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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 9 • October 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
CrossRef Leads Initiative to Archive Discontinued Articles  Full Text $ Page 3
Springer Expands Chinese Library of Science Full Text $ Page 3
CAS Registry Reaches a Milestone Full Text $ Page 3
Information Today, Inc. Acquires Search Engine Meeting Full Text $ Page 4
Innodata Isogen Signs Ebook Contract Full Text $ Page 4
NewsMakers Page 23
FEATURES

A Political Revolution Goes Viral … Not So Fast Full Text $
Looking back on the Iran elections protests, how effective have social networking tools turned out to be for protesters and revolutionaries?
by Michael Baumann

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Barnes v. Yahoo!: Much Ado About Third-Party Content  Full Text $
The 9th Circuit Court has ruled on the Cecilia Barnes case, ushering in a new era for user-generated content providers and issuing a warning to websites facing defamation suits.
by David Mirchin

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Interview With Stefan Weitz: Putting the Bling Into Bing Full Text $
Microsoft Search team director Stefan Weitz answers the early response to Microsoft Bing.
by Barbara Quint
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An Insider’s Guide to Creative Commons Full Text $
by Michael Baumann
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Pew Reports: Broadband, Wireless Adoption on the Rise Full Text $
by Bill Greenwood
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Kindle DX: Amazon’s Latest Ebook Reader Full Text $
You’ve heard about how the Amazon Kindle DX will revolutionize e-readers and books, but we take a look at how it holds up in practice.
by Nancy K. Herther
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NEWS

NewsBytes 

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NewsBreak Update
Digital Texts Are Hot, Industry Revenues Are Not 
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by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
45 - Decision Matrix: The Tactical Tool 
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46 - Physical Scientists Find Connections via Collexis Full Text $
46 - YouSendIt: One-Click Ease for Outlook Full Text $
47 - ActiveBatch: Scheduling Today’s Workflow Full Text
48 - Zoogma: The ‘Smart’ Search Platform 
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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
Celebrating Open Access Week 
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Robin Peek breaks down Open Access Week and looks into the future of the OA movement.

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Internet Waves
Likes and Dislikes 
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Shirley Duglin Kennedy argues that social networking overkill isn’t a problem just yet.

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Legal Issues
Persistent Cookies and the Government 
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George H. Pike offers some insight into whether Big Brother is watching your every online move.

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Library Stuff Revisited
What’s in Your ‘Buzz’ Folder? 
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Steven M. Cohen shows you where to look for the internet’s hottest discussion topics.

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Database Review
Bing: Contender or Just Bling 
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Mick O’Leary takes on the search industry’s big question, whether Microsoft’s Bing can beat Google.

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
The New Challenge for Librarians 
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Inside, Outside, and Online: Building Your Library Community by Chrystie Hill
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
Dave Hoffman and MMIS: Bringing Tech to SchoolClick 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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LinkUp@Home
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How Amateur Photographers Can Make a Buck Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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Cybersports
Just Don’t Twitter About the Ol’ Ball Game 
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by David King

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
An Unapologetic Apologia for Google Book Search Full Text $
bq defends the embattled search tool and explains how it’s not slowing down, despite legal trouble.

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IT Spotlight
MyRoar Delivers Natural Search to Financial Services
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Marji McClure profiles a new natural language processing search engine for the financial sector.

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Editorial Plotting Social Media’s Bottom LineFull Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Full Text $

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InfoToons Full Text $
by Gib Robbie

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International Report
Investing in the Future Full Text $
Our global correspondent examines the European Commission’s actions to support and monitor Europe’s digital future.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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Words at Work Full Text $

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Choices Abound in November Full Text $
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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A Hybrid Conference 

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ITI’s San Jose Extravaganza Full Text $

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
Libraries as Place and Space: An IFLA Satellite Conference 
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by Marydee Ojala

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Report From the Field
Creating the Future: IFLA’s 75th Congress 
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Text and photos by Marydee Ojala

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Conferences Around the World Page 37

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