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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 11 • NUMBER 3 • March 2003 
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Virtual Reference Transcript Analysis: A Few Models
Joanne Smyth of the University of New Brunswick Libraries shares how the LIVE (Library Information in a Virtual Environment) program came into existence and how it has helped to shed light on some perennial reference issues.

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Digital Reference as an Instructional Tool: Just in Time and Just Enough
So your library's become virtual. Patricia Johnston tells how LIVE librarians use the virtual desk to help students learn instead of just giving them the answers.

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In Search Of ... The Good Search: The Invisible ElephantClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
If searching the Web is so easy, anyone can do it, then why aren't we all a lot wiser and the world a lot better off? Steve Arnold targets all the problems with "Search" that developers have to solve.

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Entertainment: Play It Once, Sam, for Old Time's Sake
So you have the big screen TV, complete with surround sound, the combination DVD/CD player, the ultimate leather recliner with built-in massager and cup holder. But, do you know where to go online for all your entertainment-related needs, from Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy bytes to technical sites and "top 10 lists?" Thanks to this article by Tara Breton, you do now!

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Building a CyberSmart Intranet
Sue Feldman tells you how to design a layered intranet that will withstand the test of time and gives you a list of what questions to address before you start laying its foundation.

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Content Analysis, Part 3
In the last part of his series, Marc Solomon puts the content industry under analysis, looking at what could be behind the information content market's sagging numbers and what opportunities remain untapped.
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Searcher's Voice Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Like to read? Looking for a tax break? Then you're going to love bq's latest brainstorm.
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Internet ExpressClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
What was hot at Internet Librarian 2002 in Palm Springs besides the weather (but hey, it was a dry heat!)? In case you missed this big industry event, Irene McDermott gives you some highlights, focusing in part on wireless technology, fun gadgets, and search engines.

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Web Wise Ways
Guest columnist David Oldenkamp reviews the new WilsonWeb interface, which went online at the end of 2002, pointing out the major changes, providing a history of the company and its products, and summing up the improvements versus the yet-to-be-ironed-out glitches.

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Tools of the Trade
It's about the text, according to Dave Rensberger. And in making information systems real-world usable, lessons can be learned from—the VCR.

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If you haven't given the time of day to HotBot lately, de-Google yourself and check it out. Gary Price tells you why you'll want to re-visit this reinvented product.

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Leading Libraries
There's a battle going on in the nation's capitol that isn't about weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. Doris Helfer gets you caught up on the tug of war between the OMB and GPO and tells why the outcome matters to libraries and the public at large.
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More thoughts on Google and searching; an author correction.
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Best Buys 
Before you make that hardware, software, or Internet service purchase, 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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Index to Advertisers

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