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Online is a professional magazine covering online and CD-ROM databases with practical how-to articles covering the entire online industry. Founded in 1977, it is a bimonthly publication published by Online, a Division of Information Today Inc.The editor is Marydee Ojala.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, March/April

Alliances & Deals
LexisNexis U.S. acquired Interface Software, Inc., a provider of client relationship management (CRM) products to legal and professional services firms in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. Current officers, the management team, and employees of Interface...
Digital Nation: Toward an Inclusive Information Society
Digital Nation: Toward an Inclusive Information Society by Anthony G. Wilhelm ISBN: 0-262-23238-3 Published: 2004 Pages: 161 pp.; hardcover Price: $27.95Available from: The MIT Press, 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142; (617) 253-5643; http://mitpress.mit.eduWhat...
Digitizing Collections: Strategic Issues for the Information Manager
Recommended Reading on Digitization, PDFs, Information Architecture, and the Digital Divide This month, I look at books to help you digitize your special collections, manipulate PDF files, improve the information architecture of your Web site or intranet,...
Internet SEARCH ENGINE Update
A9's toolbar now runs in Mozilla Firefox as well as Internet Explorer. The toolbar has the ability to keep notes about Web pages, store bookmarks online, and provide site information. Use of the toolbar requires a free Amazon account.Ask Jeeves offers...
Intranet Librarian: Planning for the Unexpected
Planning for intranet outages should involve the whole intranet team and should include consultation with key stakeholders.No one wants to be in the Web manager's shoes the day the Web site goes down. Careful planning up front can help prevent and head...
Online Spotlight: Squishy Boolean
Dialog was one reason that I was drawn, back in the 1970s, to the library profession. I graduated from college with a B.A. in mathematical philosophy, then stumbled into a job in a law firm library, where the librarians taught me the rudiments of Dialog...
On the Net: Locating Uses for Local Search
...the continuing development of local search provides some interesting uses of the technology for more sophisticated information needs beyond basic travel, dining out, and yellow-page-style searching.In Web searching, trends come and go. Several years...
PC Monitor: Little Things Mean a Lot
The changes that do occur come around the edges-interesting new devices, continuing small improvements that eventually have substantial impact, and easy component integration.Moore's Law doesn't matter as much as it did a decade ago. You probably haven't...
Péter's Picks & Pans: ITI InfoCentral, Clusty, ArticleFinder 2.0
In spite of the obvious subjectivity, this very-well-implemented system with its free and very reasonably priced offerings is clearly a pick.My first pick requires a disclosure: ITI InfoCentral Digital Archive derives all its content from Information...
Sci-Tech
Cambridge Information Group released CSA Illumina, its new platform for online bibliographic and full-text searching. It features a redesigned user interface as well as enhanced search capabilities. More than 100 bibliographic and full-text databases...
The Dollar Sign: Searching for Economics; Joking with Economists
The mantra "It's the economy, stupid!" from the Clinton-Gore 1992 election campaign is still widely quoted....The mantra "It's the economy, stupid!" from the Clinton-Gore 1992 election campaign is still widely quoted, although not always as it was originally...
The Information Strategist: Revisiting Library Funding: What Really Works?
Saunas became the first city in California to close its public libraries.The weekend of Nov. 20, 2004, brought bad news to library users and aficionados in the San Francisco, Bay Area. Salinas would become the first city in California to close its public...
Web Site Management: Where Have All the Webmasters Gone?
Thinking that I alone am the "master" of anything other than my dogs (on a good day) or entertaining the idea of me mastering very large Web sites and associated services is ludicrous.In the early 1990s, the role of Webmaster generally encapsulated all...
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