Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 6, June

Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 Now Available
Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the release of the Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1, which features Adobe CoolType font-rendering technology, a two-page layout feature, and a built-in interactive dictionary. Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 for Windows...
AOL Time Warner Introduces iPublish.Com
AOL Time Warner has announced that it has launched iPublish.com at Time Warner Books (http://www.ipublish.com). iPublish.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Trade Publishing (http://www.twbookmark.com), a division of AOL Time Warner, Inc....
Are Reed Elsevier and Thomson Corp. Monopolists?
When Alison McNab walked around the exhibition hail at London's Online Information 2000 conference last December, she was struck by the sheer number of stands belonging to Reed Elsevier and Thomson. "I did wonder," she says facetiously, "if the only...
Bell & Howell Releases ERIC PlusText Database
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced that it has released ERIC PlusText, a new online database that will serve researchers in virtually every aspect of education, including adult education, disabilities and gifted education, educational...
CASPR Unveils LibraryCom Version 3.2
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the release of LibraryCom version 3.2 with URL cataloging support and a new MARC cataloging service. Version 3.2 now allows the cataloging of Web sites using the industry standard 856 USMARC tags. The MARC...
CASPR Unveils LibraryCom Version 3.2
CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the release of LibraryCom version 3.2 with URL cataloging support and a new MARC cataloging service. Version 3.2 now allows the cataloging of Web sites using the industry standard 856 USMARC tags. The MARC cataloging...
Controlling the Threat of E-Book Piracy
The battle for digital rights management is being waged on two platforms There's a lesson about human nature that Napster's legacy will firmly write into Web history: People will freely steal content when given the opportunity. Napster provided...
Derwent Enhances Derwent World Patents Index
Derwent Information has announced the addition of a monthly Alert capability to its Derwent World Patents Index (WPI). Derwent has also announced that users are now able to search the Derwent World Patents Index (WPINDEX) open-access database on STN...
Derwent Enhances Derwent World Patents Index
Derwent Information has announced the addition of a monthly Alert capability to its Derwent World Patents Index (WPI). Derwent has also announced that users are now able to search the Derwent World Patents Index (WPINDEX) open-access database on STN...
Dialog CEO Optimistic about Opportunities
Roy M. Martin Jr. promises technology investments and 'evolutionary' enhancements Thomson Corp. purchased Dialog from its British owners on May 4,2000, and in November named a seasoned Thomson executive as Dialog's new president and CEO. Now that...
Dialog Sets 2001 Strategy
After months of relative silence, Dialog Corp. (http://www.dialog.com), a subsidiary of Thomson Corp., has published a spate of announcements reflecting its new strategy and plans for 2001. Under the theme "Information to Change the World," Dialog...
E Ink Demonstrates Active-Matrix Electronic Ink Display
E Ink Corp., a developer and marketer of electronic ink technology, has announced that it has demonstrated the world's first active-matrix electronic ink display that's capable of producing high-resolution illustrations and text. According to the announcement,...
E Ink Demonstrates Active-Matrix Electronic Ink Display
E Ink Corp., a developer and marketer of electronic ink technology, has announced that it has demonstrated the world's first active-matrix electronic ink display that's capable of producing high-resolution illustrations and text. According to the announcement,...
Elsevier Science Introduces Scirus.com
Elsevier Science has announced the launch of Scirus.com (http://www.scirus .com), a search engine dedicated to science. According to the announcement, Scirus is the world's most comprehensive search engine specifically designed for finding highly relevant...
Elsevier Science Introduces Scirus.Com
Elsevier Science has announced the launch of Scirus.com (http://www.scirus.com), a search engine dedicated to science. According to the announcement, Scirus is the world's most comprehensive search engine specifically designed for finding highly relevant...
Factiva Announces New Products, Agreements
Factiva has announced the release of Factiva Select, a new current awareness tool; Andersen Business Radar; and Web Parts. The company also announced that it has entered into agreements with Hoover's Online Europe, Ltd., the London-based subsidiary...
