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Articles from Vol. 19, No. 6, June

2002 Search Engine Meeting
Report from the Field The focus was on the current state of these systems and their future The Search Engine Meeting, sponsored by Infonortics, Ltd. of Tetbury, U.K., grew out of a memorable Association of Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC)...
2002 Search Engine Meeting: The Focus Was on the Current State of These Systems and Their Future. (Report from the Field)
The Search Engine Meeting, sponsored by Infonortics, Ltd. of Tetbury, U.K., grew out of a memorable Association of Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC) event held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1995. Recognizing a significant trend in the...
2002 SIIA Annual Conference
Synergy abounded at this San Diego event This was a good conference. Imagine the synergy. Software developers were sitting next to content industry executives, K- 12 school administrators, and publishers. They were mixing, mingling, and sharing stories....
2002 SIIA Annual Conference: Synergy Abounded at This San Diego Event. (Report from the Field)
This was a good conference. Imagine the synergy. Software developers were sitting next to content industry executives, K-12 school administrators, and publishers. They were mixing, mingling, and sharing stories. The April Software Information &...
Academic Libraries Develop Integrated Portal Software Package
* NewsBreak by Barbara Quint Libraries continue to expand their "turf" in virtual space. Academic libraries that belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL; http://www.arl.org) have launched a Scholars Portal Project in collaboration with Fretwell-Downing,...
Academic Libraries Develop Integrated Portal Software Package. (News Break)
Libraries continue to expand their "turf' in virtual space. Academic libraries that belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL; http://www.arl.org) have launched a Scholars Portal Project in collaboration with Fretwell-Downing, Inc. (ED;...
ActiveBuddy's Interactive Agent Technology Tested by Developers
ActiveBuddy, Inc., a provider of interactive agent technology, has announced that a group of leading-edge developers has been granted early access to its software-- development tools and deployment servers. International advertising agency OgilvyOne...
ActiveBuddy's Interactive Agent Technology Tested by Developers. (Internet Publishing Today)
ActiveBuddy, Inc., a provider of interactive agent technology, has announced that a group of leading-edge developers has been granted early access to its software-development tools and deployment servers. International advertising agency Ogilvy-One...
Adobe Systems Unveils New FrameMaker Products
Internet Publishinq Today Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the release of Adobe FrameMaker 7.0, the latest version of its enterprise authoring and publishing solution. FrameMaker 7.0 allows corporations to use XML to search, share, and re-purpose content...
Adobe Systems Unveils New FrameMaker Products. (Internet Publishing Today)
Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the release of Adobe FrameMaker 7.0, the latest version of its enterprise authoring and publishing solution. FrameMaker 7.0 allows corporations to use XML to search, share, and re-purpose content across the enterprise....
Calendar
June 4-6: Washington, D.C. (The Capital Hilton). The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will sponsor the AEP Educational Publishing Summit 2002, an annual conference that offers diverse sessions to help educational publishers keep informed...
California Digital Library Opens Online Repository for Working Papers
The California Digital Library (CDL) has announced the launch of a Web site and associated digital services to store and distribute academic research results and working papers. The eScholarship Repository (http://repositories.cdlib.org) includes a set...
California Digital Library Opens Online Repository for Working Papers. (Internet Publishing Today)
The California Digital Library (CDL) has announced the launch of a Web site and associated digital services to store and distribute academic research results and working papers. The eScholarship Repository (http://repositories.cdlib.org) includes a...
CASPR Unveils LibraryWorld Version 3.0
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the release of LibraryWorld version 3.0. With an enhanced user interface that's specifically designed for Windows XP and Macintosh OS/X, this new release provides the professional tool librarians need at a price...
CASPR Unveils Library World Version 3.0. (Library Systems Today)
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the release of Library World version 3.0. With an enhanced user interface that's specifically designed for Windows XP and Macintosh OS/X, this new release provides the professional tool librarians need at a...
Consumers Union Launches Consumer WebWatch
Consumers Union (http://www.consumers union.org), the venerable defender of consumer interests and publisher of Consumer Reports, has launched Consumer WebWatch, a new service designed to rate Web sites. (Users can reach the service at http://www .consumerwebwatch.org...
