Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 9— October 2002
Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 9— October 2002
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Poynder on Point
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance
Richard Poynder reports on the USA PATRIOT Act, something that has many civil libertarians concerned—especially its Section 215.
by Richard Poynder — 1

IT Report from the Field
The 68th IFLA General Conference and Council[Full Text]
This annual event attracts attendees from many countries and provides a forum for discussions about current information and library issues.
by Jim Ashling — 1

IT Feature
Vanderbilt Improves Television News Archive[Full Text]
This extensive repository, which dates to 1968, now offers searchers access through a single database.
by Paula J. Hane — 29

Thomson Financial Launches Thomson Research Web Service[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — 1 

iCopyright Releases Beta Version of News-Clipping Service[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — 3 

Dialog Expands SourceOne Document Delivery Service[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — 16 

Dialog Revamps NewsEdge Service[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — 20 

PubSCIENCE Joins the Endangered Species List[Full Text]
by Marydee Ojala — 22 

XanEdu Buys MetaText from OCLC[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — 24 

Tucows Sells Two Former Infonautics Services[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — 28 

Alacritude Announces Its Plans[Full Text]
Online Columns & News

Quint's Online
Which Way's the Backdoor?
Barbara Quint reports on the e-mail and phone calls she received following Richard Poynder's interview of Dan Wagner in last month's issue. — Page8

Database Review
Cool Map Sites for Business and Pleasure
Mick O'Leary analyzes three services that integrate large amounts of data with user-friendly features and interfaces. — Page 13

Legal Issues
International Copyright Issues in Action
George H. Pike relates how his summer teaching assignment gave him a glimpse into the world of information haves and have-nots. — Page26

Company Announcements
Internet Today

Internet Insights
Should PubSCIENCE Go the Way of Caesar?
Péter Jacsó provides seven reasons why he thinks this database should be discontinued. Page  — Page 32

Internet Announcements
Internet Publishing Today

Focus on Publishing
Digital Publishing Revisited
Robin Peek looks at several new companies that provide a seemingly retro approach to digital publishing. — Page 38

Internet Publishing Announcements
Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
An Update on Open Source ILS [Full Text]
Marshall Breeding reviews three open source projects.— Page42

Library Systems Announcements
Link-Up: At Home

This month welcomes Link-Up as a separate monthly section within Information Today. Also debuting this month at will be a new Web-only feature: Link-Up Digital, a biweekly updated section featuring additional articles, reviews, and more. 

As savvy users and producers of electronic information products and services, you can expect Link-Up: At Home to be packed with news you can use both at home and in your downtime.

— The Editors 
Tap into Your PC's Potential
by Reid Goldsborough — Page 45 

Finding Homework Help Online
by Thomas Pack — Page 45

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Goes Digital
by Thomas Pack — Page 45

Personal & Professional Development — Page46

Hardware Review
by J. A. Hitchcock — Page 47 

Software Review
by J. A. Hitchcock — Page 48 

Personal Computing
by Reid Goldsborough — Page 50

For additional Web-only Link-Up content, check

  • Calendar — Page 55
  • InfoToons

  • by Gib Robbie — Page 19
  • Letters to the Editor Page 18
  • Book Reviews

  • Electronic Democracy: Using the Internet to Transform American Politics, second edition, by Graeme Browning, reviewed
    by Gwen M. Gregory — Page 58

    Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web, by David Weinberger, reviewed 
    by Wallys W. Conhaim — Page 58

  • People Line — Page 63
Special Advertising Sections
  • Internet Librarian 2002 Conference Preview — Page 51­54 
  • Bookshelf — Page 56­57 
  • Information Today Directory of Services & Sources

  • Online * Internet * CD/DVD * Library Systems — Page65
  • Index to Advertisers
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