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Lawsuit seeks information on federal surveillance of social networking sites

(computerworld.com): The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the University of California, Berkeley's Samuelson Clinic have filed a lawsuit (PDF document) against six government agencies, seeking information on their use of social networking sites for data collection and surveillance. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. It invoked the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in seeking information from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, Central Intelligence Agency, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
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Information industry is expected to grow again

(Glgroup.com): Although the information industry grew year of year the outlook for 2010 is unclear. Based on recent publications some might expect an average growth of 3 to 4 percent in 2010, but based on the formal statements of the large publishers and the status of the financial crisis, a question mark can be placed alongside these numbers.
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Top medical journal backs away from OA

(openaccessnews): On Mar. 29, 1995, the Canadian Medical Association became the first national medical association in the world with a presence on the Internet. Since then, the journal has been committed to providing readers with free, full-text access to all of its content. However, beginning January 2010, non-members of the CMA will have to pay for access to some of the content on cmaj.ca. The resulting revenue from subscriptions should help to mitigate current deficit.
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BestThinking.com brings new model to online content publishing

(techjournalsouth.com): One problem with sites that support themselves and their content providers solely with advertising is that they tend to run search engine bait to attract traffic. A new site, BestThinking.com, live only 90 days, has already made it to the top five sites nominated for Mashable's Open Web Access Awards in the "Best Site for Publisher's" category. Bringing unique technology to the table, Best Thinking creates a new model for combining open access with quality content.
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Invisible libraries lift veil on content

(Informationworldreview.com): As the backbone of the UK's information infrastructure, libraries have to work hard to keep pace with the rapid technology-driven changes in how users search for and use information. It is this tradition that has spawned the virtual libraries possessed by major institutions. But the virtual library can be more than just a wall-less, digital or even invisible entity.
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