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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. 27, No. 3, May/June

Database-Driven Web Sites
Database-Driven Web Sites edited by Kristin Antelman ISBN: 0-7890-1739-3 Published: 2002 Pages: 133 pp.; softcover Price: $24.95 Available from: The Haworth Information Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; 800/429-6784 or 607/722-5857; www.haworthpressinc.com...
Empowering Researchers
Librarians who aren't the least bit threatened by office workers consulting a dictionary a thesaurus, or a map become worried when it's the more advanced forms of research that are made readily available to the world at large. A word I've never been...
Letters to the Editor
LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE CHALLENGED To the Editor: I am appalled by the title and implicit content of the January/February 2003 "Industry Insights"-that is, "Library of the Future" without the qualifier "Corporate" or "Special." As it stands, this column...
Managing Electronic Content Logjams
industry insights These logjams are the result of outdated publisher and vendor business models. Web-based technology is enabling content deployers to meet users' needs more efficiently and to create new models for valuing information. Yet these deployers...
Michael Allen's Guide to E-Learning
Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning by Michael Allen ISBN: 071-20302-5 Published: 2003 Pages: 328 pp.; softcover Price: $29.95 Available from: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030; 800/762-2974 or 317/572-3993; www.wiley.com/business...
No More Waiting for Dialog Alerts Enhancements
WHEN it comes to multifile alerts on Dialog, many information professionals felt like poor Ralphie Parker from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, endlessly waiting for his Little Orphan Annie secret decoder. Maybe it got lost in the mail? For us the wait...
Peter's Picks & Pans
Consulta Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography JournalSearch.com This month, the two picks include an impressive Spanish-language reference collection from the Gale Group (for which I write monthly reviews, one of which was on this product), and...
Protecting Your Web Site, Protecting Your Users
When I consider the many areas of Web site management, it is the issue of security that has literally kept me up nights. Web security, whether Internet or intranet, is a confusing and difficult issue for Web managers. When I consider the many areas of...
QuestionPoint Fortifies Libraries in Internet Age
o'leary online ...online library reference presents the same advantages as does online library content: It's authoritative, reliable, professional, and free. The proliferation of virtual content is an important trend for libraries in recent years. It's...
Resourceful Business and Company Research
Gale's recent introduction of Business & Company Resource Center 2.0 and EBSCO's enhancements to Business Source Premier, Business Source Elite, Business Source Corporate, and Corporate ResourceNet provide more choices for business research. If you're...
That Darned L-Word
Online spotlight One of the fascinating things about having been a librarian (or now, perhaps, a lapsed librarian) for a quarter-century is that I have watched our profession try to figure out who the heck we are for a long time. Back when I attended...
The Accidental Systems Librarian
The Accidental Systems Librarian by Rachel Singer Gordon ISBN: 1-57387-161-3 Published: 2003 Pages: 262 pp.; softcover Price: $29.50 Available from: Information Today, Inc., 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; 609/654-6266; www.infotoday.com Anyone...
The Whys and Hows of Intranet Marketing
intranet librarian Your marketing efforts should be akin to Chinese water tortureunrelenting and continuous. Want to ensure your intranet is used to its full potential? The answer lies in marketing. Your marketing strategy needs to employ a mix of sober...
Topic Mapping for Context, Searching for Content
COMBINE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS with visionary entrepreneurs and what do you get? The development of new and exciting ways to retrieve, organize, visualize, and comprehend information graphically and intuitively. Companies are springing up to commercialize...
Unlocking URLs: Extensions, Shortening Options, and Other Oddities
On the net As pages change, understanding more than just the basics can help track down new locations and find older information. Yes, I know, for those on the Net for years, Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) seem pretty obvious and self-explanatory....
Web Privacy with P3P
Web Privacy with P3P by Lorrie Faith Cranor ISBN: 0-596-00371-4 Published: 2002 Pages: 321 pp.; softcover Price: $39.95 Available from: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 800/998-9938; www.oreilly.com...
Who Was, Who Is and Who Will Be: Domain Name Ownership Research Tools
Brands and organizational identities have traditionally been defined and protected by copyright and trademark registration as well as their common public use. In cyberspace, domain names have become the real deeds to your virtual real estate and carry...
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