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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 4 • April 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS

Ingram Contributes to Chinese Consortium

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EBSCO Announces Collaboration, Partnerships

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BISG, NISO to Co-Host ALA Standards Forum

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Microsoft, Amazon Reach Patent Agreement

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Springer Brings Open Choice to Hong Kong Page 9

NewsMakers

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FEATURES

Interview With David Ferriero
A New Mission for the Librarian Archivist at NARA
In the first of two installments, David Ferriero, the first librarian to head the National Archives and Records Administration, explores some of the challenges in managing the nation’s recorded history.
by Miriam A. Drake

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Tech Companies Grow Ever Greener
The information industry’s movers and shakers have taken up the fight for the environment in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons.
by Michael Baumann

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EBSCO Publishing’s Green Team

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HaraBara: The Environmental Perception Clearinghouse

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Turning the Page on E-Readers
The Kindle and nook have had an impact on the marketplace, but there’s more ahead in the evolution of a potentially paradigm-shifting device.
by Kurt Schiller

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The Evolution of Ebookstores

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Aptara Survey Polls Publishers on Ebooks

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VIVO: What’s Driving the Data
by Barbara Brynko

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Pew Internet: Highlights of the Digital Domain
by Michael Baumann

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Google Taking Leave of China
by Kurt Schiller

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
New Digital Learning Devices and a Publishing War Lead the News
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
39 - Mobile Networks Plan on Opening Apps Store
40 - FCC Advocates Faster Broadband Speeds
41 - Gilbane Boosts Outsell’s Reach

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
The New Ethos of Publishing
Robin Peek looks at the culture of Google and how it is changing the rules of the digital publishing world.

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Internet Waves
Lists and More Lists
Shirley Duglin Kennedy puts together 30 of her pros and cons about Twitter, Facebook, and the iPhone.

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Legal Issues
Google Books Unsettled
George H. Pike examines the latest developments in the information industry’s biggest legal battle.

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Intellectual Property
Educational Use in the Digital Age
K. Matthew Dames tackles the controversial aspects of academic use of copyrighted material.

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Library Stuff Revisited
A Few of My Favorite Tools
Steven M. Cohen celebrates the arrival of extensions to Google Chrome by listing a few of his favorites.

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Insider’s Perspective
Market Intelligence Is Now More Socially Engaged
Hans Hedin, the Global Intelligence Alliance’s vice president of business development, identifies the potential—and a few perils—of corporate social networking.

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Database Review
DeepDyve Needs to Come Up for Air
Mick O’Leary plunges into the deep web and emerges with an online rental service for STM research.

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Spring Meetings Share Diverse Forums
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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Report From the Field
Getting a Grip on E-Resources
by Dan Tonkery

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Report From the Field
TOC Conference Explores the Changing Publishing Industry
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
OnCopyright 2010: The Collision of Ideas
by Barbara Brynko

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Report From the Field
2010 NFAIS: Redefining the Value of Information
by Barbara Brynko

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Shifting the Boundaries of Academic Libraries: The Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conferences Around the World Page 31
DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Perfect Ebook
bq examines how the idea of a “perfect” ebook could undermine Amazon’s online bookstore dominance.

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Editorial
By All Means
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
An ARROW Targets Orphan Works
Our global correspondent looks into Europe’s different take on orphan works and the WHO’s exercise program.
by Jim Ashling

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
Location, Location, Location
Moving Your Library: Getting the Collection From Here to There
by Steven Carl Fortriede
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Words at Work

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The ITI Chronicles
Capitol Gains
Lauree Padgett traces the history of ITI as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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Good Mechanic? Start Yelping
by Thomas Pack

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Cybersports
Yep, Consider College Fishing a Sport
by David King

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