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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 7 • July/August 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
ProQuest Acquires Dialog From Thomson Reuters Full Text $ Page 3
Deep Web Technologies Goes to School Full Text $ Page 3
Cognitive Science Society Picks Wiley-Blackwell to Publish Two Journals Full Text $ Page 3
H.W. Wilson, MLA to Feed OCLC’s WorldCat.org Full Text $ Page 3
Thomson Reuters Honors Two With Quantum InfoStar Awards Full Text $ Page 4
NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 23
FEATURES

You’ve Got Mail … and Security Breaches Full Text $
Email has become business’ preferred communication tool, but how secure is it?
by Phillip Britt

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Ahead in the Clouds: The Future of Desktop SearchClick here for FREE full-text version. Full Text $
Industry insiders discuss the next wave of “desktop” search.
by Bill Greenwood

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The Evolution of All Things Televised Full Text $
Here’s a look at how “old media” companies are adapting to today’s online world.
by John Carr

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SwetsWise: Introducing SwetsWise eSource Manager Full Text $
This new module builds on License Bank’s functionality.

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Docmetrics: Engagement in Action Full Text $
Content providers can now track individual usage of PDFs.

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Safari Books Online Survey: How Tech Workers Find Data Full Text $
Study explores how colleagues collaborate, search, and share.

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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information Today Full Text $
Take a trip down memory lane to the early issues of IT.

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Cloud Foundations: Stability Issues in Third-Party Computing Platforms Full Text $
bq examines a number of issues that could rain on cloud computing’s parade.

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Focus on Publishing
Public Input on NIH Public Access Full Text $
Robin Peek discusses the latest round of public reaction to the National Institutes of Health’s Public Access Policy.

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Internet Waves
Signs of the Apocalypse Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy scours the internet and returns with fresh evidence that the world has gone crazy.

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Legal Issues
Orphan Works Proposals Moving Quickly Through Congress Full Text $
George H. Pike walks readers through two proposals that could give orphan works a home in U.S. copyright law.

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Intellectual Property
Making a Case for Copyright Officers Full Text $
K. Matthew Dames lays out a suggestion to help keep libraries out of copyright court.

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Library Stuff Revisited
You’ve Got a Friend(Feed) in Me Full Text $
Steven M. Cohen guides readers through the social world of FriendFeed.

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Insider’s Perspective
The Economics of Quality Full Text $
Guest columnist Caspar de Bono examines the pricing problem faced by online publishers.

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Database Review
Online Muckrakers Expose Political Lies Full Text $
Mick O’Leary puts forth two websites meant to help readers keep their political facts straight.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Collaboration, Technology Predictions, and Search Engine News Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
32 - Near-Time: Building a Better Work Force Full Text $
32 - Newstex: Of Tweets and NewsTwits Full Text $
33 - Jigsaw: The Declaration of Data Independence Full Text $
34 - Springer: Rolling Out Content Solutions Full Text $

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DEPARTMENTS

Editorial
Soliloquy on a Summer Vacation Full Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Full Text $ Page 12
InfoToons
by Gib Robbie
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Cool Tools
Snacking on the News and Time Traveling in Tubes Full Text $
John Carr tells readers what’s hot and what’s not about Snackr and TimeTube.

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IT Spotlight
Spiceworks Enlivens Workflow, Keeps Track of Network Services Full Text $
Marji McClure shines a light on Spiceworks, the makers of Spiceworks IT Desktop.

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Interview With Charles Clarke
XML Retrieval and the Mind-Reading Machines Full Text $
The winner of the Evvie Award at the Search Engine Meeting offers his insights into XML.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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International Report
Universities and Libraries Thrive on Earth and Mars Full Text $
Our global correspondent discusses the latest advancements both at home and (very) abroad.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Gearing Up for Summer Sessions Full Text $
Donald T. Hawkins keeps readers up-to-date on the hottest midsummer conferences.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
SLA 2008: Breaking Rules, Building Bridges Full Text $
The ITI Blogging Team

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Report From the Field
Libraries in the Digital Age 2008: In Search of Knowledge Full Text $
by Emil Levine and Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic

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Conferences Around the World Page 29
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Libraries Go Back 2.0 the Future Full Text $
Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User
edited by Nancy Courtney
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Shore Things Full Text $
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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LinkUp @ Home
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!

Master Almost Anything With Online Video Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Fun Site Retraces Origins of ‘Riding Shotgun’ Full Text $
by David King

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