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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 7 • July/August 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

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NEWS BRIEFS
Ingram Adds New Publishers Order Full Text Page 3
Accessible Archives Signs Ex Libris Deal Order Full Text Page 3
LYRASIS Joins Loan Voucher Program Order Full Text Page 4
Yippy Acquires Clusty, Changes Name Order Full Text Page 4
Twitter Shuts Door to Outside Advertisers Order Full Text Page 6
NewsMakers Order Full Text Page 21
FEATURES

Location, Location, (Geospatial) LocationOrder Full Text
With GPS capability becoming the norm in mobile devices, some location-based services are helping companies cash in on the navigational market.
by Nancy Davis Kho

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A Simple Plan: Broadband and the FCC Order Full Text
The “stimulus plan” of 2009 allocated $7.2 billion to improve broadband access in the U.S. After a 1-year study, the Federal Communications Commission now has a plan of action.
by Kurt Schiller

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Video, Anyone? 

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Digital Annotation: Not There Yet  Order Full Text
The one-time notes on paper margins have turned into a complex social networking and research structure in the digital world.
by Jill O’Neill

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A Copyright Battle for the 2010s  Order Full Text
The generations-old battles over intellectual property are brewing again in the digital space.
by Michael Baumann

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Pew Report: Expert Opinion Divided on Web 3.0 Order Full Text Page 11
Government Wins High Marks for Federal Websites Order Full Text Page 14
SilverStripe: Catering to Both Content Authors and Developers Order Full Text Page 14
Elsevier Acquires Collexis’ Semantic Technology Order Full Text Page 18
The VIVO Wish List Order Full Text Page 43
NEWS
NewsBytes Page 3

NewsBreak Update
New Digital Distribution Options, Facebook Backlash Top the News
Order Full Text
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Order Full Text Page 21

Product News & Reviews
37 - Vitrium Systems: Generating Sales Leads Order Full Text
39 - Aptela: Finding Its Place in the Cloud Order Full Text

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
Books on the Loose  Order Full Text

Robin Peek ponders the comments of Steve Jobs and Garrison Keillor on the potential marginalization of books and PCs.

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Internet Waves
One Cliché We Can Do Without  Order Full Text
Shirley Duglin Kennedy explains how the iPad is a worthwhile investment, even for the most tech-savvy users.

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Legal Issues
Hot Town, Summer in D.C.  Order Full Text
George H. Pike sets the stage for what promises to be a big summer for Congress and the information industry.

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Redefining Search
Google Emulates Bing and Endeca Order Full Text
Stephen E. Arnold explains Google’s foray into “faceted” search.

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Database Review
Fun Databases: A Summer Sample Order Full Text
Mick O’Leary offers a set of databases designed to make you less productive, for a change.

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Undiscovered Discovery Order Full Text
bq details some pitfalls in evaluating discovery services.

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Editorial
Relevance RankingOrder Full Text
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the EditorOrder Full Text Page 12
InfoToons Order Full Text
by Gib Robbie
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IT Spotlight
Parse.ly Freshens Online Content Experience  Order Full Text

Marji McClure profiles a company whose web-based app reveals the relevant.

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People Line & the Executive Profile Order Full Text Page 19

International Report
Institute for Web Science Gets the Ax Order Full Text
Our global correspondent weighs in on the new U.K. government’s research funding cuts and Europeana’s Reflection Group.
by Jim Ashling

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
The Story of Us Order Full Text
The Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age, second edition by Fred Lerner
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Words at Work Order Full Text Page 30

The ITI Chronicles
Turning a New Page  Order Full Text

Lauree Padgett traces the history of ITI as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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LINK-UP@HOME

Consumer Complaint Sites Warn About Disreputable Companies Order Full Text
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Click This button if You ‘Like’ Sports on Facebook Order Full Text
by David King

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Conference Circuit
IFLA, DEXA, and Basilage Brave the Summer Heat
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Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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CRM Evolution and SpeechTEK: ITI’s Summer Conferences

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
LIDA 2010: Digital Libraries and Digital Natives Order Full Text
by Emil Levine and Drahomira Gavranovic
All photos by Emil Levine

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Report From the Field
Ebooks Coming of Age as Digital Sales Skyrocket Order Full Text
Text and photos by Dan Tonkery

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Report From the Field
SSP 2010: A Shared Vision Order Full Text
Text and photos by Marydee Ojala

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Report From the Field
The SIIA NetGain: Road Trip for Innovation Order Full Text
by Barbara Brynko

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Day 2: Next Stop, Silicon Valley Page 27
Conferences Around the World Page 29

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