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Adventures in Freelance Researching

Last Friday I finished up a freelance project that lead me to daydream about Iowa’s mid-19th century railroad schemes. I followed up on an ad circulated through our department’s listserv to make contact with an independent researcher out of Missouri.

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Smarter SmartSearch: Academic Libraries vs. Google Scholar

Last night I finished Siva Vaidhyanathan’s Googlization of Everything,¬†and rather than being scared away from customized search after reading the book, I find I am more drawn to it, especially when thinking about how to improve search for academic libraries.

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Second semester plans and projects

Second semester of my LIS program is well under way, and with two weeks to go until midterms, I feel like I’ve finally got a plate full enough to feast off of. For the past month, I’ve only been working

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