Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 10, November

Adobe Systems Extends Network Publishing Strategy
Adobe Systems, Inc. made several product and technology announcements at the Seybold San Francisco 2001 show that support the company's plan to deliver visually rich, personalized content to anyone, anywhere, on any device. The company announced the...
Adobe Systems Extends Network Publishing Strategy. (Internet Publishing Today)
Adobe Systems, Inc. made several product and technology announcements at the Seybold San Francisco 2001 show that support the company's plan to deliver visually rich, personalized content to anyone, anywhere, on any device. The company announced the...
Alacra Teams Up with Economist Intelligence Unit, Perfect Information
Alacra, Inc. has announced that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a provider of global business intelligence, will offer its databases and content collectively online for the first time via Alacra's Web site (http://www.alacra.com). Alacra has...
Alacra Teams Up with Economist Intelligence Unit, Perfect Information
Alacra, Inc. has announced that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a provider of global business intelligence, will offer its databases and content collectively online for the first time via Alacra's Web site (http://www.alacra.com). Alacra has also...
ASIDIC Fall 2001 Meeting
This event focused on the economic downturn and the ongoing search for the `next big thingCould this be our finest hour? Amid rumors of war, grim economic news, and signs of techno inertia, industry leaders met September 23-25 at the ASIDIC (Association...
ASIDIC Fall 2001 Meeting: This Event Focused on the Economic Downturn and the Ongoing Search for the 'Next Big Thing'. (Report from the Field)
Could this be our finest hour? Amid rumors of war, grim economic news, and signs of techno inertia, industry leaders met September 23-25 at the ASIDIC (Association of Information and Dissemination Centers) Fall 2001 Meeting in Denver to consider the...
Business Research Synergy from Thomson
The Business & Company Resource Center integrates several databases Thomson Corp. is the 800-pound gorilla of the online information business. You've heard the joke: "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit? Anywhere he wants." With Thomson, it goes:...
Business Research Synergy from Thomson: The Business & Company Resource Center Integrates Several Databases. (Database Review)
Thomson Corp. is the 800-pound gorilla of the online information business. You've heard the joke: "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit? Anywhere he wants." With Thomson, it goes: "What does Thomson Corp. buy? Anything it wants." And in recent years...
Canadian Court Rules in Favor of Freelance Authors
For anyone interested in copyright, electronic databases, and freelance writers, there's a new Canadian decision you should know about that promises to be a landmark case: Robertson v. Thomson Corp. [2001 O.J. No. 3868]. As of this writing, it had...
C. Berger Group, Inc. Teams with Inmagic, Inc
C. Berger Group, Inc. (CBG), a library personnel and information management services firm, announced that it has become a business partner with Inmagic, Inc., a text-- management software producer based in Woburn, Massachusetts. According to the announcement,...
Center for Information Policy Receives Grant to Study Patent Policy
The Center for Information Policy at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies has announced that it has received a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States to initiate a project on the divergence in patent policy...
Center for Information Policy Receives Grant to Study Patent Policy
The Center for Information Policy at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies has announced that it has received a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States to initiate a project on the divergence in patent policy between...
Contentville Folds after Short but Controversial Run
Contentville, one of the Web's most idiosyncratic content sites, closed its doors in September after a 14-month run. The creation of media entrepreneur Steven Brill, its short life was marked by high-profile controversies that overshadowed its mission...
CrossRef Steps Up Pace of Linking Developments
CrossRef, a publisher collaborative that enables researchers to navigate online journals via Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-based citation links, has announced that it is stepping up its cross-publisher linking initiatives. Amy Brand, CrossRef's...
CrossRef Steps Up Pace of Linking Developments
CrossRef, a publisher collaborative that enables researchers to navigate online journals via Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-based citation links, has announced that it is stepping up its cross-publisher linking initiatives. Amy Brand, CrossRef's director...