Consumers Union Launches Consumer Web Watch. (NewsBreak)
Consumers Union (http://www.consumersunion.org), the venerable defender of consumer interests and publisher of Consumer Reports, has launched Consumer WebWatch, a new service designed to rate Web sites. (Users can reach the service at http://www.consumerwebwatch.org...
CRIBIS Announces Latest Upgrade for SkyMinder
NewsBreak by Barbara Quint CRIBIS Corp. (http://www.cribis.com) has announced a new product release for SkyMinder (http://www.sky"nder.com), the online business information provider with data covering over 33 million companies in 230 countries. The upgrades...
CRIBIS Announces Latest Upgrade for SkyMinder. (NewsBreak)
CRIBIS Corp. (http://www.cribis.com) has announced a new product release for SkyMinder (http://www.skyminder.com), the online business information provider with data covering over 33 million companies in 230 countries. The upgrades to the service include...
Cross-Searching Electronic Journal Archives
Internet Insights With only one query, 10 archives can be searched in less than a minute Open access scholarly and professional electronic journals in computer, library, and information science and technology (CLIST) had been on my reading list, but...
Cross-Searching Electronic Journal Archives: With Only One Query, 10 Archives Can Be Searched in Less Than a Minute. (Internal Insights)
Open access scholarly and professional electronic journals in computer, library, and information science and technology (CLIST) had been on my reading list, but not as much as I would have liked. As opposed to print journals, which land in my mailbox...
Dialog Adds Canadian Newspaper to Service, Announces Alliance with BioSpace, Inc
Dialog Corp. has announced that it has added The National Post, one of two national daily newspapers in Canada, to its online services. The company also announced that it has entered an alliance with BioSpace, Inc., a provider of a Web site that offers...
Dialog Adds Canadian Newspaper to Service, Announces Alliance with BioSpace, Inc. (Internet Today)
Dialog Corp. has announced that it has added The National Post, one of two national daily newspapers in Canada, to its online services. The company also announced that it has entered an alliance with BioSpace, Inc., a provider of a Web site that offers...
Ebrary Offers New Pricing Option, Announces Agreements
ebrary, Inc. has announced that it has added an "all-you-can-eat" pricing option for its ebrarian for Libraries service. The company also announced that it has partnered with three international resellers to distribute ebrarian for Libraries to global...
Ebrary Offers New Pricing Option, Announces Agreements. (Library Systems Today)
ebrary, Inc. has announced that it has added an "all-you-can-eat" pricing option for its ebrarian for Libraries service. The company also announced that it has partnered with three international resellers to distribute ebrarian for Libraries to global...
LexisNexis Expands News Coverage, Content
LexisNexis has announced the addition of Ethnic Newsline and Regional Newsline to its Academic Universe and nexis.com services. The company also announced the integration of licensed content from Business Monitor International (BMI), which will offer...
LexisNexis Expands News Coverage, Content
LexisNexis has announced the addition of Ethnic Newsline and Regional Newsline to its Academic Universe and nexis.com services. The company also announced the integration of licensed content from Business Monitor International (BMI), which will offer...
Looks like It's Time for the Internet
Internet Waves If there's something you want to know, you can find it instantly on the Web "ve always loved the sea, and I live quite close to the Gulf of Mexico. But sometimes I really wonder why anyone would want to swim in open water. It's not just...
Looks like It's Time for the Internet: If There's Something You Want to Know, You Can Find It Instantly on the Web. (Internet Waves)
I've always loved the sea, and I live quite close to the Gulf of Mexico. But sometimes I really wonder why anyone would want to swim in open water. It's not just the sharks (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/ISAF/ISAFhtm). There's a whole lot of...
New Google Answers Service Raises a Few Questions of Its Own
For searchers, there have been attempts to make search services available to those trying to navigate the Internet. Some reference services are linked to search engines: Ask Yahoo!, for example, or Ask Jeeves' database of questions that link to Web resources....
New Google Answers Service Raises a Few Questions of Its Own. (NewsBreak)
For searchers, there have been attempts to make search services available to those trying to navigate the Internet. Some reference services are linked to search engines: Ask Yahoo!, for example, or Ask Jeeves' database of questions that link to Web...
NLM Is Testing Visual Interface from Antarcti.ca
Antarctica Systems, Inc. (http://antarcti .ca), a Canadian developer of data-visualization technology, has announced that the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS; http:// sis.nlm.nih.gov) division is funding and...
