of tagging and folksonomy and then identifies and critiques features of some of the tools currently available.

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A Failure to Communicate
Politics, Scams, and Information Flow During Hurricane Katrina
As Paul Piper and Miguel Ramos note, Katrina was two devastating disasters in one. On top of the hurricane itself was the horrendous lack of response and communication after the fact. Piper and Ramos examine what happened, and more often didn’t, in Katrina’s wake from an online perspective, addressing issues such as housing and missing persons as well as the fraudulence that seemed to permeate from all angles.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
Cassandra, aka bq, laments that like the daughter of the King of Troy, no one ever listens to her, especially when she’s talking to all the library associations that do not seem to promote their core membership: librarians.
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Internet Express
Looking to buy, sell, or rent a house? Irene McDermott will tell you how to do it online, from checking your credit rating to finding the best movers and what pitfalls and scams to avoid in between.

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Tools of the Trade
Mr. High-Tech Gadget himself, Dave Rensberger, asks the question, “When is enough enough?” as he tells his tale of convergence suffocation.

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Jennie Starr examines digital music applications and says that, for once, you may just want to open and check out this Pandora.

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What’s Next
David Grossman interviews Gary Price, Internet guru and new director of online resources for (formerly Ask Jeeves).

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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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