Derwent Wins USPTO Contract for Translating Patents into English
Derwent Information has announced that it has been awarded a 5-year contract from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide human-assisted machine translation of foreign-language patents into English. Effective as of August, Derwent...
Derwent Wins USPTO Contract for Translating Patents into English
Derwent Information has announced that it has been awarded a 5-year contract from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide human-assisted machine translation of foreign-language patents into English. Effective as of August, Derwent is...
EBSCO Publishing Announces Participation in Access Initiative, Agreement with Texas Library Consortium
EBSCO Publishing has announced that it is playing a role in the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications' (INASP) Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) initiative. PERI is designed to provide wider...
EBSCO Publishing Announces Participation in Access Initiative, Agreement with Texas Library Consortium. (Internet Today)
EBSCO Publishing has announced that it is playing a role in the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications' (INASP) Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) initiative. PERT is designed to provide wider...
Endeavor Announces Product in Beta Testing, Other News
Endeavor Information Systems has announced that Citation Server with LinkFinder is now in beta testing. Endeavor also announced that its president and CEO Jane Burke recently met with the newly formed National Libraries' Endeavor Advisory Board (NLEAB),...
Endeavor Announces Product in Beta Testing, Other News. (Library Systems Today)
Endeavor Information Systems has announced that Citation Server with Link-Finder is now in beta testing. Endeavor also announced that its president and CEO Jane Burke recently met with the newly formed National Libraries' Endeavor Advisory Board (NLEAB),...
Factiva Scrambles to Fix Date-Ranging Glitch in Publications Library
The first word on the Street that there were problems in date ranging on Factiva's Publications Library collection of full-text documents came from professional searchers discussing the issue on librarian listservs. One report came from searchers at...
FAST to Power Reuters News Disribution Service
Norwegian search engine company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST; http://www.fast search.com) may be best known among searchers for the success of its freely available AllTheWeb.com search site. Recently it has been wisely putting its energies into increasing...
FAST to Power Reuters News Distribution Service
Norwegian search engine company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST; http://www.fast search.com) may be best known among searchers for the success of its freely available AllTheWeb.com search site. Recently it has been wisely putting its energies into...
Hoover's Announces Plans to Streamline Products, Focus on Subscriptions, Trim Staff
Hoover's, Inc., the well-known Austin, Texas-based provider of online business information, announced some big changes to its business in a conference call and Webcast held on September 26. (The Webcast is available for replay at http://www.hoovers.com....
Indexing and Abstracting from A to Z
This book takes the reader on a thorough tour of the entire indexing process As information professionals, we use indexes every day. These include the more traditional journal-article and book indexes as well as other tools such as Web search engines...
Indexing and Abstracting from A to Z: This Book Takes the Reader on a Thorough Tour of the Entire Indexing Process. (Book Review)
As information professionals, we use indexes every day. These include the more traditional journal-artick and book indexes as well as other tools such as Web search engines and directories. But how often do you consider where these resources come from...
Infotrieve Enters into Content Agreements, Provides Document-Delivery Services
Infotrieve has announced that it has entered into content-sharing agreements with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the American Society for Pharmacology and...
Infotrieve Enters into Content Cgreements, Provides Document-Delivery Services. (Internet Today)
Infotrieve has announced that it has entered into content-sharing agreements with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the American Society for Pharmacology...
ISI ResearchSoft Ships New ProCite Version 5 for Macintosh
ISI ResearchSoft has announced the release of ProCite version 5 for the Macintosh, an upgrade to its software that transforms the bibliographic program into an online research tool. According to the announcement, ProCite 5 delivers the industry's easiest...
ISI ResearchSoft Ships New ProCite Version 5 for Macintosh
ISI ResearchSoft has announced the release of ProCite version 5 for the Macintosh, an upgrade to its software that transforms the bibliographic program into an online research tool. According to the announcement, ProCite 5 delivers the industry's easiest...
