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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 11• December 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS

IMS Exhibition Debuts XML Pavilion and More

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Dow Jones Introduces WSJ Professional Edition Site

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FCC Working on Internet Guidelines

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Gartner Group Faces Lawsuit

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Washington Post , Bloomberg Collaborate on News Page 11

NewsMakers

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FEATURES

Industry Forecast: Weathering Turbulent Times
Movers and shakers from the information industry take a look at the past year and offer their insights on where we are now and our journey forward.
by John Blossom, Carl Grant, Ed Keating, Janice Lachance, Scott Peters, and Anthea Stratigos

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Augmented Reality Comes to Market
This 3D technology may sound as though it’s right out of science fiction, but it actually presents many practical applications.
by Kurt Schiller

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The Innovators: Making the Internet Easy, Local, and Efficient
Three creative companies raise the bar on online collaboration.
by Michael Baumann

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’Tis the Season for Global Outreach

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Life in a Dot-Lib World
bq considers a future where the library as we know it has become extinct.

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IT Spotlight
TEMIS Serves a Diverse—and Global—Marketplace
Marji McClure profiles the creator of the Luxid text mining program.

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Editorial
Watch It, Buddy
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor

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InfoToons
by Gib Robbie

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International Report
Mobile Internet Subscriptions Take Off
Our global correspondent traces the rapid growth of mobile internet access.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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Words at Work

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COLUMNS

Insider’s Perspective
A Librarian’s View of Ebook Acquisitions
Swets specialists Maxim van Gisbergen, Elyse Profera, and Christine M. Stamison focus on a world where libraries take an “e-first” approach to books.

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Focus on Publishing
OAW 2009 Exceeds Expectations
Robin Peek offers some highlights of the recent Open Access Week.

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Internet Waves
The 2009 Good News Edition of Internet Waves
Shirley Duglin Kennedy toasts the new year with a list of reasons to feel good.

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Legal Issues
Congress Debates Data Breach Legislation
George H. Pike examines just how secure your online information is and what Congress is doing to keep it that way.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Still the King of Web Search
Steven M. Cohen explores the world of search with Bing and Google.

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Database Review
Rein-VENT-ing the News
Mick O’Leary takes a closer look at which online news services are gaining momentum.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Healthcare, Privacy, and Search Engine News
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
33 - ‘Friending’ Scientists
34 - Thomson IP Manager: Portfolio Power
36 - Wolfram Alpha: Focusing on Education With ‘Homework Day’

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LinkUp@Home
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A Million Social Networks Not Enough? Start Your Own
by Thomas Pack

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Cybersports
Talking About Snuggies, Hogettes, and Robot Umpires
by David King

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Welcome to 2010
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
From IL to ILI: Not for Librarians Only
by the ITI Blog Team (Marydee Ojala, Paula Hane, Donald T. Hawkins, and Jane Dysart)

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Conferences Around the World Page 24
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Are We Over Library 2.0 Yet?
Building Library 3.0: Issues in Creating a Culture of Participation
by Woody Evans
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
Sheri Lanza and Bob Berkman: Guiding Users of Information ServicesClick for full PDF version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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