Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, March

ABC-CLIO Unveils Six New CD-ROMs
ABC-CLIO has announced the release of six new CD-ROMs: American Science Leaders. American Business Leaders, The Women's Movement in the United States, California ResourceLink, Florida Resource-Link. and Texas ResourceLink. American Science Leaders...
A Flurry of Legal Announcements from LEXIS-NEXIS
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. Trade shows provide an opportune venue for product rollouts and a chance to highlight major announcements....
AudienceOne Introduces One-to-One Publishing Solution
AudienceOne, Inc. has introduced AudienceOne Publisher, a complete enterprise solution that allows organizations to publish individually tailored documents over the Internet. One-to-one publishing is an Internet-based approach to document publishing...
Autonomy with StoryServer 4 Provides Personalized Web Experience
Autonomy, Inc. has announced that its Content Server now supports Vignette's StoryServer 4. By automating the categorization, tagging, and hyperlinking of large volumes of information, Autonomy's Content Server allows companies to quickly reap the...
British Library Document Supply Centre to Offer ILL Rush Service
OCLC has announced that the British Library Document Supply Centre Urgent Action Service will soon be available to users of OCLC Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services. With this service, requests for documents will be processed within 3 hours of receipt...
CASPR's LibraryCom Brings Schools, Businesses Online
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced LibraryCom, a complete Internet library Web hosting and directory system. For less than $400 a year, according to CASPR, school libraries can have their complete library catalog on the LibraryCom Web site with...
CD/DVD Commentaries: Directions to the CD/DVD Industry
Courtesy of Waterlow New Media Information's Multimedia and CDROM Directory, I spent a few hours exploring the state of the CD-ROM/DVDROM industry instead of watching the Super Bowl. (That may disqualify me in the eyes of some readers, and I apologize...
Context, Ltd. Unveils New CD-ROM, Enhancements to JUSTIS
Context Electronic Publishers, Ltd. has announced the release of Lloyd's Electronic Law Reports on CD-ROM, which includes material dating from 1919 to the present, and the addition of "Sentencing" to its JUSTIS Criminal Appeal Reports CD-ROM. Lloyd's...
Convergence, Consolidation, Fast-Changing Industries
Insider opinions on an industry in tumult Most industries go through a fairly predictable evolutionary cycle: a period of build-up, growth in number of players, increasing competition, improved productivity and pricing adjustments, consolidation...
Cornell's CUGIR Now Available on the Web
Cornell University's Albert R. Mann Library has announced that the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR), a new collection of databases, is now available on the Web. CUGIR is a searchable, browsable, online repository of data...
COS Launches Solution to Manage Scientific Meeting Abstracts
Community of Science, Inc. (COS) has announced the release of Abstract Management System version 2.0 for scientific meetings. This customizable online publishing solution enables professional and scientific societies to manage the meeting program development...
Current Legal Resources Releases Code of Federal Regulations Online, Reduces Prices
Current Legal Resources (CLR) has announced that it has released the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) online. The editorial staff of CLR integrates the latest Federal Register information into the CFR on a daily basis. Editorial enhancements, simple...
Dawson ISG Sign Agreements with Content Publishers
Dawson Information Services Group (ISG) has announced that it has recently signed agreements with the National Technical Information Service and with ADIS International to provide their content on its Information Quest service. NTIS Dawson ISG has announced...
Dawson ISG Signs Agreements with Content Publishers
Dawson Information Services Group (ISG) has announced that it has recently signed agreements with the National Technical Information Service and with ADIS International to provide their content on its Information Quest service. NTIS Dawson ISG...
Decoding Multimedia from A to Z
Gwen Gregory is assistant professor and head of bibliographic services at New Mexico State University Library, Las Cruces. She can be reached via e-mail at ggregory@lib.nmsu.edu. This new book will help professionals to get on the same wavelength...
Dialog Announces 'Realignment,' Management Changes, and More
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. It's been a little more than a year since The Dialog Corporation was formed from the purchase of...
Dialog Launches Dialog for Lotus Notes, Offers Fixed-Price Plan for Frost & Sullivan Reports
The Dialog Corporation has announced that it has launched Dialog for Lotus Notes, an option for information delivery to corporate desktops. In a separate release, the company announced fixed-price packages of Frost & Sullivan market research....
Directions to the CD/DVD Industry
Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the Department of information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores-Oryx Press Award from ALA's Reference and User Services Association...
EBSCOhost Version 3.1 to Offer PDF Images
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has announced the upcoming release of version 3.1 of EBSCOhost, its online reference service. This newest version, scheduled to be released in the spring, will offer users Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) images and additional...
Elemental Software Ships Drumbeat 2000
Elemental Software has announced it is now shipping Drumbeat 2000, a Web-development product that was created specifically to meet the requirements of developers building sophisticated, data-driven Web applications. Drumbeat 2000 employs a visual drag-and-drop...
Elsevier Science Publishes Second Edition of Rat Brain Altas Book and CD-ROM Set
Elsevier Science has announced the release of Brain Maps: Structure of the Rat Brain, second edition, a neuroscience laboratory atlas that was written and compiled by Larry W. Swanson, professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California....
