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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 3 • March 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft’s Bid Click here for full-text options. Page 3
Siperian Secures Expansion Funding Click here for full-text options. Page 3
Tessera to Acquire FotoNation Click here for full-text options. Page 3
Collexis Acquires Lawriter Click here for full-text options. Page 4
Generate and NETSEA Form Alliance Click here for full-text options. Page 6
NewsMakers Click here for full-text options. Page 23
FEATURES

Facebook 101: Ten Things You Need to Know About Facebook Click here for FREE full-text version.Click here for full-text options.
With more than 60 million active members, this social networking site is not for college kids only.
by Thomas Krivak

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Facebook at a GlanceClick here for full-text options.

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Outsell, Inc. Broadens Its Reach With New Acquisition Click here for full-text options.
Eduventures adds “Learning Collaboratives” to Outsell’s research and consulting product line.
by Phillip Britt

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Report From the Field
SIIA Information Industry Summit: State of the IndustryClick here for full-text options.
Members gathered for the 7th annual 2-day SIIA Information Industry Summit in late January in Manhattan for a look at what is on this year’s horizon.
by Barbara Brynko

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Google: ‘An Engineering Culture With Heart’Click here for full-text options.

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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information TodayClick here for full-text options.
Take a trip down memory lane to the premiere issue of IT.

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Adobe InDesign CS3: Collaboration in ActionClick here for full-text options.
Designers and editors can work in tandem on layouts that marry images with text.

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Invisible Web or Just an Invisible Information Industry?Click here for full-text options.
bq tackles the notion of finding information that’s imprisoned for users who need data.

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Focus on Publishing
A Busy Year for NIHClick here for full-text options.
Robin Peek explores the impact of NIH’s new policy guidelines.

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Legal Issues
Patent Reform in 2008?Click here for full-text options.
George H. Pike traces the struggle of the U.S. patent law to keep up with changing technology in the marketplace.

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Internet Waves
Don’t Shoot the MessengerClick here for full-text options.
Shirley Duglin Kennedy fields her thoughts about comments—some of them negative—on her work online and in print.

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Insider’s Perspective
J. J. Keller: Regulatory/Compliance by the BookClick here for full-text options.
Guest columnist Webb Shaw offers his insights into the challenges facing regulatory publishers.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Seriously, What’s So Great About Gmail—Part IIClick here for full-text options.
In the final part of this two-part installment, Steven M. Cohen checks out more details about this Google product.

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IT Spotlight
Magpie Builds Its Brand as It Helps Companies Build TheirsClick here for full-text options.
Here’s how one company tracks data about individual brands on the internet.
by Marji McClure

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Database Review
BUDDIE Winners Expose Federal LawsClick here for full-text options.
Mick O’Leary celebrates underappreciated databases with his special annual awards.

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DEPARTMENTS

Editorial
Just Say ‘OK’Click here for full-text options.
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the EditorClick here for full-text options. Page 16
InfoToonsClick here for full-text options.
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
We’re All Members of the Google GenerationClick here for full-text options.
Our international correspondent delves into the study about “Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future.”
by Jim Ashling

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Interview With Claudia Lux
IFLA: Libraries On the AgendaClick here for full-text options.
The new president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) talks about her plans for the organization.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

A Plethora of Early Spring ConferencesClick here for full-text options.
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Conferences Around the World Page 27
NEWS

NewsBytesClick here for full-text options.

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NewsBreak Update
Social Networking, Openness, and M&A Activity Lead the NewsClick here for full-text options.
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakersClick here for full-text options.

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Product News & Reviews
30 - Lingoport: Taking the Guesswork Out of i18nClick here for full-text options.
31 - MuseGlobal Unleashes the HoundsClick here for full-text options.
32 - SIIA Announces 2008 Codie FinalistsClick here for full-text options.
33 - Thomson Innovation: One-Click Patent DiscoveryClick here for full-text options.
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Free Pint: The FUMSI GenerationClick here for full-text options.
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Safari Online: Adventures in ElearningClick here for full-text options.

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LinkUp @ Home 
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Web Users Are Getting CraftyClick here for full-text options.
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Website Chronicles One of Baseball’s Biggest FlakesClick here for full-text options.
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
Teenage Brains on the LooseClick here for full-text options.
Sex, Brains, and Video Games: A Librarian’s Guide to Teens in the Twenty-first Century
by Jennifer Burek Pierce
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Serendipity
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A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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