Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 10, November

3M Library Systems Introduces New Software for 3M SelfCheck System
3M has introduced 3M Version 2.3 standard software that will be included with all new 3M SelfCheck Systems and will be made available to all libraries with existing systems using standard protocol software. Libraries may also select an enhanced software...
3M Library Systems Introduces New Software SelfCheck System
3M has introduced 3M Version 2.3 standard software that will be included with all new 3M SelfCheck Systems and will be made available to all libraries with existing systems using standard protocol software. Libraries may also select an enhanced software...
ABI Releases Four New CD-ROMs
American Business Information, Inc. has announced that 575,000 Physicians & Surgeons on CD-ROM was released in September. This Windows-compatible disc contains a telephone-verified database of virtually every practicing physician in the United States....
ABI Releases Four New CD-ROMs
American Business Information, Inc. has announced that 575,000 Physicians & Surgeons on CD-ROM was released in September. This Windows-compatible disc contains a telephone-verified database of virtually every practicing physician in the United States.In...
A Joint Venture to Develop CD-ROM Programming
Image Entertainment Inc., the largest licensee and distributor of optical laserdisc programming in the U.S., has announced that an agreement in principle has been reached with The Voyager Company to jointly develop, publish, and distribute movies and...
A Joint Venture to Develop CD-ROM Programming
Image Entertainment Inc., the largest licensee and distributor of optical laserdisc programming in the U.S., has announced that an agreement in principle has been reached with The Voyager Company to jointly develop, publish, and distribute movies and...
Ameritech Releases WinPAC Z39.50 and Internet Search Software
Ameritech Library Services, a leading provider of library automation and information systems, has announced that WinPAC, its new Z39.50 and Internet search software, is now in general release. WinPAC's unique advantage is that it provides a single interface...
Ameritech Releases WinPAC Z39.50 and Internet Search Software
Ameritech Library Services, a leading provider of library automation and information systems, has announced that WinPAC, its new Z39.50 and Internet search software, is now in general release. WinPAC's unique advantage is that it provides a single interface...
Bell Atlantic Donates $1.5 Million to National Digital Library Program
Bell Atlantic CEO Ray Smith, during a recent news conference, presented Librarian of Congress James H. Billington with a check for $1.5 million for the Library's National Digital Library (NDL) Program. The NDL Program aims, in collaboration with other...
Bell Atlantic Donates $1.5 Million to National Digital Library Program
Bell Atlantic CEO Ray Smith, during a recent news conference, presented Librarian of Congress James H. Billington with a check for $1.5 million for the Library's National Digital Library (NDL) Program. The NDL Program aims, in collaboration with other...
Beta Versions of Netscape Security Update Available for Free Downloading
Netscape Communications Corporation has announced that it has completed beta versions of the security update for its client and server software and has posted the new software for free downloading from the Internet. The beta versions of the software...
Beta Versions of Netscape Security Update Available for Free Downloading
Netscape Communications Corporation has announced that it has completed beta versions of the security update for its client and server software and has posted the new software for free downloading from the Internet. The beta versions of the software...
Better Compression Rates for Multimedia Publishing Technology
Johnson-Grace Co. has announced the release of ART 2.0, an enhanced version of its high-speed multimedia publishing technology, which is incorporated into America Online (AOL) and eWorld and increasingly into World Wide Web pages. Addressing the widespread...
Better Compression Rates for Multimedia Publishing Technology
Johnson-Grace Co. has announced the release of ART 2.0, an enhanced version of its high-speed multimedia publishing technology, which is incorporated into America Online (AOL) and eWorld and increasingly into World Wide Web pages. Addressing the widespread...
CD-R News from Young Minds, Inc
Young Minds, Inc. (YMi) of Redlands, California, has recently released three new products in the CD-Recordable arena. The company showed a new CD-Recording system at UNIX Expo that pre-masters and records as many as 100 different CD-ROM discs in a single...
CD-R News from Young Minds, Inc
Young Minds, Inc. (YMi) of Redlands, California, has recently released three new products in the CD-Recordable arena.The company showed a new CD-Recording system at UNIX Expo that premasters and records as many as 100 different CD-ROM discs in a single...
