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Online is a professional magazine covering online and CD-ROM databases with practical how-to articles covering the entire online industry. Founded in 1977, it is a bimonthly publication published by Online, a Division of Information Today Inc.The editor is Marydee Ojala.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, July/August

A Clarification of U.K. Copyright Law
Under U.K. copyright law, the Moral Right to be identified as an author exists. Although this piece of U.K. copyright law is subject to a number of limitations, its key point is that under certain circumstances, authors have the right to sue if their...
Ebrary Discover, LISTA, Information World Review Archives
One of the picks is the ebrary Discover service, which offers the option of free reading (viewing) of nearly 30,000 books from renowned publishers. The other pick is the entirely open access LISTA (Library and Information Science & Technology Abstracts)...
Getting the Lead (Information) Out!
Lead poisoning: Its a preventable environmental diseaseand information about it is both readily available and free.Children, especially the youngest ones, do not show any overt symptoms or signs that they have been exposed to chronic, low levels of lead...
Recommended Reading on RFID, Electronic Resources, Blogs, and Design
Recommended Reading on RFID, Electronic Resources, Blogs, and Design This month I look at RFID technology, examine issues of electronic resource integration, take a whirlwind tour of the blogosphere, and get some quick fixes for Web design problems....
Search Engine Update
A9 changed its Web database from Google to MSN (although it is labeled Live.com, which is more of a different front end to the MSN Search database than a different underlying database). The image search, also formerly powered by Google, has been removed....
Virtual Reference in the Age of Pop-Up Blockers, Firewalls, and Service Pack 2
Real-time virtual reference (VR) has been around for several years. Although it has become standard in our libraries and widely discussed in the professional literature, the evidence indicates that libraries are not satisfied with the service. Usage...
Web-Based Software and the New Desktops on the Web
One outcome of the Web 2.0 movement and its Ajax offspring (discussed in my May/June 2006 ONLINE column) is that a number of Web sites now offer Web-based software. These products are surprisingly easy to use, include collaborative features, and cost...
Web Citation: A Proposal for Standardized Specification
This paper proposes a new standard in HTML/XHTML for creating accurate citations. This is an original proposal by the authors, who are requesting comments for review.AS every librarian knows, it is diffiHi cult for students and scholars alike to cite...
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