Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 19, No. 7, July-August

APA Announces Special PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES Pricing
In an effort to make it easier for businesses and other nonacademic organizations to access psychological research, the American Psychological Association (APA) has announced that it has developed new price structures for PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES...
Applied Semantics Adds New Industry Taxonomies to Auto-Categorizer. (Internet Publishing Today)
Applied Semantics, Inc., a software tools and applications provider for unstructured information management, has announced the addition of four new taxonomies as extensions to its Auto-Categorizer product, a content categorization solution that maps...
BioMed Central Launches Journal of Biology. (Internet Publishing Today)
BioMed Central has announced the launch of Journal of Biology, a new international publication that provides immediate open access to biological research articles. According to the announcement, the journal will only publish research articles of the...
Blackwell Publishing in Dynasty-Style Dispute. (News Break)
Blackwell Publishing is engulfed in a family feud fit for a Dynasty plot. In the latest twist to an increasingly embarrassing public row, shareholder meetings of both Blackwell Publishing and sister company Blackwell, Ltd. (the separate book-selling...
Breaking into the Information Industry: This Book Offers Some Advice to Help New Librarians Start Their Careers. (Book Review)
The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online by Sarah L. Nesbeitt and Rachel Singer Gordon Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2002 ISBN: 1-57387-124-9 401 pages $29.50 For the new librarian, looking for...
BroadVision Rolls out Business Portal Applications. (Internet Publishing Today)
BroadVision, Inc. has introduced BroadVision 7, the next generation of its enterprise business portal applications. BroadVision 7--composed of BroadVision One-To-One Portal 7.0, BroadVision One-To-One Commerce 7.0, and BroadVision One-To-One Content...
Calendar
July 20-24: Orlando, Florida (Orange County Convention Center). The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will hold its 95th Annual Meeting and Conference, which according to the announcement is the largest networking and educational event...
CAS Abstracts Finally Available through Dialog. (News Break)
In the Chicago of the Roaring '20s, the era of Al Capone and bootleg gin, Big Bill Thompson won his third term as mayor on the slogan "Punch King George in the snoot." Thompson knew the art of holding a grudge. He didn't let little things like a century...
Creative Commons Nurtures the Public Domain. (News Break)
Creative Commons (http://www.creativecommons.org) is a new nonprofit organization that develops alternative approaches to handling copyright licensing and encouraging contributions to the public domain within the framework of the current copyright...
EBSCO Adds New Databases to EBSCO Host. (Internet Today)
EBSCO Publishing has announced that the MLA International Bibliography and Distance Learning Collection databases will be available through its EBSCOhost service. MLA International Bibliography MLA International Bibliography is an index of journal...
E-Libraries Comes into Its Own
InfoToday 2002 marked the second year that E-Libraries has existed as a conference in its own right, after many years as a smaller component of the National Online Meeting known as IOLS (Integrated Online Library Systems). Pamela Cibbarelli served...
Endeavor Announces New Releases, Partnerships
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the release of ENCompass 2.0, its advanced digital system for managing e-content and digital collections with full linking capabilities, and version 2001.1 of its Voyager system. Endeavor also announced a...
Epinions Creates Top Product Community: This Site Offers Member-Supplied Reviews That Can Be Rated by Readers. (Database Review)
The most compelling reason that people go online is to communicate with each other. Information retrieval and shopping are also important, but the totality of online communications--e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, bulletin boards, and interest...
Factiva Announces Three New Alliances
Factiva has announced separate business alliances with ChoicePoint, MediaMap, and Biz360. ChoicePoint Factiva and ChoicePoint, a provider of identification and credential verification services, will jointly market and sell their respective products...
FT.com Goes Live with eMeta's eRights Technology. (Internet Publishing Today)
eMeta Corp., a provider of information access control and commerce software, has announced that its eRights enterprise software solution is powering the digital commerce capabilities of the improved FT.com Web site. According to the announcement, the...
