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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 3 • March 2009
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
Life Lessons

bq shares some “Life Lessons” she’s learned along the road of experience and also explains why she now owns two sets of nail clippers.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Picture Yourself on the Web
Do you need to “develop” some skills for taking quality digital photos to post on the web? Irene McDermott can help you say “Cheese” without spending a lot of dough.

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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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Living Large in Lean Times
While waiting for the day when libraries rule the world, Mary Ellen Bates provides general guidelines on how librarians and independent info pros can address the pressures of an economic slowdown.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. The Social Web and Civil Life
The Future of Participatory Politics in America
Woody Evans takes a look back — and forward — at how the web has been changing the way everyone, from average citizens to pundits, engages in the political process.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. 360-Degree Decision Support for Global Executives
Economist Intelligence Unit
Jan Davis profiles the EIU, a source of political risk analysis, focusing on four of its publications: Country Reports, Country Forecasts, CountryData, and ViewsWire.

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Building on 2.0
Internet Librarian 2008
For those who weren’t able to attend IL08, Cindy Shamel reports on the keynote messages as well as specialty tools for sharing content and tells fellow searchers why it’s time to get off the fence and embrace Web 2.0 tools.

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Welcome to Shanghai
The 4th Shanghai International Library Forum
Peg Tarbox and Maggie Wang write about their experiences attending the SILF in October 2008, providing a general overview of the conference, highlighting hot topics and speakers, and sharing what countries and libraries are doing to get digitally up-to-date.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. The Art of the Deal
The Power and Pitfalls of Consortial Negotiation
Beth Ashmore and Jill Grogg look at the advantages, as well as the pitfalls, libraries will face when negotiating electronic resources as part of a consortium.

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Find a Way to Offer Playaway
A New Kind of Audio Book
Dubbed the “un-book” readers, Playaways are self-contained audio books used on a MP3-like player. In this article, Kitty Pope, Tom Peters, Lori Bell, and Jessica Bastian explore how Playaways can enhance library offerings.

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