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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 6, June

16th Annual NOM/IOLS '95: Info Pros Take Manhattan
This year's National Online Meeting took place May 2-4 at the New York Hilton and Towers, paired as usual with the Integrated Online Library Systems Meeting, which took place May 3-4. The combined conferences are sponsored by Information Today, Inc....
3M Model 995 Staff Workstation
3M Library Systems has introduced the 3M Model 995 Staff Workstation, a multi-functional unit that will allow library staff to combine scanning and security into a single operation. The workstation can be used either to discharge books and resensitize...
3M Model 995 Staff Workstation
3M Library Systems has introduced the 3M Model 995 Staff Workstation, a multi-functional unit that will allow library staff to combine scanning and security into a single operation.The workstation can be used either to discharge books and resensitize...
Ameritech, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago Project to Focus on Horizon
Ameritech Library Services, Indiana University (IU), and the University of Chicago (U of C) have announced the formation of a joint development team for Horizon, the UNIX-based, client/server information management system for libraries. The partnership...
Ameritech, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago Project to Focus on Horizon
Ameritech Library Services, Indiana University (IU), and the University of Chicago (U of C) have announced the formation of a joint development team for Horizon, the UNIX-based, client/server information management system for libraries. The partnership...
And the Winners Are
The 1995 National Online Meeting, as in years past, served as the backdrop for honoring three information professionals for outstanding achievement. The three awards - the Online Champion Award, sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet Information Services,...
Attica Cybernetics Introduces Guide to Art Plus Other Multimedia Titles
Great Artists, a multimedia guide to the life, times, work and inspiration of 40 of Europe's greatest painters, was recently launched at The National Gallery in London by Attica Cybernetics and Marshall Cavendish Multimedia. Produced in association...
Attica Cybernetics Introduces Guide to Art Plus Other Multimedia Titles
Great Artists, a multimedia guide to the life, times, work and inspiration of 40 of Europe's greatest painters, was recently launched at The National Gallery in London by Attica Cybernetics and Marshall Cavendish Multimedia.Produced in association with...
Bureau of Electronic Publishing Releases Multimedia Titles in Library Network Versions
The Bureau of Electronic Publishing has announced that its four top-selling, award-winning multimedia CD-ROM titles have been released in special packages for school and public libraries. Great Literature Plus, Monarch Notes, Multimedia World History...
Bureau of Electronic Publishing Releases Multimedia Titles in Library Network Versions
The Bureau of Electronic Publishing has announced that its four top-selling, award-winning multimedia CD-ROM titles have been released in special packages for school and public libraries. Great Literature Plus, Monarch Notes, Multimedia World History...
California Libraries Purchase Geac System
The Pasadena Public Library in Pasadena, California, and the Glendale Public Library in Glendale, California, have signed an agreement with Geac Computers, Inc. for the joint purchase of the Geac ADVANCE Integrated Library System. The Pasadena and...
California Libraries Purchase Geac System
The Pasadena Public Library in Pasadena, California, and the Glendale Public Library in Glendale, California, have signed an agreement with Geac Computers, Inc. for the joint purchase of the Geac ADVANCE Integrated Library System.The Pasadena and Glendale...
Cambrix Publishing and Videodiscovery Inc, Co-Publish Science Sleuths
Cambrix Publishing, Inc., a leading publisher of CD-ROM software, and Videodiscovery, a well-established publisher of educational multimedia products, have announced their co-publishing relationship to bring cutting-edge science edutainment products...
Cambrix Publishing and Videodiscovery Inc. Co-Publish Science Sleuths
Cambrix Publishing, Inc., a leading publisher of CD-ROM software, and Videodiscovery, a well-established publisher of educational multimedia products, have announced their co-publishing relationship to bring cutting-edge science edutainment products...
CAS Offers Scientists Access to Electronic-Only Documents
CAS, a provider of chemical and related scientific information, has begun capturing scientific information from cyberspace in what the company calls the first comprehensive effort to abstract and index journals and papers available only electronically...
CAS Offers Scientists Access to Electronic-Only Documents
CAS, a provider of chemical and related scientific information, has begun capturing scientific information from cyberspace in what the company calls the first comprehensive effort to abstract and index journals and papers available only electronically...
