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VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 10 • November 2008
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services

ALPSP Traces Trends in Scholarly Publishing

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JEGI Issues Report on 3Q M&As

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Swets Purchases Dutch Book and Journal Seller

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Nature Video Rolls Out Virtual Red Carpet in Second Life

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In Memoriam: Johan van Halm Page 51

OCLC: An Enterprise With a Global Perspective Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
With its roots in Ohio, OCLC has grown into a global organization dedicated to improving libraries for the public.
by Miriam A. Drake

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Software Licenses: The Battle Continues
Two opposing court rulings have brought the licensing versus ownership question back to the forefront of the software copyright debate.
by Keith Kupferschmid and Scott Bain

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A Torrent of Textbooks
by John Carr

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J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.: Adjusting to a Changing Market
Adapting to the world of increasing regulatory compliance keeps J.J. Keller on its toes.
by John Carr

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ACUTA Awards Honor Information Communications Technology Pioneers
by Bill Greenwood

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Cloud Computing: Knowing the Ground Rules
by Barbara Brynko

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Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates: Eyes on the Prize
by Barbara Brynko

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Retrospective: 25 Years Ago in Information Today
Take a trip down memory lane to the early issues of IT.

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Nerac: From Search to Analysis
by Bill Greenwood

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
Giddyap, Google: Tooling Up Content
bq considers Google’s interest in content creation and encourages users to get onboard with Knol.

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Focus on Publishing
The Battle Over PubMed Central Continues
Robin Peek explores the drama surrounding the NIH Public Access Policy.

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Internet Waves
Dealing With Information Overload: Bring It On
Shirley Duglin Kennedy ponders several ways to keep on top of the mountains of information.

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Legal Issues
The New President and the Information Industry
George H. Pike turns the spotlight on the presidential candidates and their views on IT issues.

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Library Stuff Revisited
How Firefox Add-Ons Can Get You on the Plane First
Steven M. Cohen explains how ReloadEvery helped him secure a prime spot at the airport.

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Intellectual Property
Introducing the U.S. Intellectual Property Czar
K. Matthew Dames takes a look at a new law that creates a Cabinet-level IP enforcement position.

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Insider’s Perspective
BI Trends: The Next Generation of Performance Management
Guest columnist Kirby Lunger details the problems with current business intelligence technology and rolls out a plan for the future.

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Database Review
NationMaster and StateMaster Solve Great Statistics Problem—Almost
Mick O’Leary weighs in on two databases with easy-to-find but not-always-accurate stats.

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NewsBreak Update
Advances in Digital Reading, Enterprise Search, and Library Automation
by Paula J. Hane

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Product News & Reviews
38 - Onvia: Keeping the Competitive Edge
40 - SlideRoom: A Virtual Art Gallery
41 - Auralog: Speaking Your Language
42 - Caspio: DIY Databases

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Eve of Construction
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor

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by Gib Robbie

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IT Spotlight
TransMedia and Glide Integrate Compatibility and Collaboration
Marji McClure highlights a company that is taking cross-compatibility to new levels.

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Cool Tools
Fall Firefox Fiesta
John Carr shares his views on Firefox add-ons Read It Later and Cooliris.

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People Line & the Executive Profile

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International Report
New Projects Boost Digital Library Content
Our global correspondent uncovers multiple projects that will beef up digital collections worldwide.
by Jim Ashling

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Conference Circuit
From Online Information to Ebusiness
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates Full Text $

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Report From the Field
SIIA’s Global Information Industry Summit: Content Industry Considers Business Models
by Dick Kaser

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Report From the Field
SSP’s Top Management Roundtable Focuses on Empowered Authors and Publishers
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
All Things 2.0: The Fall 2008 ASIDIC Meeting
Text and photos by Donald T. Hawkins

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Report From the Field
iPRES 2008: The Push for Digital Preservation
Text and photos by Jim Ashling

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Conferences Around the World Page 35
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This Site May Move Your Resumé to the Top of the Virtual Stack
by Thomas Pack

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A Self-Avowed ‘Non-Prospect’ Surprises Himself With Success
by Reid Goldsborough

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Book Review
How to Get Noticed for All the Right Reasons
Creating Your Library Brand: Communicating Your Relevance and Value to Your Patrons
by Elisabeth Doucett
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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In Other Words
Change Is in the Air
Here's a look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett

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