Elsevier Science Publishes Second Edition of Rat Brain Atlas Book and CD-ROM Set
Elsevier Science has announced the release of Brain Maps: Structure of the Rat Brain, second edition, a neuroscience laboratory atlas that was written and compiled by Larry W. Swanson, professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern...
Elsevier Science Unveils BIOTECHNOBASE
Elsevier Science, Secondary Publishing Division, has announced the launch of BIOTECHNOBASE, a biotechnology database comprising more than 700,000 bibliographic citations and author abstracts from 1980 to the present. It provides comprehensive, international...
EOS International Releases GLAS @Ccess, Announces Q Series for UNIX
Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International has announced the release of GLAS @ccess, a new Web-based online public access catalog (OPAC). In addition, the company says that its client/server-based information management system, the Q Series, is...
Faxon Offers Electronic Invoicing, Web-Based Bibliographic Tool
The Faxon Company, Inc. and Ameritech Library Services have announced the successful completion of development and testing of a new electronic invoicing capability. In addition, Faxon has announced a new, Web-based bibliographic tool, The Serials Update...
Focus on Publishing: Will Linux Challenge Windows?
Microsoft has been having its share of headaches-1998 was not one of its best years, and so far 1999 doesn't look much better. We are still awaiting the outcome of the Justice Department's ongoing antitrust trial. If the courts find Microsoft liable,...
Information Online & on Disc '99
Donald T. Hawkins is editor in chief of Information Science Abstracts and Full-text Sources Online, both published by Information Today, Inc. His e-mail address is D.T.Hawkins@att.net. Australia's premier information industry event again gets high...
Information Please Announces Infoplease KIDS' ALMANAC
Information Please LLC, a provider of reference information on the Internet, has announced the launch of its new kids' site, Infoplease KIDS' ALMANAC (http://kids.infoplease.com), where kids can find millions of facts and explore a vast world of topics....
Integra Information Debuts Online 3-Year Comparative Reports
Integra Information, Inc. has announced that it now offers its 3-Year Comparative Profiler report online at http://www.integrainfo.com. This integrated information and analysis tool offers unparalleled accuracy, detail, and time-saving convenience,...
IPAnet and Northern Light Partner
Two business-oriented Web sites have announced that they are joining forces to enable international business users to more easily access detailed information on business conditions and investment opportunities in developing countries worldwide. The...
ISI and OCLC Annouces Intent to Cooperate on Linking Resources
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and OCLC have announced that they have reached agreement to collaborate on building links between the bibliographic and abstract information available in the ISI Web of Science and the full-text publications...
ISI and OCLC Announce Intent to Cooperate on Linking Resources
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and OCLC have announced that they have reached agreement to collaborate on building links between the bibliographic and abstract information available in the ISI Web of Science and the full-text publications...
Latest Release of Aries' Knowledge Finder Target Medical Internet and Intranet Users
Aries Systems Corporation has announced the latest release of Knowledge Finder, marking the company's increased emphasis on Internet and intranet solutions, according to the announcement. Aries says the emergence of wide-area computing has greatly expanded...
Latest Release of Aries' Knowledge Finder Targets Medical Internet and Intranet Users
Aries Systems Corporation has announced the latest release of Knowledge Finder, marking the company's increased emphasis on Internet and intranet solutions, according to the announcement. Aries says the emergence of wide-area computing has greatly...
LAWTEL Adds HTML Format, Expands Articles Index
The British company LAWTEL has announced the introduction of LAWTEL's Daily Update E-mail Service in HTML format. According to the company, LAWTEL's Daily Updates are unrivaled in content, delivery, and application. LAWTEL has now developed the...
Library of Congress and Copyright Office Sign Agreement with UMI
The Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office have announced that they have signed a cooperative agreement with UMI that enables electronic copyright registration and deposit of dissertations with the U.S. Copyright Office. In addition, the...
Lycos Aligns with Open Market to Expand the Electronic Marketplace
Open Market, Inc. and Lycos, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a revenue-sharing agreement to integrate the power of Open Market's software solutions into Lycos' e-commerce infrastructure. The agreement calls for installation of Open...
MCB University Press Offers U.S. Libraries Access to Database
MCB University Press, an international management-journal publisher, has announced that it is building on its success in Europe by offering U.S. libraries a user-friendly electronic database that provides full-text access to the firm's more than 117...
NetMind Launches New Enterprise Minder for Change-Detection
NetMind Technologies, Inc., a supplier of change-detection solutions for the enterprise and consumer markets, has announced version 3.0 of Enterprise Minder. Enterprise Minder is NetMind's corporate solution for intranets and extranets that provides...
New 'Portal in a Box' Software Used for Law Site
Today.com, Inc. has announced its participation in the creation of the first Web site using its new WebWare technology. The site, http://www.law.com, the Internet's "Portal to the Law," was publicly launched in mid-January and is the first to showcase...
New Web Similarity Search Tools
Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the department of information and computer sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores/Oryx Press Award from ALA's Reference and User Services Association...
