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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, January

An American in London: A Report on Online Information '94, D
Online Information in London, sponsored by Learned Information Ltd, has an energy and identity unlike any U.S. online information show. I attended my first conference in this series in 1986, and I felt like a kid in a candy store. (At the time the conference...
An American in London; a Report on Online Informtion '94, December 1994
Online Information in London, sponsored by Learned Information Ltd, has an energy and identity unlike any U.S. online information show. I attended my first conference in this series in 1986, and I felt like a kid in a candy store. (At the time the conference...
Biographical Research by Computer
Consider a broad definition of the term legal research to include locating information on any subject or topic arising out of your legal work. Since your legal work can cover virtually any subject and involve just about anyone, biographical research...
BIOSIS Launches Multidisciplinary Genetics Database
BIOSIS has announced the latest addition to its CD-ROM product line, BIOSIS GenRef on Compact Disc, a database on genetics. The disc will be available to users in the first quarter of 1995. "We conducted extensive research on the needs of genetic researchers...
BIOSIS Previews Now on CDP Online Technologies
BIOSIS has reloaded the biological and medical database, BIOSIS Previews, on the CDP online service. This availability enables information specialists and life science researchers to obtain crucial references from BIOSIS Previews more quickly and easily....
Bowker Reed Releases Multi-Purpose Reference & Marketing Tool
*Bowker*Reed Reference Electronic Publishing is introducing Publishing Market Place Reference PLUS, a multipurpose CD-ROM marketing and reference tool that provides easy access to definitive information on publishers, booksellers, distributors, and suppliers....
CD-ROM Collection Development Dilemmas
Librarians and consumers more and more frequently face the dilemma of choosing the best titles from among the rapidly increasing list of CD-ROM databases. Every discipline and subject field seems to be served by CD-ROM publishers, and many of them by...
COMDEX Preview of Multimedia 1995
The Fall COMDEX '94 conference and exhibit in Las Vegas was more of a winter show, not only because of the calendar (it's always the week before Thanksgiving) but also because of the Chicago-like weather. But the 200,000 visitors and the 2,000+ exhibitors...
Cutting-Edge Image and Multimedia Retrieval Systems at RIAO
The air was crisp, the days sunny. The scene was Rockefeller University in its private park-like setting just yards from the hurley-burley traffic and noise of New York City. The occasion: RIAO 94 (Organized by Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales...
Cutting-Edge Image and Multimedia Retrieval Systems at RIAO 94
The air was crisp, the days sunny. The scene was Rockefeller University in its private park-like setting just yards from the hurley-burley traffic and noise of New York City. The occasion: RIAO 94 (Organized by Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales...
CyberSource Announces Software.net
Internet users can now browse, purchase, and retrieve software electronically through software.net, the world's first Internet-based electronic software channel, from CyberSource Corp. Building on the capabilities of the Internet's World Wide Web (WWW),...
CyberSource Announces Software.Net
Internet users can now browse, purchase, and retrieve software electronically through software.net, the world's first Internet-based electronic software channel, from CyberSource Corp. Building on the capabilities of the Internet's World Wide Web (WWW),...
Data Trek Intros GoPAC for the Macintosh
Data Trek, Inc. now offers GoPAC for the Macintosh, a graphical online public access catalog, that is compatible with Data Trek's Professional Series library automation software. "GoPAC for the macintosh is the ideal graphical OPAC for both librarians...
Dialog CD-ROM Targets Market Researchers
Dialog Information Services, Inc., has announced a new addition to its DIALOG OnDisc family of CD-ROM products: DIALOG OnDisc Market Research Locator/Findex: The Worldwide Directory of Market Research Reports, Studies, and Surveys, produced by Cambridge...
Disclosure Introduces EdgarPlus Database on CD-ROM and LEXIS NEXIS
Disclosure, premier provider of global company information, announced today that it will shortly release "EdgarPlus on CD," a CD-ROM (compact disc) version of its "EdgarPlus" database of Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Disclosure Executive...
EBSCO Primary Search
EBSCO Primary Search indexes and abstracts many magazines of interest to grade school children. I say many because the title screen claims: "Primary search provides ... coverage of 80 magazines plus the full-text from selected publications." (The disc...
Educom Announces Major Higher Education Learning Initiative
At its annual conference in San Antonio in November, Educom announced the formation of the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII). The purpose of the NLII is to assist in restructuring higher education through the inclusion and use of information...
EIU Launches International Electronic Publishing Program, Re
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business information arm of the Economist Group, is entering the electronic publishing arena with the launch of a new range of electronic information services designed to provide international executives and...
