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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 10 • November 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS

ALPSP Traces Trends in Scholarly PublishingFull Text $

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JEGI Issues Report on 3Q M&AsFull Text $

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Swets Purchases Dutch Book and Journal SellerFull Text $

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Nature Video Rolls Out Virtual Red Carpet in Second LifeFull Text $

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NewsMakers

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In Memoriam: Johan van HalmFull Text $ Page 51
FEATURES

OCLC: An Enterprise With a Global Perspective Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!Full Text $
With its roots in Ohio, OCLC has grown into a global organization dedicated to improving libraries for the public.
by Miriam A. Drake

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Software Licenses: The Battle ContinuesFull Text $
Two opposing court rulings have brought the licensing versus ownership question back to the forefront of the software copyright debate.
by Keith Kupferschmid and Scott Bain

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A Torrent of TextbooksFull Text $
by John Carr

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J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.: Adjusting to a Changing MarketFull Text $
Adapting to the world of increasing regulatory compliance keeps J.J. Keller on its toes.
by John Carr

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ACUTA Awards Honor Information Communications Technology PioneersFull Text $
by Bill Greenwood

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Cloud Computing: Knowing the Ground RulesFull Text $
by Barbara Brynko

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Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates: Eyes on the PrizeFull Text $
by Barbara Brynko

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

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Nerac: From Search to AnalysisFull Text $
by Bill Greenwood

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COLUMNS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
Giddyap, Google: Tooling Up ContentFull Text $
bq considers Google’s interest in content creation and encourages users to get onboard with Knol.

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Focus on Publishing
The Battle Over PubMed Central ContinuesFull Text $
Robin Peek explores the drama surrounding the NIH Public Access Policy.

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Internet Waves
Dealing With Information Overload: Bring It OnFull Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy ponders several ways to keep on top of the mountains of information.

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Legal Issues
The New President and the Information IndustryFull Text $
George H. Pike turns the spotlight on the presidential candidates and their views on IT issues.

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Library Stuff Revisited
How Firefox Add-Ons Can Get You on the Plane FirstFull Text $
Steven M. Cohen explains how ReloadEvery helped him secure a prime spot at the airport.

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Intellectual Property
Introducing the U.S. Intellectual Property CzarFull Text $
K. Matthew Dames takes a look at a new law that creates a Cabinet-level IP enforcement position.

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Insider’s Perspective
BI Trends: The Next Generation of Performance ManagementFull Text $
Guest columnist Kirby Lunger details the problems with current business intelligence technology and rolls out a plan for the future.

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Database Review
NationMaster and StateMaster Solve Great Statistics Problem—AlmostFull Text $
Mick O’Leary weighs in on two databases with easy-to-find but not-always-accurate stats.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
Advances in Digital Reading, Enterprise Search, and Library AutomationFull Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
38 - Onvia: Keeping the Competitive EdgeFull Text $
40 - SlideRoom: A Virtual Art GalleryFull Text $
41 - Auralog: Speaking Your LanguageFull Text $
42 - Caspio: DIY DatabasesFull Text $

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DEPARTMENTS

Editorial
Eve of ConstructionFull Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the EditorFull Text $

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InfoToonsFull Text $
by Gib Robbie

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IT Spotlight
TransMedia and Glide Integrate Compatibility and CollaborationFull Text $
Marji McClure highlights a company that is taking cross-compatibility to new levels.

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Cool Tools
Fall Firefox FiestaFull Text $
John Carr shares his views on Firefox add-ons Read It Later and Cooliris.

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People Line & the Executive ProfileFull Text $

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International Report
New Projects Boost Digital Library ContentFull Text $
Our global correspondent uncovers multiple projects that will beef up digital collections worldwide.
by Jim Ashling

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Conference Circuit
From Online Information to EbusinessFull Text $
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates Full Text $

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Report From the Field
SIIA’s Global Information Industry Summit: Content Industry Considers Business ModelsFull Text $
by Dick Kaser

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Report From the Field
SSP’s Top Management Roundtable Focuses on Empowered Authors and PublishersFull Text $
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
All Things 2.0: The Fall 2008 ASIDIC MeetingFull Text $
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
iPRES 2008: The Push for Digital PreservationFull Text $
Text and photos by Jim Ashling

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Conferences Around the WorldFull Text $ Page 35
LinkUp @ Home
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This Site May Move Your Resumé to the Top of the Virtual StackFull Text $
by Thomas Pack

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A Self-Avowed ‘Non-Prospect’ Surprises Himself With SuccessFull Text $
by Reid Goldsborough

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
How to Get Noticed for All the Right ReasonsFull Text $
Creating Your Library Brand: Communicating Your Relevance and Value to Your Patrons
by Elisabeth Doucett
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Change Is in the AirFull Text $
Here's a look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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