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VOLUME 23 NUMBER 8 September 2006
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
JSTOR Teams Up with Iraqi Virtual Science Library Page 3
ASI Announces Indexing Award Winner Page 3
OCLC Joins CLOCKSS Initiative Page 3
EPS Research Predicts STM Market to Exceed $10 Billion by 2008 Page 13
In Memoriam: Frederick G. Kilgour Page 23
NewsMakers Page 59
FEATURES

Report from the Field
ALA Makes Historic Impression in New Orleans
Despite the devastation that still grips the Big Easy, ALA followed through on its plan to hold its annual conference there and help out with the ongoing recovery efforts.
Text and photos by Dick Kaser

Page 1

VA: Breach of Protocol
After the breach of the Veterans Affairs Department records left 26.5 million people vulnerable to identity theft, what’s next?
by Phillip Britt

Page 1

Net Neutrality: The Internet’s World War
Here’s a peek at what is at stake if the government decides to fight the push to divide the Internet into a fund-driven fast lane and a free slow lane.
by Michael Baumann

Page 1

Pew Internet Releases Report on Blogs
by Michael Baumann

Page 18

New Words Added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
by Deborah Poulson

Page 19

Behind the Scenes
Hindawi Publishing: Catering to Open Access
A Cairo-based publisher keeps adding new journals to its OA list.
by Shelli Shaw

Page 24

Caught in the Web 2.0
Here’s your chance to find out about Web 2.0 from one of its original masterminds.
by Michael Baumann

Page 38

Going Down the YouTubes
by Michael Baumann

Page 56

Penn Grad Students Dance the JitterBug
by Michael Baumann

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COLUMNS & NEWS

NewsBytes

Page 3

Up Front with Barbara Quint
Double Vision: OCLC, the Customer Vendor
bq looks at the many ways OCLC tips its hat to library patrons.

Page 7

NewsBreak Update
Developments with WorldCat, Legislation, Search Engines, and More
by Paula J. Hane

Page 7

Focus on Publishing
The Oxford University Press on OA
Robin Peek examines the impact of open access on the Oxford Journals.

Page 17

Internet Waves
Ain’t Nothing but a Number
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a look at how specific news topics tie into her own life.

Page 17

Legal Issues
Three Degrees of Internet Regulation
George H. Pike follows Congress in its attempt to address the Net’s content, global conflict, and basic foundation.

Page 17

Library Stuff Revisited
Web Tools I Can’t Live Without: Part 2
Steven M. Cohen shares his other three favorite Web tools and why he keeps using them.

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Intellectual Property
Framing the Copyright Debate
K. Matthew Dames gives new meaning to the word “frame” and how we see the world.

Page 22

Database Review
National Security Archive Battles Government Secret Keepers
Mick O’Leary turns the spotlight on our prized information watchdogs.

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NewsFlash
by Michael Baumann

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NewsMakers

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DEPARTMENTS 

Breaking All the (Editorial) Rules
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor
Information Today ’s 2006 People’s Choice Awards
The votes are being calculated for the best in information technology.
Page 16
InfoToons
by Gib Robbie
Page 16

International Report
News Updates over the Past Year
Our global correspondent checks back into the status of the year in news.
by Jim Ashling

Page 25

People Line & the Executive Profile

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Product News & Reviews
46 – When Search Turns Social: Watson v. 2.4
47 – New Data Harmony Products Aim to Increase Workplace Efficiency
48 – Carbonite: Protection for the Proletariat
49 – Springer eBook Collection Appoints EBSCO, Swets as Sales Partners

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Focus on Content
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

Page 34
Conference Calendar Page 35
LinkUp @ Home 
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!

What to Do About Internet Hoaxes
by Reid Goldsborough

Page 41

CyberSports
The Legacy of the Negro Leagues
by David King

Page 41

Movie Review Sites
by Thomas Pack

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Cover Notes

Book Review
Staying Legal: How to Stay on Top of Copyright Issues
The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators
by Tomas A. Lipinski
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

Page 52
In Other Words
Transformations
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
Page 52

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