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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 7 • July/August 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Publishers Fight Swine Flu With Free Services Full Text $ Page 3
ICOLC Questions OCLC WorldCat Policy Full Text $ Page 3
Intel Hit With Antitrust Fine in Europe Full Text $ Page 4
Ingram Content Group Formed; VitalSource Bookshelf Gains New User Full Text $ Page 4
ProQuest Boosts Market Outreach Full Text $ Page 6
NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 19
FEATURES
Where Have All the Archives Gone? Full Text $
As more newspapers go all-digital, aggregators are struggling to maintain complete archives.
by Barbara Quint
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Report From the Field
SLA 2009: 100 Years and Counting Full Text $
Alignment, the economy, and new RDA standards were hot topics at SLA’s centennial celebration.
Text and photos by the ITI Blog Team
Page 1
The Ghosts of Journals Past Full Text $
A trial in Australia has Elsevier re-examining its editorial protocols and establishing guidelines for its STM journals.
by Barbara Brynko
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NEWS

NewsBytes Full Text $

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NewsBreak Update
Budget Woes Hit Libraries and Newspapers Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Full Text $

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Product News & Reviews
30 - Microsoft Acquisition Moves Into World of Life Sciences Full Text $
31 - Spiceworks: Adding Zest to IT Management Full Text $
31 - Panorama: Getting the Right Picture Full Text $
31 - Alacra: Adding Onto the Pulse Platform Full Text $

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
California Charts a New Digital Frontier Full Text $
Robin Peek analyzes California’s plan to reduce education costs with etextbooks.

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Internet Waves
Life After Death on the Internet Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy tells readers how to safeguard their online identities post-mortem.

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Legal Issues
In the Courts Full Text $
George H. Pike explains how the judicial system has interpreted copyright law.

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Library Stuff Revisited
The Joys of Netbooks Full Text $

Steven M. Cohen offers tips on getting the most out of a netbook.

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Insider’s Perspective
Getting More Value From Content Full Text $
Guest columnist Sid Probstein explains why agile content networks are necessary.

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Database Review
Government Is Back With USA.gov Full Text $
Mick O’Leary gives USA.gov a thumbs up.

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Unasked Question, the Unseen Answer Full Text $
bq laments the potential death of information browsing.

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IT Spotlight
Perfect Search Makes Quick Impact Full Text $
Marji McClure profiles one company that is speeding up database search.

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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Editorial
Quotables Full Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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InfoToons Full Text $
by Gib Robbie

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Cool Tools
The Single-Site Experience Full Text $
John Carr highlights two products that provide site-specific web browsers.

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International Report
Russia , Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Canada Unveil New Libraries Full Text $
Our global correspondent reports on the latest library news and a new partnership between UNESCO and Sun Microsystems.
by Jim Ashling

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Words at Work 

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

‘Summer School’ Is in Session Full Text $
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
LIDA 2009: Focusing on Heritage, Intelligent Access, and Learning Full Text $
Text and photos by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic and Maja Krtalic

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Report From the Field
SSP’s Annual Meeting: Advancing Scholarly Communities in the Brave ‘Now’ World Full Text $
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conferences Around the World Page 25
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Getting to Know the Factors That Influence Today’s Academic Libraries Full Text $
Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines
by Barbara M. Jones
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
David Myron: Evolutionary Road WarriorClick 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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