CD-ROM May Be Only Silver ... but Not That's Online Is Gold
The Republishers of abstracting/indexing and full-text CD-ROM databases must feel increasing pressure from the online players who've introduced a policy of unlimited use for a flat monthly or yearly rate. This pricing policy has certainly been luring...
CD-ROM May Only Be Silver ... but Not All That's Online Is Gold
The publishers of abstracting/indexing and full-text CD-ROM databases must feel increasing pressure from the online players who've introduced a policy of unlimited use for a flat monthly or yearly rate. This pricing policy has certainly been luring back...
CD-ROM Networking Considerations
To network CD-ROMs or not to network CD-ROMs? For many, that is the question. If your library hasn't already considered networking its CD-ROMs there is no better time than today. But before you run out and spend dollars on something that may prove to...
CompassWare Delivers Products for Digitized Information Market
CompassWare Development Inc. has released a new product in the growing market for Intelligent Agents and retrieval software. CompassWare's MagnetSearch Engine and Agent technology answers the needs of anyone developing, managing, distributing, or searching...
CompassWare Delivers Products for Digitized Information Market
CompassWare Development Inc. has released a new product in the growing market for Intelligent Agents and retrieval software. CompassWare's MagnetSearch Engine and Agent technology answers the needs of anyone developing, managing, distributing, or searching...
Consumer Online Hype and Hoopla
If you were an information professional in Boston in mid-July, you weren't alone. Hundreds of other information industry types were in town attending the Interactive Service Association's 10th Annual Conference and Alliance Expo at the Marriott Copley...
Consumer Online Hype and Hoopla; Happenings at the Interactive Service Association's 10th Annual Conference
If you were an information professional in Boston in mid-July, you weren't alone. Hundreds of other information industry types were in town attending the Interactive Service Association's 10th Annual Conference and Alliance Expo at the Marriott Copley...
Dateline: Minneapolis
A cooperative effort between West Publishing and the University of Minnesota Law School has generated a one-of-a-kind human rights home page on the Internet. For the first time, efforts have been made to electronically organize and link important human...
Dateline: Minneapolis; Human Rights Documents Now Available Electronically
A cooperative effort between West Publishing and the University of Minnesota Law School has generated a one-of-a-kind human rights home page on the Internet. For the first time, efforts have been made to electronically organize and link important human...
Final Results of O'Reilly Survey Sets U.S. Internet Size at 5.8 Million
The total number of U.S. users who have direct Internet access is 5.8 million, according to O'Reilly & Associates' "Defining the Internet Opportunity." The study, with a sampling error of less than 1 percent, focused on determining die demographic...
Final Results of O'Reilly Survey Sets U.S. Internet Size at 5.8 Million
The total number of U.S. users who have direct Internet access is 5.8 million, according to O'Reilly & Associates' "Defining the Internet Opportunity." The study, with a sampling error of less than 1 percent, focused on determining the demographic...
Folio Corporation and Novell to Provide Professional Electronic Publishing Tools
Folio Corporation and Novell, Inc. are teaming up to provide state-of-the-art electronic publishing tools to professional publishers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and telecommunications companies. These software tools will enable commercial distribution...
Folio Corporation and Novell to Provide Professional Electronic Publishing Tools
Folio Corporation an Novell, Inc. are teaming up to provide state-of-the-art electronic publishing tools to professional publishers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and telecommunications companies. These software tools will enable commercial distribution...
Four Leading Medical Institutions Cooperate to Provide Joint Access to Electronic Databases
Ovid Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of information access solutions to the medical, scientific, and academic markets, has announced that the company's Ovid software was selected by four internationally renowned medical institutions as the data-retrieval...
Four Leading Medical Institutions Cooperate to Provide Joint Access to Electronic Databases
Ovid Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of information access solutions to the medical, scientific, and academic markets, has announced that the company's Ovid software was selected by four internationally renowned medical institutions as the data-retrieval...
Gale Research Acquires CD-ROMs in Print and Releases Combined Business CD
The resource called "an industry bible" by CD-ROM Professional and "the single best authority on the CD-ROMs currently available internationally" by PC World has been acquired by one of North America's leading publishers of reference resources. Gale...
Gale Research Acquires CD-ROMs in Print and Releases Combined Business CD
The resource called "an industry bible" by CD-ROM Professional and "the single best authority on the CD-ROMs currently available internationally" by PC World has been acquired by one of North America's leading publishers of reference resources. Gale...