EIU Launches International Electronic Publishing Program, Reveals Survey Results
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business information arm of the Economist Group, is entering the electronic publishing arena with the launch of a new range of electronic information services designed to provide international executives and...
FirstSearch Upgrade Provides Online Access to Documents
The FirstSearch service now offers immediate online access to the full-text of nearly one million serial articles. The full-text articles are linked to article citations in six FirstSearch databases and are accessible using the FirstSearch document...
Five IAC Databases to Premiere on DataTimes Online Service
Information Access Company's (IAC) business databases will be available on DataTimes starting early this year as part of the company's new information service to be marketed to a broad business audience and priced affordably for companies and organizations...
Future Vision Multimedia Intros Reference Tool
To meet the need for an information-driven multimedia reference source, Future Vision Multimedia announces InfoPedia, a new CD-ROM reference tool. Designed for users in need of fast access to as much information as possible, InfoPedia combines all 29...
Future Vision Multimedia Intros Reference Tool
To meet the need for an information-driven multimedia reference source, Future Vision Multimedia announces InfoPedia, a new CD-ROM reference tool. Designed for users in need of fast access to as much information as possible, InfoPedia combines all 29...
Human Anatomy Interactive Videodisc Now Available to CD-ROM Users
Gold Standard Multimedia Inc. will release the much anticipated Human Anatomy CD-ROM for both Macintosh and Windows in early 1995. Students wishing to study gross anatomy outside of the laboratory and at their own pace will finally have the opportunity...
Japanese, Russian and British Newspapers Added to LEXIS NEXIS
Mead Data Central's LEXIS/NEXIS services recently added more international newspapers online, which professionals worldwide will find of value. These additions complement an already impressive list of international newspapers, newswires, and broadcast...
Kolvox Releases LawTALK with WESTLAW Interface
Kolvox Communications Inc. a leading vendor of speech recognition applications software, has released a version of its LawTALK software with a speech recognition interface to WESTLAW, the computer-assisted legal research service from West Publishing....
Kolvox Releases LawTALK with WESTLAW Interface
Kolvox Communications Inc. a leading vendor of speech recognition applications software, has released a version of its LawTALK software with a speech recognition interface to WESTLAW, the computer-assisted legal research service from West Publishing....
Library of Congress Adds POW MIA Documents Index to Internet
Bibliographic records for government documents on prisoners of war and service personnel missing in action in Southeast Asia have been added to the Library's offerings on the Internet. The records describe how researchers may obtain copies of specific...
MarkIntel Offers Industrial Market Research from the Freedonia Group
Industrial market research studies from The Freedonia Group are now available online through the MarkIntel database of industry and market intelligence reports. These studies provide comprehensive analysis of industries and products in a broad range...
Merriam-Webster Ships Collegiate Dictionary, Electronic Edit
Recognizing the ever-growing need for fast and reliable access to information about our language, Merriam-Webster has released Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Electronic Edition. It is available for Windows and Macintosh on disk and CD-ROM.Merriam-Webster's...
Merriam-Webster Ships Collegiate Dictionary, Electronic Edition
Recognizing the ever-growing need for fast and reliable access to information about our language, Merriam-Webster has released Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Electronic Edition. It is available for Windows and Macintosh on disk and CD-ROM....
New Course Examines Developing U.S. Information Policy Issues
The College of Library and Information Services (CLIS) will offer the first course at the University of Maryland College Park that deals with information policy. The development of the course is a response to the enthusiastic reception of the Information...
New Year on the Internet Will Be Transforming
A Whole New Net Well, maybe a quite *different* Internet is in the making. The changes for 1995 promise to be exciting and transforming as well, as the progress toward commercialization and privatization continues. The National Science Foundation (NSF),...
NYU Bobst Library's Online Catalog Upgraded and Expanded
Scholarly research, writing term papers, and even finding books for leisure reading have been made easier at New York University. The NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library's online catalog system, known as BobCat, has been upgraded and expanded with the assistance...
OCLC World Wide Web Server Offers Information, Documentation and More
During its first two months of availability, the OCLC World Wide Web Server had 40,657 text files accessed from some 6520 sites around the globe. About 20 percent of those sites are in Europe and Asia. "We're pleasantly surprised by the high percentage...
Online Hourly Charges Drop 70 Percent for Company and Indust
Hourly connect time charges have dropped by 70 percent or more for searching selected databases on the I/PLUS Direct online service. Connect time charges are reduced for searching Investext, The Investext Group's flagship database of investment research...
