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VOLUME 20 • NUMBER 8 • October 2012
The Magazine for Database Professionals
Special preview from November 2012's Searcher:
Internet Express - Stop the Vote: Voting Rights in the 2012 Election

by Irene E. McDermott
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Searcher's Voice
The Smell of Napalm

With the smell of napalm in the air, bq is looking for a good fight and comrades in arms.The lurking enemy? Proponents of voter ID laws.
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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Internet Express
Make to Learn
Libraries and the Maker Movement

To speed up the job recovery process, Irene McDermott suggests that libraries get with the Maker Movement so patrons can learn how to use the latest computerized manufacturing equipment and just maybe create the next big, hot-ticket item.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Government Online
Tracking Congress 2.0
As the 112th Congress nears its end, Peggy Garvin helps searchers take stock of useful free resources, official and otherwise, for tracking federal legislators and the bills they are drafting and passing into law.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Both Sides Now
A New Portal for the European Library
Susanne Bjørner revisits The European Library, a digital gateway to the treasures of Europe, to check out its new portal, launched in June of this year.

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The Roller Coaster Ride Driving Your Fundraising Efforts in the New Era
Are you ready to say good-bye to the bake-sale mode of fundraising? Cecilia Hogan shows how the methods used in disaster giving can greatly aid all nonprofits seeking financial support.

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Creating and Presenting Great Webinars
As the seminars of the 21st century, webinars are a cost-effective way to educate your staff and clients in real time. James Careless talks to the experts who share ways to create and present webinars that hit the mark.

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The Video Stream Rises
This year, video streaming is poised to overtake DVDs and Blu-ray Discs as the most popular way to view movies. Rich Oppenheim examines the companies leading the change and what streaming means to the industry and the consumer.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.Content Curation Tools
A Look at Some of the Best
As she continues her series on content curation, Nancy Herther focuses on a sampling of CC products that are general enough for multiple applications and show strength in the marketplace. She includes charts that provide info on a variety of powerful free and fee-based curation products.

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Find the postal and electronic addresses and phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.

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