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VOLUME 24 • NUMBER 11 • December 2007
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Dedicated Marketing Solutions Sold to U.K.’s Media Initiatives Group Page 3
techPresident Invites Voters to Online Forum Page 3
OCLC Releases Results of Social Networking Study, Forms Global Organization Page 3
Wikimedia Foundation Extends Annual Fundraiser Page 4
Thieme Agreement With MLNC Offers Access to Ebook Library Page 6
In Memoriam: Joe Ebersole Page 13
NewsMakers Page 23
FEATURES

A Salute to the Winners
Here are the winners of the 2007 People’s Choice Awards, representing the best and brightest of the information technology industry.
Introduction by Barbara Brynko
Profiles by Jamie Babbitt

Page 1

Technology: Just a Part of the Security Puzzle
Although the information technology industry has been playing catch-up with data issues ever since the Internet boom, Gartner analysts pinpoint ways to improve security.
by Phillip Britt

Page 1

Leading With Information
Get an Information Attitude

The author of Laughing at the CIO: A Parable and Prescription for IT Leadership offers advice on how to develop the right strategy for effective information leadership in the first of a three-part series.
by Bob Boiko

Page 1

Life in the Digital Age
Teens and parents weigh in with statistics for the latest Pew Internet & American Life Project report about digital technology use.

Page 13

Web 2.0
Calling All Bloggers: Here’s a Reading Challenge

This simple challenge can help readers discover new books, new friends, and increased traffic to their blogs.
by Jill O’Neill

Page 14

The Anatomy of Personalized Google Results
Here are tips on tailoring your results to your needs.
by Vanessa Fox

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Behind the Scenes
Serence’s World of Widgets

Desktop widgets may be fun and functional, but enterprise mini-apps are the wave of the future.
by Barbara Brynko

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Dataspaces: Google’s New Marching Order?

bq focuses on the latest expected spin on search engines from Google guru Stephen E. Arnold.

Page 7

Focus on Publishing
The OA Drama of It All

Robin Peek reviews the latest developments from the U.S. Congress on the OA mandate for the National Institutes of Health.

Page 17

Internet Waves
The Written Word—In All Its Myriad Forms

Shirley Duglin Kennedy explores the joys of a real print book.

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Legal Issues
The Value of Fair Use
George H. Pike investigates the challenges of copyrighted material.

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Intellectual Property
Why Pay for Subpar Music?
K. Matthew Dames tunes into digital audio and why listeners should be demanding more.

Page 18

Library Stuff Revisited
True Confessions: Why I Blog
Steven M. Cohen offers a few tools that can track just how popular a blog actually is.

Page 19

Insider’s Perspective
Back to the Future for Publishers and Content Management

In our column by information technology experts, Lisa Bos, executive vice president of Really Strategies, Inc., explores the challenges of different content management systems.

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IT Spotlight
Time Is Right for ThinkFree

Here’s how one firm is building technology to enable users to access productivity solutions regardless of location or computing platform.
by Marji McClure

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Database Review
Technorati Logs the Blogs
Mick O’Leary shares his insights about blogs and the blogsphere.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

Page 3

NewsBreak Update
Free Content Options Continue to Shake Things Up

by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
38 - Hushmail: Pocket-Sized Online Security
39 - Make Room for Veropedia
40 - Analytics, Anyone?

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DEPARTMENTS 

Editorial
Born to Play It Out
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor Page 16
InfoToons
by Gib Robbie
Page 16

Interview With Jeff Patterson
Safari: Creating a Real-Time E-Reference Solution

The new CEO of Safari Books Online offers insights into the company, ebook readers, and emerging technology.
Text and photo by Donald T. Hawkins

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International Report
Boom Times for Asian Domains
Our global correspondent reports on the upsurge in the .asia domains and more.
by Jim Ashling

Page 30

People Line & the Executive Profile

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Conferences by the Number
Donald T. Hawkins takes a look at conference facts and figures for the past 2 years.

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Report from the Field
IL 2007: It’s All About 2.0

ITI’s blog team tracks the trends and news emerging from this year’s Internet Librarian conference.

Page 34
Conferences Around the World Page 38
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Advice on Fattening Your Piggy Bank
by Thomas Pack

Page 44

CyberSports
Video Games Can Be Hazardous for Athletes
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
Reaching Out to the Global Library Network

International Librarianship: A Basic Guide to Global Knowledge Access
by Robert D. Stueart
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

Page 46

In Other Words
December Buys: Novel Ideas for Your Favorite Info Pros
Here’s a lineup of good reads from ITI’s bookshelf.
by Lauree Padgett

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