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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 1 • January 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

Reed Elsevier Takes Its B2B Arm Off the Market

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Gannett Acquires Social Media Services Provider

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OCLC Develops Search Service and More

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Jordan, Edmiston Group Announces Two Acquisitions

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IDEX Acquisition Adds 1 Million Expert Witness Records to LexisNexis

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NewsMakers Page 23

Applause, ApplauseClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Information Today announces the winners of the 2008 People’s Choice Awards, honoring those who had a profound impact on the IT industry last year.
Introduction by Barbara Brynko; profiles by Bill Greenwood

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Where Have All the Lawsuits Gone?
The Google Book Search lawsuit has been resolved, but legal challenges still remain for other IT initiatives.
by George H. Pike

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hakia Helps Librarians With Credible Search Results
hakia is enlisting librarians to help give internet search a more trustworthy image.
by Vanessa Fox

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SwetsWise: Customized Subscription Support

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Unraveling the Web of New Legislation
Despite the economic crisis, technology issues may be addressed quickly by the Obama administration.
by Phillip Britt

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To Scam or Not to Scam
Internet scams are still alive and well. Here’s how to protect yourself and your employees.
by J.A. Hitchcock

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More Scams to Keep in Mind
by Bill Greenwood

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Pew Reports Target Networked Families, Workers
by Bill Greenwood

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CCC: Helping Creators License Content

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Focus on Publishing
Bioline International Spreads Its Wings
Robin Peek focuses on one company’s efforts to expand open access.

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Internet Waves
The Internet Is …
Shirley Duglin Kennedy explores the meaning of the internet through quotes from prominent figures.

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Legal Issues
Business Method Patents in Jeopardy
George H. Pike discusses a court decision that puts new limits on business method patents.

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Library Stuff Revisited
Addicted to Add-Ons
Steven M. Cohen unveils his three top Firefox add-ons.

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Insider’s Perspective
Tools for Revenue Optimization
Guest columnist Matthew Shanahan explains how usage metering and analytics can help companies increase revenue.

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Database Review
Open Content Alliance Embodies Open Source Movement
Mick O’Leary highlights an open source alternative to Google Book Search.

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
Folly: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
bq takes Time-Warner to task for cable outages.

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Words at Work

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These Times in a Bottle
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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by Gib Robbie

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IT Spotlight
Jive Software Enables Growth in Collaboration
Marji McClure highlights a company that is helping employees interact with business partners and each other.

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Cool Tools
The Next Big Sound and Watching Jogli Play VJ
John Carr offers details on two apps worth checking out.

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Interview With Vin Caraher
A Look at the Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters
CEO Vin Caraher offers insights into the growth and future of the company.

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
Internet Use: Analysis and Abuse
Our global correspondent reports on OECD’s Scopus adoption, the launch of a new blog, and two new internet studies.
by Jim Ashling

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A Look at the Information Society
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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New Conference Targets Search Engine Developers
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
The 28th Charleston Conference: The Best of Times … The Worst of Times
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
Friending Charleston
by Marydee Ojala

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Report From the Field
Online Information 2008: Checking the Pulse of Business
Text and photos by the ITI Blog Team

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Conferences Around the World Page 31


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NewsBreak Update
Challenges and Opportunities in the New Year
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
38 - SemantiFind Puts Semantic Spin on Search Engines
39 - Safari Bookbag: A Digital Library for iPhones and iPods
40 - Thomson Innovation: Search Made Easy
41 - Asigra: Providing the Key to Correctness
42 - Collexis: A Matchmaker for Grants and Reviewers

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Book Review
Philosophical Insights for Today’s Librarians
Self-Examination: The Present and Future of Librarianship
by John M. Budd
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
bq: The Quintessential Searcher
In this new column, Lauree Padgett trades in her old In Other Words shingle to take an up-close look at the editors behind the many publications at Information Today, Inc.

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Kicking the Virtual Tires: Car Research on the Web
by Thomas Pack

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Out of India (and Onto a Baseball Field)
by David King

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