CD PLUS Becomes Ovid Technologies, Inc
CD PLUS has announced plans to adopt Ovid Technologies, Inc. as the official company name. The decision reflects the growing importance of Ovid Software to the company's entire line of products and services. Since its release in 1992, Ovid (v. 3.0) has...
CD PLUS Becomes Ovid Technologies, Inc
CD PLUS has announced plans to adopt Ovid Technologies, Inc. as the official company name. The decision reflects the growing importance of Ovid Software to the company's entire line of products and services. Since its release in 1992, Ovid (v. 3.0) has...
CD-ROM Networking and Optical Storage Solution Company Formed
Logicraft and Virtual Microsystems, Inc. (VMI) have announced the completion of a corporate merger that joins the two as a single company. This announcement follows on the heels of Logicraft's purchase earlier this year of H+H of Goettingen, Germany....
CD-ROM Networking and Optical Storage Solution Company Formed
Logicraft and Virtual Microsystems, Inc. (VMI) have announced the completion of a corporate merger that joins the two as a single company. This announcement follows on the heels of Logicraft's purchase earlier this year of H+H of Goettingen, Germany....
DataTimes' Big Move
It is a truism that change is constant in the online world. This old cliche has taken on greater import over the last few years with the emergence of a second generation of online services. This has occurred from a convergence of two great trends. The...
DataTimes' Big Move
It is a truism that change is constant in the online world. This old cliche has taken on greater import over the last few years with the emergence of a second generation of online services. This has occurred from a convergence of two great trends. The...
Dateline: New York
The 1995 National Online Meeting, as in years past, served as the back-drop for honoring three information professionals for outstanding achievement. The three awards--The Online Champion Award, sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet Information Services,...
Disclosure Inc. to Be Purchased by Primark Corp
Financial-information services provider Primark Corp., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has announced its intention to acquire Disclosure, Inc. from the Dutch publishing and information company VNU. The cash transaction will be for $200 million. Disclosure...
Disclosure Inc. to Be Purchased by Primark Corp.; New Owner Sees Complement to Its Datastream, Vestek Units
Financial-information services provider Primark Corp., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has announced its intention to acquire Disclosure, Inc. from the Dutch publishing and information company VNU. The cash transaction will be for $200 million. Disclosure...
Dow Jones News/Retrieval Adds Global and Technology Sources, Top Industry Publications
Dow Jones Business Information Services has added hundreds of new business publications and exclusive information sources to Dow Jones News/Retrieval, the most comprehensive online source of business and financial news and information available worldwide....
Dow Jones News/Retrieval Adds Global and Technology Sources, Top Industry Publications
Dow Jones Business Information Services has added hundreds of new business publications and exclusive information sources to Dow Jones News/Retrieval, the most comprehensive online source of business and financial news and information available worldwide.News/Retrieval...
Federation Calls for Scholarly Communication Summit
The National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) is spearheading an effort to bring together the separate points of view, vision, and current initiatives of all the stakeholders in scholarly communication. In a statement issued...
Federation Calls for Scholarly Communication Summit
The National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) is spearheading an effort to bring together the separate points of view, vision, and current initiatives of all the stakeholders in scholarly communication.In a statement issued...
Gaylord Releases New Line of Security Software for Libraries
Complementing its growing line of security products, Gaylord Bros. is introducing a new line of security software for libraries and schools, focusing on the protection of installed software, library patrons, facilities, and computer systems. The first...
GAYLORD Releases New Line of Security Software for Libraries
Complementing its growing line of security products, Gaylord Bros. is introducing a new line of security software for libraries and schools, focusing on the protection of installed software, library patrons, facilities, and computer systems.The first...
In Brief
WLN's MARC Record Service Adds Canadiana AuthoritiesThe WLN MARC Record Service (MARS) has announced the addition of Canadiana Authorities from the National Library of Canada. This extensive file of approximately 420,000 authority records consists of...
Infopreneurs on the World Wide Web
A new generation of U.S. infopreneurs are reaching European information users by offering products via the World Wide Web. For these companies, the Web provides a cheap and easy way to reach potential customers globally, without the usual costs associated...
Information Access Company Introduces IntelliSeek
Information Access Company (IAC) has announced the premiere of IntelliSeek, a new CD-ROM database that enables information and business professionals to obtain cost-effective, direct access to a critical subset of the competitive intelligence found in...