Letter to the Editor
As the owners of the intellectual property retailed as CafeDoors (the analytic tool in PatentCafe's IPSearchEngine), the Andy Gibbs interview ("Owning the Railroad") by Richard Poynder in the September 2001 issue of Information Today contains several...
Letter to the Editor
As the owners of the intellectual property retailed as CafeDoors (the analytic tool in PatentCafe's IPSearchEngine), the Andy Gibbs interview ("Owning the Railroad") by Richard Poynder in the September 2001 issue of Information Today contains several...
LexisNexis Contracts with idEXEC, Adds Features to Lexis.com
LexisNexis Group has announced that it has signed a contract with idEXEC, Inc. to deliver tailored business, news, and financial information to idEXEC Online subscribers. The company also announced that it has added several new features to lexis .com,...
LexisNexis Contracts with idEXEC, Adds Features to Lexis.Com
LexisNexis Group has announced that it has signed a contract with idEXEC, Inc. to deliver tailored business, news, and financial information to idEXEC Online subscribers. The company also announced that it has added several new features to lexis.com,...
Liberty Alliance Project to Create Network Identity Solution
Thirty-three major companies have announced the formation of the code-named Liberty Alliance Project, a collaboration between some of the world's largest businesses and industries. The alliance will develop and deploy an open solution for network identity....
Liberty Alliance Project to Create Network Identity Solution. (Internet Publishing Today)
Thirty-three major companies have announced the formation of the code-named Liberty Alliance Project, a collaboration between some of the world's largest businesses and industries. The alliance will develop and deploy an open solution for network identity....
MDL Information Systems Establishes Excellence in Informatics Scholarship at IU
MDL Information Systems, Inc., a provider of discovery informatics for the life sciences and chemistry in industry and academia, has announced it is sponsoring a scholarship program supporting graduate studies at Indiana University's (IU) School of...
MDL Information Systems Establishes Excellence in Informatics Scholarship at IU
MDL Information Systems, Inc., a provider of discovery informatics for the life sciences and chemistry in industry and academia, has announced it is sponsoring a scholarship program supporting graduate studies at Indiana University's (IU) School of Informatics....
MetaPress to Provide Publishing Services for Gordon and Breach Journals, IOS Press
MetaPress, a service of the Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PP&F) department of EBSCO Industries, Inc., has been selected by the Taylor & Francis Group to produce and host online editions of the titles it acquired from the Gordon and Breach...
MetaPress to Provide Publishing Services for Gordon and Breach Journals, IOS Press. (Internet Today)
MetaPress, a service of the Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PP&F) department of EBSCO Industries, Inc., has been selected by the Taylor & Francis Group to produce and host online editions of the titles it acquired from the Gordon and...
Microsoft Inroduces .Net My Services
Focus on Publishing The company opens Passport and HailStorm to create a federation of trust' These are tough times for predicting the future of Web publishing. Even as the shock of the September 11 terrorist attacks wears off and life resumes, the consequences...
Microsoft Introduces .NET My Services: The Company Opens Passport and HailStorm to Create a 'Federation of Trust'. (Focus on Publishing)
These are tough times for predicting the future of Web publishing. Even as the shock of the September 11 terrorist attacks wears off and life resumes, the consequences of what is actually meant by "everything has changed" still form tentatively around...
New Atomz Web Site Solution Simplifies Web Content Operations
Atomz Corp., a developer of outsourced Web content solutions and a trademark of Avivo Corp., has unveiled the Atomz Web Site Solution, an end-to-end Web content operations system for running and maintaining enterprise-class Web sites. The Atomz Web...
New Atomz Web Site Solution Simplifies Web Content Operations
Atomz Corp., a developer of outsourced Web content solutions and a trademark of Avivo Corp., has unveiled the Atomz Web Site Solution, an end-to-end Web content operations system for running and maintaining enterprise-class Web sites. The Atomz Web Site...
NISO Announces Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Approval, Formation of Committee to Revise Library Statistics Standard
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) have announced the approval by ANSI of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (Z39.85-2001). NISO has also announced the formation of a committee to...
