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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 1 • January 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Call for APA Award NominationsClick here for full-text options. Page 3
RefWorks Partners With Four Online ServicesClick here for full-text options. Page 3
John Edwards Debuts on 10Questions.comClick here for full-text options. Page 3
Live From AntarcticaClick here for full-text options. Page 4
OECD Launches Statistics DatabaseClick here for full-text options. Page 4
NewsMakers Page 22
FEATURES

Google 2.0 as ‘Calculating Predator’ Click here for full-text options.
Google guru Stephen Arnold shares his findings in his latest investigative work about “Googzilla.”
by Paula J. Hane

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User-Generated Content Principles: A New BalanceClick here for full-text options.
With content being generated at an all-new rate, here’s a look at the question of liability for a website.
by David Mirchin

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Leading With Information: Part II
Act Like a LeaderClick here for full-text options.
In the second installment of our three-part series, author Bob Boiko offers insights into the most important skills an information leader should have.
by Bob Boiko

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Forecast for 2008: What’s Next?Click here for full-text options.
If there’s a word that sums up the IT industry in 2007, it is “change.” And what does 2008 have in store? Industry experts offer some predictions.
by Barbara Brynko

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Preserving 19th-Century British Library NewspapersClick here for full-text options.
Digitization of these tabloids gives historians and researchers unparalleled access to historical material.
by Jim Ashling

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Swets: Introducing License BankClick here for full-text options.
Just in time for ALA Midwinter, Swets is rolling out its SwetsWise Subscription 5.0 with License Bank to simplify “e-license headaches.”
by Barbara Brynko

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The Promise of Natural Language SearchClick here for full-text options.
The biggest challenge to adopting the latest spin on search may be trying to change user behavior.
by Vanessa Fox

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Why Isn’t Print Dead … Yet?Click here for full-text options.
bq ponders the realities facing the print industry as we know it.

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IT Spotlight
iParadigms Making the Grade in Plagiarism PreventionClick here for full-text options.
If you’ve ever had déjà vu while reading an article, here’s a cool technology to ensure the copy is original.
by Marji McClure

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Focus on Publishing
Life in the New World Order—Part IClick here for full-text options.
Robin Peek explores her growing use of all-things Google.

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Internet Waves
I Never Got Your EmailClick here for full-text options.
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a closer look at email, reliability, and the latest social networking tools competing for our communiqués.

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Legal Issues
Revisiting TasiniClick here for full-text options.
George H. Pike retraces the effects of this watershed event for the database industry.

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Insider’s Perspective
The Geoweb—Democratizing the Map and Changing the WebClick here for full-text options.
Guest columnist Sean Gorman, CEO of FortiusOne, discusses the trends and challenges in mapping content.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Keep That Content ComingClick here for full-text options.
Steven M. Cohen showcases the latest tools to alert users about changes in page content.

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Database Review
Prosperity Index Defines National Well-BeingClick here for full-text options.
Mick O’Leary explores a new site that analyzes socioeconomic data to see what’s driving the forces of national prosperity.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Encyclopedias, Social Networks, and Health Resources Lead the NewsClick here for full-text options.
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
36 - CCC: Licensing Services Now Extend to BlogsClick here for full-text options.
37 - SGI: Powering Faster Enterprise SolutionsClick here for full-text options.
38 - YouSendIt: Files on-the-GoClick here for full-text options.
39 - Scopus: The Source for World University RankingsClick here for full-text options.
40 - FortiusOne: Tracking New TerritoryClick here for full-text options.

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DEPARTMENTS

Editorial
Getting on BoardClick here for full-text options.
by Dick Kaser

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Letters to the EditorClick here for full-text options. Page 16
InfoToonsClick here for full-text options.
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
A Peek at the World Digital Library PrototypeClick here for full-text options.
Our international correspondent gives us an update on the plan between The Library of Congress and UNESCO to create a global digital collection.
by Jim Ashling

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

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Welcome to 2008Click here for full-text options.
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Report From the Field
The 27th Annual Charleston Conference: What Tangled Webs We WeaveClick here for full-text options.
One of the topics of this year’s conference focused on ways to increase the use of library services.
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Information: Get Ready to Collect and ComputeClick here for full-text options.
Clifford Lynch provided insights into text mining during his keynote at the Charleston Conference.

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Conferences Around the World Page 34
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Developing a Strategy for the Next GenerationClick here for full-text options.
The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student: Making the Connections
by Susan Gibbons
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Tryouts, Try-Nots, and Rip-OffsClick here for full-text options.
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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Create and Manage Your Life List on the WebClick here for full-text options.
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Wild Things Attempt Biggest Gambit in Team HistoryClick here for full-text options.
by David King

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