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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 5 • May 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals
Interview with Bonnie Carroll
Miriam Drake interviews Bonnie Carroll, executive director of CENDI, a consortium of federal agencies whose mission is to improve the productivity of federal science- and technology-based programs through effective scientific and technical information-support systems.

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The Digital Humanities Revolution
David Mattison highlights freely available digital resources, coming from new and existing alliances between computational specialists, scholars, and librarians, that are helping to revolutionize the field and study of humanities.

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Is Google News Really News?
Rich Wiggins discovers how easy it is to get his own self-created, self-centered, non-newsworthy “press releases” on Google News, which leads to an eye-opening look at how Google News content is selected and ranked.

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Now Just Who Is Daniel Imperato?
In a side story to the above piece by Rich Wiggins, Leslie Stebbins sets out to learn all she can about the mysterious Daniel Imperato, alleged 2008 presidential candidate, whose every action seems to be chronicled via Google News.

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Beyond ERIC: The Early Years
Part Three: Resources for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
In this installment, Barbie Kaiser focuses on components of adult learning: higher education, institutions and financial aid, distance learning, continuing education, fields of study, and professional training. The six accompanying tables provide multiple online sites related to each of these categories.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
In light of recent online blunders, bq espouses how real searchers could help ensure that at least some content on the Web, marked with a dot-lib or dot-edu label, has been librarian-approved.
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The Better Mousetrap
Just in time for spring and summer, Laura Felter helps readers create a game plan for lining up some off-site, i.e., desktop-based, training to scale up clients’ searching skills.

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Tools of the Trade
Sheri Lanza tries out two totally unrelated software programs: TaskArrange, for desktop organization, and AM-DeadLink, an aid for culling URLs that are no longer active.

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Tara Calishain “alerts” readers about online monitoring services that can fill multiple roles, from letting you know when a specific product goes on sale to keeping you up-to-date on the latest and most pertinent work and client-related information.

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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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