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VOLUME 24 NUMBER 8 September 2007
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Knovel, JISC Enter 3-Year Agreement Click here for full-text options Page 3
Elsevier Publications Available on EBSCOClick here for full-text options Page 3
ProQuest Library School Program Open for 2007–2008 YearClick here for full-text options Page 3
Answers Corp. Acquires Dictionary.comClick here for full-text options Page 3
In Memoriam: Martha E. WilliamsClick here for full-text options Page 23
NewsMakersClick here for full-text options Page 27
FEATURES

O’Reilly Media: Spreading the Knowledge of InnovationClick here for full-text options
A proactive approach to information marketing keeps O’Reilly Media on the cutting edge.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Data Theft Continues StrongClick here for full-text options
Despite warnings to consumers and legislative efforts, identity fraud is still on the rise.
by Phillip Britt

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The World of Science on Your DesktopClick here for full-text options
The WorldWideScience.org portal gives researchers and the public a gateway to global scientific and technical resources.
by Miriam A. Drake

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LibraryThing: Cataloging for the (Social) MassesClick here for full-text options
While book lovers have been busy pooling data on their favorite books, they have also captured more than 16 million works and bonded with each other in the process.
by Jill O’Neill

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Case Study: Springer Raises Profile of Reference WorksClick here for full-text options
Here’s how one publisher breathed new life into a once-stodgy reference works program.
by Marji McClure

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Searching for People in All the New Social PlacesClick here for full-text options
The growing crop of social networking sites offers a bounty of information that’s ripe for harvesting.
by Vanessa Fox

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The Top 10 Most Significant Ecommerce DevelopmentsClick here for full-text options
by Scott Koerwer

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COLUMNS

Up Front with Barbara Quint
Be Careful What You Wish for: User-Generated Content DemandsClick here for full-text options
bq surveys the ongoing urge for self-expression that is reflected in blogs, vlogs, wikis, and Twittering.

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Focus on Publishing
Congress Set to Support NIH MandateClick here for full-text options
Robin Peek follows the wave of debate surrounding public access policy and the upcoming Senate vote.

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Internet Waves
The ‘L’ WordClick here for full-text options
Shirley Duglin Kennedy comments on the fallout from “A Hipper Crowd of Shushers.”

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Legal Issues
ICANN Reviews Changes in DNS Policy and Legal IssuesClick here for full-text options
George H. Pike takes a look at the current challenges in Internet governance.

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Library Stuff Revisited
The Importance of Looking BackClick here for full-text options
Steven M. Cohen revisits tech tools and their life span on his desktop.

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IT Spotlight
SuccessFactors Continues to Manage Work Force PerformanceClick here for full-text options
One company created a single platform to automate the processes of the life cycle of employee-employer relationships.
by Marji McClure

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Database Review
Green Searching—Or Not?Click here for full-text options
Mick O’Leary tracks down a search engine that’s a gateway to the environmentally rich “Green Web.”

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Digitization Announcements Lead the NewsClick here for full-text options
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
44 - Generate, Inc.: A Savvy Way to NetworkClick here for full-text options
47 - MarkLogic: Unlocking ContentClick here for full-text options

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DEPARTMENTS 

Editorial
Mixed MessagesClick here for full-text options

by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the EditorClick here for full-text options Page 16
InfoToonsClick here for full-text options
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
How Investing 1 Billion Could Help Europeans Age BetterClick here for full-text options
Our global correspondent reports on this sizable investment for research into information and communication technologies to improve the lives of older people.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive ProfileClick here for full-text options

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

The Fall Conference Season Gets UnderwayClick here for full-text options
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Report from the Field
The Many Faces of ALA’s 2007 Annual ConferenceClick here for full-text options

The depth and scope of this year’s American Library Association conference left attendees in the middle of a “Choose Your Own Conference” environment.
by Marydee Ojala

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Conference Calendar Page 30
Internet Librarian 2007 Conference Preview Page 31
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Library Planning: Working on a Blueprint for ChangeClick here for full-text options
Managing Facilities for Results: Optimizing Space for Services
by Cheryl Bryan for the Public Library Association
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Tools for All ReasonsClick here for full-text options
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications.
by Lauree Padgett

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Web Offers Advice for Home Buyers and SellersClick here for full-text options
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
A Billion-Dollar Stadium Awaits the YankeesClick here for full-text options
by David King

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