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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 2 • February 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

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Ingram, CIC, and Springer Unveil Groundbreaking DealClick here for full-text options. Page 3
Microsoft Makes Offer to Buy Fast Search & Transfer Click here for full-text options. Page 3
SLA Goes Green Click here for full-text options. Page 3
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Earns Editor’s Choice, Factiva Extends Agreement Click here for full-text options. Page 4
FTC Clears Way for Google’s Acquisition of DoubleClickClick here for full-text options. Page 6
NewsMakersClick here for full-text options. Page 25

The Wired Bunch: Ranking the E-CandidatesClick here for full-text options.
OK, just how web-savvy are the 13 presidential candidates? Our reporter checks out each of their websites, issues, and online panache.
by Michael Baumann

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Congress Adds Copyright to AgendaClick here for full-text options.
Since the digital age puts new pressures on existing copyright law, it may be time for the House bill to add a few more measures.
by George H. Pike

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Leading With Information: Part III
Get StrategyClick here for full-text options.
In the third and final installment of our three-part series, author Bob Boiko provides insights into the cornerstone of information leadership.
by Bob Boiko

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The Information Advisor Turns 20Click here for full-text options.
Editor Robert Berkman recalls a few highlights of the first 2 decades of this ITI newsletter.

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Pew Internet Study Finds Americans Turn to the Internet First for AnswersClick here for full-text options.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project report reveals how Americans use libraries and how libraries can better serve their patrons.
by Vanessa Fox

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Collexis: The Research FingerprintClick here for full-text options.
This “new kid on the block” offers unique applications for search, indexing, and aggregation.

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Data Breaches: A Growing Global DilemmaClick here for full-text options.
The U.S. isn’t the only nation dealing with privacy-related infractions; identity theft and security breaches have gone global.
by Phillip Britt

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Information Today Celebrates Its Silver AnniversaryClick here for full-text options.
Take a trip down memory lane to the premiere issue of IT.

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
Libraries and the Internet: Facts and PublicityClick here for full-text options.
bq explores the findings released in the latest Pew Internet & American Life Project report.

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IT Spotlight
Planalytics Weathers Steady GrowthClick here for full-text options.
Here’s how one company uses the weather to its advantage.
by Marji McClure

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Focus on Publishing
NIH OA Mandate PassesClick here for full-text options.
Robin Peek reflects on this monumental event after waiting months for it to happen.

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Legal Issues
VA Data Breach and the Privacy ActClick here for full-text options.
George H. Pike follows the updates in the Veterans Administration’s stolen laptop case.

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Internet Waves
Low-Hanging FruitClick here for full-text options.
Shirley Duglin Kennedy admits that it is possible to move a mountain, but it ain’t easy.

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Insider’s Perspective
Desktop Virtualization: Streamlining the Future of University ITClick here for full-text options.
Guest columnist Paul Ghostine of Provision Networks outlines the next phase of academic services.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Seriously, What’s So Good About Gmail?Click here for full-text options.
In Part 1 of a two-part installment, Steven M. Cohen checks out the details of this Google product.

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Intellectual Property
Copyright and the Speed LimitClick here for full-text options.
K. Matthew Dames explores the phenomenon of “electronic vigilantism.”

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Database Review
Pedia ProliferationClick here for full-text options.
Mick O’Leary takes a closer look at two Wikipedia spinoffs: Citizendium and Veropedia.

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NewsBreak Update
Google Developments, Access to Public Resources, and MoreClick here for full-text options.
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakersClick here for full-text options.

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Product News & Reviews
32 - Generate: Introducing the g2 ToolbarClick here for full-text options.
33 - Springer Protocols: Recipe for SuccessClick here for full-text options.
34 - OvidSP: A New Way of SearchingClick here for full-text options.
35 - Analytics RevisitedClick here for full-text options.

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Conference Circuit
Reaching a Major MilestoneClick here for full-text options.
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
Gray Literature: What’s New on the Information LandscapeClick here for full-text options.
The GL9 Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, offered insights into collection and access issues.

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ALA Midwinter: Welcome to PhiladelphiaClick here for full-text options.
The turnout for the meeting topped 13,000 to catch up on the latest products and services.

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Conferences Around the World Page 30

Book Review
A Librarian’s Guide to Negotiating the IP MazeClick here for full-text options.
Intellectual Property: Everything the Digital-Age Librarian Needs to Know
by Timothy Wherry
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
O, Pioneers!Click here for full-text options.
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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OA and the End GameClick here for full-text options.
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor
Twenty-Five Years and Counting … Click here for full-text options.
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InfoToonsClick here for full-text options.
by Gib Robbie
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Words at Work Page 22

International Report
Market Growth in Asia, Africa, and Middle East Set to Tip the BalanceClick here for full-text options.
Our international correspondent explores the burgeoning markets ready for IT development.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive ProfileClick here for full-text options.

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Offline Readers Meet in Online CommunityClick here for full-text options.
by Thomas Pack

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From Hoodies to Trivia, These Sports Sites ShineClick here for full-text options.
by David King

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