Hot Data - Too Hot to Handle?
Traditional online services often give the impression of living in a Masterpiece Theater world, a world of fine books finely transcribed for fine British actors speaking fine British English. For one thing, it looks too dam expensive and laborious. One...
IAC's Industry Express Speeds Industry News to Fast-Track Online Users' Desks
Information Access Company is a database factory. Over the years it has developed products that have become research necessities in business, technology, and other subjects. Its business/technology quartet of PROMT, Trade & Industry Database, Newsletter...
IAC's Industry Express Speeds Industry News to Fast-Track Online Users' Desks
Information Access Company is a database factory. Over the years it has developed products that have become research necessities in business, technology, and other subjects. Its business/technology quartet of PROMT, Trade & Industry Database, Newsletter...
In Brief
1996 Serials Price Projections UpdateEBSCO Subscription Services reports that subscription rates for 1996 have been received from most major publishers. As predicted earlier this year, base price increases for most journals fall within the average range...
InterCon Systems Launches Mac-Based Internet Server Package for the Web
InterCon Systems Corporation, a market leader in cross-platform solutions for TCP/IP communications, has announced the availability and introductory pricing for InterServer Publisher, an integrated Macintosh-based Internet server package. InterServer...
InterCon Systems Launches Mac-Based Internet Server Package for the Web
InterCon Systems Corporation, a market leader in cross-platform solutions for TCP/IP communications, has announced the availability and introductory pricing for InterServer Publisher, an integrated Macintosh-based Internet server package. InterServer...
ISI's Electronic Library Project Now Operational
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) announced in October that its Electronic Library Project is now operational. The first installation of the project, at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, was completed on schedule, and training...
ISI's Electronic Library Project Now Operational
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) announced in October that its Electronic Library Project is now operational. The first installation of the project, at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, was completed on schedule, and training...
Jean-Michel Cousteau Disc Published by Enteractive
Enteractive, Inc., an innovative multimedia publisher, has signed an agreement with renowned filmmaker and explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau to publish Jean-Michel Cousteau's World, a series of four multimedia CD-ROM titles. The first of the titles, Cities...
Jean-Michel Cousteau Disc Published by Enteractive
Enteractive, Inc., an innovative multimedia publisher, has signed an agreement with renowned filmmaker and explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau to publish Jean-Michel Cousteau's World, a series of four multimedia CD-ROM titles. The first of the titles, Cities...
Johnson-Grace Offers Internet Demo for ART Press Image Compression Technology
Johnson-Grace Co. has introduced an Internet robot program to illustrate the triple-speed advantage of the company's ART Press high-speed publishing technology. Upon request by a content publisher, the robot program will visit a publisher's World Wide...
Johnson-Grace Offers Internet Demo for ART Press Image Compression Technology
Johnson-Grace Co. has introduced an Internet robot program to illustrate the triple-speed advantage of the company's ART Press high-speed publishing technology. Upon request by a content publisher, the robot program will visit a publisher's World Wide...
Library Brings Latest Technology to Anne Arundel County, Maryland
The Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Library recently completed the installation of a new automation system that will greatly expand the resources available to county residents, and will enable library staff to assist the public more efficiently....
Library Brings Latest Technology to Anne Arundel County, Maryland
The Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Library recently completed the installation of a new automation system that will greatly expand the resources available to county residents, and will enable library staff to assist the public more efficiently....
Ligature Software Announces an Upgrade of Optical Character Recognition Software
Ligature Software, Inc. has announced the release of a competitive upgrade program for users of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software programs. The program allows users of any OCR product to update their software to Ligture's CharacterEyes Pro...
Ligature Software Announces an Upgrade of Optical Character Recognition Software
Ligature Software, Inc. has announced the release of a competitive upgrade program for users of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software programs. The program allows users of any OCR product to upgrade their software to Ligature's CharacterEyes Pro...
Lotus 2.0 Extends the Reach of Core Business Processes to World Wide Web Community
Lotus Development Corp. has announced InterNotes Web Publisher Release 2.0, which enables organizations to gain access to millions of potential customers who browse the Internet. InterNotes Web Publisher 2.0 publishes Notes documents and forms to the...
