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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 8 • September 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

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NEWS BRIEFS
Squarespace Raises $38.5 Million in FundingFull Text $ Page 2
International Coalition Highlights Broadband Full Text $ Page 2
CaseLogistix Sold to Thomson Reuters Full Text $ Page 4
foursquare Snags $20 Million in Funding Full Text $ Page 6
ScienceDirect Celebrates Milestones Full Text $ Page 6
NewsMakers Full Text $ Page 25
FEATURES

Interview With Jean-Claude Bradley
The Impact of Open Notebook Science
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A Drexel University organic chemist’s decision to share his data directly with the public in real time is bound to change scientific research.
by Richard Poynder

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New Arm of Library Services Full Text $
It’s no longer science fiction: Librarians are using robots of all shapes and sizes.
by Michael Baumann
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Music and the Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven Full Text $
The music industry pursues its growing attraction to cloud computing.
by Bill Greenwood

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AccuWeather.com: Better Global Predictions Full Text $

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Survey: Librarians Keep Pace With Growing Patron Needs Full Text $

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Experian: Quick Search With BusinessIQ Full Text $

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VIVO: Designing the Visual Interface Full Text $

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Infogroup: Leading With Hart Full Text $

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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Business Method Patents Full Text $ Page 48
FCC Finds Third Way for Net Neutrality Full Text $ Page 51

Google Takes a Stand in China Full Text $

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COLUMNS

Focus on Publishing
Another Academic Year Full Text $
Robin Peek navigates the minefield involved in buying college textbooks.

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Internet Waves
The Old School (Electronic) Ties Full Text $
Shirley Duglin Kennedy sends No. 2 son to college, but technology is sure to keep them connected.

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Legal Issues
First Sale and Foreign Works
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George H. Pike looks ahead at Omega v. Costco Wholesale, an intellectual property case that may appear on the Supreme Court’s docket.

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Redefining Search
The Palantir Play: A Blend of Open and Closed Full Text $
Stephen E. Arnold examines a small search startup with big Silicon Valley-insider expectations.

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Insider’s Perspective
Real-World Examples from a Paperless Society Full Text $
For guest columnist Terry Murphy, founder of W.T. Murphy and Associates, advances in ECM technology are bringing us closer to a totally electronic business environment.

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Database Review
Credible Web Sources: The Hunt Goes On Full Text $
Mick O’Leary leads the search for ever-elusive online truths.

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DEPARTMENTS
Up Front With Barbara Quint
In Search of the Question Full Text $
bq underlines the most important question of online research: Just what are you looking for?
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Letter from the Editor Full Text $ Page 12

Editorial
Popular Semantics
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by Dick Kaser

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IT Spotlight
LeadMD Helps Buyers and Sellers Connect Full Text $
Marji McClure profiles a conversational marketing firm that responds to actual user behavior.
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People Line & the Executive Profile Full Text $

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International Report
Britain Feeling the Bite of Spending Cuts Full Text $
Our global correspondent discusses the impact of spending cuts in libraries and other cultural institutions across the U.K.
by Jim Ashling
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NEWS
NewsBytes Page 3

NewsBreak Update
A Tsunami of Digital Reading Options Swamps the News Full Text $
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Page 25

41 - Vivisimo: Gaining Velocity in Quarterly Sales Full Text $
42 - Travel Stix: Pocket-Sized Peace of Mind Full Text $
44 - MarkLogic: Building the Brand Full Text $
45 - VaporStream: The Phantom Messenger Full Text $
46 - Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Workplace Privacy Case Full Text $

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CONFERENCE CIRCUIT

Conference Circuit
Keeping Up With All Things Digital 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
ALA 2010 Conference: Hot Spots, Hot Topics
Full Text $
by Barbara Brynko

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Gale Rolls Out New Offerings at ALA Full Text $ Page 29

ALA Report: Libraries Gear Up for Mobile Full Text $

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Report From the Field
IFRRO Preview: The World of Digital Rights
Full Text $
by Barbara Brynko

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Internet Librarian 2010 Conference Preview

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Conferences Around the World Page 33
COVER NOTES

Book Review
Get Your School Tech On Full Text $
Technology for the School Librarian: Theory and Practice
by William O. Scheeren
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Words at Work 

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The ITI Chronicles
The Sweet Buy and Buy
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Lauree Padgett traces the history of ITI as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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LINK-UP@HOME

'Craft' a Book Using Self-Publishing Venues Full Text $
by Thomas Pack

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CyberSports
Social Media Can Fan Your College Football Flame
Full Text $
by David King

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