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VOLUME 27 • NUMBER 5 • May 2010
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
Elsevier Announces South Africa Partnership  Page 2
EBSCO Acquires NetLibrary, ExPub  Page 3
Wiley to Publish Bloomberg Books  Page 6
AIP Opens Beijing Office  Page 8
Thomson Reuters Launches Academic Survey  Page 9
NewsMakers Page 23

Interview With David Ferriero
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Transparency 
In the second and final installment in the series, David Ferriero, the first librarian to manage the National Archives and Records Administration, discusses the challenges of keeping track of the country’s recorded history.
by Miriam A. Drake

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Ebooks: A New School of Thought 
Though etextbooks haven’t become the standard in the academic market yet, their emergence on college campuses can’t be far away.
by Michael Baumann

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Redefining Search
From Keyboard to Gesture 
In our new column, search guru Stephen E. Arnold looks at a new interface in the changing search landscape.
by Stephen E. Arnold

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The Power of the Semantic Web 
by Barbara Brynko

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Google Closes Chinese Site 
by Kurt Schiller

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Up Front With Barbara Quint
The Still More Perfect Ebook Order Full Text
bq lauds the long-awaited device-agnostic Kindle ebooks and looks toward the next step in perfecting the product.

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Case Study
The Financial Times Tailors Services to Key Mission Order Full Text
by Barbara Brynko

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IT Spotlight
ChaCha Answers the Call for Mobile Information Order Full Text
Marji McClure profiles the mobile company that purports to have all the answers.

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Free Associations 
by Dick Kaser

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Letter From the Editor Order Full Text Page 14

InfoToons Order Full Text
by Gib Robbie

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People Line & the Executive Profile Order Full Text Page 21

International Report
Laptops Bridge Gap in Structured Learning Order Full Text
Our global correspondent reports on rebuilding Haiti’s information networks with laptops,’s move to Manila, and the next generation of library services.
by Jim Ashling

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Focus on Publishing
New Realities Change Academia Order Full Text
Robin Peek surveys the evolving collegiate publishing landscape, including new policies at Harvard.

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Internet Waves
The Information Today Index Order Full Text
Shirley Duglin Kennedy provides a peek into the state of American libraries, Harper’s Index-style.

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Legal Issues
Will ACTA Attack Copyright Users? Order Full Text
George H. Pike explores the secret world of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which could set global standards for intellectual property law enforcement.

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Intellectual Property
Three Basic Copyright Questions Answered Order Full Text
K. Matthew Dames responds to a trio of important questions surrounding the basics of copyright.

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Insider’s Perspective
Drafting Social Networking Policies Order Full Text
Bart A. Lazar, a partner in Seyfarth Shaw, LLP’s Chicago office, offers essential employee guidelines for corporate blogging.

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Database Review
Educational Score Cards Give U.S. Bad Grades Order Full Text
Mick O’Leary places the American educational system in context and highlights the discrepancy between K–12 schools and colleges.

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NewsBytes Page 2

NewsBreak Update
Eye on O’Reilly, OpenCourseWare, Ebooks, Blio, and More Order Full Text
by Paula J. Hane

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NewsMakers Page 23

Product News & Reviews
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Bump Technologies Lets Phones Go Bump in the Night Order Full Text
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Questia: Online Bookshelves for Students Order Full Text
38 - Peer39: Keeping Online Ads Relevant Order Full Text

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Summer Meetings Are in Session Order Full Text
Donald T. Hawkins provides a sneak preview of the industry’s upcoming conferences.

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Information Today, Inc.’s Conference Dates

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Report From the Field
SMX West 2010: Nature of Search Is Shifting Order Full Text
by Jean Bedord

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Report From the Field
Spring 2010 ASIDIC Meeting Delves Into Smart Content Order Full Text
by Donald T. Hawkins

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Conferences Around the World Page 29

Book Review
Librarians Rule! Order Full Text
This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
by Marilyn Johnson
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory

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Words at Work Order Full Text Page 30

The ITI Chronicles
24 Years (But Who’s Counting?) Order Full Text
Lauree Padgett traces the history of ITI as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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