Nature Publishing Group Prints Its First 3D Figure, Publishes Polymer Journal
Library of Congress Preserves 25,000th Brittle Book
SEC Makes Interactive Data the Standard for Financial Information
Gale Purchases HighBeam Research
AIIM Survey Focuses on Document Digitization
Identity Thieves Hit a New Low
With search easier and faster than ever, the unscrupulous are preying upon the living and the dead.
by Phillip Britt
Campus Crackdown: Law Targets Music Pirates
The U.S. government entered the illegal-downloading fray with a law that creates new requirements for universities.
by Bill Greenwood
Patently Undecided: The Bilski Case
The Federal Circuit made it more difficult to patent business methods in its In re Bilski ruling, but much remains to be argued.
by Scott Bain
by John Carr
Israeli Spam Law May Have Global Impact
Compliance with Israel’s new spam law is likely to have a profound impact beyond the country’s borders.
by David Mirchin
Focus on Publishing
Deciphering Open Data
Robin Peek explains the many branches of “open” information.
Science on the March
Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a look at several recent social science studies.
The Fences of a Patent
George H. Pike examines Blackboard’s latest patent battle.
Library Stuff Revisited
Knowing Is Half the Battle
Steven M. Cohen explains the value of keeping up-to-date with technology.
Why Copyright Isn’t Property
K. Matthew Dames examines the evolution of copyright law.
Redouble or Retrench? Reacting to the Financial Crisis
Guest columnist Carl Grant offers libraries insights on weathering lean economic times.
BUDDIE ‘Fact Tank’ Explores Zeitgeist
Mick O’Leary names the 2008 BUDDIE award winner for Best Unknown Database: the Pew Research Center.
Up Front With Barbara Quint
Books, Books, Books: Going, Going, Google
bq describes the possible changes to Google Book Search.
Journal Publishers’ Report Card
by Dick Kaser
Letter from the Editor
by Gib Robbie
Attivio Brings Order to Data
Marji McClure highlights a company that helps businesses consolidate information into one index.
Gmail Gets Gadgets
John Carr offers details on four Gmail Labs Gadgets worth checking out.
Interview With John Haynes
Galvanizing the Scientific Community
The new vice president of publishing at the American Institute of Physics shares some of his insights on the changing face of publishing today.
by Barbara Brynko
People Line & the Executive Profile
Broadband Reaches Access Limits in Europe
Our global correspondent reports on broadband speeds in Europe, digital content in New Zealand, and more.
by Jim Ashling
M&A, Ebook Readers, and the Future of the Internet
by Paula J. Hane
Product News & Reviews
30 - EBSCO: Managing E-Resources
31 - Océ Business Services: Discovery Made Easy
32 - Gale/Cengage Learning: Archiving Chapters in History
33 - AdmitOne Security: Keeping an Eye on Usage
34 - Credo Reference: Top Honors for E-Reference
Society Meetings Lead the Early Spring Conference Scene
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.
Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates
Found: A New Platform for Developers
Report From the Field
Mark Logic Digital Publishing Summit
Mark Logic Corp. hosted its first Digital Publishing Summit to explore the applications of XML.
by Barbara Brynko
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Create Your Business Cards Online
by Thomas Pack
Columnist Promises Not to ‘Sukumb to Kuteness’
by David King
A New Way to Improve Your Library
The Quality Library: A Guide to Staff-Driven Improvement, Better Efficiency, and Happier Customers
by Sarah Laughlin and Ray W. Wilson
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
Meet the Editor
Getting on Track With Stephen Nathans-Kelly
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.