Searcher

A monthly professional magazine for professional searchers of databases. Covers a variety of issues of importance to information professionals, evaluates data content, and discusses delivery media. Includes articles on hot topics, present and future datab

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 3, March

Dialog Pricing Redux: Deja Vu All over Again
There are many things I'm thankful for -- my health, my family, my new dog, my job ... the list could go on and on. And when I think about the online world, I thank whatever deities, fates, or karmic influences spared me from having to figure out how...
Getting from Print to Online: A Searcher's Advice to Publishers and I-Commerce Concerns
What decisions go into making a print product available online? For some, the development of a Web site is merely a "me-too" approach to marketing, with the publisher saying, "I know we have to be on the Web, so here's our Web site." For most, it is...
Gimme a Job: Employment Information on the Web. (Internet Express)
by Irene E. McDermott Librarian/System Manager San Marino Public Library My girlfriend's husband has a computer-programming job at a dot-com. Lately he talks about his company "going Enron." Reference Another friend has been informed...
Guilt and Money. (Searcher's Voice)
Last month, Quint and Associates, the DBA (Doing Business As) name I use as a working searcher, had an explosion of requests from one of my oldest and dearest clients. Instead of search requests coming in two or three a month, it jumped to sometimes...
Newspaper Publishers in the Post-Tasini Era
Newspaper archivists and executives are beginning to come to grips with the reality of the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding The New York Times Company, Inc., et al., Petitioners v. Jonathan Tasini, et al. Freelance writers anticipate an entirely...
That Was the Year That Was -- Patents, 2001. (the Better Mousetrap)
Nancy Lambert Senior Information Analyst ChevronTexaco Services Company The year 2001 -- the first year of the new millennium (according to some) -- saw some significant changes in patent information. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office took its...
The Online Information Conference Celebrates a Silver Jubliee
The notion of a Silver Jubilee may be uniquely British. It's Brit-speak for a 25th anniversary. And that's what the Online Information conference celebrated in 2001 -- its 25th year of putting on the world's largest information conference. Yes, it's...
Wrapping, Showing, and Sharing -- How Do You Do That? (Tools of the Trade)
by Sheri R. Lanza President Global InfoResources, Inc. To everyone reading this column: Raise your hand if you are tired of manually fixing the formatting of articles from Dialog, the Internet, or any other online service when you paste them...