Oasis 1.0 Offers 'Author Once, View Anywhere' Solution
Online Anywhere has announced Online Anywhere Oasis 1.0, a product that allows consumers to easily and efficiently access Web pages from Internet TVs, PDAs, and other information appliances. According to the company, Oasis is the industry's first and...
OneSource Business Browser Offers Industry Profiler
OneSource Information Services has announced a new release of Industry Profiler in its Business Browser product line. OneSource says the product's comprehensive industry comparisons, trends, ratios, news, market research, and links to relevant Web...
People on the Move within the Industry
The Library Association (U.K.) has announced that it has elected Verna Taylor as its new president. Taylor became county librarian in Northamptonshire in 1990 and strategic director (environment) in 1998. Apart from The Library Association and other...
PointCast Takes News Global
Whether push-based or not, PointCast continues to deliver quality PointCast (http://www.pointcast.com) is one of those Web-based firms whose success contradicts the theory that the advertising model does not offer a secure business strategy. And...
Refining Your Online Medical Searching
Steve Smith is vice president and editorial director for Medscape (http://www.medscape.com), professional medical-information resource on the World Wide Web. His e-mail address is stephen_smith@mail.medscape.com. Here's a user's guide to help you...
Report from the Field: The AAP/PSP Annual Meeting
"Inventing Our Future" was the theme of the 1999 Annual Conference of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division held at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC, February 8-10. The conference was larger than last...
Report on Dialog Customer Service Staffing
One question in many Dialog customers' minds this past year has been about the quality of staffing and customer support, especially with the move of the U.S. headquarters and subsequent loss of employees. In an interview with IT, a company representative...
SilverPlatter Allies with Kluwer and Dawson to Broaden Reach of SilverLinker
Barbara Quint, co-editor with Paula J. Hane for NewsBreaks, is editor in chief of Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, a columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher. Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. In late...
Smart and Friendly Releases Rocket Replicator CD Duplicator
Smart and Friendly, Inc. has announced the release of the Rocket Replicator, a single-drive CD duplicator that incorporates Smart and Friendly's 8x CD Rocket technology. The Rocket Replicator operates as a stand-alone unit that does not require a connection...
The AAP/PSP Annual Meeting
Judy Luther, M.L.S., M.B.A., and principal of Informed Strategies, is an independent consultant in the area of market development. Based in Philadelphia, she has 25 years' experience in the information industry half on the library side and half on...
The Dialog Corporation Launches Intranet Toolkit
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@cwix.com. Longtime DIALOG users must have wondered about the direction of the company during the past few months,...
The Gale Group Announces First Integrated Products, Adds Content
The Gale Group has announced in two separate news releases that it previewed its first integrated products at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, In another announcement, Gale said that it has added more content to its Literature Resource...
The Investext Group, Securities Data, CDA/Spectrum Join Forces
Three of the online industry's major providers of in-depth company and industry information, The Investext Group, Securities Data Company, and CDA/Spectrum, have announced that they have combined to form one organization. The organization is part of...
The Web Banishes Term-Paper Blues
Mick O'Leary has been using and writing about online information for over 15 years. He is the director of the library at Frederick, Maryland, and a principal in The Data Brokers, an information consultancy His e-mail address is 71735.2041@compuserve.com...
TIPS Collection Development Service Adds Three New Sources of Full-Text Reviews
Brodart Co. has announced that subscribers to its Title Information Preview Service (TIPS) now have access to full-text reviews from a total of 12 review sources. Counterpoise, ForeWord, and BookPage are the three newest additions to TIPS full-text...
TLC Introduces ITS*MARC-Z, Offers Public Access Manager
The Library Corporation (TLC), a leading developer of library cataloging and automation products, has introduced ITS*MARC-Z, a new service integration Z39.50 protocol into the ITS*MARC database of library cataloging information. This innovation will...
TLC Introduces ITS-MARC-Z, Offers Public Access Manager
The Library Corporation (TLC), a leading developer of library cataloging and automation products, has introduced ITS MARC-Z, a new service integration Z39.50 protocol into the ITS-MARC database of library cataloging information. This innovation will...
Viewpoint: Convergence, Consolidation, Fast-Changing Industries
Most industries go through a fairly predictable evolutionary cycle: a period of build-up, growth in number of players, increasing competition, improved productivity and pricing adjustments, consolidation to a smaller number of bigger players, possible...
VTLS's VIRTUA Completes Implementation of Unicode Standard
VTLS, Inc. has announced that its third-generation product, VIRTUA, now offers support for Unicode in all its operational subsystems. In addition, VTLS has announced the availability of anew, comprehensive cataloging client that supports the character...
WavePhore and Multex.com Launch New E-Commerce Service
WavePhore, Inc. has announced the addition of a new service from Multex.com, Inc. (http://www.multex.com) that will provide its customers access to investment research reports from more than 250 of the world's leading financial institutions. Multex.com...
Whence This Research Thing?
Barbara Quint is editor in chief of Information Today, Inc.'s Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals and a longtime online searcher. Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. Tell Me More is one service that makes full-text searching easier...
Will Linux Challenge Windows?
Robin Peek is associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. She can be reached at rpeek@simmons.edu. Some major vendors are offering support for freeware UNIX system Microsoft has been having...
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