Information Today

A monthly tabloid trade magazine for librarians and information industry professionals. Provides news and information on products and services, people, events, and long-term trends in the information industry as well as topical articles analyzing signific

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 11, December

Arizona State University Receives Significant Grant
The Arizona State University Libraries in cooperation with the Maricopa County Community College Districts and Phoenix Public Library has received a Title IID U.S. Department of Education College Library Technology and Cooperation Grant. The Phoenix...
Arizona State University Receives Significant Grant
The Arizona State University Libraries in cooperation with the Maricopa County Community College Districts and Phoenix Public Library has received a Title IID U.S. Department of Education College Library Technology and Cooperation Grant. The Phoenix...
ASIS Meeting "Celebrates Change" with Blockbuster Success
The Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-29, richly rewarded its unanticipated high number of attendees. There were five stellar plenary sessions in four days, dozens of informative...
ASIS Meeting 'Celebrates Change' with Blockbuster Success
The Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) held in Pittsburgh. PA, October 25-29, richly rewarded its unanticipated high number of attendees. There were five stellar plenary sessions in four days, dozens of informative...
At the Workstation and in the Wilderness: The New Scholarship
In 1442 Jan Van Eyck produced a portrait of St. Jerome in his study accouterments of scholarship. $t. Jerome's cozy office features a jumble of books, writing instruments, scrap paper, an hour-glass, lectern, and at his back. a high-placed leaded window...
Belkin Intros the Sprinter II
Belkin Components has introduced a new line of Intelligent Printer Sharing Devices dubbed the "Sprinter II." Three Sprinter II models are available and each permits multiple users to share multiple printers. Each Sprinter II allows multiple computer...
CD-ROM Expo '92 at Boston's World Trade Center: Release Your Imagination
The theme of this year's CD-ROM Expo was "Release Your Imagination." The Expo was held this year from September 219 to October 2 at the World Trade Center in Boston amid noisy aircraft landings--I felt at times like I was at the U.S. Open. Most of...
Champagne Promises and Beer Realities - CD-ROM Users Beware
Promises of CD-ROM publishers are as pervasive as election-year campaign promises--and often as empty. Most of us have great reservations when it comes to the promises of politicians, sales pitches from used car dealers, or donation requests from out-on-bail...
Connecting Library Systems: The Power of Sharing: NOTIS: KSU: OhioLINK
I borrowed "The Power of Sharing" phrase from NOTIS Systems' excellent new info/marketing brochure, "NOTIS:Z39.50 and Open Systems." The phrase is a particularly apt one as libraries in a economic crisis trade "ownership" for "access." For NOTIS,...
Environmental Regulations Online
Since the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1969, a tremendous amount of environmental legislation has been passed by Congress. The result of this legislation has been the proliferation of both state and federal regulations and...
European Medical Librarians Meet to Discuss Technology and Cooperation
Just as economic and social barriers are being broken down in Europe, health sciences libraries are cooperating to foster communication, resource sharing, and technology applications. The _European Association for Health and Information Libraries (EAHL),...
Federal News CD-ROM
National Information Service Corporation (NISC) and the Federal News Service of Washington, DC have published Federal News' Basic Service on CD-ROM: Washington's premier satellite-delivered, verbatim news coverage. This is the insiders' news source...
Fulcrum Unveils New Version of Fulcrum Ful/Text Retrieval Software
Fulcrum Technologies Inc. has unveiled Version 6 of its Ful/Text indexing and text-retrieval software for Microsoft Windows 3.0. The new release features a retrieval capability called Intuitive Searching, which allows users to search for information...
GigaTrend Releases Master DC, 600 Megabyte Data Cartridge Tape Backup Solution
GigaTrend Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of 4mm DAT data storage solutions, is introducing a new tape backup hardware platform. Called Master/DC, the new tape backup hardware family utilizes advanced data recording technology designed specifically...
Hundred-Year-Old Abbey Automates Its Library
Mount Angel Abbey, a Benedictine monastic community, completed its library automation project this September with the installation of KeyNOTIS. An affordable, fully-integrated turnkey library management system, KeyNOTIS is packaged to offer complete...
Hundred-Year-Old Abbey Automates Its Library
Mount Angel Abbey, a Benedictine monastic community, completed its library automation project this September with the installation of KeyNOTIS. An affordable, fully-integrated turnkey library management system, KeyNOTIS is packaged to offer complete...
Infodata Offers Users Comprehensive Environmental Info
Infodata Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:-INFD) announced it has begun signing users onto EarthLaw, the company's computerized information service offering current and proposed environmental legislation, rules, and regulations. As an online subscription service,...
