Information Today
Volume 18, Issue 8 — September 2001
Information Today
Volume 18, Issue 8 — September 2001
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IT Report from the Field
SSP Annual Meeting 2001[Full Text]
This publishing event stepped back from the high-tech hype and speculation of previous years to provide advice about more practical matters, such as collaboration and business experimentation.
by Ana Arias Terry — Page 1

IT Interview
Owning the Railroad[Full Text]
In a recent discussion, PatentCafe; CEO Andy Gibbs talked about his company's business model and the state of the patent information industry.
by Richard Poynder — Page 1

IT Report from the Field
The ALA Annual Conference 2001[Full Text]
This huge event included a focus on enriching library automation systems with new flavors of content and expanding their scope.
by Marshall Breeding — Page 28

IT Special Report
ITI Snap Poll Launches with Tasini Case Question
by Paula J. Hane — Page 31

IT Report from the Field
Libraries in the Digital Age 2001
This conference examined the dual theme of ethics and legal issues related to the Internet and information service issues.
by Emil Levine — Page 54

IT Report from the Field
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries[Full Text]
This new collaboration between the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society combined the resources of the two organizations' previously competing conferences.
by Péter Jacsó — Page 62

Thomson to Acquire NewsEdge[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1

FIND/SVP Announces Expert Service for Business Customers[Full Text]
by Nicholas Tomaiuolo — Page 17

Dialog Announces Long-Awaited Pricing Changes[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 23

Tasini Case Final Decision: Authors Win[Full Text]
by Carol Ebbinghouse — Page 26

Current Science Group, Elsevier Science Offer New Science Services[Full Text]
by Robin Peek — Page 27

Dialog Announces Dialog IQ Desktop Search Application[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 27

Consumer Watchdog Files Complaint Against Eight Search Engines for 'Crass Commercialism'[Full Text]
by Chris Sherman — Page 28 to Launch Premium Service for Encyclopaedia Britannica Access[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 29

OCLC Abandons Proprietary Software for Oracle Standard, Institutes Web Document Archiving Service[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 30

FAST Launches Enhanced Search Engine[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 30

Johns Hopkins Tragedy: Could Librarians Have Prevented a Death?[Full Text]
by Eva Perkins — Page 51

Online Columns & News

Quint’s Online
Let's Stop the Trash Trucks
In response to the Supreme Court's Tasini decision, Barbara Quint offers a proposal that would protect consumers, publishers, online information services, and authors. — Page 8

Database Review
Dialog Keeps End-User-Searching Edge
Mick O'Leary reports on Dialog1, an innovative search product that observes the company's database-oriented structure. — Page 15

Legal Issues
The Digital Repertory Amendment[Full Text]
Stephanie C. Ardito investigates this Copyright Clearance Center clause—which extends the annual photocopy license to cover electronic reproduction—to figure out what it really means. — Page 20

Company Announcements

Internet Today
Internet Insights
How May We Misdirect You?
Péter Jacsó discusses the many poorly implemented and sometimes deceptive Web-resources directories that are available online. — Page 34

Internet Announcements

Internet Publishing Today
Focus on Publishing
What If PubSCIENCE Is Shut Down?
Robin Peek considers the consequences of a possible shutdown of PubSCIENCE and suggests that it could spur alternatives to addressing the issues of research communications. — Page 42

Internet Publishing Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
Defending Your Library Network
Marshall Breeding provides some practical tips about how to protect Windows NT/2000 servers against worms and viruses. — Page 46

Library Systems Announcements
  • Calendar — Page 53
  • Book Review

  • Competing with Knowledge: The Information Professional in the Knowledge Management Age
    by Angela Abell and Nigel Oxbrow, reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory — Page 55
  • People Line — Page 61
Special Advertising Sections
  • Internet Directory of Services & Sources — Page 39
  • Library Systems Directory of Services & Sources — Page 49
  • Bookshelf — Page 58-59
  • Classified Advertising — Page 64
  • CD/DVD Directory of Services & Sources — Page 65
  • Index to Advertisers
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