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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 3 • March 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
The Gilbane Group Joins Outsell, Inc. Full Text $ Page 3
Ingram Digital and Ex Libris Collaborate on Econtent Full Text $ Page 3
Gale Announces Questia Acquisition Full Text $ Page 6
Imperva Releases Password Analysis Full Text $ Page 8
EBSCO Acquires The Music Index Online Full Text $ Page 8
NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 23
FEATURES

Net Neutrality: The Debate Rages On Full Text $ PAY
With the FCC planning to intervene in the internet’s hotly contested political debate, here is what we can expect and how the issue activists are getting involved.
by Michael Baumann

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The New Social Media Guidelines Full Text $
While companies are struggling to keep up with the advancement of social networks, an effective employee social media policy can prevent users from going astray.
by Lin Grensing-Pophal

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Faux Appeals Emerge for Haiti Aid Full Text $
Though appeals abound to help Haiti after its devastating natural disaster, security experts offer tips on keeping predatory internet scams in check.
by Phillip Britt
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Much Ado About Amazon-Macmillan Pricing Conflict Full Text $
by Kurt Schiller
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The Premier League Loses Big in Israel Full Text $
The world’s most popular soccer league suffers an off-field defeat that could change the rules regarding fair use of live online streaming.
by David Mirchin
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Hefty Fines for Violating Protection of Privacy Law Full Text $
The Israeli Law, Information, and Technology Authority is issuing its first commercial punishment for violating privacy rules and imposing new guidelines for using personal information databases.
by David Mirchin
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VIVO: Connecting the .DocsFull Text $
As work on the Facebook for Scientists project continues, the VIVO team describes the platform’s basic strengths and what sets it apart from the rest.
by Barbara Brynko
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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
E-Reader Developments, Discovery Tools, and Search Engine News
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by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Full Text $

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Product News & Reviews
39 - Mark Logic Unleashes Software Into the Cloud Full Text $
40 - CCC: The Rights’ Stuff
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41 - LexisNexis: Statistics on Tap Full Text $
42 - WestlawNext: Bringing the Human Touch to Search Full Text $

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
The Scholarly Publishing Roundtable Full Text $
Robin Peek covers the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable’s findings and its recommendations regarding open access for publicly funded research.

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Internet Waves
Amateur Hour in the Social Space Full Text $

Shirley Duglin Kennedy espouses the virtues of social media as content aggregators.

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Legal Issues
The FCC’s Push for Network Neutrality Full Text $

George H. Pike explains the legal background for the anticipated FCC Net Neutrality ruling.

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Insider’s Perspective
Worst Practices in Internet Advertising Full Text $
Apex CTO Peter Marsh identifies some of the reasons why online ads fail and how to spark user interest online.

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Database Review
Healthcare Score Cards Give U.S. Mixed Grades
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Mick O’Leary focuses on an aspect of the healthcare debate that doesn’t often get covered: What’s the status of the U.S. healthcare system?

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Denial of Service: A Risky Strategy Full Text $

bq explains why the new metered payment model at NYTimes.com has the potential to backfire.

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Editorial What Would Darwin Say?
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor Full Text $

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InfoToons Full Text $

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IT Spotlight
Snac, Inc. Feeds the Mobile Appetite Full Text $
Marji McClure examines a company that gives the control of the mobile widget dashboard back to the users.

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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International Report
Devastation in Haiti: Lessons From the Asian Tsunami Full Text $
Our global correspondent touches on the library and information community’s role in the reconstruction of Haiti’s infrastructure, Akamai’s state of the internet report, and the Dutch national library’s strategic plan.
by Jim Ashling

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LinkUp@Home
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Planning a Wedding on the Web Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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Cybersports
ESPN’s Regional Info Gets a Gold Star Full Text $
by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
Get Your Red-Hot Games Here
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Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games

by Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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The ITI Chronicles
Show Time in New York Full Text $

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

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

SIIA Information Industry Summit: Portending the Future Full Text $
With 2010 in full swing, industry analysts and key players offer their takes on the changing marketplace and what to expect this year.
by Barbara Brynko

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2010 CODiE Award Winners for Content Full Text $

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

Society Meetings Take Top Billing Full Text $
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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ITI Debuts Search Engine Meeting With WebSearch University

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Report From the Field
Legal Research Tools Revamp Full Text $
Two of the legal research world’s biggest names, Westlaw and LexisNexis, are rolling out new products with cutting-edge algorithms.
by Paula J. Hane

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Report From the Field
ALA Flocks to Boston for Midwinter Full Text $
by Marydee Ojala

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SLA Leaders Work on Creating the Future Full Text $
by Marydee Ojala

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Conferences Around the World Page 31

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