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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 1 • January 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

Google Ups Efforts to Work With Publishers

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Twitter Unveils Retweet Capability

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O’Reilly, IPS Extend Distribution Agreement

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Atypon to Develop CrossRef Query Service

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China Boosts Research Output Page 6


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Report from the Field
Online Information 2009: Small but Engaged
As the barometer for the information industry, the annual mega-conference and exhibition turned out plenty of new innovations for a leaner but committed crowd.
by Barbara Brynko

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ICANN Changes Domain Name Rules
Customizable top-level domains and web addresses in foreign alphabets are coming, and here’s what it means for internet users.
by Michael Baumann

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Legal Update: Where the Lawsuits Are
The information industry’s legal challenges are headlining the news around the world, from Google Books to In re Bilski.
by George H. Pike

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Blogs Go Bourgeois
by Michael Baumann

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Binary Days at a Glance
by Michael Baumann

Page 8 Seeking an End to ‘Link Rot’
by Kurt Schiller

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Virtualization: Appealing in a Tough Economy
by Kurt Schiller

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Making the Jump to Windows 7 With PCMover
by Kurt Schiller

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Ebook Apps Multiply on iPhone
by Kurt Schiller

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Viva VIVO: Let the Networking Begin
In a project that connects seven academic institutions, the Facebook for scientists network is well on its way to paving the way for future innovation.
by Barbara Brynko

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NewsBreak Update
Business Models for News, Ebook Fever, and Search Engines Top the News
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
37 - Alacra: Monitoring the Market Pulse
38 - Knovel News
39 - Gale Launches Online Archive of the Financial Times and Literary Drafts
40 - SpringerMaterials: Exploring the Landolt-Börnstein Database
41 - Vivisimo: Rolling Out a Vision

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
Improving Products and Revenue Too
bq proposes an approach to advertising that generates revenue without disrupting the user.

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Focus on Publishing
My Not-So-Overloaded New Year
Robin Peek delves into a new phenomenon called Social Network Overload.

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Internet Waves
A Net on the High Seas
Shirley Duglin Kennedy offers some pointers on internet usage for seafaring readers.

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Legal Issues
The PATRIOT Act is Back
George H. Pike examines the effects of one of the more controversial pieces of legislation in recent memory.

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Intellectual Property
Brief Thoughts on the Changing Nature of Scholarship
K. Matthew Dames explores the ways digital communication is changing the landscape of scholarly journals.

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Insider’s Perspective
Managing the Brave New World of Online Content
iCyte CEO Stephen Foley tracks the evolution of online information and examines emerging research tools.

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Database Review
Feds Roll Out New Data Ventures
Mick O’Leary highlights some of the products of the move toward government accountability.

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IT Spotlight
Knowledge Genie Builds Platform for Authors
Marji McClure highlights a new interactive digital publishing platform.

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Here's to 2010
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor

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by Gib Robbie

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International Report
Berners-Lee Launches Web Initiative
Our global correspondent analyzes Tim Berners-Lee’s latest venture and the globalization of internet domain names.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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Words at Work

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The Meeting Scene Heats Up
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
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: The 29th Charleston Conference
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
Semantic Search: Fact or Myth?
by Barbara Brynko

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Conferences Around the World Page 29

Book Review
Readers Still Want a Book
Moving Materials: Physical Delivery in Libraries
Edited by Valerie Horton and Bruce Smith
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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The ITI Chronicles
In the Beginning
Lauree Padgett traces the history of ITI as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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by David King

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