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Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, January

3M Unveils New Patron Checkout Technology
3M Library Systems has announced that it has developed two new patron checkout systems designed to meet the diverse needs of libraries throughout the world. Five years after it introduced the first patron checkout system to the library industry, 3M...
3M Unveils New Patron Checkout Technology
3M Library Systems has announced that it has developed two new patron checkout systems designed to meet the diverse needs of libraries throughout the world. Five years after it introduced the first patron checkout system to the library industry, 3M Library...
Academic Press Broadens Access to Its Materials
Academic Press (AP) has made two announcements regarding easier access to its materials. AP says its bibliographic and abstract source materials are now available through CAS, and the company has made its online journal library more accessible by introducing...
Academic Press Broadens Access to Its Materials
Academic Press (AP) has made two announcements regarding easier access to its materials. AP says its bibliographic and abstract source materials are now available through CAS, and the company has made its online journal library more accessible by introducing...
Arbortext Introduces Epic System
Arbortext, Inc., a provider of standards-based enterprise software for information creation, editing, and publishing, has announced the release of Epic, an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based framework for the Enterprise Product Information Chain....
Arbortext Introduces Epic System
Arbortext, Inc., a provider of standardsbased enterprise software for information creation, editing, and publishing, has announced the release of Epic, an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based framework for the Enterprise Product Information Chain....
BIOSIS, CABI Publishing Unveil BioBridge to Entomology
BIOSIS and CABI Publishing, two life-science database publishers, have teamed to provide an international entomology information service on the Web. Called BioBridge to Entomology, the new service will combine both pure and applied entomology and other...
BIOSIS, CABI Publishing Unveil BioBridge to Entomology
BIOSIS and CABI Publishing, two lifescience database publishers, have teamed to provide an international entomology information service on the Web. Called BioBridge to Entomology, the new service will combine both pure and applied entomology and other...
CASPR Ships Newest Version of LibraryWorld
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of the LibraryWorld 98 library automation program, with dozens of new features and alternative user interfaces for both professional and school libraries. CASPR has enhanced LibraryWorld...
CASPR Ships Newest Version of LibraryWorld
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of the LibraryWorld 98 library automation program, with dozens of new features and alternative user interfaces for both professional and school libraries. CASPR has enhanced LibraryWorld to fit...
CD CyClone Announces 8-Drive CD Duplicator
CD CyClone Duplication Systems, a developer of CD duplication equipment, has announced the availability of its new-generation 8-drive CD duplication system. This expandable unit, called the CD CyClone T-8, will allow users to combine disc premastering...
CD CyClone Announces 8-Drive CD Duplicator
CD CyClone Duplication Systems, a developer of CD duplication equipment, has announced the availability of its newgeneration 8-drive CD duplication system. This expandable unit, called the CD CyClone T-8, will allow users to combine disc premastering...
CD/DVD Cheers and Jeer for 1998
What's great-and what ain't-in the world of CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Good news was predominant in the CD-ROMIDVD-ROM market in 1998, but the year was not free of "jeerable" products and actions. CHEERS for the ... Best CD-ROM database deal to Microsoft and...
CD/DVD Cheers and Jeers for 1998
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...
CME on the World Wide Web, Part II
Steve Smith is vice president and editorial director for Medscape (http://www.medscape.com), a professional medical-information resource on the World Wide Web. His e-mail address is stephen_smith@mail.medscape.com. Health-care researchers as well...
Data Harmony, Inc. Announces Release of Document Management Software
Data Harmony, Inc., a new company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has announced the release of a new suite of document management software. The software, called Data Harmony, consists of modules designed to assist primary publishers, secondary publishers,...
Data Harmony, Inc. Announces Release of Document Management Software
Data Harmony, Inc., a new company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has announced the release of a new suite of document management software. The software, called Data Harmony, consists of modules designed to assist primary publishers, secondary publishers,...
Dialog Extends Its E-Commerce Strategy with Acquisition of Write Works, Ltd
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail is paula.hane@cwix.com. In mid-November, The Dialog Corporation announced the acquisition of Write Works, Ltd., a U.K. company that...