Online Hourly Charges Drop 70 Percent for Company and Industry Research
Hourly connect time charges have dropped by 70 percent or more for searching selected databases on the I/PLUS Direct online service. Connect time charges are reduced for searching Investext, The Investext Group's flagship database of investment research...
Online Serials Back Issues Exchange
Readmore, Inc. has created a new Internet list called Backserv, which is devoted exclusively to the informal exchange of serials back issues among libraries. Backserv provides a forum for the listing of both available and desired serial issues in all...
Orbit-Questel Unveils New WWW Server
Orbit*Questel--an international online information company specializing in patent, trademark, chemical, sci-tech, business and news information--announced its new WWW server that provides a comprehensive grouping of intellectual property resources on...
Powerful New Search Tool Available on Internet
A powerful new software package designed to locate specific information on the Internet has been placed on the international web of computer networks by a team of U.S. researchers. The software, named Harvest, enables users connected to the Internet...
Powerful New Search Tool Available on Internet
A powerful new software package designed to locate specific information on the Internet has been placed on the international web of computer networks by a team of U.S. researchers.The software, named Harvest, enables users connected to the Internet to...
RLG Moving to New Network Technology
The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG) is moving its online services to Internet Protocol-based networking (TCP/IP). RLG will offer a trio of new options for accessing all of its bibliographic databases and its library support system, the Research...
SAILOR Docks in Maryland Info Ports
Throughout much of the online age, the landscape has been dominated by the founding participants. On the producer side, it has been companies like Dialog, Mead, and Dow Jones that pioneered commercial online information and created today's marvelous...
SAILOR Docks in Maryland Info Ports
Throughout much of the online age, the landscape has been dominated by the founding participants. On the producer side, it has been companies like Dialog, Mead, and Dow Jones that pioneered commercial online information and created today's marvelous...
Ski Industry Goes High-Tech with Ultimate Skiers Guide
Skiers have a wonderful new option this year when it comes to shopping for themselves or their skiing friends. "The Ultimate Skiers Guide" is a brand new product from Next Generation Software. This is a hot item for ski enthusiasts, travel agencies,...
SLA Sponsors Forum to Explore the Future of Research for the Special Library Community
A one-day forum on "The Future of Research for the Special Library Community" will be held on March 22, 1995, preceding the Great Lakes Regional Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The purposes of the forum are to determine the research needs and establish...
SMS Delivers Quadruple Speed Networking CD-ROM Tower Solutions
SMS Data Products Group, Inc. has begun shipping quadruple speed (4X) CD-ROM drives in their NETower and SCSI CD-ROM Tower products. The quad-speed NETowers are plug-and-play CD-ROM networking software called DiscView. The NETower utilizes Microtest's...
STATE NET to Provide CCH's State Legislative Information
CCH Incorporated (CCH) has selected STATE NET of Sacramento, California, to be its exclusive provider of electronic state legislative and regulatory information. CCH, with revenues of $578 million, develops and publishes approximately 300 federal and...
Toshiba Develops Multimedia-Use Optical Disk Drive System
Toshiba Corporation has announced a prototype optical disk drive system that achieves the large storage capacity, high data transfer rate, overwritability, simple structure, and compact size required for sophisticated, next generation personal multimedia...
Toshiba Develops Multimedia-Use Optical Disk Drive System
Toshiba Corporation has announced a prototype optical disk drive system that achieves the large storage capacity, high data transfer rate, overwritability, simple structure, and compact size required for sophisticated, next generation personal multimedia...
U of Missouri Network Accesses Journal Citations through OCLC SiteSearch
Beginning in the fall, the faculty, staff, and 61,000 students of the four campuses of the University of Missouri gained networked access to journal citations through OCLC SiteSearch software. "The UM libraries' philosophy is that UM students, faculty,...
WESTCheck for Windows Citation Checking Software
West Publishing has released WESTCheck 2.5 for Windows, the first Windows version of the offline automated citation-checking and document retrieval software. An enhanced DOS version, WESTCheck 2.2 for DOS, has also been released. In addition, the per...
What's Ahead?
The beginning of every new year brings with it the potential for change and 1995 is no exception. If 1994 is any indication of things to come, 1995 should be an exciting and productive year for the information industry. There is more focus on the information...
What's Your Problem?
Customer support lies at the crux of the online industry's problems these days. All the advisers in the art of management harp unendingly tht companies and industries must build their products, services, and futures around what the customer wants. At...