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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 3 • March 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS

Ex Libris Group Joins PrestoPrime, Expands Primo Usage Full Text $

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EBSCO Publishing Acquires Salem Press Full Text $

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OCLC Holds Off on WorldCat Policy Implementation Full Text $

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Autonomy Corp. Purchases Interwoven, Inc. Full Text $

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The Patent People Joins Questel Full Text $

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NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 21
FEATURES

Is Spam Here to Stay? Full Text $
Though advances are being made, spam isn't going away anytime soon, and businesses can take steps to safeguard their accounts.
by J.A. Hitchcock

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The Philadelphia Story: 11 City Libraries Fight ClosureClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!Full Text $
Budget cuts are threatening libraries nationwide, but Philadelphia residents are fighting back and winning … at least for now.
by Bill Greenwood

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Luring Customers Back After Data Breaches Full Text $
With data breaches becoming larger and more common, businesses are finding ways to win back their customers' trust.
by Phillip Britt

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Reading Gains Momentum Full Text $
For the first time in 26 years, the National Endowment for the Arts is reporting that reading is on the rise.
by Bill Greenwood

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Pew Surveys Tackle Internet's Future, Online Politics' Present Full Text $
Two reports from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reveal new trends in web development and political interaction.
by Bill Greenwood

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
In the Cloud We Trust? Full Text $
Robin Peek examines the world economic downturn's effect on cloud computing.

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Internet Waves
So You Think You Know the Internet?Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy puts internet obsession to the test.

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Legal Issues
Copyright Office to Consider DMCA Exemptions Full Text $
George H. Pike explains the USCO process for adopting DRM exemptions.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Chrome If You Want To Full Text $

Steven M. Cohen tests Google's new web browser: Google Chrome.

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Database Review
Political Scorecards Rate U.S. and the World Full Text $
Mick O'Leary uses four political indicator databases to analyze world politics.

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Companies Deal With Tough Times Through Diversification Full Text $
bq takes a look at several seemingly unlikely acquisitions.

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Editorial
Reading Between the Lines Full Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor Full Text $

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InfoToons Full Text $
by Gib Robbie

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Cool Tools
Mastering Tasks With Gmail and Remembering the Milk Full Text $
John Carr offers details on two applications that help users get organized.

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IT Spotlight
Diversity Reigns in Associated Content's Online Library Full Text $
Marji McClure highlights a company that helps content creators publish and get paid for their work.

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Interview With John Blossom
Unraveling the Social Network Full Text $

The industry analyst and head of Shore Communications, Inc. discusses his new book: Content Nation.
by Barbara Brynko

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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International Report
Networks Predicted to Grow in 2009 Full Text $
Our global correspondent reports on Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's 2009 projections, a new project tackling data challenge, and plans for a Gen Y technology study.
by Jim Ashling

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Digital Britain  
by Jim Ashling

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Meetings Continue Despite an Uncertain Economy 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
Attendance Down but Discussions Lively at ALA Midwinter Meeting Full Text $
Text and photos by Paula J. Hane

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Report From the Field
SLA Leadership Summit 2009: Catching Up and Moving Forward Full Text $
Text and photos by Marydee Ojala

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Report From the Field
Information Online: Focusing on Connection, Collaboration, and Clients Full Text $
Text and photo by Brent McIntyre

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Report From the Field
SIIA Summit: Watching the Horizon Full Text $
Text and photos by Barbara Brynko

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Building a Better Mousetrap Full Text $

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Conferences Around the World Page 29
NEWS

NewsBytes 

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NewsBreak Update
Open Government, Library Advocacy, and More Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Full Text $

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Product News & Reviews
32 - Ingram Digital: Getting the E-Word Out Full Text $
33 - NetBase: Search and Discovery Mission Full Text $
34 - Atex: Putting Content to Good Use Full Text $
35 - Disney: Science Made Easy Full Text $
35 - MarkMail: An Email Community Full Text $
36 - MuseGlobal: Making New Connections Full Text $

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LinkUp @ Home
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Web Offers Notable Music Blogs Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
All Bonner, All the Time-Creepy or Cool?  Full Text $

by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
Customizing Virtual Reference Tools for a Perfect Fit Full Text $
Virtual Reference Best Practices: Tailoring Services to Your Library
by M. Kathleen Kern
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
CIL : It Takes Two, BabyClick for full-text HTML 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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