Lotus 2.0 Extends the Reach of Core Business Processes to World Wide Web Community
Lotus Development Corp. has announced InterNotes Web Publisher Release 2.0, which enables organizations to gain access to millions of potential customers who browse the Internet.InterNotes Web Publisher 2.0 publishes Notes documents and forms to the...
Microsoft and IBM in Combat Once Again
Microsoft and IBM are set to renew their ongoing rivalry on a new battleground: the information business. While each is arguing that its product--in the case of Microsoft, the Microsoft Network (MSN), and in the case of IBM, Lotus Notes--is the best...
Microsoft and IBM in Combat Once Again; Long-Time Rivalry Finds a New Battleground: The Information Business
Microsoft and IBM are set to renew their ongoing rivalry on a new battleground: the information business. While each is arguing that its product - in the case of Microsoft, the Microsoft Network (MSN), and in the case of IBM, Lotus Notes - is the best...
Multimedia Research Group Announces Report Results
According to a new report released by the Multimedia Research Group (MRG), the "desktop videoconferencing" industry - comprised of videoconferencing and CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) unit sales - is positioned to grow from approximately $250 million...
Multimedia Research Group Announces Report Results
According to a new report released by the Multimedia Research Group (MRG), the "desktop videoconferencing" industry--comprised of videoconferencing and CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) unit sales--is positioned to grow from approximately $250 million...
New Multimedia Player Boasts Quick Downloads
NBC Desktop Video has unveiled a new low-bit multimedia player that will allow users to click and play picture, audio, and text multimedia presentations on the Internet at 14.4 Kb/s with no downloading time. The media player, developed in conjunction...
New Multimedia Player Boasts Quick Downloads
NBC Desktop Video has unveiled a new low-bit multimedia player that will allow users to click and play picture, audio, and text multimedia presentations on the Internet at 14.4 Kb/s with no downloading time. The media player, developed in conjunction...
New Version of InContext Spider Web Page Authoring Software Released
InContext Corporation, one of the leading developers of Internet software technology, has announced the release of Version 1.1 of InContext Spider, a new authoring product for the World Wide Web. This new version represents the first significant upgrade...
New Version of InContext Spider Web Page Authoring Software Released
InContext Corporation, one of the leading developers of Internet software technology, has announced the release of Version 1.1 of InContext Spider, a new authoring product for the World Wide Web. This new version represents the first significant upgrade...
NISO Publishes Revised Z39.50 Protocol
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has approved and published the revised Information Retrieval (Z39.50): Application Service Definition and Protocol Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995). The new standard is available from NISO press...
NISO Publishes Revised Z39.50 Protocol
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has approved and published the revised Information Retrieval (Z39.50): Application Service Definition and Protocol Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995). The new standard is available from NISO press...
Online Business Resource Added to DIALOG and DataStar
Knight-Ridder Information, Inc. has announced that Business & Industry (B&I) is now available online on DIALOG (as File 9) and DataStar (as BIDB). The database, which is updated daily, offers access to more than 600 leading trade and general...
Online Business Resource Added to DIALOG and DataStar
Knight-Ridder Information, Inc. has announced that Business & Industry (B&I) is now available online on DIALOG (as File 9) and DataStar (as BIDB). The database, which is updated daily, offers access to more than 600 leading trade and general...
Online Updates Keep CD-ROM Current
The major argument against CD-ROMs has always been their lack of currency relative to online databases. Generally the argument rings true, although some online databases are updated less frequently than their CD-ROM counterparts. (Recently Books in Print...
Ovid Technologies' Core Biomedical Collection Ships
Ovid Technologies' Core Biomedical Collection, containing 15 preeminent biomedical journals, is now available. The collection gives researchers, librarians, and physicians access from their workstations to the full text and graphics of key biomedical...
Ovid Technologies' Core Biomedical Collection Ships
Ovid Technologies' Core Biomedical Collection, containing 15 preeminent biomedical journals, is now available. The collection gives researchers, librarians, and physicians access from their workstations to the full text and graphics of key biomedical...
Reed Reference Resources Goes Live on the World Wide Web
Reed Reference Publishing, a leading provider of professional reference resources for the library, bookselling, business, legal, and medical fields, recently unveiled its World Wide Web site. Featuring a wealth of timely information and special offers...
