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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 9 • October 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

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NEWS BRIEFS
Google Launches Google Instant Page 3
ProQuest Eliminates Submission Fees Page 3
Geek the Library Campaign Expands Page 4
OCLC Sponsors Boston Mashathon Page 6
In Memoriam: Bob McKee Page 13
NewsMakers Page 27
FEATURES

Five Trends Shaking Up the Internet
With web technology constantly evolving, here are a few trends that may change the face of the internet as we know it.
by Kurt Schiller

Page 1
Apple Updates Its Own Set-Top Box Page 52
On the W3C’s Agenda Page 54

Elsevier: Accelerating Search and Discovery for Science
With the launch of SciVerse, Elsevier unlocks a wealth of scientific knowledge for users.
by Barbara Brynko

Page 1

Viacom v. YouTube: Big Victory for UGC Websites
This landmark decision holds new guidelines for the future of online media.
by Dave Mirchin

Page 1
Pew Report: Internet to Revolutionize Social Interaction Page 16

Users Turn to Healthcare Data Online
by Michael Baumann

Page 19

Building a Stronger Network
The VIVO and eagle-i Consortium share insights and technology for the national network of scientists.

Page 22
COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
Opening Acts to Open Access Week
Robin Peek highlights a few notable summer events as she looks ahead to this year’s OAW.

Page 15

Internet Waves
Ebooks by the Numbers

Shirley Duglin Kennedy discusses the facts and figures behind Amazon’s soaring ebook sales.

Page 15

Legal Issues
WikiLeaks Tests Information and Security Laws

George H. Pike looks at the legality behind the ever-controversial online repository of leaked documents and classified information.

Page 15

Intellectual Property
Copyright’s Purpose and Principal Justification
K. Matthew Dames digs into the reasons why copyright is a good thing.

Page 18

Redefining Search
Question-Centric Queries: Can Socrates Save Search?
Stephen E. Arnold gets philosophical in his quest for a search engine that can actually understand human questions.

Page 20

Database Review
WikiLeaks on a Roll
Mick O’Leary examines the technical nuts and bolts behind the web’s current hotbed of political intrigue and controversy.

Page 42
NEWS
NewsBytes Page 3

NewsBreak Update
The Future of the Web, Etexts, and Real-Time Search
by Paula J. Hane

Page 7
NewsMakers Page 27

Product News & Reviews
43 - SharedBook: DIY Publishing
44 - BlueCielo: Managing Data Assets
45 - Salesforce.com: Raising the Level of Networking
46 - Apple Keeps iTunes Out of the Cloud

Page 42
DEPARTMENTS
Up Front With Barbara Quint
A Little Creative Destruction
bq ponders the concept of “innovate or die” in the IT world.
Page 7
Letter from the Editor Page 14

Editorial
Still Seeking Proper Balance
by Dick Kaser

Page 14
IT Spotlight
HearPlanet Set to Guide Itself to a Solid Future
Marji McClure reports on a company that gives travelers the information they need to know on-the-go.
Page 21

People Line & the Executive Profile

Page 25
International Report
Cooperation Erupts All Around the World
Our global correspondent finds cultural barriers that certainly aren’t hindering worldwide collaboration in the IT arena.
by Jim Ashling
Page 26
CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

Page 28

The Lineup of Fall Shows
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

Page 28
ITI’s Conference
by Donald T. Hawkins
Page 29

Report From the Field
IFLA: Open Access to Knowledge at World Library and Information Congress

by Marydee Ojala

Page 30

Internet Librarian 2010 Conference Preview

Page 31
Conferences Around the World Page 35
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Be a Star
Fundamentals of Library Supervision (second edition)
by Joan Giesecke and Beth McNeil
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

Page 36

Words at Work

Page 36

The ITI Chronicles
The Old 'Buy' Game
Lauree Padgett traces the history of ITI as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Page 37
LINK-UP@HOME

NPR Makes the Web Radio Active
by Thomas Pack

Page 40

CyberSports
Golf Ball: It's That White Thing With Dimples
by David King

Page 39

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