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VOLUME 24 NUMBER 7 July/August 2007
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Xrefer Changes Name to Credo Reference Click here for full-text options Page 3
California Passes Data Protection Bill Click here for full-text options Page 3
Website Pros Buys Web.com Click here for full-text options Page 3
CILIP Launches Ethics Web Site Click here for full-text options Page 3
Elsevier Partners With FAST Click here for full-text options Page 4
Thomson Opens Webcasting Center in Boston, Acquires EBIA Click here for full-text options Page 4
EPA Update Click here for full-text options Page 13
NewsMakersClick here for full-text options Page 25
FEATURES

ALA 2007: D.C. Welcomes ‘Radical, Militant Librarians’Click here for full-text options
The largest crowd ever (nearly 29,000) of ALA librarians and information professionals gathered in the nation’s capital to demonstrate the power of librarians.
Text and photos by Dick Kaser

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An Update on Orphan WorksClick here for full-text options
How do users weigh the risks when legislative solutions fall short of solving the orphan works dilemma?
by George H. Pike

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SIIA Gets Tough on Software Piracy Click here for full-text options
The Software & Information Industry Association takes legal action against the growing problem of illegal software.
by Keith Kupferschmid

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ThinkingStorm: The ABCs of Online TutoringClick here for full-text options
by Scott Koerwer

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Global Survey Offers Insight Into Libraries’ Use of EbooksClick here for full-text options
by Barbara Brynko

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COLUMNS

Up Front with Barbara Quint
Ask.com’s New Ad StrategyClick here for full-text options
bq questions the reasoning behind the search engine’s new television ads.

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Counterpoint
The Art of Generating BuzzClick here for full-text options
Dick Kaser offers another insight into Ask.com’s ad campaign.

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Focus on Publishing
All Aboard the OA ExpressClick here for full-text options
Robin Peek explores the ever-changing events in the world of open access.

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Internet Waves
Divine Provenance … Or NotClick here for full-text options

Shirley Duglin Kennedy keeps fighting the good fight for information literacy.

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Legal Issues
A Stronger Fair Use Doctrine?Click here for full-text options
George H. Pike probes the court’s decision about electronic linking and copyright infringement.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Trying to Convert? Try These ToolsClick here for full-text options
Steven M. Cohen reviews his favorite easy-to-use PDF converters.

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IT Spotlight
SimulScribe Offers a Text Solution for Voice MailClick here for full-text options
Here’s the first of our IT Spotlight series on high-tech companies offering innovative new products and services.
Marji McClure takes a behind-the-scenes look at one innovative IT company.

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Insider’s Perspective
Online Media & Marketing Services M&AClick here for full-text options
In our column for information technology experts, Tolman Geffs takes a look at the latest deals and their impact.

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Intellectual Property
Federal Appeals Court Clarifies Online Fair UseClick here for full-text options
K. Matthew Dames shares his thoughts on the ongoing impact of the Google v. Perfect 10 case.

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Database Review
Charity Watchdogs Guide Good GivingClick here for full-text options
Mick O’Leary offers guidelines for philanthropists … where to give or not to give.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Mad M&A Scramble Leads the NewsClick here for full-text options
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
40 - Experian Teams Up With eCredit to Expand OfferingsClick here for full-text options
41 - Exanet: Transforming Data Into InformationClick here for full-text options
41 - Scottrade: Investing in a Good CenterClick here for full-text options
42 - Scirus: Topic Pages Designed for CollaborationClick here for full-text options
43 - ITerating’s Wiki WatchClick here for full-text options

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DEPARTMENTS 

Editorial
Eye of the Beholder
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by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the EditorClick here for full-text options Page 14
InfoToonsClick here for full-text options
by Gib Robbie
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Interview with Jane Kinney Meyers
Lubuto Library Project: A Global ConnectionClick here for full-text options
SLA gave a standing ovation for one librarian’s ongoing gift to the children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zambia.
by Barbara Brynko
Photos courtesy of Joanne Miller Photography

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International Report
Combating Cybercrime, Connecting Africa, and Supporting the YoungClick here for full-text options
Our global correspondent reports on the ITU’s three new incentives to bridge the digital divide.
by Jim Ashling

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

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
A Savvy Guide for Dealing With DiversityClick here for full-text options
Achieving Diversity: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians
edited by Barbara I. Dewey and Loretta Parham
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
The Reel ThingClick here for full-text options
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications.
by Lauree Padgett

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

On the Horizon: Conferences on Information Science, Scholarly Publishing, and Knowledge ManagementClick 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
SLA: Rocky Mountain Mile-High ConferenceClick here for full-text options
by Barbara Brynko

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Report from the Field
From Web 2.0 to Health Literacy: The Buzz at MLA ’07Click here for full-text options
by Maura Sostack

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Report from the Field
Blogs & Social Media Forum 2: What’s on the Corporate Horizon?Click here for full-text options
by Jim Ashling

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Report from the Field
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2007Click here for full-text options
Text and photos by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic and Maja Krtalic

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Report from the Field
O’Reilly Media Launches TOC ConferenceClick here for full-text options
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conference Calendar Page 38
LinkUp @ Home 
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Hit All the Right Notes With Digital Sheet MusicClick here for full-text options
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Keep Up With Tailgating Tips by Going OnlineClick here for full-text options
by David King

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