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VOLUME 24 NUMBER 9 October 2007
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
Thomson Learning Announces Name Change to Cengage LearningClick here for full-text options Page 3
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Cites Hot JobsClick here for full-text options Page 3
New Rules OK’d for Patent ApplicationsClick here for full-text options Page 3
Credo Reference and CARLI Agree to Online Reference for LibrariesClick here for full-text options Page 4
Drexel University Expands Internet Public Library Into Virtual Learning LabClick here for full-text options Page 6
NewsMakersClick here for full-text options Page 27

Investigative Report
The Copyright Capers ContinueClick here for full-text options
Embedded information in cameras, printers, and other devices can provide more data about you than you ever imagined.
by Kinley Levack

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To bq, From ProQuest
After ProQuest Information and Learning merged with CSA, our ever-insightful columnist Barbara Quint offered some advice on making the deal work well. And the top ProQuest management couldn’t resist replying.
by Marty Kahn and Matt Dunie

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Terms of Use: The Rules Have ChangedClick here for full-text options
Here’s why Web site owners and users need to be reading all the fine print.
by David Mirchin

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No Immediate Changes Expected From Swets DealClick here for full-text options
Key players review the aftermath of Glide Buy Out Partners’ purchase of Royal Swets & Zeitlinger.
by Phillip Britt

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The Search for People SearchClick here for full-text options
Here’s how three vertical search engines scour the Web for people data.
by Vanessa Fox

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CrossRef: A New Tool to Detect PlagiarismClick here for full-text options

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Happy Birthday to You, : - )Click here for full-text options

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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Who the Heck Is Tristram Shandy? Or What’s Not Wrong With Google Book Search?Click here for full-text options
bq digs deeper into the Google Book Search controversy.

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Focus on Publishing
Speed Bumps for Open Access?Click here for full-text options
Robin Peek ponders Yale University’s decision to drop its membership to BioMed Central.

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Internet Waves
Web 2.0 Alphabet: Part 1Click here for full-text options
Shirley Duglin Kennedy compiles a user-savvy list of Web 2.0 “thingies” from A to M. Stay tuned next month for N to Z.

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Legal Issues
First Sale Doctrine Put to the TestClick here for full-text options
George H. Pike investigates the challenges that digital content has had on this doctrine.

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Intellectual Property
Computer Associations Speak Out About Fair UseClick here for full-text options
Columnist K. Matthew Dames offers insights into how copyright issues can create strange bedfellows.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Getting on the Right TrackClick here for full-text options
Steven M. Cohen provides tips on tracking legislation through a variety of channels.

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Insider’s Perspective
Whose Data Is It, Anyway?Click here for full-text options
In our column written by information technology experts, Jim Fowler, CEO and co-founder of Jigsaw, discusses data ownership issues.

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IT Spotlight
SoonR Helps Convert Smartphones Into Information ToolsClick here for full-text options
Marji McClure checks up on one of the latest technologies for mobile users.

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Database Review
PayScale: The Compensation WikiClick here for full-text options
Mick O’Leary explores this product of the Web-enabled revolution.

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NewsBreak Update
Social Networking, New Search Engines, and MoreClick here for full-text options
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
40 - Near-Time: A Premium OptionClick here for full-text options
40 - ScienceDirect: A Growing Collection of EbooksClick here for full-text options
41 - Capital IQ: Tapping Into Global Financial DataClick here for full-text options
42 - Nirvanix: Storage Solutions for Growing ContentClick here for full-text options
42 - Jigsaw: Adding More Enhancement Pieces to the Puzzle
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Fall Conference Season Gets UnderwayClick here for full-text options
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Report from the Field
IFLA 2007: Progress, Development, and PartnershipsClick here for full-text options

The site of this year’s conference was Durban, South Africa, where attendees explored the libraries of the future from all angles.
Text by Jane Dysart; photos by Marydee Ojala

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Report from the Field
Think Globally, Act LocallyClick here for full-text options
The second Global Information Industry Summit delved into the importance of understanding the local culture in a global expansion.
by Jim Ashling

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Conference Calendar Page 32

Dangerous BusinessClick here for full-text options
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the EditorClick here for full-text options Page 16
InfoToonsClick here for full-text options
by Gib Robbie
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Interview With Erin McKean
The ABCs of the Word MarketClick here for full-text options
The chief consulting editor of the American Dictionaries for the Oxford University Press talks about her role as a “dictionary evangelist.”
by Donald T. Hawkins

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International Report
On-Demand TV Creates a Stir in the U.K.Click here for full-text options
Our global correspondent reports on the BBC iPlayer and a new OA portal for the developing world.
by Jim Ashling

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People Line & the Executive ProfileClick here for full-text options

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Book Review
Studying the Intricacies of Social Network AnalysisClick here for full-text options
Social Networking: The Essence of Innovation
by Jay Liebowitz
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Free-for-AllsClick here for full-text options
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications.
by Lauree Padgett

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Web Sites Help Students (and Parents) with Math and ScienceClick here for full-text options
by Thomas Pack

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Softball Takes Up Challenge to Be a Part of OlympicsClick here for full-text options
by David King

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