NISO Announces Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Approval, Formation of Committee to Revise Library Statistics Standard
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) have announced the approval by ANSI of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (Z39.85-2001). NISO has also announced the formation of a committee to revise...
OCLC Unveils Research Results, Enhancements to Worldcat
OCLC has announced that in its annual survey of the World Wide Web, its Office of Research has determined that the number of public Web sites continues to expand (but at a slower rate), the distribution of public Web sites over countries and languages...
OCLC Unveils Research Results, Enhancements to WorldCat
OCLC has announced that in its annual survey of the World Wide Web, its Office of Research has determined that the number of public Web sites continues to expand (but at a slower rate), the distribution of public Web sites over countries and languages...
Official Product Launch Brings FireSpout out of Stealth Mode
FireSpout, Inc. is not a familiar company to most of us, but the Belmont, Massachusetts-based business was founded in 1999. It has spent the last 2 years quietly developing its software and working with beta customers in somewhat of a stealth mode....
Openpages Releases ContentWare 3.0
Openpages, Inc., a provider of enterprise content-production solutions, has announced the availability of ContentWare 3.0. According to the company, ContentWare 3.0 is the only solution that enables organizations to involve the broadest set of users...
Openpages Releases ContentWare 3.0. (Internet Publishing Today)
Openpages, Inc., a provider of enterprise content-production solutions, has announced the availability of ContentWare 3.0. According to the company, Content-Ware 3.0 is the only solution that enables organizations to involve the broadest set of users...
Out-of-the-Box Experiences and Taxonomies
Quint's Online We must listen to and decipher the messages behind vendors' words Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." That's what you think, buster! We can all flash back to a memory of cruel and cutting words that sting...
Out-of-the-Box Experiences and Taxonomies: We Must Listen to and Decipher the Messages Behind Vendors' Words. (Quint's Online)
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." That's what you think, buster! We can all flash back to a memory of cruel and cutting words that sting long after the speaker may be gone and forgotten. Usually, the truer the words,...
OverDrive Connect Converts Web Content into E-Books
OverDrive, Inc. has announced a new suite of .NET e-publishing services that instantly convert Web site articles, documents, books, manuals, and just about any page into Microsoft Reader eBooks. Webmasters can add the benefits of enhanced off-line reading...
OverDrive Connect Converts Web Content into E-Books. (Internet Publishing Today)
OverDrive, Inc. has announced a new suite of NET e-publishing services that instantly convert Web site articles, documents, books, manuals, and just about any page into Microsoft Reader eBooks. Webmasters can add the benefits of enhanced off-line reading...
PDCC Announces Conversion Projects
Pacific Data Conversion Corp. (PDCC) has announced the recent completion of four separate conversion projects. APA PDCC has converted the 1985 issues of 15 journal titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in accordance...
PDCC Announces Conversion Projects
Pacific Data Conversion Corp. (PDCC) has announced the recent completion of four separate conversion projects. APA PDCC has converted the 1985 issues of 15 journal titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in accordance with the...
People Line: People on the Move within the Industry
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced that Mary Anne Corner is its new deputy director of branch libraries. In her new position, she will assist the director in supervising staff in the 85 branch libraries serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and...
Project Gutenberg Reader Site Launched
The Project Gutenberg (PG) Reader Team has announced the launch of a free ebook site at http://www.pgreader.com. The PG Reader is a free online tool for reading the standard Project Gutenberg Etext files. According to the announcement, the PG Reader...
Project Gutenberg Reader Site Launched. (Internet Publishing Today)
The Project Gutenberg (PG) Reader Team has announced the launch of a free e-book site at http://www.pgreader.com. The PG Reader is a free online tool for reading the standard Project Gutenberg Etext files. According to the announcement, the PG Reader...
Sentius Corp.'s RichLink Embeds Content in Context
CEO and founder Marc Bookman talks about his company's technology and markets Sentius Corp. is the developer of RichLink, a patented database linking and embedding technology that automatically adds content to Web sites. RichLink embeds layers of relevant...
