Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 16, No. 4, April

$6.5 Million in Federal Technology Support Awarded to NYPL
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced that the library has received $6.5 million in discounts on $8.3 million in telecommunications, Internet, and equipment expenses through the federal education rate (e-rate) program. Paul LeClerc, president...
$6.5 Million in Federal Technology Support Awarded to NYPL
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced that the library has received $6.5 million in discounts on $8.3 million in telecommunications, Internet, and equipment expenses through the federal education rate (e-rate) program. Paul LeClerc, president...
Additional Institutions Join SPARC
The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library in the U.K. has become SPARC's first non-North American member. In addition, the Medical Library Association...
Additional Institutions Join SPARC
The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library in the U.K. has become SPARC's first nonNorth American member. In addition, the Medical Library Association...
Adhesive Software Introduces Newsflash EXTRA!
Adhesive Software, Inc. has introduced Newsflash EXTRA!, a turnkey Web publishing system designed by print professionals for smaller newspapers and magazines. Newsflash EXTRA! is the latest version of Newsflash, introduced 4 years ago and now used...
Adhesive Software Introduces Newsflash EXTRA!
Adhesive Software, Inc. has introduced Newsflash EXTRA!, a turnkey Web publishing system designed by print professionals for smaller newspapers and magazines. Newsflash EXTRA! is the latest version of Newsflash, introduced 4 years ago and now used by...
Adobe Systems Launches New Publishing Products
Adobe Systems, Inc. recently announced several new publishing products. Based on the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), the new Adobe Acrobat 4.0 software enables easy reuse of text, tables, and graphics within PDF files, adds annotation and security...
American Banker Moves to the Web
Paula J. Hane is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. Execs discuss strategies to make the Web site a vertical market portal American Banker has been publishing for more than 160 years. The print...
BUDDIE Recognizes Search Excellence
Mick O'Leary has been using and writing about online information for over 15 years. He is the director of the library at Frederick, Maryland, and a principal in The Data Brokers, an information consultancy. His e-mail address is 71735.2041@compuserve.com....
But Wait! There's More
Donald T. Hawkins is editor-in-chief of Information Science Abstracts and Fulltext Sources Online, both published by Information Today, Inc. He can be reached by e-mail at D.T. Hawkins@att.net. Ev Brenner has provided a good look at the first 2...
Contemporary Corporation Forms on CD
Cary Griffith is an author, a consultant, and president of The Electronic Book Company. He can be reached at cgriffith@msn.com or cgrzffith@electronicbooks.com. Aspen Law & Business, Inc. gives users five volumes on one disc Like when buying...
CSSinfo Announces Its New Source for Industry Standards
CSSinfo, a distributor of industry standards information, has announced that it has a new Web site, http://www.cssinfo.com, that provides bibliographic standards information from over 300 different standards developing organizations (SDOs) worldwide....
CSSinfo Announces Its New Source for Industry Standards
CSSinfo, a distributor of industry standards information, has announced that it has a new Web site, http:/www.cssinfo.com, that provides bibliographic standards information from over 300 different standards developing organizations (SDOs) worldwide....
Data Downlink Corp. Launches New Web-Based Products
Data Downlink Corporation has announced the availability of Compbook, a new Web-based business information service, and the release of its XML API framework. Compbook on the Web Designed for those who need timely, comprehensive comparative financial...
Data Downlink Corp. Launches New Web-Based Products
Data Downlink Corporation has announced the availability of Compbook, a new Web-based business information service, and the release of its XML API framework. Compbook on the Web Designed for those who need timely, comprehensive comparative financial...
Dialog Launches New Profound Priced in Euros
The Information Services Division of The Dialog Corporation plc has announced that it has launched the latest versions of Profound for Windows and Profound for the Internet, complete with euro-pricing for services. Costs for documents on Profound and...
Dialog Launches New Profound Priced in Euros
The Information Services Division of The Dialog Corporation plc has announced that it has launched the latest versions of Profound for Windows and Profound for the Internet, complete with euro-pricing for services. Costs for documents on Profound and...
