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VOLUME 23 NUMBER 2 February 2006
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
Latest Lawsuit Threatens BlackBerry with Shutdown
The buzz around this ubiquitous wireless handheld device is not only as a top contender for the wireless e-mail market. There’s plenty of controversy about patent infringement too.
by George H. Pike
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Alliance Appeals for Federal Security Protection
Here’s how (and why) the Cyber Security Industry Alliance is urging the federal government to step in and protect the nation’s information infrastructure.
by Phillip Britt
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Intellectual Property
Library Schools and the Copyright Knowledge Gap

New columnist K. Matthew Dames will be tackling IP issues in the world of information technology, beginning with this month’s question of copyright law instruction.
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Information Today’s 2006 People’s Choice Awards
Now’s the time to recognize the best in information technology.
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Open Access Update
Here’s an insider’s look at highlights from the Select Committee on Science and Technology.
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Levi’s Puts Your iPod in Your Pocket Page 20
Interview with Sally Morris
The Case for Open Access
ALPSP’s chief executive shares her insights on scholarly publishing.
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European Common Market’s Database Directive
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Safety in Numbers
One company offers 12 best practices to keep data secure.
By Phillip Britt
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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Good, Better, Best: A Mission Statement
bq tackles the topic of finding ways to distinguish good data from poor data as more and more information comes online.

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NewsBreak Update
Unfinished Legislative Business Leads the News

by Paula J. Hane

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Library Stuff Revisited
Desktops: What Are They Good For?

New columnist Steven Cohen, creator of ITI’s Library Stuff blog, shares his insights about desktops, e-mail, and more every month beginning with this issue.

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Focus on Publishing
A ‘Cure’ for Access?

Robin Peek takes a closer look at the bipartisan Cures Bill and its proposal to establish The American Center for Cures within the National Library of Medicine.

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Internet Waves
Motherhood and Network Security

Shirley Duglin Kennedy finds a new area of parental job responsibilities: helping offspring deal with network security.

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Legal Issues
New Copyright Guide Published

George Pike unravels the tangled web of copyright policies and guidelines for academic institutions.
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Database Review Reads Sight and Sound

Mick O’Leary checks out, the search engine that searches Web audio and video content.
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Sanity Check
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Page 16
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
Libraries Get a Helping Hand

Global Libraries Program gives everyone access to the Internet, from the floating libraries in Bangladesh to the mobile libraries in rural Chile.
by Jim Ashling
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People Line & the Executive Profile Page 31
Product News & Reviews Page 33
Watch Out Britannica: Here Comes Wikipedia Page 26
Using Technology to Produce a Better Vintage? Page 34
Congoo Takes Search in a New Direction Page 35
Journal Nets Two Top Awards Page 36
Docutek ERes Offers Extended Copyright Permissions Capability Page 38
AccuNurse 2.0 Provides Real-Time Updates for Families Page 39
The Calm Before the Storm
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.
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Conference Calendar Page 25
Cover Notes
Book Review
Do You Need an Information Gateway?

Portals and Libraries
edited by Sarah C. Michalak
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
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In Other Words
Manual Steering
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
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All the (Good) News That’s Fit to Print
by Thomas Pack

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Blogging: A Modern Tool for an Age-Old Quest
by Wallys W. Conhaim

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Feast of Antics by Football Fans

by David King

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