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VOLUME 21 NUMBER 5 May 2004
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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FEATURES 

Feature
Project Gutenberg Progresses
[Full Text]
This resource, developed in 1971, has experienced its share of progress and growing pains.
by Paula J. Hane

Page 28
COLUMNS & NEWS

NewsBytes[Full Text]

Page 3

Up Front with Barbara Quint
New Players, New Partners

bq encourages traditional online players to develop blog services that could open up new revenue sources and help generate Web information tools.

Page 7

NewsBreak Update[Full Text]
The Latest on Search, Content, and More
by Paula J. Hane

Page 7

Focus on Publishing
The Free-Access Debate Flourishes
Robin Peek describes a new position that seeks to represent a middle ground between commercial publishers and open-access supporters.

Page 17

Internet Insights
The COUNTER Project
Péter Jacsó explains how this initiative's Level I specification offers a way to measure libraries' use of digital sources.

Page 17

Legal Issues
You Can't Do That, It's Patented [Full Text]
George H. Pike talks about the increasing number of questionable patent claims that cover Internet technologies and techniques.

Page 17

Database Review
Gale Virtual Reference Library Supersizes Reference E-Books
Mick O'Leary says that this high-quality resource offers a large selection of books in a large range of subjects.

Page 41
DEPARTMENTS 
Opinion
Green Eggs and Spam
[Full Text]
by Dick Kaser
Page 16

Letters to the Editor[Full Text]

Page 16

InfoToons
by Gib Robbie

Page 16

Investigative Report
Vicious Circle[Full Text]
Although patents have recently attained an unprecedented popularity, there are some problems in the industry.
by Richard Poynder

Page 24

International Report
The latest information industry news from China, the U.K., and Ethiopia
by Richard Poynder

Page 26

People Line & the Executive Profile

Page 40
Product News & Reviews[Full Text] Page 41
CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 
Report from the Field
EUSIDIC Spring Meeting 2004

This event, whose theme was "The Future of Scientific Publishing," covered open access, linking, and intermediaries.
by Jim Ashling
Page 1

On the Road
Working the Workshops
[Full Text]
The latest news about Information Today, Inc.'s conferences
by Nancy Garman

Page 32
Report from the Field
The ASIDIC Spring 2004 Meeting

This gathering addressed the significant opportunities and challenges of public/private partnerships.
by Donald T. Hawkins
Page 36

Conference Calendar

Page 38

Computers in Libraries 2004

 
Report from the Field
Computers in Libraries 2004 [Full Text]
Many of this event's sessions and discussions addressed technology's unintended consequences.
by Shirley Duglin Kennedy
Page 1
A Roundup of Other CIL Sessions [Full Text]
by Shirley Duglin Kennedy
Page 34
2004 Publishers' Conferences
Report from the Field
Hear! Hear! for the Publishers
A report on some common themes and impressions from the recent conferences of publishers and other content and software information suppliers
by Dick Kaser
Page 1

Does More Usage of Journal Articles Mean More Value?
by Dick Kaser

Page 35
Sticky Comments from the Publishers' Meetings
by Dick Kaser
Page 35
Cover Notes
Book Review
What Is Information, Anyway?

Understanding Information Systems: What They Do and Why We Need Them, by Lee Ratzan
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
Page 48
In Other Words
The Rating Game [Full Text]
A look inside Information Today, Inc.'s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
Page 48
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Specialized Encyclopedias for In-Depth Information
by Thomas Pack

Page 29

CyberSports
Green with Envy
by David King

Page 29

Perspectives
Where Buyer Meets Seller
by Wallys W. Conhaim

Page 29

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