Reed Reference Resources Goes Live on the World Wide Web
Reed Reference Publishing, a leading provider of professional reference resources for the library, bookselling, business, legal, and medical fields, recently unveiled its World Wide Web site. Featuring a wealth of timely information and special offers...
Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing
This book offers a new approach to keeping current with academic trends. Rather than a scholarly work or a compilation of papers from various sources, Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads is a printed record of an Internet discussion between members...
Search Express: The Find Anything, Anywhere Search Tool for Your PC
Phantech Software, Inc. has introduced Search Express, a software program for IBM PCs and compatibles that can quickly and efficiently retrieve information regardless of file type or media. With Search Express nothing stays hidden; to find information,...
Search Express: The Find Anything, Anywhere Search Tool for Your PC
Phantech Software, Inc. has introduced Search Express, a software program for IBM PCs and compatibles that can quickly and efficiently retrieve information regardless of file type or media.With Search Express nothing stays hidden; to find information,...
SilverPlatter Releases Four New Elsevier Products
The release of four new subsets EMBASE, Produced by Elsevier Science B.V., makes available in-depth and informative databases that contain thousand of abstracts of the world's literature dealing with four specific fields of medicine. The four ERL-compliant...
SilverPlatter Releases Four New Elsevier Products
The release of four new subsets of EMBASE, produced by Elsevier Science B.V., makes available in-depth and informative databases that contain thousands of abstracts of the world's literature dealing with four specific fields of medicine.The four ERL-compliant...
Surfing Sites for United States Politics, Business Travel, Net Reading, and Fun
Editor's note: Here she is, our new Internet Waves columnist Shirley Kennedy - who comes recommended by former I-waves columnist P. Michael McCulley. Shirley is a journalist and was until recently the network information manager for the Tampa Bay, Florida,...
The Hispanic-American Experience on CD-ROM
Primary Source Media, the leading contextual publisher of a broad range of current events and historical CD-ROMs for the library and education markets, has announced the release of The Hispanic-American Experience CD-ROM, the latest title of the series...
The Hispanic-American Experience on CD-ROM
Primary Source Media, the leading contextual publisher of a broad range of current events and historical CD-ROMs for the library and education markets, has announced the release of The Hispanic-American Experience CD-ROM, the latest title of the series...
UMI's ProQuest Direct Online Information System Launched
A cooperative effort between West Publishing and the University of Minnesota Law School has generated a one-of-a-kind human rights home page on the Internet. For the first time, efforts have been made to electronically organize and link important human...
UMI's ProQuest Direct Online Information System Launched
UMI recently announced the launch of ProQuest Direct, its own information system providing online access to its extensive collection of published materials. With ProQuest Direct, users can search for information from the thousands of journals, periodicals,...
UnCover Adds Linda Hall Library as Newest Contributor
Uncover, one of the world's largest, up-to-date periodical indexes and document delivery, services, has announced the recent addition of the Linda Hall Library to its network of 20 contributing libraries worldwide. Linda Hall Library, located in Kansas...
UnCover Adds Linda Hall Library as Newest Contributor
UnCover, one of the world's largest, up-to-date periodical indexes and document delivery services, has announced the recent addition of the Linda Hall Library to its network of 20 contributing libraries worldwide. Linda Hall Library, located in Kansas...
VTLS Links with DEC and Installs First DEC Site in Australia
VTLS has become a business partner with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and the University of New England (New South Wales, Australia) has become the first site to install VTLS on a DEC platform. With the joint signing of an agreement last year,...
VTLS Links with DEC and Installs First DEC Site in Australia
VTLS has become a business partner with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and the University of New England (New South Wales, Australia) has become the first site to install VTLS on a DEC platform.With the joint signing of an agreement last year,...
Windows 95 CD-Rom Training Available from LearnKey
LearnKey, Inc., the award-winning CD-ROM developer, has recently shipped a new training title named Introduction to Windows 95. Available on CD-ROM and videotape, the title is the latest from more than 200 technology and software training products produced...
Windows 95 CD-ROM Training Available from LearnKey
LearnKey, Inc., the award-winning CD-ROM developer, has recently shipped a new training title named Introduction to Windows 9S. Available on CD-ROM and videotape, the title is the latest from more than 200 technology and software training products produced...