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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 2 • February 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS

Nature Publishing Group Prints Its First 3D Figure, Publishes Polymer Journal

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Library of Congress Preserves 25,000th Brittle Book

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SEC Makes Interactive Data the Standard for Financial Information

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Gale Purchases HighBeam Research

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AIIM Survey Focuses on Document Digitization

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NewsMakers Page 23
FEATURES

Identity Thieves Hit a New LowClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
With search easier and faster than ever, the unscrupulous are preying upon the living and the dead.
by Phillip Britt

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Campus Crackdown: Law Targets Music Pirates
The U.S. government entered the illegal-downloading fray with a law that creates new requirements for universities.
by Bill Greenwood

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Patently Undecided: The Bilski Case
The Federal Circuit made it more difficult to patent business methods in its In re Bilski ruling, but much remains to be argued.
by Scott Bain

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Twitter Trouble
by John Carr

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Israeli Spam Law May Have Global Impact
Compliance with Israel’s new spam law is likely to have a profound impact beyond the country’s borders.
by David Mirchin

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
Deciphering Open Data
Robin Peek explains the many branches of “open” information.

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Internet Waves
Science on the March
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a look at several recent social science studies.

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Legal Issues
The Fences of a Patent
George H. Pike examines Blackboard’s latest patent battle.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Knowing Is Half the Battle
Steven M. Cohen explains the value of keeping up-to-date with technology.

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Intellectual Property
Why Copyright Isn’t Property
K. Matthew Dames examines the evolution of copyright law.

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Insider’s Perspective
Redouble or Retrench? Reacting to the Financial Crisis
Guest columnist Carl Grant offers libraries insights on weathering lean economic times.

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Database Review
BUDDIE ‘Fact Tank’ Explores Zeitgeist
Mick O’Leary names the 2008 BUDDIE award winner for Best Unknown Database: the Pew Research Center.

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Books, Books, Books: Going, Going, Google
bq describes the possible changes to Google Book Search.

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Editorial
Journal Publishers’ Report Card
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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InfoToons
by Gib Robbie

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IT Spotlight
Attivio Brings Order to Data
Marji McClure highlights a company that helps businesses consolidate information into one index.

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Cool Tools
Gmail Gets Gadgets
John Carr offers details on four Gmail Labs Gadgets worth checking out.

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Interview With John Haynes
Galvanizing the Scientific Community
The new vice president of publishing at the American Institute of Physics shares some of his insights on the changing face of publishing today.
by Barbara Brynko

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
Broadband Reaches Access Limits in Europe
Our global correspondent reports on broadband speeds in Europe, digital content in New Zealand, and more.
by Jim Ashling

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
M&A, Ebook Readers, and the Future of the Internet
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
30 - EBSCO: Managing E-Resources
31 - Océ Business Services: Discovery Made Easy
32 - Gale/Cengage Learning: Archiving Chapters in History
33 - AdmitOne Security: Keeping an Eye on Usage
34 - Credo Reference: Top Honors for E-Reference

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Society Meetings Lead the Early Spring Conference Scene
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Found: A New Platform for Developers

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Report From the Field
Mark Logic Digital Publishing Summit
Mark Logic Corp. hosted its first Digital Publishing Summit to explore the applications of XML.
by Barbara Brynko

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Conferences Around the World Page 27
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Create Your Business Cards Online
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Columnist Promises Not to ‘Sukumb to Kuteness’
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
A New Way to Improve Your Library
The Quality Library: A Guide to Staff-Driven Improvement, Better Efficiency, and Happier Customers
by Sarah Laughlin and Ray W. Wilson
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
Getting on Track With Stephen Nathans-Kelly
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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