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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 10 • November 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
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NEWS BRIEFS
Twitter Collects $100 Million in Venture Funding Full Text $ Page 3
Data Conversion Laboratory, Unlimited Priorities Join Forces Full Text $ Page 3
Summon’s New Clients Go Live Full Text $ Page 3
Swets Opens Beijing Office Full Text $ Page 4
EBSCO Enters Ejournal Partnerships Full Text $ Page 6
FEATURES

Public Libraries Step Into Job-Search NicheFull Text $
In the current economic climate, job-seekers are turning to a familiar source for help: public libraries.
by Michael Baumann

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Staying in the Game
by Barbara Brynko
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Harris v. Blockbuster : Questioning ‘Terms of Use’ Full Text $
A Texas court case serves notice to websites: Take care in wording your terms of use; otherwise, it may not be enforceable.
by David Mirchin
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Facebook’s Beacon Extinguished 
by John Carr
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Social Media: Investing in What Works Full Text $
These sites continue to take off in the workplace, but not all businesses are finding them as useful as the user-generated buzz proclaims.
by Lin Grensing-Pophal
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FTC Addresses Bloggers and Online Reviews Full Text $
by Kurt Schiller
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Employers Crack Down on Social Networking Full Text $
by Kurt Schiller
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Phishing Scams Edge Into Social Networks Full Text $
by Kurt Schiller
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DEPARTMENTS
Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Perils of Content Crunching
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bq warns about forgetting context when looking for information.
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IT Spotlight
Vitrium Adds Sales Power to PDFs
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Marji McClure profiles one company that offers a tool to boost document usage analytics and information gathering.
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Editorial
Good News, at Last
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by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor Full Text $

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InfoToons Full Text $
by Gib Robbie

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International Report
Implications of Google Agreement for Europe
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Our global respondent takes the Google Book settlement and its impact across the pond.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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Words at Work Full Text $

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COLUMNS
Focus on Publishing
OA Journals Are Advancing Full Text $
Robin Peek looks at the much-celebrated Compact of Open Access Publishing Equity and offers some insight into what it means.
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Internet Waves
Social Net Working Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a look at the right way to approach social media.
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Legal Issues
Baseball and the Search for Electronic Records Full Text $
George H. Pike examines what the BALCO case means for the government’s ability to seize electronic data records.
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Intellectual Property
Five Immutable Canons of Copyright Full Text $
K. Matthew Dames provides the rules you need to know in the often-confusing world of copyright law.
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Library Stuff Revisited
With Liberty and Free Court Documents for All Full Text $
Steven M. Cohen combs the web for case law documents as more and more become available.
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Database Review
Social Score Cards Give U.S. Poor Grades  Full Text $
Mick O’Leary drills down into reports that suggest Americans aren’t as well-off as we may think.
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NEWS

NewsBytes 

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NewsBreak Update
Hyperlocal News, Ebook Readers, and Search Engines Top the News Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane
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NewsMakers 

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Product News & Reviews
35 - Lock-and-Load Security for PCs Full Text $
36 - Newstex: The Voice of Authoritative Content Full Text $
38 - Safari Books Online: More Power for Digital Library Full Text $
39 - Walkshed: A Walk in the Park Full Text $
39 - Connotate: Letting Agents Do the Work Full Text $
40 - Altus: Giving Enterprises an Edge With Video Full Text $

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Preholiday Industry Events Full Text $
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
Really Strategies User Conference: A Publisher’s Toolbox Full Text $
by Barbara Brynko

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Report From the Field
Change: The Fall 2009 ASIDIC Meeting Full Text $
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conferences Around the World Page 27
LinkUp@Home
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Let’s Get This Party Started—On the Web Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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Cybersports
An Ode to Odious Ballparks
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by David King

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
I’m Not a Lawyer, I Just Play One at the Library Full Text $
Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Second Edition)
by Lesley Ellen Harris
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
Hugh McKellar: Riding the KMWorld WaveClick for full PDF version (free) from Information Today, Inc.! Full Text $
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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