Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 17, No. 5, May

ABC-CLIO Unveils American Legal System CD-ROM
ABC-CLIO Interactive has announced the release of The History of the American Legal System: An Interactive Encyclopedia, a CD-ROM that the company says comprises a wealth of compelling content and illustrative multimedia components that include video...
ABC-CLIO Unveils American Legal System CD-ROM
ABC-CLIO Interactive has announced the release of The History of the American Legal System: An Interactive Encyclopedia, a CD-ROM that the company says comprises a wealth of compelling content and illustrative multimedia components that include video...
Alta Vista Introduces Advanced Search Center, New Resources
AltaVista has rolled out its new Advanced Search Center (http://www.altavista.com/ cgi-bin/query?pg=aq&what=web), which is "designed to meet the needs of demanding Internet searchers, from librarians to medical researchers," according to the company's...
AltaVista Introduces Advanced Search Center, New Resources
AltaVista has rolled out its new Advanced Search Center (http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=aq&what=web), which is "designed to meet the needs of demanding Internet searchers, from librarians to medical researchers," according to the company's...
Arthur Andersen Selects OneSource as Business Information Solution
OneSource Information Services, Inc. has announced that Arthur Andersen, a worldwide leader in professional services, has selected its Business Browser to provide in-depth public and private company information and news to its entire U.K. practice....
Arthur Andersen Selects OneSource as Business Information Solution
OneSource Information Services, Inc. has announced that Arthur Andersen, a worldwide leader in professional services, has selected its Business Browser to provide in-depth public and private company information and news to its entire U.K. practice. In...
Bartleby.com Relaunches Site with Modern and Classic Reference Works
Bartleby.com (http://www.bartleby.com), a free public-reference collection site, has announced the addition of new reference content and a complete Web site redesign. Named after the main character whose job it was to copy and proofread documents in...
Bell & Howell Information and Learning to Become ProQuest
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced that ProQuest, Inc. is the name for the new company that will be created when Bell & Howell's two information access businesses are established as a separate company later this year. In...
Bell & Howell Information and Learning to Become ProQuest
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced that ProQuest, Inc. is the name for the new company that will be created when Bell & Howell's two information access businesses are established as a separate company later this year. In January,...
Bell & Howell Unveils CasePacks, Digital Vault Initiative
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced the release of ProQuest CasePacks, a system that offers online educational materials. The company has also announced the launch of the second phase of its Digital Vault Initiative. ProQuest...
Bell & Howell Unveils CasePacks, Digital Vault Initiative
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced the release of ProQuest CasePacks, a system that offers online educational materials. The company has also announced the launch of the second phase of its Digital Vault Initiative. ProQuest CasePacks...
Brodart Books Unveils 22nd Edition of Its Collection-Development Tool
Brodart Books has announced the release of the 22nd edition of its acclaimed collection-development tool, The Elementary School Library Collection (ESLC), which is available in both CD-ROM and book formats. Libraries looking for the best choices in...
Brodart Books Unveils 22nd Edition of Its Collection-Development Tool
Brodart Books has announced the release of the 22nd edition of its acclaimed collection-development tool, The Elementary School Library Collection (ESLC), which is available in both CD-ROM and book formats. Libraries looking for the best choices in print...
CAS Announces Product and Database Enhancements
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced upgrades to its SciFinder desktop research tool, the inclusion of citations in its SciFinder databases and the STN International network, additions to its ChemPort service, and enhancements to its CAS...
CAS Announces Product and Database Enhancements
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced upgrades to its SciFinder desktop research tool, the inclusion of citations in its SciFinder databases and the STN International network, additions to its ChemPort service, and enhancements to its CAS Registry...
CD ROM, Inc., CarSch Management Services Offer Free CD-R/RW Recording Software
CD ROM, Inc. and CarSch Management Services, Inc. have announced the availability of free CD-R/RW recording software. The software product, OpenDisc Enable Software (ESW), is immediately available via free download from http://www.carsch.com. OpenDisc...
CD ROM, Inc., CarSch Management Services Offer Free CD-R/RW Recording Software
CD ROM, Inc. and CarSch Management Services, Inc. have announced the availability of free CD-R/RW recording software. The software product, OpenDisc Enable Software (ESW), is immediately available via free download from http:/lwww.carsch.com. OpenDisc...
Computers in Libraries 2000
Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes? The 15th annual Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference, held March 15-17, took place in a nifty new venue this year--the Washington (DC) Hilton and Towers, a quintessential conference hotel in an outstanding...