NLM Is Testing Visual Interface from Antarcti.Ca. (NewsBreak)
Antarcti.ca Systems, Inc. (http://antarcti.ca), a Canadian developer of data-visualization technology, has announced that the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS; http://sis.nlm.nih.gov) division is funding and...
OCLC to Create Computing Portal for Public Libraries
OCLC has announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded it a 3-year, $9 million grant to build a Webbased, public-access computing portal for public libraries and other organizations that provide open access to information. The new...
OCLC to Create Computing Portal for Public Libraries. (Library Systems Today)
OCLC has announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded it a 3-year, $9 million grant to build a Webbased, public-access computing portal for public libraries and other organizations that provide open access to information. The...
Online, Inc. Acquired by Information Today, Inc
NewsBreak by Reva Basch Information Today, Inc. (ITI; http://www .infotoday.com) announced in early May that it acquired Online, Inc. (http://www .onlineinc.com) and its assets, including EContent and EMedia magazines and the Web Search University, Intranets,...
Online, Inc. Acquired by Information Today, Inc. (NewsBreak)
Information Today, Inc. (ITI; http://www.infotoday.com) announced in early May that it acquired Online, Inc. (http://www.onlineinc.com) and its assets, including EContent and EMedia magazines and the Web Search University, Intranets, and Buying &...
Oxford Reference Online Fills Big Niche
Database Review This database provides excellent content with attractive pricing options The conventional wisdom is that it takes older and well-established organizations longer to make the transition from one technology to another than their younger...
Oxford Reference Online Fills Big Niche: This Database Provides Excellent Content with Attractive Pricing Options. (Database Review)
The conventional wisdom is that it takes older and well-established organizations longer to make the transition from one technology to another than their younger and more flexible counterparts. This has generally been the model for publishing on the...
Preparing Successful Online Tutorials
Teaching patrons how to use resources by themselves can benefit everyone Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries by Susan Sharpless Smith Chicago: American Library Association, 2001 ISBN: 0-8389-0805-5 194 pages $40 So many information sources are...
RLG Reports OpenURL Link Creation Is Now in Eureka Interface
Research Libraries Group (RLG) has announced that full support for OpenURL dynamic link creation is now in the newest version of Eureka, the Web search interface to many of RLG's databases. Libraries and information centers with their own OpenURL resolvers...
RLG Reports openURL Link Creation Is Now in Eureka Interface. (Library Systems Today)
Research Libraries Group (RLG) has announced that full support for OpenURL dynamic link creation is now in the newest version of Eureka, the Web search interface to many of RLG's databases. Libraries and information centers with their own OpenURL resolvers...
SealedMedia Released New Document Security Software
SealedMedia, a digital rights manage- ment software provider, has announced the latest release of its document security software. The new technology can seal Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in addition to the standard media formats already supported: HTML,...
SealedMedia Releases New Document Security Software. (Internet Publishing Today)
SealedMedia, a digital rights management software provider, has announced the latest release of its document security software. The new technology can seal Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in addition to the standard media formats already supported: HTML,...
Some Advice for Google Answers
Quint's Online Adopting high-quality standards can help build a reliable, consistent service Google. Well, well, well. So you've decided to answer questions directly, to come out from behind the protective cover of a "resource" and face the challenge...
Some Advice for Google Answers: Adopting High-Quality Standards Can Help Build a Reliable, Consistent Service. (Quint's Online)
Google. Well, well, well. So you've decided to answer questions directly, to come out from behind the protective cover of a "resource" and face the challenge of talking to requesters by asking them what they want to know and telling them what you think...
Sonic Foundry Launches MediaSite Publisher 5.0
Sonic Foundry, Inc., a software and services provider of rich media content-- creation and -management technologies, has unveiled MediaSite Publisher 5.0, a suite of software applications that provides media content integration, indexing, and search...
Sonic Foundry Launches MediaSite Publisher 5.0. (Internet Publishing Today)
Sonic Foundry, Inc., a software and services provider of rich media content-creation and -management technologies, has unveiled MediaSite Publisher 5.0, a suite of software applications that provides media content integration, indexing, and search...
SPARC Is Ready to Go Mainstream
Focus on Publishing Are the pieces now in place to change scholarly journal publishing? A strange thing happened as I was writing this column: The lyrics from the 1960s song "Age of Aquarius" suddenly popped into my head. "When the moon is in the Seventh...
