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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 18 • NUMBER 7 • September 2010
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Facebook Hell? Full Text $
Not everyone is enthralled with Facebook. Woody Evans makes a strong case against librarians using Facebook and other social networking sites as a primary marketing tool for drawing patrons into their facilities.

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Get Smart With Your Money! Full Text $
In these hard economic times, everyone needs to be fiscally responsible. Lark Birdsong provides a range of online resources to help consumers make educated decisions when it comes to managing their finances.

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Sharing a Future: SLA 2010 Full Text $
SLA 2010 attendee Cindy Shamel highlights conference sessions and the INFO-EXPO exhibits, noting what was hot, besides New Orleans itself, and takes a look at the state of the association as members gear up for some likely changes in the coming months.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article.The Twittering of the Search World
Looking for ways to extract useful info from your Twitter queries? David Mattison examines how the big search engines and third-party vendors are attempting to fine-tune tweeps and also throws in some Twitter-based search widgets, apps, and tools for good measure.

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Moving to the Big Apple: Part 3. Reality Sets In Full Text $
After months of planning and procrastinating, former PC user Sheri Lanza now has joined the Mac world. In the final entry of her series, Lanza shares how she’s adjusting as well as her regrets and advice for those facing a similar PC or Mac decision.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice

bq uses her innate logic to question the value and validity of fuzzy sources of information permeating the web from all angles and covering all possible topics, from the most trivial to the most important.
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Library Mobile
‘A’ Is for ‘Android’
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As of early spring 2010, there were approximately 50 makes and models of Android phones available. Gerry McKiernan looks at the Android market share; apps; and resources, from websites to audiobooks, that will help users get the most out of the Android operating system.

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Both Sides Now
Researching in Spanish
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Susanne Bjørner rates ClasePeriodica, a product available through OCLC’s FirstSearch, as a tool for researching Spanish magazine and journal literature.

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Internet Express
My Life Connected - Tales of an Ongoing Relationship with Facebook
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Guest columnist Walter Nelson shares his Facebook story and tells why he thinks it’s a great way to stay connected on numerous professional and personal levels, but with some caveats.

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Correspondence Full Text $
The Library App

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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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