Digital Library Federation Releases Report on Access Management
The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has released its first publication, Enabling Access in Digital Libraries: A Report on a Workshop on Access Management, edited by Caroline Arms with Judith Klavans and Donald Waters. The report tackles a complex...
Digital Library Federation Releases Report on Access Management
The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has released its first publication, Enabling Access in Digital Libraries: A Report on a Workshop on Access Management, edited by Caroline Arms with Judith Klavans and Donald Waters. The report tackles a complex and...
Digital Video Systems Introduces Two New Products, Announces Increased Production
Digital Video Systems, Inc. (DVS) has announced the introduction of the DVS DSR-600H DVD-ROM Drive, a 6.2x drive that, according to the company, is one of the fastest DVD-ROM drives currently available. Production of the new drive was expected to begin...
Digital Video Systems Introduces Two New Products, Announces Increased Production
Digital Video Systems, Inc. (DVS) has announced the introduction of the DVS DSR600H DVD-ROM Drive, a 6.2x drive that, according to the company, is one of the fastest DVD-ROM drives currently available. Production of the new drive was expected to begin...
Dow Jones Indexes Launches Internet Index
Dow Jones Indexes, a division of Dow Jones Company, has announced that it has introduced the Dow Jones Internet Index (DJII), a 40-stock benchmark to measure performance of U.S. Internet stocks. The company reports that the index seeks to represent...
Dow Jones Indexes Launches Internet Index
Dow Jones Indexes, a division of Dow Jones Company, has announced that it has introduced the Dow Jones Internet Index (DJII), a 40-stock benchmark to measure performance of U.S. Internet stocks. The company reports that the index seeks to represent 80...
EBSCO Publishing Unveils Searchasaurus
EBSCO Publishing has announced its latest online creation, Searchasaurus. Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide, and compass, Searchasaurus is EBSCO's newest user search experience for elementary- to middle-school-age users. According to...
EBSCO Publishing Unveils Searchasaurus
EBSCO Publishing has announced its latest online creation, Searchasaurus. Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide, and compass, Searchasaurus is EBSCO's newest user search experience for elementary- to middle-school-age users. According to the...
EDGAR Online Offers EDGAR Online Personal, Signs Distribution Agreements
EDGAR Online, Inc., a provider of free and premium access to SEC filings and related business intelligence on the Internet, has announced its new Web- and e-mail-based alerting service, EDGAR Online Personal. In a separate announcement, the company...
EDGAR Online Offers EDGAR Online Personal, Signs Distribution Agreements
EDGAR Online, Inc., a provider of free and premium access to SEC filings and related business intelligence on the Internet, has announced its new Web- and e-mailbased alerting service, EDGAR Online Personal. In a separate announcement, the company says...
Grove's Dictionary of Art Goes Online
Grove's Dictionaries, Inc. has announced that its The Dictionary of Art-the 34-volume landmark publication and comprehensive art historical reference work-is coming to the Web. The Grove Dictionary of Art Online is edited by Jan Shoaf Turner and authored...
Grove's Dictionary of Art Goes Online
Grove's Dictionaries, Inc. has announced that its The Dictionary of Art-the 34-volume landmark publication and comprehensive art historical reference work-is coming to the Web. The Grove Dictionary of Art Online is edited by Jan Shoaf Turner and authored...
IEEE Education Activities Board Releases Network Management Tutorial CD
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Educational Activities Board, in cooperation with the IEEE Communications Society, has announced the release of Network Management, a CDROM tutorial. This comprehensive, 5-hour tutorial provides...
IEEE Educational Activities Board Releases Network Management Tutorial CD
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Educational Activities Board, in cooperation with the IEEE Communications Society, has announced the release of Network Management, a CDROM tutorial. This comprehensive, 5-hour tutorial...
ImaginOn Begins Delivery of Supra-Search Engine, WebZinger 6.0
ImaginOn, Inc. has announced the launch of its supra-search engine, WebZinger 6.0, a Java-based application software program for Windows-based PCs. Versions for Macintosh and Sun Solaris platforms will be introduced shortly. Available for immediate...
