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VOLUME 22 NUMBER 5 May 2005
Information Today
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FEATURES
In the Beginning, There Was Content
When it comes to the future of content creation and distribution, find out which of our six industry notables said, “Today, you are either in for the ride of your life or you are roadkill.”
by Paula J. Hane
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Protecting Private Information
ChoicePoint was one of the first firms to admit to a security breach that made front-page news. Here’s how one company designs security solutions that keep private information safe.  
by Phillip Britt
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Legal Trends
Global Technology and Local Patents
When patents for technology cross national boundaries, the chase to safeguard territorial protection begins. This is the second part of a series.
by George H. Pike
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Interview
How Did We Get Here from There? Entrepreneur Steve Case Talks About Early Online Days At a recent event at San Francisco’s Computer History Museum, a legendary pioneer provides his spin on the creation of AOL.
by George R. Plosker
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COLUMNS & NEWS

NewsBytes

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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Fame or Fortune? The Appeal of Numbers
bq takes a closer look at the driving force behind open Web services.

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NewsBreak Update
The Latest on RSS, Search Engines, Privacy, and More
by Paula J. Hane

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Focus on Publishing
Google Slices, It Dices Robin Peek marvels at the innovations and customization of Google News.

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Legal Issues
Privacy and the Database Industry

George H. Pike weighs the industry benefits of collecting personal data with individual loss of privacy.

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Internet Waves
This Is No False Alarm, Folks

Shirley Duglin Kennedy turns the spotlight on the real importance of libraries (and librarians).

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Database Review
MSN Search and Everyman Searching

Mick O’Leary conducts his own research on search engines and divulges his results.
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DEPARTMENTS 
Letter to the Editor Page 16
Watch Out for Internet Governance
by Dick Kaser
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InfoToons
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
Support for Libraries in Tsunami Aftermath
Donations of books, periodicals, and monetary aid help rebuild the many nations ravaged by the natural disaster of Dec. 26.
by Jim Ashling
Page 24
Product News & Reviews Page 33
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 39
CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 
On the Road
Off to the Fair
Donald T. Hawkins takes a closer look at the Frankfurt Book Fair and upcoming conferences.
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Conference Calendar

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Cover Notes
Book Review
Where Have All the Chemists Gone?
Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment: Challenges for Librarians and Researchers in the Sciences
edited by Jeannie P. Miller
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
Page 40
May Flowers
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
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LinkUp @ Home 
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Time On Your Hands? Try These Boredom-Relief Sites
by Thomas Pack

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Perspectives
Life’s Milestones Are Celebrated Online
by Wallys W. Conhaim

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CyberSports
Baseball and Fish
by David King

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