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. 26, No. 4, July-August

1 Jump. (Online Spotlight)
Web-based information aggregators are now getting on the invisible Web bandwagon so well articulated by Chris Sherman and Gary Price in their book The Invisible Web (published by Information Today Inc.). Aggregators are beginning to exploit all the...
Adding External Knowledge to Business Web Sites: Pursuing Internal or External Sources for Information Is Not Necessarily an Antagonistic Approach. (the Dollar Sign)
Knowledge management literature concentrates on internal knowledge: sharing stories, turning tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge, identifying internal experts, embedding knowledge into business functions, creating communities, and facilitating...
Boolean Operators and the Naive End-User: Moving to AND
"The world is full of obvious things, which nobody by any chance ever observes." SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES According to Dietmar Wolfram in his paper "A Query-Level Examination of End User Searching Behaviour on the Excite...
Busting the Myth of the Global User: Information Professionals, along with Content Vendors, Know That Differences Exist in User Needs and Preferences from Country to Country. (Industry Insights)
The year 2002 marks a turning point in U.S. history, as more than half of U.S. employees now work for large companies rather than small businesses. It's a world of Wal-Mart, not Mom & Pop shops, and for most workers within large companies, work...
Customizing Your Intranet: Developing Applications for Specific Audiences; Customizing Your Intranet Allows You to Serve Particular Offices, Departments, and Types of Workers Better. (Intranet Librarian)
Intranets offer many opportunities for customization. Customizing your intranet allows you to serve particular offices, departments, and types of workers better. The tools, services, and features catering to a particular group are brought together...
Distant Points of View: International News Sites in English
Web access to news sites all over the world allows us the opportunity to have an electronic news-stand readily available and stocked with a variety of foreign (to us) news sites. A large number of currently available foreign sites are English-language...
Electronic Books: Reports of Their Death Have Been Exaggerated
ONLY 2 YEARS AGO, I characterized electronic books as "A New Publishing Revolution" (ONLINE, July/August 2000, pp. 14-28 and September/October 2000, pp. 18-36). In 2000, the e-book market was awash with a sense of optimism. Rosy predictions were widespread,...
Free Full Text: FindArticles and MagPortal; Luckily, Free Articles Remain on the Web and Have a Variety of Finding Tools. (on the Net)
The Net is an often strange mixture of different kinds of information content. From absolutely meaningless pages to detailed technical reports and from spam e-mail to software source code, the Net offers a broad range of content. Since the early stages...
Hoover's Reshapes as Major Business Portal: Hoover's Maintains Some of Its Most Appealing Characteristics, Including Its Distinctive Proprietary Content and Lots of Good, Free Information. (O'Leary Online)
A mid the many corporate earnings announcements for the fourth quarter 2001, an unassuming release from Hoover's Inc. could be easily overlooked. The company, which went public only in 1999, had its first profitable quarter, with profits of $122,000...
Information Professionals as Technologists. (the Homepage)
Say to the general public that librarians are the technologists of the present and the future, and you're likely to be greeted with derision. Say the same thing to a group of information professionals, and they'll nod their heads. When I speak to school...
Monitoring the News Online
Once there was the neighborhood newspaper. It came to our doorsteps once a day and provided a limited amount of information about the world. And it was good. Sure, you could get a little fancy and subscribe to The New York Times or Wall Street Journal,...
Plug-Ins for Critical Media Literacy: A Collaborative Program
INFORMATION LITERACY" is today's hot topic in academic libraries-and other types of libraries as well. It seems as if everyone is hopping on this bandwagon, implementing standards for minimum information-literacy skills that students should have acquired...
Thepicks: Xrefer Yahoo! Research Documents Collection Prestige Factor. (Peter's Picks & Pens)
My picks include a long-time fave, the Xrefer.com site, which has an outstanding collection of nearly 50 ready-reference sources in an integratd, not merely aggregated, fashion. The other pick is the Yahoo! Research Documents Collection, a version...
The Semantic Web: Differentiating between Taxonomies and Ontologies
There's a new vision of the Web--the Semantic Web--that will dramatically improve Web-based services and products. It creates a setting where software agents perform everyday jobs for end-users. Deploying hierarchies, metadata, and structured vocabularies,...
Triumphing over Paperwork Hassles: Taming the Paper Tiger
Paperwork Hassle: The endless pile of paper and graphic information coming into and obstructing/strangling your business and personal affairs. Generally acknowledged as a critical problem for many information professionals, especially those of the...
Web Site Content: Build or Buy? Publishers Are Now Moving Away from Offering Subpar Online Content to Developing Online Content That Is Equal to, or in Some Cases Better Than, the Offline Equivalent. (Web Site Management)
For most large Web sites, purchasing content is becoming a viable option to complement the content created in-house. Whether your Web site serves consumers looking for healthcare, financial, automotive, or other topical information, there is likely...

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