Sentius Corp.'s RichLink Embeds Content in Context: CEO and Founder Marc Bookman Talks about His Company's Technology and Markets. (IT Interview)
Sentius Corp. is the developer of Rich-Link, a patented database linking and embedding technology that automatically adds content to Web sites. RichLink embeds layers of relevant content that pops up at the reader's request in a window called a "Knowledge...
Serials Journal Now Available to Nonmembers
The United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) has announced that, beginning next year, it will make its journal Serials available to nonmembers worldwide via subscription. According to the announcement, the new editors of the journal, Hazel Woodward and...
Serials Journal Now Available to Nonmembers
The United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) has announced that, beginning next year, it will make its journal Serials available to nonmembers worldwide via subscription. According to the announcement, the new editors of the journal, Hazel Woodward and Helen...
SIRSI Notes System Deployments
SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Pioneer Library System (PLS), a state-chartered cooperative public library system serving the 42 public libraries in Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne and Wyoming counties in western New York, has selected SIRSI's Unicorn...
SIRSI Notes System Deployments. (Library Systems Today)
SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Pioneer Library System (PLS), a state-chartered cooperative public library system serving the 42 public libraries in Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne and Wyoming counties in western New York, has selected SIRSI's Unicorn...
SIRS Launches eCurriculum Tool
SIRS Publishing, Inc. has announced the launch of its eCurriculum educational tool. According to the company, SIRS eCurriculum provides cutting-edge content with state-of-the-art technology to create a citizenship curriculum that emphasizes reading,...
SIRS Launches eCurriculum Tool
SIRS Publishing, Inc. has announced the launch of its eCurriculum educational tool. According to the company, SIRS eCurriculum provides cutting-edge content with state-of-the-art technology to create a citizenship curriculum that emphasizes reading,...
SPARC Partner Organic Letters Surpasses Competition
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced that Organic Letters, the peer-reviewed American Chemical Society (ACS) journal launched just 2 years ago on the Web and in print, has exceeded Tetrahedron Letters, its main...
SPARC Partner Organic Letters Surpasses Competition. (Internet Publishing Today)
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced that Organic Letters, the peer-reviewed American Chemical Society (ACS) journal launched just 2 years ago on the Web and in print, has exceeded Tetrahedron Letters, its main...
Swets Blackwell, ProQuest Form Partnership to Enhance Access to E-Journals, Periodical Databases
Swets Blackwell and ProQuest Information and Learning have announced the beginning of a partnership that will allow both companies to provide their customers with broader access to journal literature in electronic form. The partnership is effective...
Swets Blackwell, ProQuest Form Partnership to Enhance Access to E-Journals, Periodical Databases
Swets Blackwell and ProQuest Information and Learning have announced the beginning of a partnership that will allow both companies to provide their customers with broader access to journal literature in electronic form. The partnership is effective immediately....
SwetsnetNavigator Integrates IEEE, Wiley Journal Article Links; Adds ScienceDirect Titles
Swets Blackwell has announced the addition of journal-level links to over 100 electronic journals published by IEEE and Wiley from SwetsnetNavigator, its electronic journal service. The company has also announced that Elsevier Science's ScienceDirect...
SwetsnetNavigator Integrates IEEE, Wiley Journal Article Links; Adds ScienceDirect Titles. (Internet Today)
Swets Blackwell has announced the addition of journal-level links to over 100 electronic journals published by IEEE and Wiley from SwetsnetNavigator, its electronic journal service. The company has also announced that Elsevier Science's ScienceDirect...
Swets & Zeitlinger Turns 100, Gains Royal Status
Swets & Zeitlinger Holding, a distributor and service provider of scientific and professional information, has announced that it has reached the dual milestones of 100 years in business and the granting of "royal" status. The company will now operate...