Current Trends in Book Indexing
This guide is a resource for professional and novice indexers alike We're all familiar with the book index. Located at the end of a paper volume, it contains an alphabetical listing of the subjects that are covered, and you can use it to quickly locate...
Customizing the World in the Web
Crossing international borders is getting pretty complicated Once upon a time, we were just one great, glorious Web space-borderless, unfettered by rules, a great virtual community. We were so awestruck when creating the Web that we overlooked the fact...
Customizing the World on the Web
Crossing international borders is getting pretty complicated Once upon a time, we were just one great, glorious Web space-borderless, unfettered by rules, a great virtual community. We were so awestruck when creating the Web that we overlooked the...
Derwent Keeps Current
Managing director Peter McKay discusses the company's successful evolution Created over 50 years ago on the kitchen table of U.K. entrepreneur Monty Hyams, Derwent Information belongs to the small club of pioneering companies that gave rise to the...
Dialog Enhances Intellectual Property Research with WIPO Patent Information
Dialog Corp. has announced the release of the WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty database, a comprehensive online source of worldwide intellectual property information. According to the announcement, WIPO patent information enhances Dialog's information...
Dialog Enhances Intellectual Property Research with WIPO Patent Information
Dialog Corp. has announced the release of the WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty database, a comprehensive online source of worldwide intellectual property information. According to the announcement, WIPO patent information enhances Dialog's information...
Dialog Launches Web Check, Announces DataStar Updates
Dialog Corp. has announced the release of WebCheck, a free desktop search tool. The company has also announced the introduction of enhancements to its DataStar business intelligence service, as well as the availability of Infotrieve through DataStar....
Dialog Launches WebCheck, Announces DataStar Updates
Dialog Corp, has announced the release of WebCheck, a free desktop search tool. The company has also announced the introduction of enhancements to its DataStar business intelligence service, as well as the availability of Infotrieve through DataStar....
DigitalOwl.com Launches Turnkey Digital Content Solution
DigitalOwl.com has announced thc availability of KineticEdge, its content protection and delivery solution. It offers a turnkey solution that enables content publishers to securely package, market, sell, and distribute digital content, such as books,...
DigitalOwl.com Launches Turnkey Digital Content Solution
DigitalOwl.com has announced the availability of KineticEdge, its content protection and delivery solution. It offers a turnkey solution that enables content publishers to securely package, market, sell, and distribute digital content, such as books,...
DVD-RAM for the Rest of Us
These drives are affordable, multifaceted, and have very large capacity It's always a sign of maturity and market viability when a storage device becomes part of a computer's standard configuration. And if that model comes from a big-name manufacturer,...
EconLit Database Now Available on ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com) has announced an agreement with the American Economic Association (http://www.acaweb.org) to make its EconLit Database available on ScienceDirect. According to the announcement, the EconLit Database is a...
EconLit Database Now Available on ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect. com) has announced an agreement with the American Economic Association (http:// www.aeaweb.org) to make its EconLit Database available on ScienceDirect. According to the announcement, the EconLit Database is a...
Electronic Journals-Best Practices
A one-day NISO/NFAIS workshop examined a number of key issues At an NFAIS meeting preconference event on February 20 in Philadelphia, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation of Abstracting and Information...
Elsevier Science Acquires Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. (http://www.endinfosys.com) has announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Elsevier Science (http://www.elsevier.com) to become its wholly owned subsidiary. This acquisition of one of the major library...
Empty Calories for the Mind
The news might be sensationalistic, but face it, we're all interested Crime! If there's one topic we can't get enough of, it's crime. The media is saturated with crime news and reports. Whether it's drive-by shootings in the inner city or militia...
Endeavor Announces Voyager Implementations and Feedback Study, Expanded Company Access
In separate releases, Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. has announced that five libraries in the University System of Georgia (USG) are installing Voyager's Universal Catalog; that it has expanded customer access through a new Web site design, increased...
Endeavor Announces Voyager Implementations and Feedback Study, Expanded Company Access
In separate releases, Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. has announced that five libraries in the University System of Georgia (USG) are installing Voyager's Universal Catalog; that it has expanded customer access through a new Web site design, increased...
EPN Connects the Media and Freelance Journalists
EPNworld, a Paris-based company, has announced the launch of two Web sites, one (http://www.newsatsource.com) that offers news editors and the media access to news and feature articles filed by journalists at the other, http://www.correspondent.com,...
