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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 6 • June 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
CrossCheck Enlists 50th Customer Full Text $ Page 3
Swets Expands Partnerships, Brokers IOS–NSTL Deal Full Text $ Page 3
Report Examines College Students’ Thoughts on Libraries Full Text $ Page 4
FCC Working on Broadband Plan Full Text $ Page 4
NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 21
In Memoriam: Judith F. Krug Full Text $ Page 28
FEATURES

Ten Things You Need to Know About Twitter Full Text $ Think short (140 characters maximum) and sweet and learn to Tweet. 
by Nancy Davis Kho

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Twitter at a Glance  Page 14
In Pursuit of Data Integrity Full Text $ With stimulus money at risk due to fraud, data integrity is more important than ever. 
by Phillip Britt
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Early Fraud Attempts  Page 52
A Midyear Report on the State of the Industry Full Text $ Despite a struggling economy, the information industry is learning to make the most of talent, resources, and innovation. 
by Barbara Brynko
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Pew Report Highlights the Impact of Mobile Technology Full Text $Those who are more attached to their cell phones are also more attached to the internet. 
by Bill Greenwood
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Application Security, Inc.: Compliance Made Easy Full Text $ Page 28
2009 CODiE Award Winners Full Text $ Page 50
COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing When a Newspaper Falls in the Forest … Full Text $Robin Peek discusses the challenges facing the print news industry. 

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Internet Waves I Came, I Saw, I Tweeted Full Text $ Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a look at the ways Twitter brings people together. 

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Legal Issues Google Books Settlement Still a Bit Unsettled Full Text $ George H. Pike discusses new objections that could derail the Google Books settlement. 

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Intellectual Property Why the Frame of ‘Piracy’ MattersFull Text $ K. Matthew Dames ponders whether “piracy” is the most appropriate term for IP theft. 
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Library Stuff Revisited People Finding 2.0 Revisited Full Text $ Steven M. Cohen examines several metasearch engines for finding biographical information.
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Database Review Digg and the New ‘Me Generation’ Full Text $ Mick O’Leary explains why he chose to “bury” Digg.

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NEWS

NewsBytes 

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NewsBreak Update Settlement Opposition, News Options, and Search Developments Top the News Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane 

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NewsMakers Full Text $

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Product News & Reviews
37 - Newstex: Sharing Video Content With LexisNexis
Full Text $ 
38 - BetterWorldBooks.com: Giving Something Back Full Text $
39 - Transcepta: Banking on E-Invoicing  
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40 - Springer Opens Portal to Researchers  
Full Text $
42 - Exemplar: What’s in a Word? 
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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint Peekaboo, I Don’t See You Full Text $ bq examines the search capabilities of several vendor websites.

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Words at Work Full Text $

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Editorial Bridging the PastFull Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Full Text $

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InfoToons by Gib Robbie Full Text $

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IT Spotlight Wattpad Powers Mobile User-Generated Content Full Text $ Marji McClure highlights one company that is simplifying the ebook publishing and reading experience.

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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International Report Latest News: George Orwell Blogs About World War II Full Text $ Our global correspondent reports on George Orwell’s “blog,” the launch of the World Digital Library, and more.
by Jim Ashling

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Publishing Is the ‘Hot’ Topic for Summer Sessions 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 Search: The Last Frontier Full Text $ Semantic search was all the buzz at this year’s Search Engine Meeting.
by Barbara Brynko

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Two Everett Brenner Awards Presented for Best Papers 

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Report From the Field SIIA NetGain 2009: The Convergence of Content and Technology Full Text $ There was plenty of news and trends to Twitter about at the Software Information Industry Association’s annual meeting.
by Barbara Brynko

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Conferences Around the World Page 35
COVER NOTES

Book Review Academic Library Users: What Do They Really Want? Full Text $ Creating the Customer-Driven Academic Library by Jeannette Woodward
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor Kathy Dempsey: Marketing to Keep Libraries GoingClick for full PDF version (free) from Information Today, Inc.! Full Text $ Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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Hopelessly Devoted to … Intranets Full Text $
by Eileen Mullan

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by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports This Site Dishes Out the Dirt on Baseball Full Text $
by David King

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