Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 5 — May 2002
Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 5 — May 2002
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IT News Report
The Prestige (Factor) Is Gone[Full Text]
The demise of Prestige Factor, a start-up competitor to ISI's Journal Impact Factor, was set in motion by an ISI lawsuit.
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1

IT Interview
Moving Up the Value Chain[Full Text]
In a recent interview, MicroPatent president Steve Wolfson discussed his company's products and competition and gave a preview of its new value-added services and tools.
by Richard Poynder — Page 1

IT Report from the Field
Information Highways 2002[Full Text]
"Value" was the buzzword at this year's Canadian information industry event.
by Gail Dykstra — Page 1

IT Report from the Field
Ninth National PLA Conference[Full Text]
This event, ALA's largest meeting devoted to public librarianship, allowed professionals to catch up on current issues and trends.
by Ana Arias Terry — Page 30

IT Feature
Removing Information from the Public Web[Full Text]
An ITI Snap Poll that asked readers what they thought about balancing homeland security with public access to information drew a large response.
by Paula J. Hane — Page 56

IT Report from the Field
Spring 2002 ASIDIC Meeting[Full Text]
The theme of this event was "Technologies and Business Models That Have Stood the Test of Time."
by Donald T. Hawkins — 62

CIPA Hearings Wrap Up; Decision Expected This Month[Full Text]
by Elisabeth Winter — Page 12

True Query Launches Service for IT Market[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 20

Vivísimo Clustering to Enhance Searching at Institute of Physics Publishing Site[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 21

EIU Introduces Risk Alert Service, New Look for Its Online Store[Full Text]
by Barbie E. Keiser — Page 22

Gale Group, Dialog Announce Library Marketing Alliance[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 27

Teoma Search Engine Goes Live[Full Text]
by Richard W. Wiggins — Page 28

AT&T Business Services to Power[Full Text]
by Richard W. Wiggins — Page 29
Online Columns & News

Quint’s Online
Commercial Online's Tough Sell
Barbara Quint suggests that, to attract users and increase business in an environment that's already inundated with Web offerings, online vendors need to place importance on efficient, easy-to-use product design. — Page 8

Database Review
BUDDIE Explores the Dark Side
Mick O'Leary ends the yearlong wait and announces the winner of the 2002 Best Unknown Database Award. — Page 14

Hiring Line
What's My Hiring Line?
Richard Ream offers some valuable tips on how well-prepared hiring managers can make the most of job interviews. — Page 18

Legal Issues
Retrospective Publishing Contracts
Stephanie C. Ardito and Susanne Bjorner say that publishers and authors need to begin negotiations as soon as possible to comply with the Tasini decision. — Page 24

Company Announcements
Internet Today
Internet Insights
Free Web-Based Ready Reference Services
Péter Jacsó notes that much has changed since these services were last reviewed 2 years ago. — Page 34

Internet Announcements

Internet Publishing Today

Focus on Publishing
New Specifications for a New Web
Robin Peek examines some recent areas of W3C involvement that are of interest to the publishing community: patents, privacy, and the Semantic Web. — Page 42

Internet Publishing Announcements
Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
Preserving Digital Information
Marshall Breeding talks about the importance of building archives that will outlast current technologies and preserve our collections well into the future. — Page 48

Library Systems Announcements
  • Letters to the Editor — Page 3
  • Calendar — Page 53
  • Book Review

  • Super Searchers Go to the Source: The Interviewing and Hands-On Information Strategies of Top Primary Researchers—Online, on the Phone, and in Person,
    by Risa Sacks, reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory — Page 55
  • InfoToons, by Gib Robbie — Page 60
  • People Line — Page 61
Special Advertising Sections
  • Bookshelf — Pages 58-59
  • Information Today Directory of Services & Sources — Page 65
    Online • Internet • CD/DVD • Library Systems
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