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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 11 • December 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

Google Book Search Settles Landmark Lawsuit, Readies More Content

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EBSCO Publishing Acquires NISC, Inc.

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Dow Jones Teams Up With Transparency International

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Settlement Reached in German Digital Delivery Case

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Thomson Reuters Brings Web of Knowledge to Turkey

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NewsMakers Page 25

Forecast 2009: What’s on the Horizon
Four top industry analysts and IT experts offer their predictions for the coming year.

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The Mouse Turns 40
The Tech Museum of Innovation is celebrating the achievements of Doug Engelbart, who first introduced the mouse in 1968.
by Richard Hammond

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Taking the Byte Out of Cybercrime
With the recent formation of the Center for Applied Identity Management Research, the battle against cyberattacks is heating up.
by Phillip Britt

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Playing a Different Tune
by Kurt Fritz

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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information Today
Thomas Hogan Sr. looks back at the start of IT.

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Lessons From LubutoClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
The Lubuto Library Project continues to open library doors in Zambia, thanks to Jane Kinney Meyers and her team.

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AI Association Honors ‘Classic Paper’
by Bill Greenwood

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Focus on Publishing
With Growth Comes Growing Pains
Robin Peek explores a host of new challenges that journals are facing in the booming OA community.

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Internet Waves
Sunlight Disinfects
Shirley Duglin Kennedy prowls around fact-check sites and online watchdog groups.

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Legal Issues
Anti-Spam Legislation Setbacks
George H. Pike explains why preventive measures still haven’t stopped junk mail.

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Library Stuff Revisited
A Busy Time at Internet Librarian
Steven M. Cohen shares a few of his favorite tools and what’s hot in RSS.

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Insider’s Perspective
IT Budget Relief Strategies
Guest columnist Sara Gates lists ways to fine-tune an IT budget in turbulent times.

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Database Review
I Love YouTube
Mick O’Leary takes a look at YouTube’s serious side.

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
Planning Ahead for All the Readers on Your Gift List
bq shares her suggestion for the perfect gift: a customized book.

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Two Shots at Reality
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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by Gib Robbie

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IT Spotlight
37signals Rolls Out Simple Collaboration Solutions
Marji McClure highlights a company that is making it easier for businesses and their clients to work together.

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Cool Tools
Winter Wallpapers From Flickr and Slices of YouTube
John Carr offers details on two apps worth checking out.

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
Book Fair Breaks Attendance Record While Europe Looks to the Future
Our global correspondent recaps this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair and more.
by Jim Ashling

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What’s Ahead for 2009
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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

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Report From the Field
Highlights From IL 2008
Text and photos by the ITI Blog Team

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Report From the Field
RSuite CMS 2008 User Conference
by Barbara Brynko

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Conferences Around the World Page 30


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NewsBreak Update
More Research-Sharing Tools and Search Engine Improvements
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
34 - Near-Time: Adding Social Networking to the Equation
36 - Vivisimo: Ramping Up Velocity
37 - MuseGlobal: Making a Connection With Oracle
38 - Inmagic’s Presto Gets More Social

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LinkUp @ Home
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!

Web Dishes Up Recipes for Home-Cooked Savings
by Thomas Pack

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Site Blends Wine, the Spirit of Giving, and Sports
by David King

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Book Review
Getting Back to Basics on Main Street U.S.A.
The Small Public Library Survival Guide: Thriving on Less
by Herbert B. Landau
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Back Tome Again
Here’s a look at Information Today, Inc.’s book collection.
by Lauree Padgett

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