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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 10 • November 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS

Twitter Collects $100 Million in Venture Funding

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Data Conversion Laboratory, Unlimited Priorities Join Forces

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Summon’s New Clients Go Live

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Swets Opens Beijing Office

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EBSCO Enters Ejournal Partnerships Page 6

NewsMakers

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FEATURES

Public Libraries Step Into Job-Search Niche
In the current economic climate, job-seekers are turning to a familiar source for help: public libraries.
by Michael Baumann

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Staying in the Game
by Barbara Brynko

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Harris v. Blockbuster : Questioning ‘Terms of Use’
A Texas court case serves notice to websites: Take care in wording your terms of use; otherwise, it may not be enforceable.
by David Mirchin

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Facebook’s Beacon Extinguished
by John Carr

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Social Media: Investing in What Works
These sites continue to take off in the workplace, but not all businesses are finding them as useful as the user-generated buzz proclaims.
by Lin Grensing-Pophal

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FTC Addresses Bloggers and Online Reviews
by Kurt Schiller

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Employers Crack Down on Social Networking
by Kurt Schiller

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Phishing Scams Edge Into Social Networks
by Kurt Schiller

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Perils of Content Crunching
bq warns about forgetting context when looking for information.

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IT Spotlight
Vitrium Adds Sales Power to PDFs
Marji McClure profiles one company that offers a tool to boost document usage analytics and information gathering.

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Editorial
Good News, at Last
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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InfoToons
by Gib Robbie

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International Report
Implications of Google Agreement for Europe
Our global respondent takes the Google Book settlement and its impact across the pond.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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Words at Work

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
OA Journals Are Advancing
Robin Peek looks at the much-celebrated Compact of Open Access Publishing Equity and offers some insight into what it means.

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Internet Waves
Social Net Working
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a look at the right way to approach social media.

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Legal Issues
Baseball and the Search for Electronic Records
George H. Pike examines what the BALCO case means for the government’s ability to seize electronic data records.

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Intellectual Property
Five Immutable Canons of Copyright
K. Matthew Dames provides the rules you need to know in the often-confusing world of copyright law.

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Library Stuff Revisited
With Liberty and Free Court Documents for All
Steven M. Cohen combs the web for case law documents as more and more become available.

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Database Review
Social Score Cards Give U.S. Poor Grades
Mick O’Leary drills down into reports that suggest Americans aren’t as well-off as we may think.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Hyperlocal News, Ebook Readers, and Search Engines Top the News
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
35 - Lock-and-Load Security for PCs
36 - Newstex: The Voice of Authoritative Content
38 - Safari Books Online: More Power for Digital Library
39 - Walkshed: A Walk in the Park
39 - Connotate: Letting Agents Do the Work
40 - Altus: Giving Enterprises an Edge With Video

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Preholiday Industry Events
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
Really Strategies User Conference: A Publisher’s Toolbox
by Barbara Brynko

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Report From the Field
Change: The Fall 2009 ASIDIC Meeting
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conferences Around the World Page 27
LinkUp@Home
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Let’s Get This Party Started—On the Web
by Thomas Pack

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Cybersports
An Ode to Odious Ballparks
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
I’m Not a Lawyer, I Just Play One at the Library
Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Second Edition)
by Lesley Ellen Harris
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
Hugh McKellar: Riding the KMWorld WaveClick for full PDF version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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