Investext Group Acquires ARK Information Services
The Investext Group, a provider of online investment and market research, has acquired ARK Information Services, distributor of international research and corporate reports. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. ARK Information Services, with...
Journal Routing Using Existing Company Software (or What To
If you manage to keep up with the technology of libraryland, you'll soon note that there are a number of software packages available to automate most of our routine tasks. New software that automates even more comes out each year. Integrated, automated...
Journal Routing Using Existing Company Software (or What to Do until the Library Software Comes)
If you manage to keep up with the technology of libraryland, you'll soon note that there are a number of software packages available to automate most of our routine tasks. New software that automates even more comes out each year. Integrated, automated...
Library of Congress Announces Online News Service
The Library of Congress has made available a new online news service. The free service allows news organizations and individuals with modem-equipped computers to dial into an electronic bulletin board and download information about Library of Congress...
New Name, New Goals for Maxwell Online
Following the death of rogue entrepreneur Robert Maxell, the rumor mill ground away at high speed as to the fate of Maxwell Online. The most prevalent rumor suggested that the company was on the block and that those controlling the estate of the late...
Online/CD-ROM '92 Showcases Breakthrough Online Products
Most progress in online information, as everywhere else, is incremental. The state of the art is advanced by a steady stream of small improvements in databases, software, etc. Breakthroughs that shatter the status quo occur infrequently, even in...
QuickRef+ Lets Your Computer Do the Walking (Instead of Your Fingers)
Telephone books are cumbersome and expensive. And assembling directories for just the major cities in the U.S. can be time-consuming and expensive. One alternative to a room full of yellow and white pages is QuickRef+, the CD-ROM version of The National...
Record Matching: Computers Cannot See That Which Is Obvious
There are many circumstances in which files of local bibliographic records need to be matched against files from outside sources. Common applications include: upgrading skeletal records by matching against resource files of more detailed records; enhancing...
Record Matching: Computers Cannot See That Which Is Obvious to 'Any Idiot' ... and Vice Versa
There are many circumstances in which files of local bibliographic records need to be matched against files from outside sources. Common applications include: upgrading skeletal records by matching against resource files of more detailed records; enhancing...
Ricoh Unveils Recordable CDs Supporting All Standard Writing Formats
Ricoh has introduced a recordable compact disc (CD-R) technology with incremental write capabilities. The company's new product line, which includes CD-R drives, signal processors, discs and related software, signifies Ricoh's full-scale entry into...
The Federal Register on CD-ROM
About five years ago a friend of mine had the brainstorm to place the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations on a CD-ROM disc. He had recently learned about public domain, and how anything in it--e.g., the Federal Register--could be re-published....
Thomson & Thomson Adds Canadian Trademarks
Thomson & Thomson is expanding its international focus with the addition of Canadian trademarks to its Trademarkscan and Compu-Mark Online trademark research systems. The Canadian trademarks databases contain information on approximately 450,000...
Tracking the Transition in Washington
The transition of power from President George Bush to President-elect Bill Clinton is now the major news story each day. Small business, major U.S. corporations, the general population, and the international community are following the daily reports...
TU Launches Horizontal Well Technology Information Service
Two of the world's leading universities associated with petroleum engineering studies have agreed to establish a worldwide Horizontal Well Technology Information Service (HWTIS). The Service is a cooperative venture of Petroleum Abstracts, a division...
UDS Motorola Introduces New Line of "Digital Modems."
UDS Motorola has introduced a new line of digital modems that combines the benefits of high-speed digital communications with the ease of use and software compatibility found in popular PC type modems. Utilizing a variety of digital telecommunications...
University of Nevada Goes Online, Loads IAC's Frame Numbers
Faculty, students, and citizens of Nevada now have statewide access to a series of library catalogs and other electronic journal citation indexes through the Nevada Academic Library Information System (NALIS), which has gone online. The University...
Whatever Happened to WhatsisName?
What a volatile information industry we see before us. Every issue of Information Today seems to contain some announcement of major changes in database industry firms and their executive boards. As the industry ages, senior retirements occur naturally...

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