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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 9 • October 2009
The Magazine for Database Professionals
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Librarians Go Green in an Era of Tight Energy
Bill Becken shares how librarians are joining the ranks of those aiming to leave a smaller carbon footprint while showing how an ever-increasing set of electronic tools can make that aim a bit challenging.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. U-Content
Citizen Journalism
Continuing with his ongoing series on user-generated content, Nick Tomaiuolo takes a look at the realm of citizen journalism, or CitJ, and the role it plays in covering, and creating, the news.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Supplemental Content Information Warfare
Part 1, What You Need to Know
In the first installment of her new series, Deborah Liptak gives an overview of warfare from an historic perspective and then in the context in which it is known today, information warfare, investigating who does IW and why and highlighting recent worldwide examples of IW.

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Commons and Creativity
Woody Evans compares the common good and copyright to see if a balance, or common ground, if you would, can be found between free enterprise and free period, especially in the electronic age.

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Information Literacy Training for All
More Outliers
Who knows more about the myriad challenges of homelessness than women who have been or who currently are without permanent residence? In this segment of her series on bringing information literacy to those on the fringe and beyond, Lark Birdsong calls in the experts who put together an extensive self-help list for those who are trying to get back on their feet and off the street.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
The Course of Inquiry

This month, bq ponders what influence, if any, universal online has had on the way the human mind processes and looks for information.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Medical Digital
The Swine Flu Pandemic: Authoritative Information Versus Community Gossip
A new column by Stephanie C. Ardito, which will examine medical information in the digital age, kicks off with a very hot topic, the swine flu pandemic, and the broad range of internet sources, authoritative and otherwise, that spread almost as quickly as the virus itself.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Keeping in Touch While Traveling in Europe
Or, What I Did on My Summer Vacation
Lucky Irene McDermott spent part of her summer traveling in Europe. She shares tips she learned for maintaining her electronic connections, from cell phones to Facebook, while out of the country.

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Kurzweil Responds; Bertolucci Adds; Oppenheim Corrects

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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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