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VOLUME 22 NUMBER 8 September 2005
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
PATRIOT Summer: Extending the USA PATRIOT Act
What kind of impact will this act—allowing the U.S. government to gather more information about more people and share the information among more government agencies—have on privacy, libraries, and our inalienable rights?  
by George H. Pike
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Ethical Hackers: Testing the Security Waters
Learning how “the bad guys” infiltrate computer systems can help “the good guys” gain a better advantage in the battle to protect databases.  
by Phillip Britt
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Information Privacy Forum
Former President Bill Clinton, Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, and Tom Peters were just three stars at the 5th Annual Information Privacy Forum, which tackled marketing challenges in an age of consumer rights’ legislation.  
by Paula J. Hane
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Joel Mokyr: Knowledge, Technology, and the Economy
This prolific writer and researcher is the professor of economic history at Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University in Israel. Here’s his view of open source, open access, and our quest for sharing “knowledge.”
by Miriam A. Drake
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Studies Come to Life at Harvard Business School
The Online Video Library’s multimedia offerings add a new dimension to higher education.
by Jessica L. Dye
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The LLN Commons Rolls off the E-Presses
Founder Frank Hermes’ new venture offers real-time guidance and advice for library managers.
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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Value Perceived Is Value Achieved

bq takes a peek at pampered end users, added value, and the real cost of online products.

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NewsBreak Update
Multimedia, Mapping, and ‘Made to Order’ Products Top the News
by Paula J. Hane

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Focus on Publishing
RCUK: Free for All

Robin Peek reports on the Research Councils UK latest statement about disseminating and accessing research outposts of RCUK-funded projects.

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Legal Issues
The Future of P2P

George Pike traces the effects of the recent MGM v. Grokster ruling on peer-to-peer
file-sharing networks.

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Internet Waves
Consider Your Source

Shirley Duglin Kennedy takes a closer look at the attraction to the wildly popular Wikipedia.

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IT Behind the Scenes
Searching with Watson

Intellext started 2005 with an innovative new tool for search called Watson that brings references to your desktop without a query. Here’s how the year and the tool have taken shape in the marketplace.
by Barbara Brynko
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NewsMakers Page 47
Database Review
Wikipedia: Encyclopedia or Not?
Mick O’Leary tests the theory of “the people” as the driving force for keeping online facts up-to-date.
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After the Sunset
by Dick Kaser
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Letter from the Editor Page 16
by Gib Robbie
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International Report
The Future of Internet Governance Remains Unresolved

Planning and preparation paves the way for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) this November in Tunis.
by Jim Ashling
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The New View at the Top

Elsevier’s new vice chairman and managing director for Academic and Customer Relations is just warming up to the challenges that await him in STM publishing.
by Dick Kaser
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Product News & Reviews Page 48
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 49
The Busy Conference Season Has Arrived
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the upcoming conferences around the globe.
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Report from the Field
SIA 2005 Technology Management Conference and Exhibit

Vendors and suppliers of the securities industries turned the spotlight on a host of new wares and services for the exhibit’s 6,800 attendees.
by Barbara Brynko
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Report from the Field
AusWeb05 Channels Innovation Through Round-Table Forum

The 11th Australasian World Wide Web Conference was an ideal forum for librarians, technologists, social scientists, and entrepreneurs to discuss issues shaping the Web.
by Terence K. Huwe
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Report from the Field
Emerging Intelligence Tools

Infonortics Ltd.’s latest conference showcases the increasing need for intelligence tools, data mining, and visualization (IDV).
by Donald T. Hawkins
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The ALA Annual Conference:
A Post-Show, Paper-Based Log

Lights, camera, action … here’s a look at the faces making the news at this year’s conference in the Windy City.
Text and photos by Dick Kaser
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Conference Calendar

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Cover Notes
Book Review
Designing the (Almost) Perfect Library

Building Libraries for the 21st Century: The Shape of Information
edited by T. D. Webb
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
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In Other Words
Theory of Relativity

A look inside Information Today, Inc.’s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
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ZoomInfo Makes Ego-Browsing Easier
by Thomas Pack

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Blogging and the Law
by Reid Goldsborough

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Archives Don’t Lie

by David King

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