Factiva Announces New Products, Agreements
Factiva has announced the release of Factiva Select, a new current awareness tool; Andersen Business Radar; and Web Parts. The company also announced that it has entered into agreements with Hoover's Online Europe, Ltd., the London-based subsidiary of...
Former Primark CEO Acquires Economic Information and Forecasting Businesses
WEFA (formerly Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates) and Data Resources (DRI) have been the pre-eminent companies in the field of crunching economic data and forecasting. Each company works to understand and quantify how the economic environment...
Google Seeks to Restore Deja Functionality
When search engine portal company Google acquired Deja.com's archive of Usenet News postings, much of the functionality of the Deja site was lost [see http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb010219-1.htm]. Since the February acquisition, Google has restored...
Health and Medical Research Strategies
Experts give advice about the best ways to find medical information online Medicine is one of the research areas most affected by the growth of the Internet. Medical researchers are able to access recent refereed publications from around the world....
Information Today, Inc. Publishes Four New Books
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of three books in the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) series. The new titles are Intelligent Technologies in Library and Information Service Applications;...
Information Today, Inc. Publishes Four New Books
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of three books in the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) series. The new titles are Intelligent Technologies in Library and Information Service Applications; Statistical...
Inmagic Introduces the InfoCart Customized Consulting Product
Inmagic, Inc.'s consulting division has announced the release of the InfoCart, its new consulting product. Enabling work flow efficiencies for both library staff and endusers, the InfoCart can be customized and incorporated into Inmagic's core DB/Text...
Inmagic Introduces the InfoCart Customized Consulting Product
Inmagic, Inc.'s consulting division has announced the release of the InfoCart, its new consulting product. Enabling work flow efficiencies for both library staff and endusers, the InfoCart can be customized and incorporated into Inmagic's core DB/Text...
InterTrust, Artesia to Integrate Technologies
InterTrust Technologies Corp., a developer of peer-to-peer, distributed digital rights management (DRM) solutions, and Artesia Technologies (http://www.artesia.com), a provider of enterprise digital asset management (DAM) technology, have announced...
InterTrust, Artesia to Integrate Technologies
InterTrust Technologies Corp., a developer of peer-to-peer, distributed digital rights management (DRM) solutions, and Artesia Technologies (http://www.artesia .com), a provider of enterprise digital asset management (DAM) technology, have announced...
Iowa Library Selects Gaylord's Polaris ILS
Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) has announced that the Mason City (Iowa) Public Library has contracted to purchase Polaris, the company's third-generation integrated library system. Built in 1939, the Mason City Public Library serves the 46,000 people...
Iowa Library Selects Gaylord's Polaris ILS
Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) has announced that the Mason City (Iowa) Public Library has contracted to purchase Polaris, the company's third-generation integrated library system. Built in 1939, the Mason City Public Library serves the 46,000 people...
Lexis-Nexis Announces Alliance with Markmonitor
The Lexis-Nexis Group and Markmonitor have announced an alliance whereby Markmonitor will provide Lexis-Nexis customers with new services designed to protect their brands from misuse on the Internet. Lexis-Nexis will offer Markmonitor's suite of Internet...
Lexis-Nexis Announces Alliance with Markmonitor
The Lexis-Nexis Group and Markmonitor have announced an alliance whereby Markmonitor will provide Lexis-Nexis customers with new services designed to protect their brands from misuse on the Internet. Lexis-Nexis will offer Markmonitor's suite of Internet...
Lexis-Nexis Integrates New Content, Teams with Telebase
Lexis-Nexis has announced that it has added The New York Observer, Salon.com, and Access to Presidential Studies to its service. The company also announced that it will enter into an alliance with Telebase, a division of Office.com, Inc. The New...
