Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 7 — July/August 2002
Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 7 — July/August 2002
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IT Report from the Field
SLA 2002 Annual Conference
This sprawling meeting featured a large number of sessions on diverse topics and included a special town meeting to discuss a possible rebranding and name change for SLA.
by Shirley Duglin Kennedy — 1

IT Reports from the Field
InfoToday 2002[Full Text]
This annual Information Today, Inc.-sponsored event features three conferences within a conference: National Online, KnowledgeNets, and E-Libraries.
by Paula J. Hane — 1

IT Report from the Field
On Conferences, Cabbies, and KM[Full Text]
by Hugh McKellar — 37

IT Report from the Field
E-Libraries Comes into Its Own[Full Text]
by Elisabeth Winter and Gail Dykstra — 38

IT Report from the Field
InfoToday 2002—The Exhibits[Full Text]
by Gail Dykstra — 39

IT Report from the Field
Libraries in the Digital Age 2002[Full Text]
This event offered perspectives from researchers in the fields of information seeking, information retrieval, relevance, and digital services.
by Emil Levine — 18

Gale Group Announces Huge Digitization Project[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — 1

Judges Find CIPA Unconstitutional[Full Text]
by Elisabeth Winter — 3

WhizBang! Labs Closes Its Doors[Full Text]
by Marydee Ojala — 13

Inmagic Adds Content Extraction, Classification Tools[Full Text]
by Richard W. Wiggins — 40

CAS Abstracts Finally Available Through Dialog[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — 42

Patent Express Copy Service Is Discontinued[Full Text]
by Nancy Lambert — 43

QuestionPoint Marks New Era in Virtual Reference[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — 50

Blackwell Publishing in Dynasty-Style Dispute[Full Text]
by Richard Poynder — 52

Creative Commons Nurtures the Public Domain[Full Text]
by Wallys W. Conhaim — 52
Online Columns & News

Quint's Online
The Digital Library of the Future[Full Text]
Barbara Quint takes a look at the new CrossRef Search and QuestionPoint services and explains how businesses that might be threatened by these models might adapt to co-exist with them. — Page 8

Database Review
Epinions Creates Top Product Community
Mick O'Leary believes that this product-review site successfully combines high-quality content with an intelligent business model. — Page 14

Legal Issues
Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Lack of Attribution
Stephanie C. Ardito examines some recent high-profile cases of information misuse, discusses the ethical challenges, and provides some suggestions for information professionals. — Page 16

Company Announcements
Internet Today
Internet Insights
PLCMC—A Very Public Library
Péter Jacsó describes one institution's Web site and suggests that it would be a good example for others to follow. — Page 22

Internet Announcements

Internet Publishing Today

Focus on Publishing
Preparing for the Web Service Experience
Robin Peek looks at the information design issues that publishers would face in implementing Web services and discusses IBM's newly introduced Web Services
Experience Language (WSXL). — Page 28

Internet Publishing Announcements
Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
The Challenges of Converting to Digital Video
Marshall Breeding explains the benefits of digital video and says it's now much easier for libraries to get involved with this technology. — Page 32

Library Systems Announcements
  • Calendar — Page 37
  • Book Review

  • The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online,
    by Sarah L. Nesbeitt and Rachel Singer Gordon, reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory — Page 41
  • People Line — Page 51
  • InfoToons

  • by Gib Robbie — Page 54
Special Advertising Sections
  • Bookshelf — Page 48-49
  • Information Today Directory of Services & Sources — Page 53
  • Online • Internet • CD/DVD • Library Systems
  • Index to Advertisers
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