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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 8 • September 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Beyond Google
The Importance of Orphan Works and Section 108 Reform to Information Professionals
K. Matthew Dames addresses how litigation involving Google Book Search, as well as orphan works and Section 108, will impact the way the information profession will use, copy, and access information for a long time to come.

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Around the Fundraising Campfire
Stories of Dismal Failure, Near Misses, and Great Success
Cecilia Hogan shares her experiences of reeling in philanthropic donations and how getting a single bite can involve years of carefully setting out the lure.

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CrossRef at the Crossroads
Now that CrossRef has become the “King Kong” of digital library linking, Jill Grogg and Beth Ashmore preview what lies ahead for it.

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The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth
Error and Misinformation in Media
Paula Berinstein examines some of the issues surrounding media misinformation, which range from missing graphics and misnumbered pages to factual errors and damaging secrets. She explores the effects these errors have on society, and how these errors should be — but often are not — handled.

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All the Right Numbers
Strategies for Locating Industry Sales
Do you need to provide industry sales statistics for clients or patrons? Marc Vinyard shows searchers how to pull relevant figures out of profiles and forecasts from Datamonitor, EIU, Standard & Poor’s, TableBase, and Euromonitor, as well as from government and trade association sites.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
 bq discusses subscription-based services, how some come up short when it comes to addressing end-user needs, and what can be done to rectify it.
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The Better Mousetrap
Laura McBride Felter reviews DynaMed, a database of clinically organized summaries written by health professionals for the rapid-response needs of those on the healthcare frontlines.

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Internet Express
Need some background on personal video-sharing? Irene McDermott provides sites to check out for all aspects of the hottest Web phenom, which is an offshoot of social networking.

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Kudos about Katrina article; more on Herb White.

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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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