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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 9 • October 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Australian Institutions Among World’s Most CitedFull Text $ Page 3
Organizations Team Up for First Open Access DayFull Text $ Page 3
WebJunction Rolls Out New WebsiteFull Text $ Page 4
Safari Books Online Signs Deal for More VideoFull Text $ Page 14
In Memoriam: Gary R. HoukFull Text $ Page 15
NewsMakersFull Text $ Page 29
FEATURES

ProQuest: Adding Dialog to the MixClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!Full Text $
With the acquisitions of Dialog, RefWorks, and WebFeat and a new partnership with Google, ProQuest continued to expand its global influence in 2008.
by Phillip Britt

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Timeline: How ProQuest GrewClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!Full Text $
by Marydee Ojala

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My Time With DataStarClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!Full Text $
by Thomas Bauer
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The State of Federal LibrariesFull Text $
National libraries may be the leaders of the information field, but it’s not easy keeping the doors open and serving patrons.
by Miriam Drake
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Library 2.0: The Consumer as ProducerFull Text $
As more and more institutions are getting the public involved in content creation, it’s time for libraries to join the social revolution too.
by Beth Evans
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Allen Press Workshop Tackles Eco-Friendly PublishingFull Text $
by Bill Greenwood
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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information TodayFull Text $
Take a trip down memory lane to the early issues of IT.
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Campaign ’08: The Power of the PostFull Text $
Here’s a look at how blogging has changed the political landscape.
by Michael Baumann
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Collexis: Discovering New ConnectionsFull Text $
by Barbara Brynko
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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
The New Encyclopedia BrigadeFull Text $
Robin Peek makes the case for two potential challengers to Wikipedia.

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Internet Waves
True ConfessionsFull Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy discusses the benefits of county library systems.

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Legal Issues
The Financial Aid ‘Stick’ Against Illegal DownloadingFull Text $
George H. Pike explains how a small clause can cause big worries for illegal downloaders and universities.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Wait a Minute…Full Text $
Steven M. Cohen uses Facebook as a way to gain a better understanding of newcomers to technology.

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Intellectual Property
Oregon: A Clash Between Copyright and Open AccessFull Text $
K. Matthew Dames follows the trail of government information and whether it is protected by copyright law.

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Insider’s Perspective
Software as a Service: Six Things to ConsiderFull Text $
Guest columnist Wayne Slossberg addresses several myths about software as a service.

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Database Review
RealClearPolitics: Web’s Best Political ContentFull Text $
Mick O’Leary picks the top sites for prime political coverage.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
News of Interest to Bibliophiles, Searchers, and LearnersFull Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakersFull Text $

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Product News & Reviews
40 - FindWhere: Upgrades Make Tracking Easier
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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
‘Just Do It’: The Net Newbie WayFull Text $
bq explains what Internet Archive’s can-do attitude means for the rest of the archiving industry.

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Editorial
Willing the WayFull Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter From the EditorFull Text $

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InfoToonsFull Text $
by Gib Robbie

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Interview With David Seuss
Northern Light: Searching for More Productive SolutionsFull Text $
Northern Light CEO David Seuss shares his views on the search industry and its path to the future.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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IT Spotlight
Clickability Empowers Clients to Build Successful SitesFull Text $
Marji McClure shines light on a company that simplifies content management for nontechnical website owners.

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Cool Tools
Building Bubbles and Indexing ImagesFull Text $
John Carr renders his views on Bubbles and TinEye.

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People Line & the Executive ProfileFull Text $

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International Report
Digitization Plans Hit Rough WatersFull Text $
Our global correspondent takes a tour of the world’s digitization projects and returns with a not-so-encouraging report.
by Jim Ashling

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
A Peek Into the Back RoomFull Text $
Fundamentals of Technical Services Management by Sheila S. Intner with Peggy Johnson
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Greener PasturesFull Text $
Here's a look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Conference Circuit
Insights Into Books, Information Retrieval, and MoreFull 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 Full Text $

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Report From the Field
IFLA Celebrates Libraries Without BordersFull Text $
by Marydee Ojala

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IFLA: Monitoring the Pulse of KMFull Text $
by Jane Dysart

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Snapshots of IFLA 2008Full Text $
Photos by Ross Becker

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Conferences Around the World Page 34
LinkUp @ Home
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These Social Sites Put Users in a GrooveFull Text $
by Thomas Pack

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WorldWeb Opens New Doors in Word ProcessingFull Text $
by Reid Goldsborough

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