SPARC Is Ready to Go Mainstream: Are the Pieces Now in Place to Change Scholarly Journal Publishing? (Focus on Publishing)
A strange thing happened as I was writing this column: The lyrics from the 1960s song "Age of Aquarius" suddenly popped into my head. "When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars/Then peace will guide the planets/And love will...
STN Reloads Enhanced Beilstein Database
FIZ Karlsruhe, the European service center of STN International, has announced that an enhanced version of the Beilstein database has been reloaded onto the STN service. As part of a major upgrade to the database, a new Pharmacological and Ecological...
STN Reloads Enhanced Beilstein Database. (Internet Today)
FIZ Karlsruhe, the European service center of STN International, has announced that an enhanced version of the Beilstein database has been reloaded onto the STN service. As part of a major upgrade to the database, a new Pharmacological and Ecological...
The Benefits of Library Partnerships
The Systems Librarian Multilibrary catalogs can allow institutions to efficiently share resources In April I had the pleasure of speaking about shared catalogs at a library conference. My role was to describe the virtual catalog approach that underlies...
The Benefits of Library Partnerships: Multilibrary Catalogs Can Allow Institutions to Efficiently Share Resources. (the Systems Librarian)
In April I had the pleasure of speaking about shared catalogs at a library conference. My role was to describe the virtual catalog approach that underlies Kudzu, a system that "covers the south" by connecting the catalogs of 16 academic libraries in...
The Big Lie
Is vendor sponsorship a win-win arrangement or is it having a corrosive effect on the industry? [Editor's Note: This month marks the debut of Richard Poynder's new bimonthly column, which will tackle many of the issues affecting the information industry.]...
The Big Lie: Is Vendor Sponsorship a Win-Win Arrangement or Is It Having a Corrosive Effect on the Industry. (Poynder on Point)
[Editor's Note: This month marks the debut of Richard Poynder's new bimonthly column, which will tackle many of the issues affecting the information industry.] While attending an industry meeting in New Orleans 15 years ago, seasoned patent searcher...
To Link or Not to Link
Legal Issues Recent legal challenges have raised red flags for Web site developers I recall learning about hyperlinks and hypertext in library school back in the mid1980s. It sounded like an interesting, possibly valuable means of interconnecting various...
To Link or Not to Link: Recent Legal Challenges Have Raised Red Flags for Web Site Developers. (Legal Issues)
I recall learning about hyperlinks and hypertext in library school back in the mid 1980s. It sounded like an interesting, possibly valuable means of interconnecting various information sources. But to be honest, I wasn't completely sure if and how...
Webmergers, the451 Unveil TechDealmaker
Webmergers, Inc. (http://www.webmer gers.com) and the451 (http://www.the451 .com) have joined forces to create TechDealmaker (http://www.techdealmaker.com), a weekly e-mail "intelligence service aimed at technology M&A professionals" that tracks...
Webmergers, the451 Unveil TechDealmaker. (NewsBreak)
Webmergers, Inc. (http://www.webmergers.com) and the451 (http://www.the451.com) have joined forces to create TechDealmaker (http://www.techdealmaker.com), a weekly e-mail "intelligence service aimed at technology M&A professionals" that tracks...
West Group Enhances Westlaw Service
West Group has announced the release of three new productivity tools in westlaw.com: two-click printing, a personalization option, and enhanced cite list functionality. West Group president Mike Wilens said the new enhancements to Westlaw are in direct...
West Group Enhances Westlaw Service. (Internet Today)
West Group has announced the release of three new productivity tools in westlaw.com: two-click printing, a personalization option, and enhanced cite list functionality. West Group president Mike Wilens said the new enhancements to Westlaw are in...
Yahoo! Service Offers More Advice Than Expertise
NewsBreak First Google started an advice service with Google Answers [see the NewsBreak on page 50]. Now Yahoo! has stepped into the arena with Yahoo! Advice (http://advice .yahoo.com), which is offered through a partnership with LiveAdvice. Is this...
Yahoo! Service Offers More Advice Than Expertise. (Newsbreak)
First Google started an advice service with Google Answers [see the NewsBreak on page 50]. Now Yahoo! has stepped into the arena with Yahoo! Advice (http://advice.yahoo.com), which is offered through a partnership with LiveAdvice. Is this a new trend...