[cross-posted: if you see this again, you have excellent taste in lists!]
a recent SavvySearch `sneak-preview' invite to a few library-related
discussion lists resulted in 2,000 same-day queries and several crucial
last-minute suggestions from information professionals, making the
commercial turn-on of SavvySearch a smoother experience than it might have
been without your help. this is a quick thanks and follow-up on the major
suggestions we received:
+ boolean meta-query support: this is the tallest order from the
information professional community - it is now being tested on the
primary (search engines and guides) collections queried by SavvySearch.
if you want to be alerted when this is available, send an empty email
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+ new submission service available - you need to register that library web
site to be indexed by the major search engines? try out this new freebie:
+ created two new comparison shopping collections (babes and games)
+ many bugs and quirks detected and repaired with assistance from you folks!
+ the url (http://www.savvysearch.com/) is now permanent, bookmarkable,
+ very special THANKS!! to everyone who took time to write us a letter (or
call!) in November, gratefully acknowledged below. we really appreciate
your constructive (and frank!) feedback. if anyone else out there has
$.02 on making SavvySearch a better service, please don't hesitate to
write. among those kind and brave enough to offer us some thanksgiving
Ann Recktenwald - Nortel Networks
B. Heather Campbell
Carla Biggert - Inter@ctivate Consulting Group
Caroline M. Bordinaro - University of Southern California
Dawn Olmsted Swanson - Kettering University
Denis McNary - United States Plastic Corp.
Don Irvine - Comox Valleylinks Community Network
Efthimis Efthimiadis & Class - University of Washington SLIS
Elizabeth (Liz) Cooksey - Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Elizabeth Burton - Salem Church Library
Fred & Wendy Griffiths - ``Calgary, Canada''
John Stafford - Library, Worcester (somewhere in the UK)
Julie McKenna - Regina Public Library
Lilah J. Mittelstaedt - Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lydia Ievins - Harvard University Library
Mary Lou Troy - Upper Dublin Public Library
P. Yeckley - De Anza College
Pam - ``from far away New Zealand''
Paul R. F. Schumacher - University of Chicago
Phil Rogers - Grange Research Centre, Co. Meath, Ireland
Rosemary O'Donnell - Bayer Inc.
Sander Hartogensis - ``The Netherlands''
Tina Demars - Bayer Inc.
thanks again to the LIS community for your suggestions on such short notice.
best wishes to all for a wonderful new year!
sean dreilinger, mlis
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