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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 6 • June 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

CrossCheck Enlists 50th Customer

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Swets Expands Partnerships, Brokers IOS–NSTL Deal

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Report Examines College Students’ Thoughts on Libraries

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FCC Working on Broadband Plan

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NewsMakers Page 21

In Memoriam: Judith F. Krug

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

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Twitter at a Glance

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In Pursuit of Data Integrity
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

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A Midyear Report on the State of the Industry
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
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

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2009 CODiE Award Winners

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

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Internet Waves
I Came, I Saw, I Tweeted
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
George H. Pike discusses new objections that could derail the Google Books settlement.

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Intellectual Property
Why the Frame of ‘Piracy’ Matters
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
Steven M. Cohen examines several metasearch engines for finding biographical information.

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Database Review
Digg and the New ‘Me Generation’
Mick O’Leary explains why he chose to “bury” Digg.

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

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

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

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Words at Work

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Bridging the Past
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor

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by Gib Robbie

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

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
Latest News: George Orwell Blogs About World War II
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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Publishing Is the ‘Hot’ Topic for Summer Sessions
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
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
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

Book Review
Academic Library Users: What Do They Really Want?
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.!
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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Hopelessly Devoted to … Intranets
by Eileen Mullan

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Shopping at Online Drugstores
by Thomas Pack

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This Site Dishes Out the Dirt on Baseball
by David King

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