Information Access Company Introduces IntelliSeek
Information Access Company (IAC) has announced the premiere of IntelliSeek, a new CD-ROM database that enables information and business professionals to obtain cost-effective, direct access to a critical subset of the competitive intelligence found in...
Insurance Law Source Now on CD-ROM
Clark Boardman Callaghan has announced that the standard print resource for attorneys handling insurance cases is now on CD-ROM. Couch on Insurance, Second Edition, on CD-ROM, could slash hours off attorneys' research time by electronically integrating...
Insurance Law Source Now on CD-ROM
Clark Boardman Callaghan has announced that the standard print resource for attorneys handling insurance cases is now on CD-ROM. Couch on Insurance, Second Edition, on CD-ROM, could slash hours off attorneys' research time by electronically integrating...
International Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It
International Business Information: How to Find It. How to Use It should take you a very long time to read. It is chock full of tables and examples: comparisons of company information from different databases, searching the same file on different vendors,...
ISI to Release Journal Citation Reports on CD-ROM
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced the development of Journal Citation Reports on CD-ROM in both the Science and Social Sciences editions, making a powerful evaluation tool even more accessible to the international research...
ISI to Release Journal Citation Reports on CD-ROM
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced the development of Journal Citation Reports on CD-ROM in both the Science and Social Sciences editions, making a powerful evaluation tool even more accessible to the international research...
Knight-Ridder Offers Enhanced 1995 MEDLINE Reload and Cross-Disc Version
Knight-Ridder Information, formerly Dialog Information Services, has renamed the entire line of DIALOG ONDisc CD-ROM products to KR Information ONDisc to reflect the company's new identity. In addition, they enhanced their KR Information ONDisc MEDLINE...
Knight-Ridder Offers Enhanced 1995 MEDLINE Reload and Cross-Disc Version
Knight-Ridder Information, formerly Dialog Information Services, has renamed the entire line of DIALOG ONDisc CD-ROM products to KR Information OnDisc to reflect the company's new identity. In addition, they enhanced their KR Information OnDisc MEDLINE...
KPI Announces an Affordable ERIC
Kline Publishing, Inc. (KPI), the publishing arm of CASPR, Inc., has announced the availability of ERIC Journals. This CD-ROM database is just one of a series of databases to be produced by KPI. According to Sally Martinus, KPI vice president, "This...
Learned Information Changes Name
Fifteen years ago this month, our company incorporated under the name Learned Information, Inc. We had operated without a name for over a year while we were planning and holding the first National Online Meeting in 1980. When we realized that there was...
Ligature Software Releases New OCR Packages
Ligature Software, Inc. has released a groundbreaking optical character recognition (OCR) software package - CharacterEyes for Windows release 2.5. CharacterEyes offers "one-button" simplicity and excellent recognition accuracy at less than half the...
Ligature Software Releases New OCR Packages
Ligature Software, Inc. has released a groundbreaking optical character recognition (OCR) software package--CharacterEyes for Windows release 2.5. CharacterEyes offers "one-button" simplicity and excellent recognition accuracy at less than half the price...
Major U.S. Newspaper Companies Form National Network of Online Services
Eight of the nation's largest newspaper companies announced today that they are forming a new company to create a national network of local online newspaper services. The new company, New Century Network, (NCN) will be operated as a joint venture by...
Major U.S. Newspaper Companies Form National Network of Online Services
Eight of the nation's largest newspaper companies announced today that they are forming a new company to create a national network of local online newspaper services.The new company, New Century Network, (NCN) will be operated as a joint venture by Advance...
Materials Flow Management Increases Efficiency in the Library
A new term, coined by 3M, "Materials Flow Management," refers to the way materials are moved into, out of, and throughout the library. Don Leslie, 3M market development manager, said, "Materials flow management is really about automation - automating...
Materials Flow Management Increases Efficiency in the Library
A new term, coined by 3M, "Materials Flow Management," refers to the way materials are moved into, out of, and throughout the library.Don Leslie, 3M market development manager, said, "Materials flow management is really about automation--automating the...
McGraw-Hill Science Navigator
The McGraw-Hill Science Navigator, Release 3.0, is a digitization of the full text of the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 3rd edition, along with terms, definitions, and biographical sketches from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary...
