Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 9, No. 8, September

Data Trek Launches GoPAC, the Windows Based OPAC
Data Trek has released GoPAC (Graphical Online Public Access Catalog), the OPAC that combines Microsoft Windows graphical user interface and Data Trek's latest technology. GoPAC is an Online Public Access Catalog designed for every skill level....
Developing Database Services Using Fax Retrieval
A recent survey conducted by Simba Information (Wilton, CT) found that almost half (45.9 percent) of information industry executives believe that Fax retrieval services will demonstrate the highest rate of growth of future information services--higher...
Econ's Greatest Hits from EconBase
It is the height of election season and we are deluged with numbers: deficits, unemployment rates, housing starts, etc., etc., etc. The candidates are jousting with these and a mass of other indicators, balances, forecasts, and reports. This frenzied...
Engineering Citations on CD-ROM
Dialog Information Services, Inc. has added Dialog OnDisc Ei Page One to its line of CD-ROM products covering science and technology. Each year, Engineering Information Inc. (Ei), producer of the database, adds more than 250,000 bibliographic citations...
Enhancements for PatentView: U.S. Patents on CD-ROM
Research Publications International (RPI) has announced several print and display improvements for PatentView, RPI's CD-ROM product. PatentView offers text and drawings of the approximately 2,000 patents issued weekly by the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
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"Oh, no it hasn't." "Oh, yes it has." "OH, NO IT HASN'T." "OH, YES IT HAS." "O-H, N-O I-T H-A-S-N'T." "O-H, Y-E-S I-T H-A-S." The argument whose rhetorical flow deteriorated into the dialogue replicated above concerned the market...
High Speed, Low Cost 600 DPI Printer from Dataproducts
Dataproducts Corporation has introduced the LZR 965, a new 600 dot-per-inch (dpi), nine-page-per-minute, RISC-based laser printer incorporating Adobe PostScript Level 2. "The LZR 965, with true 600 x 600 dpi resolution, eliminates |jaggies' associated...
InfoMapper: A Tool for Information Resources Management
InfoMapper supports management and use of information resources, both internal and external, within organizations of virtually any kind. It provides a means for maintaining databases describing information resources of value, administrative entities...
Innovative Interfaces Adds Direct Export to Pro-Cite Feature to INNOPAC
In cooperation with Personal Bibliographic Software, Inc. (PBS), Innovative Interfaces, Inc. has developed a direct export feature that allows users of their INNOPAC online catalog system to output records in a Pro-Cite format, PBS's bibliographic...
ISI Enhances Online Files
The Institute for Scientific Information will introduce a number of new features to their online files. A significant addition will be the inclusion of ISSN numbers to all files. Searchers will also appreciate the expansion of source journal information....
Lexis Service MEGA Library Now Easier to Use
The popular MEGA file of U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit, and state court decisions on the Lexis service is now easier and more efficient to use. Legal researchers can go directly to a newly created MEGA library sub-menu from the main Lexis...
MICROMEDEX Adds Two Products to Its CD-ROM Line
Through a special arrangement with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USPC), MICROMEDEX has added USP DI Volume I to its lines of computerized information systems. This electronic version of the popular textbook allows quick and easy access...
NASA Produces Discs to Further Study of Greenhouse Effect
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), working though the National Technical Information Service and the Recorded Media division of Sony Electronic Publishing Company, has produced a CD-ROM disc set intended to do further research...
National Engineering Information Service: RLG/IRLA: Interactive Fax: E-Mail Futures
While we were organizing ourselves to attend the American Library Association annual conference in late June, ninety librarians, information scientists, and engineers were working hard to plan for a comprehensive program designed to increase the effective...
New Software for ISI's Current Contents
The Institute for Scientific Information has released new search and retrieval software for its Current Contents microcomputer diskette product line. This release will be shipped to customers free of charge. The Version 3.0 software will now be available...
NOTIS Demonstrates Full Z39.50 Interoperability, Intros Z39.50 Based Products
This past June NOTIS Systems, Inc. demonstrated full NISO Z39.50 Version 2 interoperability with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) test bed site at the University of California Department of Library Automation (DLA). As part of the test,...
Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials Debuts
The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials (OJCCT), the world's first peer-reviewed medical journal distributed by computer, began publication on July 1. OJCCT is a joint venture of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)...
Panasonic OA Introduces the Panafax UF-766
Three-second quick scanning, superfine resolution and dual access to memory are some of the features of the new Panafax UF-766 plain paper facsimile machine from Panasonic. The flagship of the Panafax line of affordable plain paper fax machines, the...
Predicasts, on the Move
During the first week of August, Morris Goldstein, president of the Information Access Group, announced that Predicasts would relocate its operations from Cleveland, Ohio, to Foster City, CA. Predicasts, publisher of PROMT, F&S Index, the Newsletter...
QE2 and WLB Run Aground: Everyone Survives but Embarrassment Abounds
Two events happened this summer, one on shipboard and one in the boardroom, that were pleasingly resonate. And while each event could be viewed as a serious and consequential misfortune, everyone survived the incidents, although at a price paid in...
RLG to Offer Russian Databases
John Haeger, vice president of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), and Vladimir Vinogradov, director of INION (the Institute of Scientific Information in the Social Sciences, which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences), have signed an agreement...
Texel Unveils Double-Speed CD-ROM Drives
Texel America, Inc. has unveiled their new double-speed CD-ROM drives. Designated the DM-3024 and DM-5024, the new internal and external half-height drives feature an average access time of 265 ms, a sustained data transfer rate of 300 kb/sec, and...
The Latest on Westlaw
Westlaw, the computer-assisted legal research service from West Publishing Company, now contains both the published and unpublished Interpretive Letters (including Legal Limit Letters) released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)....
The Latest on Westlaw
Westlaw, the computer-assisted legal research service from West Publishing Company, now contains both the published and unpublished Interpretive Letters (including Legal Limit Letters) released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)....
Veronis, Suhler Forecasts Spending on Business Information to Reach $34.9 Billion by 1996
According to the sixth annual Communication Industry Forecast released by investment bankers Veronis, Suhler & Associates, Inc., spending on business information services will increase at a 7.6 percent compound annual rate, compared with 9.1 percent...
Veronis, Suhler Forecasts Spending on Business Information to Reach $34.9 Billion by 1996
According to the sixth annual Communication Industry Forecast released by investment bankers Veronis, Suhler & Associates, Inc., spending on business information services will increase at a 7.6 percent compound annual rate, compared with 9.1 percent...
Why Legal Research?
One of the most common complaints of everyone I know is that lawyers are expensive. People generally have little or no understanding of what the practice of law entails, or more specifically, what is involved with legal research. What they do know...