EPN Connects the Media and Freelance Journalists
EPNworld, a Paris-based company, has announced the launch of two Web sites, one (http://www.newsatsource.com) that offers news editors and the media access to news and feature articles filed by journalists at the other, http://www.correspondent.com,...
Fathom This: Academic and Cultural Institutions Partners to Create Interactive Knowledge Company
Like the corporate world, the academic arena has been abuzz with how to operate successfully in the Internet era and take advantage of the Net's global reach and interactive potential. While universities have worked to maintain high academic standards...
Fathom This: Academic and Cultural Institutions Partner to Create Interactive Knowledge Company
Like the corporate world, the academic arena has been abuzz with how to operate successfully in the Internet era and take advantage of the Net's global reach and interactive potential. While universities have worked to maintain high academic standards...
Gemstar and Thomson Announce Strategic E-Book Alliance
Gemstar International Group, Ltd. and Thomson Multimedia have announced that they've entered into a long-term strategic agreement to jointly pursue the e-book market worldwide. Under the agreement, Thomson will license e-book technology from Gemstar,...
Gemstar and Thomson Announce Strategic E-Book Alliance
Gemstar International Group, Ltd. and Thomson Multimedia have announced that they've entered into a long-term strategic agreement to jointly pursue the e-book market worldwide. Under the agreement, Thomson will license e-book technology from Gemstar,...
Google Introduces Web Directory Using Netscape's Open Directory Project Data
Google's new Web directory (http://directory.google.com) combines its sophisticated search technology with data from Netscape's Open Directory Project (ODP) to form a hybrid service that's uniquely broad and deep. The directory provides a "best-of-both-worlds"...
Hoover's to Provide Financial Info for CBS MarketWatch.com
Hoover's Online, the Internet-based business service of Hoovers, Inc., has announced that it has made financial information on thousands of publicly traded companies available to visitors to the CBS MarketWatch.com (http://cbs.marketwatch. com) Web site....
Hoover's to Provide Financial Info for CBS Market Watch.Com
Hoover's Online, the Internet-based business service of Hoovers, Inc., has announced that it has made financial information on thousands of publicly traded companies available to visitors to the CBS MarketWatch.com (http://cbs.marketwatch.com) Web...
HP and MIT Partner on Digital Library Project
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries have announced a $1.8 million joint project to build a digital archive at MIT that could serve as a model for other universities. The archive will be capable of...
HP and MIT Partner on Digital Library Project
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries have announced a $1.8 million joint project to build a digital archive at MIT that could serve as a model for other universities. The archive will be capable of holding...
Infotrieve Acquires Publist.com
Infotrieve, the Web research portal and electronic document delivery service, has acquired PubList.com, provider of a Webbased directory of more than 150,000 publications. Terms of the acquisition were not released. PubList.com will continue its current...
Infotrieve Acquires Publist.Com
Infotrieve, the Web research portal and electronic document delivery service, has acquired PubList.com, provider of a Web-based directory of more than 150,000 publications. Terms of the acquisition were not released. PubList.com will continue its current...
Institutions Select SIRSI's Unicorn Library Management System
SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Anchorage (Alaska) School District, Leeds Metropolitan University (U.K.), the U.K.'s Planning Inspectorate, ING Group's Knowledge & Information Management Europe division, S.A.I.L.S., Inc., Nankai University,...
Institutions Select SIRSI's Unicorn Library Management System
SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Anchorage (Alaska) School District, Leeds Metropolitan University (U.K.), the U.K.'s Planning Inspectorate, ING Group's Knowledge & Information Management Europe division, S.A.I.L.S., Inc., Nankai University, and...
Intelligence Data Launches Intrascope Simple Search
Thomson Financial's Intelligence Data, an Internet-based company that provides business analysis to corporate knowledge management processes, has announced the launch of the Intrascope Simple Search option. This intranet-based search capability allows...
Intelligence Data Launches Intrascope Simple Search
Thomson Financial's Intelligence Data, an Internet-based company that provides business analysis to corporate knowledge management processes, has announced the launch of the Intrascope Simple Search option. This intranet-based search capability allows...
Internet Librarian International/Lib Tech 2000
This global conference featured many languages, opinions, and views Spring was in the air as the information industry returned to London for the second annual Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference. The lovely weather and fields of daffodils...
Internet Librarian International/LibTech 2000
This global conference featured many languages, opinions, and views Spring was in the air as the information industry returned to London for the second annual Internet Librarian International (IL,I) conference. The lovely weather and fields of daffodils...