New CD-ROM Finds Art and Architecture Films Fast
G.K. Hall & Co. announces the publication of Art on Screen on CD-ROM, the database from the internationally renowned Program for Art on Film, published in its entirety for the first time in this convenient electronic format. Media specialists, film...
New CD-ROM Finds Art and Architecture Films Fast
G.K. Hall & Co. announces the publication of Art on Screen on CD-ROM, the database from the internationally renowned Program for Art on Film, published in its entirety for the first time in this convenient electronic format. Media specialists, film...
New Hampshire College Using Bay Networks' Internetworking Products
Bay Networks, Inc. has announced that New Hampshire College, a private 6,500 student institution, has chosen the company's high-performance backbone and remote site internetworking solutions to build an interstate library network. By allowing New Hampshire...
New Hampshire College Using Bay Networks' Internetworking Products
Bay Networks, Inc. has announced that New Hampshire College, a private 6,500 student institution, has chosen the company's high-performance backbone and remote site internetworking solutions to build an interstate library network. By allowing New Hampshire...
News Alert to Introduce Real-Time Electronic Clipping Service
News Alert, Inc. has announced it will introduce the first real-time electronic press clipping service, designed to provide users instantaneously with news stories and other critical information vital to their business. Called ClipAlert, the new service...
News Alert to Introduce Real-Time Electronic Clipping Service
News Alert, Inc. has announced it will introduce the first real-time electronic press clipping service, designed to provide users instantaneously with news stories and other critical information vital to their business.Called ClipAlert, the new service...
News Alert to Offer Integrated Real-Time Alert Service on the Internet
News Alert, Inc. has announced that it will introduce the first real-time news filtering and market data service on the Internet, designed to provide businesses and consumers with instantaneous access to news developments and other information that affects...
News Alert to Offer Integrated Real-Time Alert Service on the Internet
News Alert, Inc. has announced that it will introduce the first real-time news filtering and market data service on the Internet, designed to provide businesses and consumers with instantaneous access to news developments and other information that affects...
OneSource Adds Three New Products for Lotus Notes
With the addition of three new titles to its constantly expanding OneSource for Lotus Notes product line, OneSource announces the most comprehensive solution available for Lotus Notes-based business and financial information. The OneSource for Lotus...
OneSource Adds Three New Products for Lotus Notes
With the addition of three new titles to its constantly expanding OneSource for Lotus Notes product line, OneSource announces the most comprehensive solution available for Lotus Notes-based business and financial information.The OneSource for Lotus Notes...
Open Market, Copyright Clearance Center Announce Online Rights Clearance System
Open Market, Inc. (OMI) and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) have announced service on the Internet to help businesses, academic institutions, and individuals gain permission to copy copyrighted material. Using technology from Open Market, CCC has created...
Open Market, Copyright Clearance Center Announces Online Rights Clearance System
Open Market, Inc. (OMI) and copyright Clearance Center (CCC) have announced service on the Internet to help businesses, academic institutions, and individuals gain permission to copy, copyrighted material. Using technology from Open Market, CCC has created...
Partnership to Develop Research Services for Online World
Nielsen Media Research, Yankelovich Partners, and ASI Market Research, three premier market research firms, have announced a strategic partnership to develop a comprehensive range of research services for the online world. The alliance is named "ANYwhere...
Partnership to Develop Research Services for Online World
Nielsen Media Research, Yankelovich Partners, and ASI Market Research, three premier market research firms, have announced a strategic partnership to develop a comprehensive range of research services for the online world.The alliance is named "ANYwhere...
Potpourri Databases
Publishers seem to have discovered a niche area that called for multimedia CD-ROMs. In the past few months I have received quite a number of databases that are aimed at giving an impression of an era, a nation, or a region. Or perhaps they just let you...
Privacy, Encryption, and Online Access to Merchant Banking
We noted last month that it's a good idea to ensure your e-mail is private--especially if you are engaged in business over the Internet. Encryption software packages like Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) are available via the Internet, and you might want to...
Privacy, Encryption, and Online Access to Merchant Banking(includes Related Information on German Information sources)(Column)
We noted last month that it's a good idea to ensure your e-mail is private - especially if you are engaged in business over the Internet. Encryption software packages like Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) are available via the Internet, and you might want to...
