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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 15 • NUMBER 3 • March 2007
The Magazine for Database Professionals

A Failure to Communicate
EPA’s Libraries on the Brink
Barbie Keiser pinpoints how years of missed opportunities through a variety of venues collectively put the uniquely valuable EPA libraries in a very vulnerable, possibly untenable, position.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Librarians as Change Agents
How You Can Help Influence Public Policy in the 110th Congress
A new day is dawning on Capitol Hill and Mary Alice Baish says the time is right for information professionals to get to know the fresh faces in the House and Senate as well as to reacquaint themselves with returning legislators who have assumed new positions. Learn how you can positively impact library issues in the new Congress.

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Mashups, Blogs, Wikis Go Federal
Creative Uses of Government and Public Data
Laura Gordon-Murnane gives Searcher readers tips on how to use new tools — including APIs, blogs, wikis, mashups, and the like — to keep their eyes on Uncle Sam.

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 Looking for Venture Capital Firms
A Searcher Adventure
Jan Davis and Marianne Coalson check out venture capital industry data sources that can be found, often for less money, on the Web.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
 Forget the hole in the ozone. bq’s worried about the holes in the Internet layers being built on the World Wide Web.
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What's Next
Radical Reinvention: Life Beyond the Library

Ready for a change but want to stay true to your library roots? Sharon Srodin presents some interesting alternatives through discussions with several information pros who have found job satisfaction outside the traditional library.
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Internet Express
I Get By with a Little Help from Thousands of Strangers: Self-Help and Peer-Support Resources on the Web
Everybody needs help once in a while, and Irene McDermott provides a plethora of Web sites for those looking for self-help or peer-support sources on the Web.

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The Better Mousetrap
MDL DiscoveryGate: A Great Chemistry Web-Based Search Product

For a change, Edward Vawter finds a Web-based search product to get excited about: Elsevier’s MDL DiscoveryGate.

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Tools of the Trade
Color Your World and Switch Your Cases

Sheri Lanza, who is never happier than when she finds a new way to make herself even more organized, tells you how Folder Marker can brighten up and bring order to your desktop and shares another good find: Lower Case Switcher.

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The Blogging Experience: Hosts, Add-On Content, and Monetizing

Jennie Starr continues her examination of (and growing fondness for) blogs, comparing and contrasting two blog hosting options: and
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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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