ISI Announces Database Upgrade, Data Availability for Brazilian Researchers
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced that English-author abstracts are now available in the Web format of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index through the Web of Science database. In a separate release, ISI announced that...
ISI Announces Database Upgrade, Data Availability for Brazilian Researchers
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced that English-author abstracts are now available in the Web format of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index through the Web of Science database. In a separate release, ISI announced that...
LEXIS Publishing Unveils Three New CD-ROMs
LEXIS Publishing has announced the release of three new CD-ROMs: the Utah Administrative Code, Michigan Practice Forms on HotDocs, and the Matthew Bender Texas Real Estate Guide. Utah Administrative Code Utah Administrative Code (UACA) contains...
LEXIS Publishing Unveils Three New CD-ROMs
LEXIS Publishing has announced the release of three new CD-ROMs: the Utah Administrative Code, Michigan Practice Forms on HotDocs, and the Matthew Bender Texas Real Estate Guide. Utah Administrative Code Utah Administrative Code (UACA) contains the most...
Microsoft Launches Free Online Version of Encarta
Microsoft Corp. has announced the launch of a free online version of Encarta World English Dictionary at http://www.encarta.com. According to the release, the online dictionary offers quick, easy-to-understand audio definitions that are spoken in a...
Microsoft Launches Free Online Version of Encarta
Microsoft Corp. has announced the launch of a free online version of Encarta World English Dictionary at http://www.encarta.com. According to the release, the online dictionary offers quick, easy-to-understand audio definitions that are spoken in a human...
NCompass Labs Launches Resolution 3.0
NCompass Labs, a leading provider of Web content-management solutions, has announced the launch of NCompass Resolution 3.0, an out-of-the-box, Microsoft-centric, Web content-management solution that integrates site design, content authoring, publishing,...
New Lycos Network Site Offers Web Publishing Add-Ons
Lycos, Inc. has unveiled htmlGEAR (http://htmlgear.lycos.com), a new Web site that offers sophisticated, professional Web add-ons that are easy to use. According to the company, the site delivers some of the most popular Web page features, including...
People Line
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY International Data Corp. has announced the addition of Susan Feldman as the new director of document and content technologies research. In this position, she will provide guidance to customers on the many current...
Powerize.com Announces Enterprise Portal Service, Alliances with Enterprise Information Portal Companies
Powerize.com (http://www.powerize.com), which is positioning itself as a leading vendor of business and investment information on the Web, made two significant announcements in late February at the Intranets 2000 Conference in San Jose, California....
Primark Launches GlobalTOPIC, Announces Addition to Global Access
Primark Corp. has announced the launch of GlobalTOPIC a suite of products for international equity professionals. The company has also announced that Dun & Bradstreet's (D&B) Million Dollar Directory Plus will be available on Global Access,...
Primark Launches GlobalTOPIC, Announces Addition to Global Access
Primark Corp. has announced the launch of GlobalTOPIC, a suite of products for international equity professionals. The company has also announced that Dun & Bradstreet's (D&B) Million Dollar Directory Plus will be available on Global Access,...
Random House Purchases Minority Stake in Xlibris
Random House Ventures, a newly formed investment subsidiary of Random House, Inc. (the trade book publisher), and Xlibris, an online provider of direct publishing access for authors, have announced that Random House Ventures has acquired a significant...
Random House Purchases Minority Stake in Xlibris
Random House Ventures, a newly formed investment subsidiary of Random House, Inc. (the trade book publisher), and Xlibris, an online provider of direct publishing access for authors, have announced that Random House Ventures has acquired a signif icant...
RLG Launches ILL Manager Version 1.0
The Research Libraries Group (RLG) has announced that it has released the first production version of ILL Manager, an affordable, standards-based software program that can handle borrowing and lending transactions with a variety of other interlibrary...
RLG Launches ILL Manager Version 1.0
The Research Libraries Group (RLG) has announced that it has released the first production version of ILL Manager, an affordable, standards-based software program that can handle borrowing and lending transactions with a variety of other interlibrary...
RoweCom and NewsEdge Cancel Acquisition Agreement, Announce Strategic Partnership
RoweCom, Inc. (http://www.rowe.com) and NewsEdge Corp. (http://www.newsedge.coM) jointly announced on March 7 that they have agreed by mutual consent to terminate their acquisition agreement. Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was announced...
