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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 9 • October 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
NEWS BRIEFS
Australian Institutions Among World’s Most Cited Page 3
Organizations Team Up for First Open Access Day Page 3
WebJunction Rolls Out New Website Page 4
Safari Books Online Signs Deal for More Video Page 14
In Memoriam: Gary R. Houk Page 15
NewsMakers Page 29
FEATURES

ProQuest: Adding Dialog to the Mix Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
With the acquisitions of Dialog, RefWorks, and WebFeat and a new partnership with Google, ProQuest continued to expand its global influence in 2008.
by Phillip Britt

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Timeline: How ProQuest GrewClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
by Marydee Ojala

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My Time With DataStarClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
by Thomas Bauer

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The State of Federal Libraries
National libraries may be the leaders of the information field, but it’s not easy keeping the doors open and serving patrons.
by Miriam Drake

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Library 2.0: The Consumer as Producer
As more and more institutions are getting the public involved in content creation, it’s time for libraries to join the social revolution too.
by Beth Evans

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Allen Press Workshop Tackles Eco-Friendly Publishing
by Bill Greenwood

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

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Campaign ’08: The Power of the Post
Here’s a look at how blogging has changed the political landscape.
by Michael Baumann

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Collexis: Discovering New Connections
by Barbara Brynko

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
The New Encyclopedia Brigade
Robin Peek makes the case for two potential challengers to Wikipedia.

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Internet Waves
True Confessions
Shirley Duglin Kennedy discusses the benefits of county library systems.

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Legal Issues
The Financial Aid ‘Stick’ Against Illegal Downloading
George H. Pike explains how a small clause can cause big worries for illegal downloaders and universities.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Wait a Minute …
Steven M. Cohen uses Facebook as a way to gain a better understanding of newcomers to technology.

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Intellectual Property
Oregon: A Clash Between Copyright and Open Access
K. Matthew Dames follows the trail of government information and whether it is protected by copyright law.

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Insider’s Perspective
Software as a Service: Six Things to Consider
Guest columnist Wayne Slossberg addresses several myths about software as a service.

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Database Review
RealClearPolitics: Web’s Best Political Content
Mick O’Leary picks the top sites for prime political coverage.

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NEWS

NewsBytes

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NewsBreak Update
News of Interest to Bibliophiles, Searchers, and Learners
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers

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Product News & Reviews
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FindWhere: Upgrades Make Tracking Easier

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DEPARTMENTS

Up Front With Barbara Quint
‘Just Do It’: The Net Newbie Way
bq explains what Internet Archive’s can-do attitude means for the rest of the archiving industry.

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Editorial
Willing the Way
by Dick Kaser

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Letter From the Editor

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InfoToons
by Gib Robbie

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Interview With David Seuss
Northern Light: Searching for More Productive Solutions
Northern Light CEO David Seuss shares his views on the search industry and its path to the future.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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IT Spotlight
Clickability Empowers Clients to Build Successful Sites
Marji McClure shines light on a company that simplifies content management for nontechnical website owners.

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Cool Tools
Building Bubbles and Indexing Images
John Carr renders his views on Bubbles and TinEye.

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
Digitization Plans Hit Rough Waters
Our global correspondent takes a tour of the world’s digitization projects and returns with a not-so-encouraging report.
by Jim Ashling

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COVER NOTES

Book Review
A Peek Into the Back Room
Fundamentals of Technical Services Management by Sheila S. Intner with Peggy Johnson
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Greener Pastures
Here's a look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Conference Circuit
Insights Into Books, Information Retrieval, and More
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
IFLA Celebrates Libraries Without Borders
by Marydee Ojala

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IFLA: Monitoring the Pulse of KM
by Jane Dysart

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Snapshots of IFLA 2008
Photos by Ross Becker

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Conferences Around the World Page 34
LinkUp @ Home
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!

These Social Sites Put Users in a Groove
by Thomas Pack

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WorldWeb Opens New Doors in Word Processing
by Reid Goldsborough

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