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VOLUME 23 NUMBER 5 May 2006
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
Push to Register for .eu Domain Name Page 3
Swets, Ex Libris Collaborate on EDI Serial Claiming Page 3
Special Award Created to Honor Everett Brenner Page 3
Thomson Scientific Awarded Contract from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Page 8
Nielsen BookData, The British Library Announce Partnership Page 8
Nature Publishing Group Expands into India, Latin America/Spain Page 14
NewsMakers Page 52
BlackBerry: Lawsuit and Patent Reform
Here’s what happened with America’s favorite handheld device behind the scenes in court, corporate conference rooms, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
by George H. Pike
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Interview: Exalead Offers Unified Search Experience
Exalead’s CEO and co-founder François Bourdoncle talks about the company’s plans for the future and the European Quaero project, which he calls a “Franco-German initiative.”
by Paula J. Hane

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Trends in Database Management Systems Technology
Here’s how and why database management system vendors enhance their products to provide the right information at the right time to the right people.
by Phillip Britt

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For Moms and Dads Everywhere
Go ahead and splurge on a techno-gift that’s sure to please.
by Cassie Johnson
Page 24
Identity Theft: Targeting Younger Victims
by Phillip Britt
Page 50
Study Addresses Europe’s Scientific Publications System
by Barry Mahon
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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Powered by Pride: Vanity as Virtue
bq confronts the age-old question of what motivates our behavior whether our motives are always noble.

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NewsBreak Update
Changes in the News Industry, Search Engine Developments, and More

by Paula J. Hane

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Focus on Publishing
Redefining the Book
Robin Peek ponders the changing definitions of books in the digital age.

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Internet Waves
Seek and Ye Shall Find
Shirley Duglin Kennedy offers a few tips on finding some amazing treasures on the Internet.

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Legal Issues
The Legal Problems of Spyware
George Pike takes a look at the existing—and limited—federal statutes protecting us against spyware.
Page 17

Library Stuff Revisited
What’s in Your Wallet?
Steven M. Cohen points to the importance of OPML and reading lists.

Page 20
NewsMakers Page 52

Close Encounters of the Digital Kind
by Dick Kaser

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Letter from the Editor: Cast Your Vote
Now’s the time to cast your final votes for the best in information technology.
Page 16
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
IEEE/HP Telecenter Opens in Nigeria
Two corporations pooled their resources to open a digital library at the University of Ibadan.
by Jim Ashling

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Product News & Reviews Page 35
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 45

The Merry, Merry Month of May
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Digitization: From Inception to Income
Here’s a look at why some companies now offer full-fledged format, and other highlights from the ASIDIC’s spring meeting.
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Computers in Libraries 2006

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ALPSP Seminar: The New Publishers
The 22nd Annual International Learned Journals Seminar tracks ongoing changes to the publishing information food chain.
by Jim Ashling
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Report from the Field
Pacific Rim: Connecting with Users
This Report from the Field reviews the highlights of the VALA2006 13th Biennial Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
by Ray Lewis

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Creating a Universal Digital Library: Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan Page 32
Technology Trends in the Pacific Rim Page 33
Conference Calendar Page 34
Cover Notes

Book Review
Theory to the Trenches
Spanning the Theory-Practice Divide in Library and Information Science
by Bill Crowley
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

Page 46
In Other Words
What’s Snu?
A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
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Word Crazes: Slang Dictionaries
by Thomas Pack

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Internet TV: A New Era Begins
by Wallys W. Conhaim

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As Renee Zellweger Said …

by David King

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