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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 4 • April 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
National Archive Publishing Acquires Tichenor Publishing & Printing Full Text Page 3
Reed Elsevier to Acquire ChoicePoint, Changes Company Direction Full Text Page 3
Copyright Clearance Center Broadens Annual Academic License Full Text Page 3
NYPL Reveals $1 Billion Transformation Plan Full Text Page 4
In Memoriam: William Z. Nasri Full Text Page 17
NewsMakers Full Text Page 23
FEATURES

Tax Time: Phishing Scams and Schemes Click here for FREE full-text version. Full Text
As tax time cometh, more taxpayers who are filing online are falling prey to some official-looking scams.
by Phillip Britt

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Old Scams Still ExistClick here for FREE full-text version. Full Text

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 Facebook for Professionals Full Text
This social networking community is not for college students only; journalists and librarians are moving right in.
by Cindy Martine

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Report From the Field
NFAIS: The Next 50 Years  Full Text
NFAIS celebrates its 50th Annual Conference & Anniversary Gala with parties and events, while attending to concerns about The New Information Order: Its Culture, Content and Economy.
by Donald T. Hawkins and Barbara Brynko

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 The Art of Twittering Full Text
by Marydee Ojala

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 Robert J. Massie: 2008 NFAIS Miles Conrad Lecturer Full Text
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Westchester Library System Rolls Out Medicare Mashup Full Text
Here’s how one library launched a one-stop Medicare information center for the community.
by Barbara Brynko

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 Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information Today Full Text
Take a trip down memory lane to the premiere issue of IT.

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Information Industry Emerges From the Shadows … Or Does It?
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bq puts the notion that “All information wants to be free” to the test.

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Focus on Publishing
 Harvard Faculty Mandates OA Full Text
Robin Peek weighs in on the university’s decision to impose this institutional mandate upon itself.

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Internet Waves
 Dropping a Dime Full Text
Shirley Duglin Kennedy shares her insights on the nature of discovering truth online.

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Legal Issues
The Right to Remain Anonymous Full Text
George H. Pike explores the realities of internet users and the veil of anonymity.

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Intellectual Property
 Copyright Coverage and Reportage Erratum Full Text
K. Matthew Dames ponders the differences between increased and accurate coverage about copyright in the media.

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Library Stuff Revisited
 Google Calendar: Let’s Make It a Date Full Text
Steven M. Cohen explores the benefits of using this organizational tool.

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Insider’s Perspective
The New Investment Cycle in Internet Commerce: Web 2.0 Goes Mainstream Full Text
Guest columnist Ken Allard offers his insights into the shift of budgets to marketing online.

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IT Spotlight
Nuospace Brings Wiki Environment to Document Collaboration   Full Text
Here’s how one company tunes into social networking communities.
by Marji McClure

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Database Review
 New Portals Enrich STM Menu Full Text
Mick O’Leary sees the promise in four information-based content search sites.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
 M&A, News Products, and Networking Tools Take Center Stage Full Text
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
34 - Cengage: Targeting the End User
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35 - Elsevier: illumin8 Sheds New Light on Research  Full Text
36 - Covario: Insights Into Universal Search Full Text
36 - Thomson Collexis Dashboard Digs for Data  Full Text
37 - It’s That Time: The Financial Times’ Deadline  Full Text
38 - Onvia: Entering the Construction Zone Full Text

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Conference Circuit
April Conference Deluge Continues Full Text
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
 O'Reilly’s Tools of Change: Looking for Social Currency Full Text
The second annual TOC was the talk of the town.
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
SMX West: Ready for Search 3.0 and 4.0?  Full Text
Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman launch their new conference.
Text and photos by Jean Bedord

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Report From the Field
Afloat in the Wireless Pond
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Minnesota raises awareness of the internet’s impact.
by Wallys W. Conhaim

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Conferences Around the World Page 32
LinkUp @ Home 
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 Time to Meetup: Wherever You Are Full Text
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
A Stroll Down Memory Lane From Homer to the Rocket  Full Text
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
The World of Consulting: Glamour or Grind?
Is Consulting for You? A Primer for Information Professionals Full Text
by Ulla de Stricker
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Matters of Intelligence  Full Text
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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DEPARTMENTS

Editorial
Miscellaneous & Et Cetera  Full Text
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor Full Text Page 14
InfoToons Full Text
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
Portals, Plans, and Peer Review  Full Text
Our international correspondent checks out a statistical database called UNdata, Europeana, and more.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text

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