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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 5 • May 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Dow Jones Acquires Generate, Inc. Full Text $ Page 3
MySpace Adds Exclusive Content to MySpace Latino Full Text $ Page 3
Council of Europe Discusses Cybercrime at Convention Full Text $ Page 3
Swets Implements Lean Six Sigma at Netherlands HQ Full Text $ Page 8
Philanthropists Donate $500,000 to Wikimedia Foundation Full Text $ Page 8
FEATURES

Facebook Apps: Deeper Social Networking Full Text $
As users design programs and add them to the social-networking mix, friends can satisfy their online needs without ever leaving their profile pages.
by Michael Baumann

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More Applications for Facebook Lovers
by Bill Greenwood

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Case Study: Open Access Yields Solid Growth for HindawiClick here for FREE full-text version. Full Text $
The STM publisher’s new partnership with SAGE Publishing offers plenty of room to grow in the OA arena.
by Marji McClure

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Visions of a Wireless Philadelphia Full Text $
With 80% of the project completed, problems arose and a new game plan is in the works for the City of Brotherly Love.
by Kurt Fritz

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Computer Rx: Troubleshooting Tech Tips Full Text $
An ounce of prevention can make a difference in keeping computer systems going strong.
by Rachel Friedman

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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information Today Full Text $
Take a trip down memory lane to the premiere issue of IT.

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Security: By the Numbers Full Text $
Keeping financial information behind a firewall isn’t as safe as users think. Here’s why.
by Barbara Brynko

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Dodge the Bullet or Grab the Gun? Publisher Decision Making Full Text $
bq explores one publisher’s major strategy in dealing with digital domains.

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Focus on Publishing
Wikipedia and Misunderstandings Full Text $
Robin Peek offers her thoughts on Wikipedia’s growing reach into the information industry.

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Internet Waves
Is It Just Me? Or Are We Overlooking Today’s Trends? Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a closer look at Ask.com’s “core customers.”

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Legal Issues
Progress Continues in Patent Reform and Pro IP Full Text $
George H. Pike ponders the legislative proposals topping Congress’ latest agenda.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Google Apps: Making the Most of Google Calendar Full Text $
Steven M. Cohen elaborates on third-party applications to enhance the user experience.

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Insider’s Perspective
The Search Gap Full Text $
Guest columnist Jerome Pesenti provides insight into the challenges of coverage, findability, and usability.

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IT Spotlight
Ten Years Later: Akamai Continues to Evolve With the Internet Full Text $
Here’s how one company improves the speed and quality of web communications.
by Marji McClure

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Database Review
AltSearchEngines Monitors Non-Google Search World Full Text $
Mick O’Leary sees value in trying out a few alternate search engines.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Text Analytics, Legal Research, and Semantic Search Top the News Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Full Text $

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Product News & Reviews
32 - Atypon Systems: Raising the Bar on Platforms Full Text $
33 - Near-Time: Wikis, Blogs, and Widgets Full Text $
34 - Carbonite: Securing Files the Easy Way Full Text $
35 - Twing: Forum Decorum Full Text $
36 - ScienceDirect: Research-Friendly Enhancements Full Text $

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Conference Circuit
Conferences in Full Bloom Full Text $
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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Report From the Field
CIL: Merging High Tech With High Touch Full Text $
Record numbers attended the 23rd annual Computers in Libraries conference to sample sessions from the five-track menu.
by the ITI Blogging Team

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Report From the Field
Spring 2008 ASIDIC: As Worlds Collide Full Text $
As information delivery continues to evolve, information specialists are looking for new ways to expand market opportunities.
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
INSOURCE: Not for Competitive Intelligence Specialists Only Full Text $
Business people flocked to this conference in Prague, Czech Republic, to learn more about professional electronic information resources.
Text and photos by Marydee Ojala

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Conferences Around the World Full Text $ Page 30
DEPARTMENTS

International Report
The Intelligent Wine Bottle, Virtual Running, and More Full Text $
Our international correspondent explores ways in which technology has infiltrated the fabric of our everyday lives.
by Jim Ashling

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Editorial
Return to Authority Full Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Full Text $ Page 16
InfoToons Full Text $
by Gib Robbie
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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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LinkUp @ Home
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!

Pandora Lets Users Create Online Radio Stations Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
As the Beijing Games Approach, This Site Will Have Plenty of Info Full Text $
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
FRBR: Not a Cuddly Talking Toy for Catalogers Full Text $
FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed
by Robert L. Maxwell
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Spring Potpourri Full Text $
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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