RoweCom Announces Two New Partnerships
RoweCom, Inc., a business-to-business (B2B) provider of solutions for managing the acquisition of knowledge resources, has announced partnerships with publishers Oxford University Press (OUP) and CABI Publishing to expand its electronic journal offering....
Rowe Corn Announces Two New Partnerships
RoweCom, Inc., a business-to-business (B2B) provider of solutions for managing the acquisition of knowledge resources, has announced partnerships with publishers Oxford University Press (OUP) and CABI Publishing to expand its electronic journal offering....
Sagebrush's Ednow.com Teams with Ask Jeeves
Sagebrush Corp. has announced that education professionals can now find information, products, and services directly from its Ednow.com Internet portal through Ask Jeeves at Ask.com. Ednow.com is an Internet portal designed to serve as an online...
ScienceDirect Announces Reference-Linking Agreements with AIP/APS
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedi rect.com), provider of a full-text electronic database of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced an agreement with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS)...
ScienceDirect Announces Reference-Linking Agreements with AIPIAPS
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), provider of a full-text electronic database of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced an agreement with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS)...
Silent Partners on the Web
The identities of many online reference resources are often unacknowledged Silence is not exactly the word one would associate with Web partnerships, but I bet you didn't hear much about Versaware's Web presence, or even Houghton Mifflin's, until...
SilverPlatter Announces Journal Additions, Multilingual WebSPIRS Capability
SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced the availability of publications from Annual Reviews and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) through its SilverLinker system. The company has also announced that its WebSPIRS Web gateway is now...
SilverPlatter Announces Journal Additions, Multilingual WebSPIRS Capability
SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced the availability of publications from Annual Reviews and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) through its SilverLinker system. The company has also announced that its WebSPIRS Web gateway is now...
Suppose We Bought Dialog
What steps would we take to improve and enhance its database? As the great Yogi Berra so wisely observed, "It's like deja vu all over again." (My personal favorite of Yogi's verbal adventures still remains his visit to the Vatican, where he greeted the...
Suppose We Bought Dialog [Ldots]
What steps would we take to improve and enhance its database? As the great Yogi Berra so wisely observed, "It's like deja vu all over again." (My personal favorite of Yogi's verbal adventures still remains his visit to the Vatican, where he greeted...
The Battle for Bandwidth
Libraries need ways to ensure the connectivity of Internet-based resources For the past several years, the Computers in Libraries conference has offered an evening program in which a panel of speakers gives a lighthearted treatment of technologies...
The End of Traditional Online?
Recent major changes in the U.K. indicate a major industry shake-up This is my last column for Information Today in my current role overseeing the publication of its European counterpart, Information World Review. I'm off to run the editorial operation...
Thomson's West Group Recasts and Expands Business New Service as Westnews
West Group (http://www.westgroup.com), a division of Thomson Corp. (http://www. thomson.com), has gathered up the sources already in its Westlaw News and Business service, added some new data sources, redesigned the interface, and refilled the service...
Thomson's West Group Recasts and Expands Business News Service as Westnews
West Group (http://www.westgroup.com), a division of Thomson Corp. (http://www.thomson.com), has gathered up the sources already in its Westlaw News and Business service, added some new data sources, redesigned the interface, and retitled the service...
Thomson to Acquire Dialog's Online Business
Thomson Corp. (http://www.thomson.com) has entered into an agreement to purchase Dialog Corp.'s Information Services Division--the "real Dialog" to generations of professional searchers. Dialog has struggled with debt problems since the 1997 takeover...
Two French Companies Develop 8.5-GB Capacity DVD Discs
The French Technology Press Office (FTPO) has announced that the French electronics company MPO Media/Hi-SPACE, in partnership with CEA/LETI, France's Laboratory for Electronics, Technology, and Instrumentation, have announced the development of a...
Two French Companies Develop 8.5-GB Capacity DVD Discs
The French Technology Press Office (FTPO) has announced that the French electronics company MPO Media/Hi-SPACE, in partnership with CEA/LETI, France's Laboratory for Electronics, Technology, and Instrumentation, have announced the development of a new...
Webforia and CNN Interactive Announce Strategic Alliance
Webforia (http://www.webforia.com), a 3-year old start-up that has been producing business-to-business (B2B) vertical Web portals, and CNN Interactive (http://www.cnn.com) have announced a strategic alliance that will combine CNN.com content with Webforia's...
Why Are Manhole Covers Round?
How to assure the proper fit during the interview process With qualified candidates in short supply throughout the information industry, the hiring process and the art of the interview have become more critical than ever for both the client and...