Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 5, No. 8, September

ALA and CLA: Exhibits Roundup
ALA & CLA: Exhibits Roundup The role that exhibits play in the annual conferences of the North American professional library associations is a critical one. Exhibitors take full advantage of the opportunity to greet well-established customers...
Ambitious Videotex Goals Require Industry Cooperation
Ambitious Videotex Goals Require Industry Cooperation The Videotex Industry Association (VIA) has a plan for getting from the present to its desired future. Approximately one million people in the US are now consumers of easy-to-use interactive electronic...
CD-ROM Compatibility and Usability Issues
CD-ROM Compatibility and Usability Issues CD-ROM or Compact Disc Read Only Memory provides a means of distributing 600,000 characters of data (equivalent to more than 175,000 pages of ASCII text plus indices) to any end user with a microcomputer and...
Concept Finder: Search Capabilities across Multiple Files
Concept Finder: Search Capabilities Across Multiple Files Concept Finder can work with huge amounts of data in multiple databases, and can search across differently-structured files. This gives it the ability to combine maerials from many files....
DataTimes Branches Out
DataTimes Branches Out I was running late on my Information Today Database Review. It was due the next day but I wasn't really all that worried. I've had to scramble on them before and they haven't tossed one back yet. Besides, I figured I had an...
Dateline: Washington, D.C.; President Signs Law Authorizing Conference on Library and Information Services
Dateline: Washington, DC The White House has announced that the President signed Public Law 100-382, which authorizes and requests the President to call and conduct a White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS) to be held not...
Dialog Offers Canadian Business and Current Affairs
Dialog Offers Canadian Business And Current Affairs Dialog Information Services, inc. and Micromedia Limited of Toronto have announced that the database Canadian Business And Current Affairs will become the sixth Dialog OnDisc product. The CD-ROM...
HP Announces LaserRETRIEVE
HP Announces LaserRETRIEVE Hewlett-Packard Company has announced HP LaserRETRIEVE, a software package for developing CD-ROM applications. HP LaserRETRIEVE consists of two components: * user-interface software that retrieves information from...
IAC Now Offers Computer Database ASAP
IAC Now Offers Computer Database ASAP Information Access Company (IAC) has announced it will begin publication of Computer Database ASAP, an online full text database of the contents of widely-read magazines and journals covering computers, electronics...
Inforite Offers ASIST
Inforite Offers ASIST ASIST, a clipboard-like Applications Specific Integrated Systems Terminal for data entry with the portability and ruggedness of handheld terminals and the full power and flexibilities of a desktop/laptop microcomputer is now...
Ingram and Bowker Announce New CD-ROM Product
Ingram and Bowker Announce New CD-ROM Product Ira Siegel, president of R.R. Bowker, and Steven J. Mason, president of Ingram Distribution Group, Inc., have announced the development of a new CD-ROM product, Ingram-Books in Print Plus, to be marketed...
Learned Information Announces New Acquisition
Learned Information Announces New Acquisition Learned Information, Inc. of Medford, New Jersey, announced its acquisition of the Microcomputer Index database (Dialog File 233) from Database Services of Mountainview, California. The database, now...
McGraw-Hill News Is Available on Dialcom
McGraw-Hill News Is Available On Dialcom McGraw-Hill News, a real-time business news service designed for online use, is now available to customers of Dialcom, Inc., an international supplier of electronic mail and online business information services....
Mead Data Central Adds to Lexis and Nexis
Meads Data Central Adds to Lexis and Nexis Mead Data Central has been very busy over the summer adding new sources of information to their popular Lexis and Nexis services. Lexis, the computer-assisted legal research service, has seen the addition...
OCLC CD-ROM Cataloging System
OCLC CD-ROM Cataloging System Libraries ready to purchase a compact disc cataloging system will be glad to hear that OCLC is now accepting orders for CAT CD450, its new microcomputer-based compact disc cataloging system. CAT CD450 combines databases...
Online Offers Full Line of Products and Services
Online Offers Full Line of Products And Services One of Online Computer Systems' major business activities is providing products and services and developing applications using CD-ROm technology. Online committed itself to developing optical storage...
Palinet Initiates CD-ACCESS Program
Palinet Initiates CD-ACCESS Program CD-ROM technology is making cost-controlled database searching available to more and more libraries. For many institutions, the question is no longer if, but when and how, to introduce optical disc databases. ...
Reuters Introduces New Historical Data Services
Reuters Introduces New Historical Data Services Reuters supplies a wide range of service both to business subscribers and to the news media, obtaining it sinformation from 153 stock and commodity exchanges and over-the-counter markets, and data contributed...
The System in the Solution (Part 2)
The System is The Solution (Part 2) Many software developers have begun to seriously investigate an AI concept known as "intelligent agents." An intelligent agent is essentially a cybernetic persona--let's call him Arnold--created by combining voice...
Water Resources Abstracts on CD-ROM
Water Resources Abstracts On CD-ROM National Information Services Corporation, a publisher of U.S. Government databases on CD-ROM, has announced the availability of a 200,000 citation database of water research data. Prior to this release, the database...