Dow Jones Backs off on 'Web-Only' Access to Publications Library
Barbara Quint, co-editor with Paula I. Hane for NewsBreaks, is editor in chief of Information Today, Inc.'s Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, a columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com....
Emergency Medicine Text Now Available Via E-Medicine
E-medicine has announced the release of e-medicine: Emergency Medicine, a Web site that features over 650 chapters on key topics for emergency medicine physicians and related personnel. Scott Plantz, M.D., chairman and CEO of e-medicine, said: "After...
Emergency Medicine Text Now Available Via E-Medicine
E-medicine has announced the release of e-medicine: Emergency Medicine, a Web site that features over 650 chapters on key topics for emergency medicine physicians and related personnel. Scott Plantz, M.D., chairman and CEO of e-medicine, said: "After...
Encyclopaedia Britannica Releases 1999 CD Encyclopedia
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. has announced the release of the 1999 version of its two-disc Britannica CD Multimedia Edition. According to the company, an all-new intuitive user interface and a comprehensive series of tools make information finding...
Encyclopaedia Britannica Releases 1999 CD Encyclopedia
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. has announced the release of the 1999 version of its two-disc Britannica CD Multimedia Edition. According to the company, an allnew intuitive user interface and a comprehensive series of tools make informationfinding more...
Grolier Interactive Launches CD-ROM Reference Suite
Grolier Interactive has announced the availability of the 1999 Grolier Multimedia Reference suite CD-ROM Edition, a new family reference suite featuring the 1999 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition, the Hammond Atlas of the World CD-ROM,...
Grolier Interactive Launches CD-ROM Reference Suite
Grolier Interactive has announced the availability of the 1999 Grolier Multimedia Reference suite CD-ROM Edition, a new family reference suite featuring the 1999 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition, the Hammond Atlas of the World CD-ROM, Bartlett's...
HotBot's Future Is in Lycos' Hands
Paul Gibson is a U.K.-based writer and a knowledge analyst with Andersen Consulting in London. His e-mail address is paul.gibson@ac.com. Users hope that the search engine won't be hobbled by an acquisition I remember surfing the Web about 3 years...
IEEE Introduces IEL Online
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has announced the release of the IEEE/LEE Electronic Library (LEL) to subscribers via the Internet. The LEL content, which contains nearly one-third of the world's current literature in electrical...
IEEE Introduces IEL Online
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has announced the release of the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) to subscribers via the Internet. The IEL content, which contains nearly onethird of the world's current literature in electrical...
IIA's 30th Annual Conference
Judy Luther, M.L.S., M.B.A., and president of Informed Strategies (http://www.inforrnedstrategies.com), is a consultant in the area of market development. Based in the Philadelphia area, she has 25 years' experience in the information industry half...
InGenius Technologies Lauches NetBrief
InGenius Technologies, Inc. (IGT), has announced the availability of NetBrief, a customized strategic intelligence service that automatically monitors, extracts, and reports relevant text changes in Internet pages and sites based on individual client...
InGenius Technologies Launches NetBrief
InGenius Technologies, Inc. (IGT), has announced the availability of NetBrief, a customized strategic intelligence service that automatically monitors, extracts, and reports relevant text changes in Internet pages and sites based on individual client...
Inmagic Announces Version 3.0 of DB/Text WebPublisher
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of library automation and information-retrieval software for the Web, intranets, CD-ROM, and LANs, has announced DB/Text WebPublisher version 3.0, Inmagic's NT-server based software for Web and intranet publishing. DB/Text...
Inmagic Announces Version 3.0 of DB/Text WebPublisher
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of library automation and information-retrieval software for the Web, intranets, CD-ROM, and LANs, has announced DB/Text WebPublisher version 3.0, Inmagic's NT-serverbased software for Web and intranet publishing. DB/Text WebPublisher...
ITI A Acquires Libtech International Exhibition, Will Produce Internet Librarian
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. Information...
ITI Acquires Libtech International Exhibition, Will Produce Internet Librarian
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) (http:// www.infotoday.com) announced last month that it has acquired Libtech International, a library technology exhibition and conference located in the U.K. The next meeting of Libtech International is scheduled for March...