ImaginOn Begins Delivery of Supra-Search Engine, WebZinger 6.0
ImaginOn, Inc. has announced the launch of its supra-search engine, WebZinger 6.0, a Java-based application software program for Windows-based PCs. Versions for Macintosh and Sun Solaris platforms will be introduced shortly. Available for immediate electronic...
"... I'm Ready for My Close-Up"
Paul Nicholls, M.L.S., Ph.D., is a consultant, editor of the Computers in Libraries CD/DVD Librarian section, and reviews editor for Library and Information Science Research: An International Journal. His e-mail address is newmedia@canada.com. Turning...
".I'm Ready for My Close-Up"
Turning the spotlight on two film-reference stars (and one starlet) The Complete Index to World Film Since 1895 (CIWF) and Film Index International (FII) are certainly the two most authoritative film references available on CD-ROM. Unlike Microsoft's...
Infonautics Provides E-Commerce Archive Services for Publishers
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. Infonautics, Inc. is probably best known for its online service products that aggregate content....
InSite 2 from Gale Group to Replace Earlier InSite Products Form IAC
The Gale Group (http://www.galegroup. com) announced in early March a new InSite 2 product that will replace the InSite and InSite Pro Web-based full-text collections previously published by the Information Access Company (IAC) subsidiary. InSite 2,...
InSite 2 from Gale Group to Replace Earlier InSite Products from IAC
Barbara Quint, co-editor with Paula J. Hane for NewsBreaks, is editor in chief of Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, a columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. The Gale...
IntelliSeek Releases BullsEye Version 1.5
IntelliSeek, Inc. has announced the availability of BullsEye version 1.5 for finding, managing, and tracking information from the Web. With this release IntelliSeek says BullsEye offers a comprehensive solution to conquer information overload. BullsEye...
IntelliSeek Releases BullsEye Version 1.5
Intelli Seek, Inc. has announced the availability of BullsEye version 1.5 for finding, managing, and tracking information from the Web. With this release IntelliSeek says BullsEye offers a comprehensive solution to conquer information overload. BullsEye...
Joseph Kasputys Discusses Primark's 'Re-Engineering'
Richard Poynder is a freelance journalist based in Oxfordsh ire, England. His work appears in numerous online publications as well as in the London Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal Europe. His e-mail address is rich_p@dial.pipex.com. ...
Joseph Kasputys Disusses Primark's 'Re-Engineering'
From holding company to info industry Ten years ago, Primark was an industrial holding company. Among other things, it owned the sixth-largest U.S. gas utility and the country's second-largest independent aircraft maintenance facility. Today all the...
J. Stream Announces Electronic Book Distribution Services
J. Stream, Inc., a Portland, Oregon, high-tech start-up, has announced the forthcoming availability of its electronic book distribution services. With J. Stream's ElectroStream services, consumers will be able to purchase the books they need and immediately...
J.Stream Announces Electronic Book Distribution Services
J.Stream, Inc., a Portland, Oregon, hightech start-up, has announced the forthcoming availability of its electronic book distribution services. With J.Stream's ElectroStream services, consumers will be able to purchase the books they need and immediately...
Libraries Should Stand out from the Crowd
Sandy Schulman is vice president of marketing at Comtex Scientific Corporation in Alexandria, Virginia. She can be reached at sschulman@comtexnews.com. Here are some tools and examples to help you bring your services into focus There's a uniqueness...
Libraries Should Stand out from the Crowd
Here are some tools and examples to help you bring your services into focus There's a uniqueness that each library, knowledge management center, or corporate information service has. Your library delivers value in a way that no other does. Perhaps there's...
Matthew Bender Releases New Employment Law Update in Print, Authority CD-ROM, and on the Web
Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a publisher of legal analysis and research information, has announced the release of New York Employment Law, second edition. The new four-volume treatise (also available on Authority CD-ROM and the Web) covers the...
Matthew Bender Releases New Employment Law Update in Print, on Authority CD-ROM, and on the Web
Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a publisher of legal analysis and research information, has announced the release of New York Employment Law, second edition. The new four-volume treatise (also available on Authority CD-ROM and the Web) covers the...
More Search Engine Hype and Reality
Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the department of information and computer sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores/Oryx Press Award from ALA's Reference and User Services Association...