Roll Your Own CD-ROM Disc (Part 3): Software Options
Some of the hardware features discussed in the previous issue also need software support for in-house CD recording. The capability of a CDrecordable drive for incremental writing, multisession recording, and creating files in a number of different formats...
Security APL's New "Webster" Site for Financial Community
Security APL is harnessing the power of the Internet and the World Wide Web to make it easier for the financial community to provide better services to investors. The company has announced the opening of "Webster--The Client Connection," its Web site...
Security APL's New 'Webster' Site for Financial Community
Security APL is harnessing the power of the Internet and the World Wide Web to make it easier for the financial community to provide better services to investors. The company has announced the opening of "Webster - The Client Connection," its Web site...
SLA 1995 Election Results
Sylvia E. A. Piggott, manager of the Business Information Centre at the Bank of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was elected 1995-96 president-elect of the Special Libraries Association. Elected to other SLA offices for the coming year were: *...
SLA 1995 Election Results
Sylvia E. A. Piggott, manager of the Business Information Centre at the Bank of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was elected 1995-96 president-elect of the Special Libraries Association.Elected to other SLA offices for the coming year were:* Chapter...
SLA Announces 1995 Scholarship Winners
The Special Libraries Association has announced its 1995 Scholarship winners.Winners of the SLA Scholarship ($6,000), granted to college graduates or college seniors for graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school...
Surfing across the Atlantic: Internet Resources in Germany
Thomas Rode, an information specialist and information broker in Germany, sent me those recommended Internet sites. The listing was first prepared in February, so some sites or addresses may have changed. It does a great job of showing off the global...
TECHSHOW95: Dramatic Change in the Practice of Law
If you want to have your finger on the pulse of legal technology, try the ABA's TechShow. The annual Chicago event (held March 30th - April 1st) draws plenty of vendors and over 1,000 attendees, all assembled to talk about, demonstrate, and buy and sell...
TECHSHOW95: Dramatic Change in the Practice of Law
If you want to have your finger on the pulse of legal technology, try the ABA's TechShow. The annual Chicago event (held March 30th-April 1st) draws plenty of vendors and over 1,000 attendees, all assembled to talk about, demonstrate, and buy and sell...
The Internet Business Book
As a result of writing about the Internet regularly, Information Today "Internet Waves" columnist P. Michael McCulley has the chance to see, read, and use some of the newest Internet books as they are published. There are now literally hundreds of titles,...
The Internet Business Guide: Riding the Information Superhighway to Profit
SAMS has published several good Internet books, but they have areal winner in The Internet Business Guide. It's a pleasure to read, with its informative, accurate, and well-written information on business use of the Internet. Authors Resnick and Taylor...
The March of the Lemmings
For some time now, I have found it difficult to comprehend the strategies of commercial scholarly publishers, particularly the primary publishers of scientific and technical journals. Merely as a dilettante fan of strategic design, the behavior of these...
UMI's New Online Service to Include Text and Images from the New York Times
UMI and The New York Times Information Services Group today announced an agreement for UMI's new client-server host computer system to provide researches with online access to news from The New York Times beginning in early 1996. The announcement was...
UMI's New Online Service to Include Text and Images from the New York Times
UMI and The New York Times Information Services Group today announced an agreement for UMI's new client-server host computer system to provide researches with online access to news from The New York Times beginning in early 1996. The announcement was...
Xerox Announces Digital Document Service
Xerox Business Services, (XBS) has created Documents Direct, a new global, digital document service offering high-speed, high-capacity networking for delivering and distributing large, complex documents. The Documents Direct service is based on a private...
Xerox Announces Digital Document Service
Xerox Business Services, (XBS) has created Documents Direct, a new global, digital document service offering high-speed, high-capacity networking for delivering and distributing large, complex documents.The Documents Direct service is based on a private...
Xerox Copy Station Preserves Library Books
Xerox Corporation has unveiled a new, card- or coin-operated copier that won't break book spines or bindings in libraries or other public settings. The Xerox Bookmark35 Copy Station is designed so the edge of its copying surface slopes at a 35-degree...
Xerox Copy Station Preserves Library Books
Xerox Corporation has unveiled a new, card- or coin-operated copier that won't break book spines or bindings in libraries or other public settings.The Xerox Bookmark35 Copy Station is designed so the edge of its copying surface slopes at a 35-degree...

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