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VOLUME 23 NUMBER 6 June 2006
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
The Wellcome Trust Receives First SPARC Europe Award Page 3
Research Libraries Group and OCLC Sign Agreement Page 3
Study Discloses Chief Obstacles to Scientific Productivity Page 3
LITA Names Ching-chih Chen Winner of the 2006 Kilgour Award Page 8
TransPerfect Translations and Questel•Orbit, Inc. Offer Translation and Patent Services Page 8
Thomson Scientific Teams Up with China’s State Intellectual Property Office Page 31
NewsMakers Page 52
FEATURES
ProQuest: A Question of Financing
So what’s happening with ProQuest Co. these days? Here’s the latest.
by Phillip Britt
Page 1

Gaming: The Next Hot Technology for Libraries?
Welcome to virtual worlds, a new use for video game technology.
by Donald T. Hawkins and Barbara Brynko

Page 1

Data Security: An Ounce of Prevention
The information industry’s top security experts offer ways to protect data of all kinds.
by Phillip Britt

Page 1
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Copyright
The Copyright Clearance Center introduces its latest tool, Rightsphere.
by Barbara Brynko
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COLUMNS & NEWS

NewsBytes

Page 3

Up Front with Barbara Quint
Win, Place, and Show: Losing and Winning
bq takes a closer look at content and how we’re packaging it.

Page 7

NewsBreak Update
Scholarly Resources, Mobile Content, and Vertical Search Top the News
by Paula J. Hane

Page 7

Focus on Publishing
The Battles of Open Access
Robin Peek shares her insights into OA, Windows Live Academic, and more.

Page 17

Internet Waves
I’ve Been Violated
Shirley Duglin Kennedy offers her firsthand perspective on data breaches.

Page 17
Legal Issues
Is Google’s Ranking System Legal?
George Pike provides some background into ranking search results.
Page 17

Intellectual Property
Copyright Conundrum: Documentaries and Rights Clearance
K. Matthew Dames turns the spotlight on the issue of copyright.

Page 24

Library Stuff Revisited
Thinking and Researching—Don’t Just ‘Google It’
Steven M. Cohen asks a pointed question: OK, how do you search?

Page 28

Database Review
‘Aladdin’s Lamp’ Search Engines Scratch Deep Web Surface
Mick O’Leary tackles the mystery of search in the deep Web.

Page 41
NewsMakers Page 52
DEPARTMENTS 

IDKWILFBIKIWISI
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor: Cast Your Vote
Now’s the time to cast your final votes for the best in information technology.
CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!
Page 16
InfoToons
by Gib Robbie
Page 16

International Report
The Buzz About European Domain Names
The new .eu domain names have kept Europe wanting more.
by Jim Ashling

Page 30
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 40
Product News & Reviews
42 - Jamcracker Tracks Growth of On Demand and SaaS
43 - Blackwell Opens the Doors to Windows Live Academic
43 - Qualstar: The Cutting Edge of Storage
44 - dtSearch Offers High-Speed Terabyte Search
Page 41
CONFERENCE CIRCUIT 

Back to (Summer) School
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

Page 32

Report from the Field
Is Search Disappearing?
The buzz at the 11th Annual Search Engine Meeting in Boston followed the ebb and flow of search technology.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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The Everett Brenner Prize

Page 34
Report from the Field
SIIA Content Forum: Time for Change
The 2-day conference delivered timely trends and information about the ever-changing world of content and technology.
Page 35

-- And the Winner Is …
- Here are the results from the SIIA Codie Awards in the Content category.

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Conference Calendar Page 36
Cover Notes

Book Review
The Science and Art of Mapmaking Today
Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users
by Cynthia A. Brewer
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

Page 46
In Other Words
Pomp and Circumstances
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
Page 47
LinkUp @ Home 
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!

The Magic of Multimedia
by Thomas Pack

Page 37

Now You Can Have Your Cake—And Eat It Too
by Reid Goldsborough

Page 37

CyberSports
Enjoy the Commercial Break
by David King

Page 37

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