Jacso's Internet Cheers and Jeers for 1998
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...
Jasco's Internet Cheers and Jeers for 1998
Some vendors' Web efforts were dazzling, while other were duds The best developments on the Internet in 1998 included the debut of very talented new companies and intelligent adaptation of stalwart products to the Web. The worst developments came from...
LEXIS-NEXIS Announces Intellectual Property Solutions, Expands Content
LEXIS-NEXIS has announced that it has unveiled Intellectual Property Solutions, a comprehensive package of intellectual property files, case law, news, references, tools, and document delivery. In separate announcements, LEXIS-NEXIS said that it...
LEXIS-NEXIS Announces Intellectual Property Solutions, Expands Content
LEXIS-NEXIS has announced that it has unveiled Intellectual Property Solutions, a comprehensive package of intellectual property files, case law, news, references, tools, and document delivery. In separate announcements, LEXISNEXIS said that it signed...
MD Consult Internet Service Signs Agreements
The MD Consult Internet service has announced that it has signed agreements with 12 leading hospitals and health-care organizations throughout the U.S. Created through a joint venture of leading medical publishers, MD Consult features a comprehensive...
MD Consult Internet Service Signs Agreements
The MD Consult Internet service has announced that it has signed agreements with 12 leading hospitals and health-care organizations throughout the U.S. Created through a joint venture of leading medical publishers, MD Consult features a comprehensive...
New Digital Archiving and Custom Publishing Solution Introduced
International Thomson Publishing (ITP.), an education publisher, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a commercial printer, have announced the joint development of a flexible, digital-based online archiving and custom publishing system designed to...
New Digital Archiving and Custom Publishing Solution Introduced
International Thomson Publishing (ITP), an education publisher, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a commercial printer, have announced the joint development of a flexible, digital-based online archiving and custom publishing system designed to meet...
New ThemeScape Software Creates Interactive Maps of Information
Cartia, Inc. has announced the availability of ThemeScape 1.0, a new application for managing high volumes of Information. Using a process known as Enterprise Information Mapping (ELM), ThemeScape automatically harvests massive amounts of unstructured...
New ThemeScape Software Creates Interactive Maps of Information
Cartia, Inc. has announced the availability of ThemeScape 1.0, a new application for managing high volumes of information. Using a process known as Enterprise Information Mapping (EIM), ThemeScape automatically harvests massive amounts of unstructured...
New Web Link Field for SydneyPLUS
International Library Systems (ILS) has announced the development of a new Internet address field for SydneyPLUS. When cataloging records, librarians now have the option of creating a customized Web link field to include Web URLs, e-mail addresses,...
New Web Link Field for SydneyPLUS
International Library Systems (ILS) has announced the development of a new Internet address field for SydneyPLUS. When cataloging records, librarians now have the option of creating a customized Web link field to include Web URLs, email addresses, ftp...
Nichols Advanced Technologies Releases Update to Athena Webserver
Nichols Advanced Technologies has announced the release of Athena Webserver v2. 1, with substantial enhancements over the previous award-winning version, according to the company. Athena Webserver puts libraries using the Athena library automation...
Nichols Advanced Technologies Releases Update to Athena Webserver
Nichols Advanced Technologies has announced the release of Athena Webserver v2.1, with substantial enhancements over the previous award-winning version, according to the company. Athena Webserver puts libraries using the Athena library automation system...
NSM, OTG Software Introduce Integrated CD and DVD Library Systems
NSM Jukebox, Inc., a producer of archival storage systems, has announced software compatibility for its Satellite and Galaxy CD and DVD Library Systems through OTG Software's newly architected CDXtender for Windows NT. CDXtender offers automated storage...
NSM, OTG Software Introduce Integrated CD and DVD Library Systems
NSM Jukebox, Inc., a producer of archival storage systems, has announced software compatibility for its Satellite and Galaxy CD and DVD Library Systems through OTG Software's newly architected CDXtender for Windows NT. CDXtender offers automated storage...
Online Information 98 Exhibition and Conference
Knowledge Management grabs center stage Paula J. Hane is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. The National Hall and Olympia Conference Centre in London was the site of the recent Online Information...
