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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 13 • NUMBER 5 • May 2005
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Is Management Consulting for You?
Part 3: Client Relations — The Key to Success

The third (but no longer final!) part of this series by Ulla de Stricker and Annie Joan Olesen looks at how client relationships can be the key to a successful consulting business and gives some troubleshooting tips for problems that may pop up along the way.

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In Search of Discovery
The Case for Library Research Instruction

Marc Solomon addresses the pressing question of how information professionals can teach clients, patrons, and co-workers to conduct effective online research, presenting a three-pronged plan of attack: goal analysis, performance objectives, and formative evaluations.
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Web Waves
Tsunami Blogs Respond to Disaster

Now that the Southeast Asian tsunami is no longer making front-page news, Miguel Ramos and Paul Piper offer up a sampling of blogs, categorized by format and geography, that give firsthand accounts of the disaster as well as updates concerning ongoing relief efforts and still-looming crises.
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Using Statistics
A Book Industry Case Study

What’s really going on with the book industry? Is it all doom and gloom for bricks-and-mortar businesses? Is online now the only way to sell? Paula Berinstein, who has some personal experience in bookselling, hunts for novel answers and provides quite a collection of online stats while dissecting the situation.
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Searcher's Voice
All of us have good ideas from time to time. The trick, bq says, is getting from that light bulb-over-the-head phase to the fruition stage. And for librarians, it’s all about challenging the Google-lovers without letting the Luddites rule.
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Internet Express
Picture this: Irene McDermott devotes a whole column to digital images on the Web, covering everything from art and photos, to outer space, celebrities, and silly stuff. Yes, I think the weather just turned fine for surfing!
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Both Sides Now
Susanne Bjørner, our foreign correspondent, reviews the international forums at last December’s Online Information conference in the U.K., even the ones for which she does not speak the language!

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Tools of the Trade
Dave Rensberger says beware of an editor who calls with a lilt in her voice and wants to drop a last-minute assignment on you. But when the product is the new and very hot Firefox Web browser, take the assignment anyway.
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More comments about bq’s “Tick Tock” editorial
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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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