Magazine article Information Today , Vol. 14, No. 9
Responsive Database Services, Inc. (RDS) recently announced that it has launched Internet access to its B&I Database. BUSINESS & INDUSTRY on the Web is now available at http://www. bidb.com.
Designed with extensive user participation and feedback, b&I on the Web provides a new way to access rich business information drawn from over 900 publications. The search interface features keywords, SIC codes, and company searching as well as ready-made pop-up windows of business, marketing,a and industry indexing terms. Output displays include B&I's unique enhanced titles, which give informative summaries for easy selection. It is available at annual subscription pricing based on the number of simultaneous users.
According to RDS president Dick Harris, "We are giving the business information user community the results that they want with an easy-to-use system, with convenience, and at a fair and predictable price." RDS provides coverage to all industries with over 340,000 records a year. B&I on the Web has more than 60 percent full text, 50 percent U.S. content and 50 percent international, and intuitive indexing that enables users to find what they need through pop-up options that quickly display ready-made keywords. It is updated daily with the same currency as the online version.
The convenience of Web access with B&I on the Web means that access is now available to mobile and remote user groups in business who have typically not been supported by centralized information staffs: small consulting firms without information centers, small business owners, home workers -- including independent information brokers. In the college and public library environment, students, staff, and other patrons now have this important new database available in the interface they prefer.
Administrators will now have IP domain linking available for password-fee access at annual subscription pricing, which includes unlimited searching and printing, pricing based on the number of simultaneous users and no training necessary. …