New CD-ROM Biographical Sources
Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores-Oryx Press Award from ALA 's Reference and User Services Association...
New Devices Are Offering the Web 'To-Go'
Robin Peek is associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Her email address is rpeek@simmons.edu. Handheld computers present design opportunities and challenges As far as Web publishing is...
NewsEdge Restructures to Focus on NewsPage, Enterprise Segments
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. In February, NewsEdge Corporation made a number of key announcements about the company that included...
New Version of Cuadra STAR/Libraries Unveiled
Cuadra Associates, Inc. has announced a new version of STAR/Libraries, first demonstrating it at the Computers in Libraries annual meeting last month in Arlington, Virginia. STAR/Libraries is the task-oriented integrated library system developed...
New Version of Cuadra STAR/Libraries Unveiled
Cuadra Associates, Inc. has announced a new version of STAR/Libraries, first demonstrating it at the Computers in Libraries annual meeting last month in Arlington, Virginia. STAR/Libraries is the task-oriented integrated library system developed by Cuadra...
OCLC Improves International Access to Its Services
OCLC has announced that libraries in 14 countries are enjoying improved telecommunications access to OCLC services due to a strategic alliance between OCLC and Digital Island, a global applications network. In addition, the National Library of Australia...
OCLC Improves International Acces to Its Services
OCLC has announced that libraries in 14 countries are enjoying improved telecommunications access to OCLC services due to a strategic alliance between OCLC and Digital Island, a global applications network. In addition, the National Library of Australia...
OmniPage Web Offers Paper-to-Web Conversion
Caere Corp. has announced OmniPage Web, reportedly the first application to automatically convert long paper documents into intelligently structured, completely hyperlinked Web sites. OmniPage Web introduces Caere's Logical Structure Recognition (LSR)...
OmniPage Web Offers Paper-to-Web Conversion
Caere Corp. has announced OmniPage Web, reportedly the first application to automatically convert long paper documents into intelligently structured, completely hyperlinked Web sites. OmniPage Web introduces Caere's Logical Structure Recognition (LSR)...
Online Branding: Move It or Lose It
Barbara Quint is editor in chief of Information Today, Inc.'s Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals and a longtime online searcher Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. End users, novice or pro, are more apt to trust the names they...
Papers of Nobel Scientist Added to Profiles in Science Web Site
The National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the release of the private research papers of one of the 20th century's most notable scientists--Dr. Joshua Lederberg. The papers have been added to NLM's new Web...
Papers of Nobel Scientist Added to Profiles in Science Web Site
The National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the release of the private research papers of one of the 20th century's most notable scientists-Dr. Joshua Lederberg. The papers have been added to NLM's new Web site,...
People Line
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced that Ron Akie, the company's CEO, has been elected to serve on the board of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS). Akie has been...
Primark Pursues a Branding Strategy; Dialog Drops Primark's Disclosure Database
Barbara Quint, co-editor with Paula J. Hane for NewsBreaks, is editor in chief of Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, a columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher. Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. Primark...
Qpass Launches Web-Wide Shared Transaction Network
Qpass, in conjunction with four major content publishers, has introduced the Qpass Content Transaction Network, enabling the sale of premium digital content over the Internet. Members of the Qpass Content Transaction Network include The Wall Street...
Qpass Launch Web-Wide Shared Transaction Network
Qpass, in conjunction with four major content publishers, has introduced the Qpass Content Transaction Network, enabling the sale of premium digital content over the Internet. Members of the Qpass Content Transaction Network include The Wall Street Journal,...
Redherring.com Chooses Analysis Software from net.Genesis
net.Genesis Corp. and Redherring.com have announced Redhering.com's selection of net.Analysis, the flagship product from net.Genesis. Redherring.com will use net. Analysis to analyze user behavior on the site. net.Analysis will gauge the key metrics...
Redherring.com Chooses Analysis Software from Net.Genesis
net.Genesis Corp. and Redherring.com have announced Redherring.com's selection of net.Analysis, the flagship product from net.Genesis. Redherring.com will use net.Analysis to analyze user behavior on the site. net.Analysis will gauge the key metrics...