Open Market Announces New Web-Based Folio Products
Open Market, Inc. has announced LivePublish and SecurePublish, two new additions to Open Market's Folio information publishing product suite. LivePublish is a comprehensive, enterprise-strength product for the production and secure delivery of information...
Open Market Announces New Web-Based Folio Products
Open Market, Inc. has announced LivePublish and SecurePublish, two new additions to Open Market's Folio information publishing product suite. LivePublish is a comprehensive, enterprise-strength product for the production and secure delivery of information...
Ovid Enhances Science and Medical Offerings
Ovid Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has reached agreements with the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Institute of Biological Sciences to electronically publish those organizations' flagship journals, Annals of the New York Academy...
Ovid Enhances Science and Medical Offerings
Ovid Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has reached agreements with the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Institute of Biological Sciences to electronically publish those organizations' flagship journals, Annals of the New York Academy...
People Line
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY Ex Libris has announced that Carl Grant has joined the company as president. Grant is an industry veteran who has spent some 29 years working for libraries and library automation firms. Most recently he was...
Primary Source Media Releases Native American Experience CD
Primary Source Media, now part of The Gale Group, has announced the release of The Native American Experience, the 11th CD-ROM in its historical research series, American Journey: History in Your Hands. Like previous American Journey titles, The...
Primary Source Media Releases Native American Experience CD
Primary Source Media, now part of The Gale Group, has announced the release of The Native American Experience, the 11 th CD-ROM in its historical research series, American Journey: History in Your Hands. Like previous American Journey titles, The Native...
Primary Source Media Releases Women's Studies Archives, American Journey Online
Primary Source Media, a member of The Gale Group, has announced the release of Women's Studies Archives: International Women's Periodicals Online, a tool designed to assist scholars and researchers on all levels achieve easier and more flexible access...
Primary Source Media Releases Women's Studies Archives, American Journey Online
Primary Source Media, a member of The Gale Group, has announced the release of Women's Studies Archives: International Women's Periodicals Online, a tool designed to assist scholars and researchers on all levels achieve easier and more flexible access...
Primera Technology Introduces Signature II CD Color Printer
Primera Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty color printers, has announced its newest product, the Signature II CD Color Printer. Like its predecessor, Signature II provides users with a fast and inexpensive way to create customized CDs, jewel-case...
Primera Technology Introduces Signature II CD Color Printer
Primera Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty color printers, has announced its newest product, the Signature II CD Color Printer. Like its predecessor, Signature II provides users with a fast and inexpensive way to create customized CDs, jewel-case...
Report from the Knowledge Management Seminar
Jane I. Dysart, of Dysart & Jones Associates, can be reached at dysart@inforamp.net. Knowledge Management (KM) was definitely a prevailing theme at Online Information 98. One of the most refreshing and interesting speakers that I heard on this...
Sales Realities in a Web World
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. Vendors must realize that 'online' has taken on a new meaning...
Sales Realities in Web World
Vendors must realize that `online ' has taken on a new meaning Thank you so much-that was a great lunch! I'll have to remember that restaurant the next time I come to town. You said if I turn left, I'll avoid that airport construction tieup, right? Well,...
Sierra Releases Complete Publisher '99
Sierra, Inc. has announced the release of Complete Publisher '99, a publishing program for small-office users. Complete Publisher '99 allows the user to produce professional-quality, high-end printed and electronic materials. This publishing suite...
Sierra Releases Complete Publisher '99
Sierra, Inc. has announced the release of Complete Publisher '99, a publishing program for small-office users. Complete Publisher '99 allows the user to produce professional-quality, high-end printed and electronic materials. This publishing suite includes...
SilverPlatter Releases ERL 4.0
SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced that its next generation of client/server software, ERL Release 4.0, is now in general release. ERL (Electronic Reference Library) 4.0 is now available for UNIX, SCO, AIX, Windows NT, and Solaris platforms....
SilverPlatter Releases ERL 4.0
SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced that its next generation of client/ server software, ERL Release 4.0, is now in general release. ERL (Electronic Reference Library) 4.0 is now available for UNIX, SCO, AIX, Windows NT, and Solaris platforms....
