Online

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. 21, No. 6, November/December

Bi-Coastal Product Development: Another Remote Working Experience
Traditional work environments are undergoing a very notable metamorphosis that is largely attributable to advancing communication technologies. Information Access Company recently engaged in a different kind of remote experience: a bi-coastal product...
Configuring and Using Adobe Acrobat for PDF Images
SET-UP If you're using a fairly up-to-date browser, you shouldn't have to do anything to link it to Acrobat. Both Netscape and Internet Explorer come properly configured. However, to check, or to configure an older browser: Netscape, older browsers....
DIALOG Select: DIALOG for Knowledge Workers-On the Web
DIALOG has a rich history of end-user products. Starting over a decade ago with the well-crafted, but premature Business Connection, it moved along through the elaborate DIALOG Menus, the KR OnDisc series, Custom DIALOG, ScienceBase, and BusinessBase...
Do Digital Libraries Need Librarians?
An Experiential Dialog Editor's Note: A year ago, I received the call that every editor lives for: Out of the blue, an interested reader picks up the phone and offers to write an article on a timely and important topic. In this case, it was Lisa Matson,...
Interviews with Infopros: Sarah Warner
The information world inhabited by librarians is changing dramatically and quickly-and librarians are keeping up with it. With this issue, ONLINE begins an occasional series of interviews with various information professionals who are doing interesting...
Offlines
To ONLINE Readers: With several examples, this issue of ONLINE should convince you that remote workstyles work. The personal experience of numerous authors verifies that technology plus motivated work teams can yield increased productivity, even when...
PubMed: A Winner on the Web for the National Library of Medicine
PubMed is an experimental search system that provides free Web access to the entire MEDLINE database and to PREMEDLINE (recent citations that have not yet been indexed with MeSH terms). This new version of MEDLINE, developed by the National Center for...
Search Engine Watch: An Outstanding and Useful Meta Site
Many information professionals are taking on a new role as Webmaster for their organizations, while continuing to fill information requests as well. In both roles, keeping up with the vagaries of World Wide Web search engines is a must. Search Engine...
Sizing Up HotBot: Evaluating One Web Search Engine's Capabilities
Face it. As professional online searchers we've become a bit spoiled. We've gotten pretty picky about what we expect from search interfaces. If a system doesn't have aLl the basic features, plus several bells and whistles, we're ready to give it a "thumbs-down."...
Telecommuting Technologies and Experiences
When I heard about the telecommuting focus of this issue of ONLINE, I rushed to ask two guest columnists, both of whom I worked with at various times during my career at AT&T, to give us the benefit of their experiences with telecommuting. Kathy...
The Medium Is the Message: Data Downlink's .Xls Lets Numbers Stay Numbers
Henry Ford used to say you could get a Model T car in any color-as long as it was black. That's sort of the way it was with online databases until recently-you could get your data in any format, as long as it was ASCII. Text-based databases are fine...
What Business Are You in? (or Who Pushed Humpty-Dumpty?)
The World Wide Web is my most significant new tool for facilitating personal workflow. While waiting for pages to download and hosts to establish contact with each other, I once again find myself with time to think, to ponder, to dream. Back in the old...
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