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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 8 • September 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Forrester Research Acquires JupiterResearch Full Text $ Page 3
JEGI: Good News, Bad News Regarding 2008 M&A Activity Full Text $ Page 3
Collexis, JISC Reach Out to U.K. Researchers Full Text $ Page 3
Thomson Reuters Boosts Access to Patent Index and More Full Text $ Page 4
In Memoriam: Carolyn Finn Full Text $ Page 15
NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 27
FEATURES

No Silver Lining in Tiffany’s Infringement Case Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.! Full Text $
eBay is not liable for listings that infringed Tiffany’s trademark, according to a U.S. court. But was it the right decision?
by Keith Kupferschmid

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New Israeli Copyright Law—A ‘Slight’ Update From 1924 Full Text $
Israeli copyright laws have finally been modernized, but the question remains whether they are truly up-to-date.
by David Mirchin

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Going Green: Why Helping the Environment Won’t Hurt Your Bottom Line Full Text $
IT companies are discovering that saving Mother Earth is also saving them money.
by Bill Greenwood

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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information Today Full Text $
Take a trip down memory lane to the early issues of IT.

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Research 2.0: The Age of Collaboration Full Text $
2collab shares the results of its “STM Social Media Survey.”

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Lessons From the Lab: Collaboration in Action Full Text $
Wiley introduces its hybrid publications known as Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs).

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
Coming to Grips With the NIH Policy Full Text $
Robin Peek deciphers the nuances of the National Institutes of Heath’s Public Access Policy.

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Internet Waves
Summer Days, Random Thoughts Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes readers on a rather cerebral vacation.

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Legal Issues
Fun With Copyright Full Text $
George H. Pike explains what users need to know about protecting works.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Cuil-er Than Google? Never Full Text $
Steven M. Cohen ponders the question, “Will any search engine ever dethrone King Google?”

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Insider’s Perspective
Digital Preservation: An Ever-Growing Challenge Full Text $
Guest columnist Yaniv Levi discusses the importance of preserving digital information.

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Database Review
Economic Scorecards Grade the U.S. and Its Competition Full Text $
Mick O’Leary unveils the best databases for reliable economic information.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Social Networking and Collaboration Platforms Lead the News Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Full Text $

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Product News & Reviews
38 - Unisfair: A Platform for Virtual Events Full Text $
39 - ChaCha: Q&A for Today’s Mobile Users Full Text $
40 - Inmagic: Turning Up the Knob on Social Volume Full Text $
41 - Clarizen: Building a Better Project Team Full Text $
42 - Woopra: The Heart of the Numbers
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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
So What’s Wrong With Good, Old-Fashioned Metadata?
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bq extols the virtues of being able to find the right information at the right time.

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Web 2.0
Flock: An Integrated Interface (Errr, Browser) Full Text $
This web browser may give Firefox a run for its money.
by Jill O’Neill

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Editorial
Six of One, Half Dozen of Another Full Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter From the Editor

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InfoToons Full Text $
by Gib Robbie 

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Cool Tools
Measuring Mail and Tracking Tweet Full Text $
John Carr renders his verdict on Xobni and TweetDeck.

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IT Spotlight
SimpleFeed Helps Clients Boost the Value of RSS Feeds Full Text $
Marji McClure shines the light on a company that makes RSS creation simple.

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Interview With Andra Addison
Seattle Public Library: Keeping the Focus on the Customer Full Text $
Andra Addison discusses her library’s innovations and the future of all libraries.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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International Report
Global Collaboration Links Scientific Information Suppliers Full Text $
Our global correspondent reports on the WorldWideScience Alliance, the top 25 modern libraries, and plans for a U.K. research reserve.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Conference Circuit
Back to School … and Conferences Full 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
ALA ’08: The Future of Libraries Full Text $
Text and photos by Dick Kaser

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Report From the Field
SMX Local & Mobile: Converting Dollars From Online to Offline Full Text $
Text and photos by Jean Bedord

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Conferences Around the World Page 33
COVER NOTES

Book Review
How Safe Are We? Full Text $
The Library Security and Safety Guide to Prevention, Planning, and Response
by Miriam B. Kahn
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Give and Take Full Text $
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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LinkUp @ Home
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Cheap Ways to Get Tips on Frugal Living Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Ancient Greece—It Lives On and On Full Text $
by David King

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