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VOLUME 24 NUMBER 1 January 2007
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Francisco Partners to Acquire Endeavor Information SystemsClick here for full-text options Page 3
Nature Launches Free Science Recruitment ServiceClick here for full-text options Page 3
ALA President Speaks on EPA Library ClosingsClick here for full-text options Page 3
Elsevier Partners with the Russian Academy of SciencesClick here for full-text options Page 6
Pew Internet Releases Report on Web 2.0Click here for full-text options Page 13
NewsMakersClick here for full-text options Page 20
FEATURES

Legal Update: Where the Lawsuits AreClick here for full-text options
Sure the news of pending litigation makes the headlines, but here’s a look at what’s going on behind the scenes.
by George H. Pike

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New Push to Protect Your IdentityClick here for full-text options
As the new year starts with new leadership in the House and the Senate, data security and privacy are two hot-button issues.
by Phillip Britt

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Investigative Report
Wiley-Blackwell Agreement Hits RoadblockClick here for full-text options
The Information Access Alliance stymies approval with questions about the impact of proposed acquisition.
by Phillip Britt

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Interview with Eugene Garfield
A Lifetime of Achievement and Still Going StrongClick here for full-text options
The chairman emeritus of Thomson Scientific accepts the Online Information Award for his years of contributions.

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Blackwell Publishing Sparks Global GreeningClick here for full-text options
One publisher finds ways to lessen its “carbon footprint” on the environment.

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Preventing Financial Data DrainClick here for full-text options
As data breaches filter into the mortgage lending industry, firms line up preventive strategies.
by Phillip Britt

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COLUMNS & NEWS

NewsBytes

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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Answers, Answers Everywhere, but Don’t Eat the Peanut ButterClick here for full-text options
bq offers her insights into the value of the “wisdom of crowds” in content integration.

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NewsBreak Update
Online Video Still Dominates the NewsClick here for full-text options
by Paula J. Hane

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Focus on Publishing
2007 Will Be More OpenClick here for full-text options
Robin Peek makes a few predictions about open content, Google, and open access.

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Internet Waves
Aches ’n’ PainsClick here for full-text options

Shirley Duglin Kennedy searches for answers to a few medical dilemmas.

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Legal Issues
What Will the Democrats Do?Click here for full-text options
George H. Pike ponders how Net Neutrality will be welcomed by the 110th Congress.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Editing Tools for Amateur PhotographersClick here for full-text options
Steven M. Cohen offers a few tricks of the trade for perfecting online images.

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Intellectual Property
Sampling, Registration, and a Broken Copyright SystemClick here for full-text options
K. Matthew Dames sees the value in developing standardized use rates for all protected works.

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NewsMakersClick here for full-text options

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Database Review
New Classification Engines Provide Alternative Web SearchClick here for full-text options
Mick O’Leary highlights the benefits of two new engines: exalead and Kosmix.

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DEPARTMENTS 

OA in 2006: Three TidbitsClick here for full-text options
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the EditorClick here for full-text options Page 14
InfoToonsClick here for full-text options
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
Digital Divide Tops Agenda in ’07Click here for full-text options
Our global correspondent reports the impact of staffing changes at the International Telecommunications Union and more.
by Jim Ashling

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

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Product News & Reviews
38 - Keeping an Eye on the Global MarketplaceClick here for full-text options
39 - HP Offers Updated Software PortfolioClick here for full-text options
39 - Translations.com: Global InterpretationsClick here for full-text options
40 - Scopus: Cites and InsightsClick here for full-text options
40 - Quick Choice with QlikTechClick here for full-text options
40 - Mimeo.com: From Web to Finished ProductClick here for full-text options

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Reaching All Points Around the GlobeClick 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
Unintended Consequences: The Charleston ConferenceClick here for full-text options
For 26 years, this 4-day conference has been the meeting place of information professionals, especially academic librarians.
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Behind the Scenes with Katina StrauchClick here for full-text options
The organizer of the Charleston Conference provides some background history.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report from the Field
Online Information and Information Management Solutions 2006Click here for full-text options
This year’s 3-day conference blends news, trends, and new products.
Text and photos by Jim Ashling

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Conference Calendar Page 29
Cover Notes

Book Review
SQL for LibrariansClick here for full-text options
Creating Database-Backed Library Web Page Using Open Source Tools
by Stephen R. Westman
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Time PassagesClick here for full-text options
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
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LinkUp @ Home 
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Eccentric Collectors Find Soul Mates on the WebClick here for full-text options
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Less Sullied Side of SportsClick here for full-text options
by David King

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