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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 10 • November/December 2008
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Nets of Terror
Terrorist Activity on the Internet

Do terrorist cells really use the internet to communicate and find new recruits? These are the two primary questions reference librarian Paul Piper investigated with not just a little fear and trepidation. What he found out might surprise, or even terrify, you.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Competitive Intelligence at AALL’s 2008 Annual Conference
Jan Davis reports on what’s new in the law library world after attending the 2008 meeting in Portland, Ore., this past July.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Reality Check for Your Muses
Creativity and Business Innovation Resources
Can’t afford to hire your own muse or afraid your accountant will tell you muses are not a valid deduction come tax time? Never fear. David Mattison offers up a wide rage of online sites — from databases and magazines to blogs, wikis, and everything in between — that can get your creative juices flowing.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Social Capital
Doing Well by Doing Good
Nonprofit fundraiser Sarah Conner-Smith tells what she found out about how her colleagues within the nonprofit sector use social media to share ideas, raise money and awareness, and organize within the community.

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The In-House Provider Base
Ten years after big-ticket knowledge management systems were the buzz of the enterprise content world, Marc Solomon sizes up how well KM has played out in actual practice.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
What Is the Question?

According to bq, before coming up with better and better ways to serve clients in the expanding internet era, info pros have to know the questions, mainly what clients need and why.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
I Believe I Can Fly: Travel Tips on the Web
Anymore, it’s not just finding the least-expensive way to get from point A to point B, it’s getting there with the fewest hassles and potentials for disaster. Irene McDermott shows searchers how to use the web to navigate safely during holiday travels, no matter where your destination may be or how you choose to get there.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Government Online
Government Sociability
Peggy Garvin shares why and how government entities such as the General Services Administration and choose to create Facebook pages to establish a presence on social networking sites.

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Tools of the Trade
Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: Thinking Clearly About the Next Big Thing
Erik Arnold, longtime user of SaaS solutions, examines why cloud computing is still not much more than pie in the sky to so many professional searchers.

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Best Buys
Before you make those hardware, software, and internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.

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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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