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VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 7 • July/August 2009
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

Publishers Fight Swine Flu With Free Services

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ICOLC Questions OCLC WorldCat Policy

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Intel Hit With Antitrust Fine in Europe

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Ingram Content Group Formed; VitalSource Bookshelf Gains New User

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ProQuest Boosts Market Outreach Page 6


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Where Have All the Archives Gone?
As more newspapers go all-digital, aggregators are struggling to maintain complete archives.
by Barbara Quint

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Report From the Field
SLA 2009: 100 Years and Counting
Alignment, the economy, and new RDA standards were hot topics at SLA’s centennial celebration.
Text and photos by the ITI Blog Team

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The Ghosts of Journals Past
A trial in Australia has Elsevier re-examining its editorial protocols and establishing guidelines for its STM journals.
by Barbara Brynko

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NewsBreak Update
Budget Woes Hit Libraries and Newspapers
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
30 - Microsoft Acquisition Moves Into World of Life Sciences
31 - Spiceworks: Adding Zest to IT Management
31 - Panorama: Getting the Right Picture
31 - Alacra: Adding Onto the Pulse Platform

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Focus on Publishing
California Charts a New Digital Frontier
Robin Peek analyzes California’s plan to reduce education costs with etextbooks.

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Internet Waves
Life After Death on the Internet
Shirley Duglin Kennedy tells readers how to safeguard their online identities post-mortem.

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Legal Issues
In the Courts
George H. Pike explains how the judicial system has interpreted copyright law.

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Library Stuff Revisited
The Joys of Netbooks

Steven M. Cohen offers tips on getting the most out of a netbook.

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Insider’s Perspective
Getting More Value From Content
Guest columnist Sid Probstein explains why agile content networks are necessary.

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Database Review
Government Is Back With
Mick O’Leary gives a thumbs up.

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Unasked Question, the Unseen Answer
bq laments the potential death of information browsing.

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IT Spotlight
Perfect Search Makes Quick Impact
Marji McClure profiles one company that is speeding up database search.

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor

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by Gib Robbie

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Cool Tools
The Single-Site Experience
John Carr highlights two products that provide site-specific web browsers.

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International Report
Russia , Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Canada Unveil New Libraries
Our global correspondent reports on the latest library news and a new partnership between UNESCO and Sun Microsystems.
by Jim Ashling

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Words at Work

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‘Summer School’ Is in Session
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
LIDA 2009: Focusing on Heritage, Intelligent Access, and Learning
Text and photos by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic and Maja Krtalic

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Report From the Field
SSP’s Annual Meeting: Advancing Scholarly Communities in the Brave ‘Now’ World
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conferences Around the World Page 25

Book Review
Getting to Know the Factors That Influence Today’s Academic Libraries
Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines
by Barbara M. Jones
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Meet the Editor
David Myron: Evolutionary Road WarriorClick for full PDF version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Lauree Padgett takes a look at the editors behind Information Today, Inc.’s many publications.

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LinkUp@Home: Your Personal Guide to the Web is “on vacation” this month. But writers Thomas Pack and David King will be back with more insights, commentary, and good humor in the next issue of Information Today. Meanwhile ...

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