The Case of Dmitry Sklyarov
Legal Issues This is the first criminal lawsuit under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Some of us who regularly write about intellectual property issues jokingly refer to publishers as the "copyright police," and contemplate being thrown into "copyright...
The Case of Dmitry Sklyarov: This Is the First Criminal Lawsuit under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (Legal Issues)
Some of us who regularly write about intellectual property issues jokingly refer to publishers as the "copyright police," and contemplate being thrown into "copyright jail" for "violating" fair-use laws. Despite this imagined scenario, I never really...
The European Business Information Scene
Hoover's folds its cards while Northern Light takes its partners Hoover's has folded its European operation and closed its London office, while Northern Light has modestly expanded into Italy. I recently spoke to Gehan Talwatte, former managing director...
The European Business Information Scene: Hoover's Folds Its Cards While Northern Light Takes Its Partners. (IT Future)
Hoover's has folded its European operation and closed its London office, while Northern Light has modestly expanded into Italy. I recently spoke to Gehan Talwatte, former managing director of Hoover's Online Europe, and Leslie Ray, Northern Light's...
The Scientific World Acquires Science Wise, Adds Millions of Citations and Full-Text Articles to sciBASE
TheScientific World (http://www.thesci entificworld.com), a leading information portal for scientists, has acquired Science-Wise (http://www.sciencewise.com), another portal servicing that market. The merged companies have approximately 300,000 registered...
The Scientific World Acquires ScienceWise, Adds Millions of Citations and Full-Text Articles to sciBASE
TheScientific World (http://www.thesci entificworld.com), a leading information portal for scientists, has acquired ScienceWise (http://www.sciencewise.com), another portal servicing that market. The merged companies have approximately 300,000 registered...
They Didn't Come (in Droves)
Internet Insights Several important factors contributed to the demise of Contentville In the September 2000 issue of Information Today, I wrote about Contentville.com ("Now That It's Built, Will They Come?" page 30), which was launched in July 2000....
They Didn't Come (in Droves): Several Important Factors Contributed to the Demise of Contentville. (Internet Insights)
In the September 2000 issue of Information Today, I wrote about Contentville.com ("Now That It's Built, Will They Come?" page 30), which was launched in July 2000. I was very skeptical about this new venture, although it was partly financed by such...
Update: More Disaster Recovery Resources
Last month I reported on how some information professionals and industry leaders responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks by sharing information and providing free access to resources and assistance (see page 3 of the October issue or http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb010917-2.htm)....
Update on Technology Trends and Events
The Systems Librarian Here's the most current information about some recent industry issues In this month's column, I'd like to bring you up-to-date on some of the topics that I've recently covered. The ongoing struggle for Windows security-It's been...
Update on Technology Trends and Events: Here's the Most Current Information about Some Recent Industry Issues. (the Systems Librarian)
In this month's column, I'd like to bring you up-to-date on some of the topics that I've recently covered. The ongoing struggle for Windows security--It's been a rough time on the security front. In my September 2001 column (page 46) I talked about...
VTLS Introduces the Chameleon iPortal
VTLS, Inc. has announced the release of the Chameleon iPortal, an aggregate Web service for libraries that captures information via multiple Internet channels and search engines. Although the company says its flexibility makes it appealing to all types...
VTLS Introduces the Chameleon iPortal
VTLS, Inc. has announced the release of the Chameleon iPortal, an aggregate Web service for libraries that captures information via multiple Internet channels and search engines. Although the company says its flexibility makes it appealing to all types...
WilsonWeb Links to Dun & Bradstreet Company Searches
H.W. Wilson has announced that users of select WilsonWeb periodicals databases will be able to click from an icon on the search results screen to a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) "Company Lookup" screen for access to corporate profiles and reports. The...
Wilsonweb Links to Dun & Bradstreet Company Searches. (Internet Today)
H.W. Wilson has announced that users of select WilsonWeb periodicals databases will be able to click from an icon on the search results screen to a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) "Company Lookup" screen for access to corporate profiles and reports....