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Information Today
VOLUME 20 NUMBER 9 October 2003
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
The Truth About Federated Searching
WebFeat has compiled this list of the five most commonly repeated misconceptions about federated searching.
by Paula J. Hane
Page 24


Page 3
Up Front with Barbara Quint
At War with Copyright

bq explains why the public needs to pay attention to developments in copyright law.
Page 7
NewsBreak Update
What's New in Linking, Archiving, and More

by Paula J. Hane
Page 7
Focus on Publishing
The New Content Syndication
Robin Peek tells how the RSS model could be an attractive formula for the distribution of article titles.
Page 17
Internet Waves
Service Ethic Personified

Shirl Kennedy describes a memorable encounter with two of her patrons.
Page 17
Legal Issues
Spam and Brand Spoofing
Stephanie C. Ardito discusses the various problems with spam, including an unexpected consequence for researchers.
Page 17
Database Review
The Many Meanings of ICDL
Mick O'Leary looks at how this collection of children's books hopes to become an international digital library for children and their parents, teachers, and librarians.
Page 41
Finding the Right Balance

Dialog CEO Roy M. Martin Jr. talks about his company's key strategies and future plans.
by Paula J. Hane
Page 1
Investigative Report
Bibliographic Databases in a Changing World
Customers are facing some interesting choices when selecting bibliographic and other traditional databases.
by Jim Ashling
Page 1
The Day the Music Died?
[Full Text]
by Dick Kaser
Page 16
Letters to the Editor Page 16
by Gib Robbie
Page 16
International Report
U.K. Lottery-Funded Initiatives
Some U.K. National Lottery proceeds are going toward building innovative digital collections and online projects.
by Jim Ashling
Page 34
Product News & Reviews Page 41
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 47
Cover Notes   
Book Review
Back to the Basics
Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century, edited by Karl Bridges
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
Page 48
In Other Words
Going Solo, Steno, or Stego
by Lauree Padgett
Page 48
The Great Copyright Debate [Full Text]
The Seybold San Francisco 2003 seminar featured a keynote session that showcased four panelists' thoughts about copyright.
by Gail Dykstra
Page 1
Internet World UK 2003
This Internet business and technology event attracted 250 exhibitors and some big names from U.K. industry and government.
by Jim Ashling
Page 25
Conference Calendar Page 30
Impressions of IFLA
Delegates from all over the world gathered to promote libraries and discuss the barriers to information access.
by Dick Kaser
Page 28
Achtung! Librarians in Action
by Dick Kaser
Page 30
Essential Reading from the 69th World Library and Information Congress
by Dick Kaser
Page 31
LinkUp @ Home 
Visit Link-Up Digital for additional Web-only content!  
The Battle Against Spam
by Wallys W. Conhaim
Page 37
Find It on
by Thomas Pack
Page 37
Governor Who?
by David King
Page 37

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