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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 5 • May 2008
The Magazine for Database Professionals

 Staying on the Alert for Military and Defense News
RSS Feeds and E-Updates From Around the Web Full Text $
Need resources on the military? Edward Metz shows how to manage and assimilate information on government agencies, the defense industry, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and think tanks, database providers, bloggers, and news organizations using current awareness resources and tools such as RSS feeds and email alerts.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Searching for Australian Content
Industries, Companies, People, and Government
Find out what sites leading searchers of Australian business, news, and policy research recommend for the best commercial, industry association, government, and Web 2.0 information about the land down under.

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 Web-Based Tools for Citation Data Management Full Text $
As citation analysis becomes more and more critical to research value, new databases and software are emerging. Nancy K. Herther assesses whether more is better and evaluates the tools and sources available.

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The Universal Library in a Virtual Universe
Second Life and a Second Chance for Librarians? Full Text $
Lori Bell, Kitty Pope, and Tom Peters discuss Alliance Library System’s effort to provide libraries and related services to Second Life members and how it is serving as a model and basis for a universal library that would serve multiple virtual worlds.

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An Office in Every Home? Full Text $
Thinking about giving up the commute and working at home? Richard Oppenheim lists the questions you need to ask yourself, the pros and cons to consider, and then outlines how to set up and manage your home workspace.

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Freedom-to-Operate Patent Searching
My Six Basic Rules Full Text $
Using a hypothetical case study based on an actual search, Thomas E. Wolff describes some of the major steps searchers should take to ensure that their FTO search reports give attorneys the information required to make appropriate FTO analysis.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
 In “Redundancy,” bq bemoans the alarming lack of archived copies of digital material and how what’s online today can literally be gone tomorrow.
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 Internet Express
Joomla! Looms: Can Open Source CMS Save a Library Website? Full Text $
Brave reference librarian and system manager, Irene McDermott, tackles open source content management systems in an attempt to save her library’s website.

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 The Government Online
Government Blogging Full Text $
Peggy Garvin visits the blogosphere and provides a sampling of government offerings from the likes of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Library of Congress, the Transportation Security Agency, and the State Department.

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Contacts Full Text $
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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