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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 18 • NUMBER 8 • October 2010
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Library of the Future — Today! Full Text
Barbie Keiser takes a glimpse into her crystal ball and sees the Library of the Future that is both a physical facility and virtual space that recognizes, anticipates, and adapts to change for the benefit of all the users it serves.

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New Ways to Do Old Things
Are They Ready or Not? Full Text
The now Mac-ified Sheri Lanza tackles another hurdle: whether there are any new — possibly free — and viable alternatives to old standby word processing software (read Microsoft Word) available in the cloud.

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Who’s on First?
Name Disambiguation Today Full Text
Nancy Herther addresses the often frustrating, sometimes futile, task of locating researchers and their works in the Information Age.

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The WSJ Professional Full Text
A Review
Amy Affelt discusses marketing and best practices for an enterprisewide rollout of The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition from the information management standpoint.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
Smart Generosity
While bq is warming up to ebooks, her voracity is causing a dilemma: How can she pass on and share her electronic books as she was wont to do with the printed ones?
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Internet Express
So You Want to Be a Librarian? Full Text
Irene McDermott, book finished, returns to her column to offer online sites of interest to librarians in training or those looking to begin their studies.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Medical Digital
U.S. Healthcare Reform: A Follow-Up
In her March 2010 column, Stephanie Ardito provided impartial resources to track the then-pending healthcare reform bill. Now that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and the follow-up Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act are law, she is once again providing balanced fact-checking sources that clearly explain the options the new reform offers Americans.
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Publishing Trends
The iPad and Its Possible Impact on Publishers and Libraries Full Text
In April 2010, Apple introduced the much-heralded iPad. Dan Tonkery takes a look at this latest device to see what possible impact the iPad will have on publishers and libraries.

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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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