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VOLUME 23 NUMBER 3 March 2006
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
The Encryption Code
Two experts offer insight into sifting myth from fact to help companies adopt encryption
and protect sensitive data from hackers.
by Phillip Britt
Page 1
Collaboration, Competition, and Controversy
Hot topics at the annual Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publications included the Google Library Project, peer review, and a little debate.
by Miriam A. Drake
Page 1
Top 10 Technology Trends
Four industry pundits pondered new trends in technology at the SIIA Information Summit—here’s what they see waiting for us on the horizon.
by Barbara Brynko
Page 1
Information Today’s 2006 People’s Choice AwardsClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
Now’s the time to recognize the best in information technology.
Page 18
An Image of the Future: Graphical Passwords Page 39


Page 3

Up Front with Barbara Quint
That’s Infotainment
bq tackles the topic of convergence and what it will mean to traditional information industry players.

Page 7

NewsBreak Update
Announcements from CES and ALA Lead the News

by Paula J. Hane

Page 7

Focus on Publishing
Google’s Video Mess
Robin Peek takes a closer look at Google Video and the company’s interest in video-on-demand.

Page 19

Internet Waves
It Shouldn’t Be This Difficult

Shirley Duglin Kennedy asks the quintessential question why some press releases obfuscate rather than enlighten.

Page 19
Legal Issues
Search Engine Scrutiny
George H. Pike tackles the new wave of interest in privacy, public information, and government subpoenas.
Page 19

Library Stuff Revisited
Anyone Can Use an Aggregator
Steven M. Cohen provides some advice on the information-overload dilemma for RSS users.

Page 23
NewsMakers Page 38
Database Review
Scirus Blends Public, Private STM Realms
Mick O’Leary puts two similar search engines to the test: Scirus and Google Search.
Page 41

Insidious Deception
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Page 18
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
The Dawning of Power Users
The youth around the world are today’s experts in technological know-how, from text messaging to iPods to game consoles.
by Jim Ashling
Page 24
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 37
Product News & Reviews Page 41
HighBeam Research: In the Spotlight Page 42
ClinicalResource@Ovid: The Prescription to Better Patient Care? Page 43
ABREVITY: A SLICE in Time Page 44
HP OpenView Select Audit: Focus on Innovation Page 46
March Madness
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.
Page 26
Clouds and Sunshine at the SLA Leadership Summit
Title changes and leadership training top off discussions at SLA’s winter meeting.
by Marydee Ojala
Page 27
SIIA Summit: Users Taking Control
Industry executives and market notables turn out for the latest insight in what today’s users want.
by Barbara Brynko
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Conference Calendar Page 32
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Modern Myths Unveiled
by Thomas Pack

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That’s Advertainment
by Reid Goldsborough

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Some Sites to Behold

by David King

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Cover Notes
Book Review
Creating the Information Age
The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
by Leslie Berlin
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
Page 48
In Other Words
Great Debates
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
Page 48

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