What to do with the information profession at
a crisis point? Better grab a parachute because
bq suggests a little skydiving!
|Making the Case
for Patent Searchers?
Go Tell the Clients
Do you get tongue-tied trying to explain why the
world need needs patent searches and why their searches
often take so long? Howard Homan's article will
answer these questions for you and your clients.
Social Networking Applications for Sales, Recruiting,
Marc Solomon describes the emerging breed of networking
software services and an expanding set of business
requirements that are starting to blur the distinctions
between personal and professional contacts.
A Bloomberg for Engineers
Steve Arnold reviews the offerings from Knovel Corporation,
a leader in the scientific and technical e-book
Comparison of Features and Benefits
While not totally letting go of classic online databases,
Amelia Kassel is starting to get acquainted with
Web interfaces, too. Join her as she gets to know
the ins and outs of the new Factiva.com.
Doris Helfer shares excerpts of statements from
Cornell University Libraries explaining why it
has decided to cancel over 200 titles from Reed-Elsevier
and looks at how tough budget cuts are impacting
subscription renewals at institutes of higher
learning across the country.
Tools of the Trade
In "Hey, Kids! Let's Put on a Show," Dave Rensberger
does his best Mickey Rooney and shares a new find,
MemoriesOnTV 2.0, a slide show generator that
is upstaging the competition.
The Better Mousetrap
Matthew McBride gives a good grade to the latest
release of STN Express--Discover! Analysis Edition,
Haven't checked out the new "Search Inside the
Book" feature from Amazon? Irene McDermott explains
how it works and what it means for searchers.
Light Praise; Muddled Muggles
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.