Gale Group Announces Huge Digitization Project. (News Break)
Apparently they only count in hundreds at Gale Group: hundreds of sources, hundreds of clients, and now hundreds of years. Gale Group has announced a mammoth 20-million-page project that will bring to the Web most books published in the English language...
Gaylord Teams with LSSI, Announces Polaris Implementation
Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) and LSSI have announced that Gaylord's Polaris will be the first library automation system to seamlessly integrate the functions of the library's public access catalog with live reference service through LSSI's Virtual...
Info Today 2002: Context and Convergence Were Popular Topics at This New York Information Industry Event. (Report from the Field)
Info Today 2002, the conference on electronic information and knowledge management (KM) held in New York on May 14-16, featured a completely revamped program. Transformed from the single National Online Meeting, which had been held for 22 years, Info...
InfoToday 2002-The Exhibits
Vendors displayed a combination of publisher tools and content sources at InfoToday 2002. There was a strong representation from companies with automated categorization applications. Products offering visualization software drew admiring audiences....
Ingenta Institute Launches International Site Licensing and Consortia Study
The Ingenta Institute, an independent research organization of the scholarly communications industry, has announced the commencement of a comprehensive international study into the impact of site licensing and consortia developments on the scholarly...
Inmagic Adds Content Extraction, Classification Tools. (News Break)
Inmagic, Inc. has added to its catalog of software tools that are designed to harvest and classify textual content. The new Inmagic Gatherer crawls designated Web spaces (either internal or external) and extracts content for the addition of metatags...
Ipedo Introduces New XML Resources. (Internet Publishing Today)
Ipedo, Inc., a provider of software products for managing and delivering dynamic content over the Internet, has introduced Ipedo Web Express, a flexible and easy-to-use framework that developers can deploy to quickly leverage XML in their Web sites...
ITI Relaunches EMedia, Offers KMWorld to Knowledge Management Subscribers
Information Today, Inc. (ITI), publisher of EMedia magazine, has announced that it will relaunch the publication in August as EMedia: The Digital Studio Magazine. ITI also announced that 30,000 subscribers to Knowledge Management magazine, which ceased...
Judges Find CIPA Unconstitutional. (News Break)
On May 31, just hours before its self-imposed end-of-May deadline, a three-judge panel in a federal district court in Philadelphia unanimously ruled that the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is unconstitutional. The decision came almost 2...
LexisNexis Adds New Features to Lexis.Com. (Internet Today)
LexisNexis has announced that it has added Dun & Bradstreet Reports and a Sounds Like search feature for public records data to lexis.com. Dun & Bradstreet Reports LexisNexis is offering the following reports from business information...
Libraries in the Digital Age 2002: This Conference Focused on Information Seeking and Digital Services. (Report from the Field)
Integrating Information Seeking and IR" and "Information Services-Practice and Research" were the themes of the fourth Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference, held May 21-24 at the Inter-university Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Speakers contrasted...
McGraw-Hill Selects Vasont for Cross-Media Publishing. (Internet Publishing Today)
Progressive Information Technologies has announced that McGraw-Hill's Professional Group has selected Vasont (formerly TARGET 2000), a cross-media publishing system for content management, to manage and publish the content of Current Medical Diagnosis...
On Conferences, Cabbies, and KM
McKellar, Hugh At the risk of stretching a knowledge management metaphor way too thin, I have a story to tell about a little taxi ride I took while in New York. The day before InfoToday 2002 began I wanted to pay tribute to the victims of September...
Patent Express Copy Service Is Discontinued. (News Break)
Patent information is a growth industry these days, and customers are demanding inexpensive access to international as well as U.S. patent documents. A number of resources have arisen in recent years that provide patent copies over a wide time range...
Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Lack of Attribution: The Misuse of Information Is Pervasive and Professionally Challenging. (Legal Issues)
Stephen Ambrose. Doris Kearns Goodwin. Michael Bellesiles. Award-winning historians accused of plagiarism. Goodwin hit me particularly hard; I thought she was above reproach. It hurts when one of your idols falls. From the time we write our first...
PLCMC-A Very Public Library: This Institution's Online Presence Is a Great Role Model for Others to Follow. (Internet Insights)
Recently, I visited the Web site of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC; http://www.plcmc.org) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and found an offer that I couldn't resist: the databases that are available for PLCMC's card-carrying...
Preparing for the Web Service Experience: New Design Issues and a Proposed New Language Have Emerged in Response. (Focus on Publishing)
Practically every other day there seems to be yet another announcement about a new alliance, product, or company that has something to do with Web services. (See page 36 of the March 2002 issue.) For the most part, these new products support backroom...
QuestionPoint Marks New Era in Virtual Reference. (News Break)
In the history of computing, the date to remember is the one when IBM produced the first PC. In the history of the Internet, future historians may note the date when Mosaic became Netscape or perhaps when Bill Gates finally decided Microsoft would...
Sagebrush Introduces PatronPorter for Spectrum, Releases Self-Checkout Program
Sagebrush Corp. has announced the release of PatronPorter for Spectrum, a program that converts existing patron data so it can be imported into Winnebago Spectrum. Sagebrush has also announced the release of UCheck, a new self-checkout program. ...
Six Science Publishers Create New Web Font Set. (Internet Today)
A group of scientific publishers has announced the Scientific and Technical Information Exchange (STIX) font-creation project and the launch of the STIX Web site at http://www.stixfonts.org. The STIX publishers aim to develop a comprehensive set of...
SLA 2002 Annual Conference: This L.A. Event Offered a Comprehensive Schedule of Sessions and Presentations. (Report from the Field)
I am one of your oldest and most devoted customers.--Peter Drucker He likes us. He really, really likes us. Peter Drucker, the father of modem management science, emphasized in his keynote speech at the SLA 2002 Annual Conference (held June 8-13...
Stellent, Inc. Unveils Content Categorizer 6.0. (Internet Publishing Today)
Stellent, Inc., a provider of enterprise content management solutions, has announced the release of Stellent Content Categorizer 6.0. This new version enables Web administrators and content contributors to automatically, uniformly, and intelligently...
Survey of Publishing Industry Sheds Light on Content Management
Really Strategies, Inc. has announced publication of the market study, The [Bracket] Report--Publishers' Adoption of Content Management Systems and Technologies. The focus of the report is content management: how publishers use processes and technology...
The Challenges of Converting to Digital Video: Recent Advancements Have Allowed This Technology to Be More Accessible. (the Systems Librarian)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, full-motion video fills volumes. Digital video, while an exciting medium, presents a number of storage, preservation, and access challenges. If it can be harnessed, however, it can deliver content in ways that...
The Digital Library of the Future: CrossRef Search and QuestionPoint Offer Challenges to Traditional Services. (Quint's Online)
In the course of researching this column, I conducted a very scientific poll on the gender differences in the use of the phrase "I told you so." The male half of the polling group held to the opinion that women said it much more often than men. He...
Thomson Financial Unveils Thomson Analytics Tool. (Internet Today)
Thomson Financial has announced the launch of Thomson Analytics, a Web-based application that delivers tools for turning critical market data into actionable intelligence. Through a single Web portal, Thomson Analytics provides access to financial...
West Group Partners with Factiva, Acquires the Harrison Co
West Group and Factiva have announced an expanded alliance that will result in enhanced access to global news and business information from Factiva for customers of Westlaw, West's legal research service. West has also announced that it has acquired...
WhizBang! Labs Closes Its Doors. (News Break)
In an unexpected move, WhizBang! Labs announced that it would cease operations, letting most of its employees go in May. Until this surprise announcement, the company seemed to be weathering the harsh technology climate and signing up major clients,...