SLA, ARL Examine Electronic Resource Licensing in Global Distance Learning Event
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have announced that they will offer a new interactive program, Demystifying the Licensing of Electronic Resources. The distance-learning event, sponsored by LEXIS-NEXIS,...
Smart Storage Introduces DVD-ROM Creation, Access Storage Software
Smart Storage, Inc., a provider of network CD-DVD storage and duplication software, has announced its SmartDVD-Maker software for Windows NT, which allows users to create standard DVD images for mastering and archiving data, information, and applications...
Smart Storage Introduces DVD-ROM Creation, Access Storage Software
Smart Storage, Inc., a provider of network CD-DVD storage and duplication software, has announced its SmartDVDMaker software for Windows NT, which allows users to create standard DVD images for mastering and archiving data, information, and applications...
STN International Files All on the Web in Spring 1999
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. In March...
Swets & Zeitlinger Announces Availability of DataSwets Web Service, AIP Jounals Via SwetsNet
Swets & Zeitlinger BV has announced the release of a revised version of its DataSwets online service for customers that includes IP address validated access. DataSwets is Swets' own online information and communication system, giving real-time Web...
Swets & Zeitlinger Announces Availability of DataSwets Web Service, AIP Journals Via SwetsNet
Swets & Zeitlinger BV has announced the release of a revised version of its DataSwets online service for customers that includes IP address validated access. DataSwets is Swets' own online information and communication system, giving real-time...
Taming the Internet in Three Acts
Robin Peek is associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and information Science at Simmons College. She can be reached at rpeek@simmons.edu. The DMCA, ITFA, and COPA have far-reaching implications for the Web The Internet frontier...
TragoeS Releases New Version of RightsMarket
TragoeS, Inc., a Canadian high-technology company created to develop an intellectual property marketplace, has released version 1.1 of RightsMarket. With RightsMarket, content creators, publishers, and distributors can leverage the distribution capabilities...
TragoeS Releases New Version of RightsMarket
TragoeS, Inc., a Canadian high-technology company created to develop an intellectual property marketplace, has released version 1.1 of RightsMarket. With RightsMarket, content creators, publishers, and distributors can leverage the distribution capabilities...
UMass Launches Internet Information Payments Collaborative
A pioneering effort to help build industry consensus around new ways to charge for digital information delivery has been announced by University of Massachusetts researchers. According to the researchers, the Internet Information Payments Collaborative...
UMass Launches Internet Information Payments Collaborative
A pioneering effort to help build industry consensus around new ways to charge for digital information delivery has been announced by University of Massachusetts researchers. According to the researchers, the Internet Information Payments Collaborative...
Web Center Tames the Web
Mick O'Leary has been using and writing about online information for over 15 years. He is director of the library at Frederick, Maryland, and is a principal in The Data Brokers, an information consultancy. His e-mail address is 71735.2041@compuserve.com....
What's Ahead for 1999?
Six information industry leaders dare to predict! Once again this year, information Today has asked a group of information industry corporate leaders, consultants, pundits, and academics to briefly tell us--and you--Just what their sense of our...
What's Ahead for 1999?
Six information industry leaders dare to predict! Once again this year, Information Today has asked a group of information industry corporate leaders, consultants, pundits, and academics to briefly tell us-and you-just what their sense of our industry...
Winnebago Enhances Spectrum CIRC/CAT, Plans Multimedia Collection with Gale
Winnebago Software Company has announced the release of Winnebago Spectrum CIRC/CAT 3.0 and a Kids Catalog enhancement program, plus a free Answer Kit librarians' resource and a content collaboration agreement with The Gale Group. Winnebago Spectrum...
Winnebago Enhances Spectrum CIRC/CAT, Plans Multimedia Collection with Gale
Winnebago Software Company has announced the release of Winnebago Spectrum CIRC/CAT 3.0 and a Kids Catalog enhancement program, plus a free Answer Kit librarians' resource and a content collaboration agreement with The Gale Group. Winnebago Spectrum...