SAP AG and Dun & Bradstreet Announce Strategic Alliance
SAP AG, a provider of enterprise application solutions, and Dun & Bradstreet have announced a strategic alliance to embed online business content within integrated enterprise applications. The joint offering, D&B for SAP R/3, seamlessly integrates...
SAP AG and Dun & Bradstreet Announce Strategic Alliance
SAP AG, a provider of enterprise application solutions, and Dun & Bradstreet have announced a strategic alliance to embed online business content within integrated enterprise applications. The joint offering, D&B for SAP R/3, seamlessly integrates...
Simba's Online Publishing Conference
Lysbeth B. Chuck is senior partner, CQ&A, and the Emmerce columnist for Searcher magazine. Her e-mail address is msanyway@ix.netcom.com. Information industry leaders share ideas, discuss, and learn Simba Information's Fourth Annual Online...
The 1999 NFAIS Annual Conference
Ev Brenner managed the Central Abstracting & Indexing Service of the American Petroleum Institute for 30 years and is now a well-known information industry observer His e-mail address is 73632.2644@compuserve.com. The theme of 'strategic imperatives'...
The Future of the Electronic Library
This new edition emphasizes a multimedia, user-centered library It is cliche to say that in the past decade computers have led to basic changes in both the way libraries deliver information and the way people use information. All information professionals...
The Getty Grant Program Supports Art Digitization Project
The Getty Grant Program has announced the awarding of a $180,000 grant to the National Gallery in Prague to support the MicroGallery, which features some 2,000 digitized images of works of art from the National Gallery's permanent collections. The...
The Getty Grant Program Supports Art Digitization Project
The Getty Grant Program has announced the awarding of a $180,000 grant to the National Gallery in Prague to support the MicroGallery, which features some 2,000 digitized images of works of art from the National Gallery's permanent collections. The grant...
The Play's the Thing
Ev Brenner managed the Central Abstracting & indexing Service of the American Petroleum Institute for 30 years and is now a well-known information industry observer. For many years, he has provided IT readers with recommendations for attending...
The Thomson Corporation Combines West Group, RIAG into Legal and Regulatory Group
The Thomson Corporation (TTC) has announced it is creating a Legal and Regulatory Group to strategically focus on its worldwide opportunities and strengthen its position as a leading information provider. According to the announcement, the new group...
The Thomson Corporation Combines West Group, RIAG into Legal and Regulatory Group
The Thomson Corporation (TTC) has announced it is creating a Legal and Regulatory Group to strategically focus on its worldwide opportunities and strengthen its position as a leading information provider. According to the announcement, the new group...
Thomson Investors Network Launches the Investor Education Center
Thomson Financial Services has announced that it has added the Investor Education Center to its Thomson Investors Network Web site, which provides quality financial information. The new Investor Education Center is designed to further develop the individual...
Thomson Investors Network Launches the Investor Education Center
Thomson Financial Services has announced that it has added the Investor Education Center to its Thomson Investors Network Web site, which provides quality financial information. The new Investor Education Center is designed to further develop the individual...
To Panic or Not to Panic about Y2K
Shin Kennedy is Webmasterfor the City of Clearwater, Florida, and the Clearwater Public Library System (http://www.clearwaterfl.com). Her e-mail address is skennedy@reporters.net. What will the year 2000 problem mean, realistically, to you? Russia's...
Two Traditionals Adjust to the Internet
Paul Blake is editor of Learned Information Europe, Ltd.'s information industry newspaper, Information World Review. His e-mail address is paulb@vnu.co.uk. Dialog and SilverPlatter CEOs discuss their new Internet-centered tactics Long-standing...
Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition Expands Its Reach to Portable Devices
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition has announced content-delivery alliances with NuvoMedia's Rocket eBook, AvantGo, Audible.com, and Hewlett-Packard Company to distribute its news content via portable technology platforms that make it possible...
Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition Expands Its Reach to Portable Devices
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition has announced content-delivery alliances with NuvoMedia's Rocket eBook, AvantGo, Audible.com, and Hewlett-Packard Company to distribute its news content via portable technology platforms that make it possible...