Lexis-Nexis Integrates New Content, Teams with Telebase
Lexis-Nexis has announced that it has added The New York Observer, Salon.com, and Access to Presidential Studies to its service. The company also announced that it will enter into an alliance with Telebase, a division of Office.com, Inc. The New York...
MIT Launches OpenCourse Ware Initiative on the Web
NewsBreak The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITT) recently announced a sweeping 10-year initiative that will publish for open access on the Web materials that support virtually every course--some 2,000--taught at the university. Known as OpenCourseWare...
MIT Launches OpenCourseWare Initiative on the Web
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently announced a sweeping 10-year initiative that will publish for open access on the Web materials that support virtually every course--some 2,000--taught at the university. Known as OpenCourseWare...
New Resources Available on lexisONE
Delivering on its promise to add more products and services designed specifically for the needs of small and mid-sized law firms, lexisONE (http://www.lexisone.com) has recently announced a new partnership with MediConnect.net to provide attorneys...
NISO Forum on Library Statistics
This meeting considered the real issues behind electronic usage measures With many organizations and users assuming that information is free on the Web, librarians are challenged to demonstrate the value of their investments in electronic publications....
NISO Holds Recent Workshop, Announces New Standards
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced that it sponsored an invitational workshop on Networked Reference Services on April 25-26. Approximately 25 people attended, representing a broad spectrum of practitioners, researchers,...
NISO Holds Recent Workshop, Announces New Standards
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced that it sponsored an invitational workshop on Networked Reference Services on April 25-26. Approximately 25 people attended, representing a broad spectrum of practitioners, researchers,...
OverDrive Opens Content Reserve
OverDrive, Inc. has announced the launch of Content Reserve, a wholesale digital book service for secure distribution of e-books and print-on-demand (POD) files. Except for the wholesale cost of product and digital rights management (DRM) fees for...
OverDrive Opens Content Reserve
OverDrive, Inc. has announced the launch of Content Reserve, a wholesale digital book service for secure distribution of e-books and print-on-demand (POD) files. Except for the wholesale cost of product and digital rights management (DRM) fees for goods...
People Line
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has announced that Roberta I. Shaffer has been appointed its 12th executive director. In her new role, she will be responsible for the direction of new branding, membership redefinition, and simplification strategies,...
R.R. Bowker Activates Bidirectional Links between Ulrichsweb.com and ISI JCR Web
Reference publisher R.R. Bowker has announced that it has activated bidirectional links between ulrichsweb.com, its international serials directory, and the ISI Journal Citation Reports on the Web (JCR Web), a core journal evaluative tool. Available...
R.R. Bowker Activates Bidirectional Links between Ulrichsweb.com and ISI JCR Web
Reference publisher R.R. Bowker has announced that it has activated bidirectional links between ulrichsweb.com, its international serials directory, and the ISI Journal Citation Reports on the Web (JCR Web), a core journal evaluative tool. Available...
Scirus: Elsevier's Science Search Engine
With its many unscientific results, a better name may be Biz 'R' Us I've always known that there are serious gaps in my knowledge of Greek history and mythology, and the case of Scirus just reconfirmed it. First I thought the name Scirus was a witty...
Seybold Seminars Boston 2001
Adobe Systems' new-product announcements stole the publishing show When Seybold Seminars' publishing-technology conference (http://www.seyboldseminars.com) came to Boston last year, the winds were cold but the economic temperature was warm and toasty....
SIRSI Announces SIRSI.net, UnicornCorsorti@implementations
SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA), a resource-sharing network for Indiana libraries, is the 1,000th organization to select SIRSI to provide a centralized, client/server-based library management...
SIRSI Announces SIRSI.net, UnicornCorsorti@ Implementations
SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA), a resource-sharing network for Indiana libraries, is the 1,000th organization to select SIRSI to provide a centralized, client/server-based, library management...
SIRS Mandarin Announces Mandarin M3 OPAC Upgrade
SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced that the Mandarin M3 library automation system recently upgraded its M3 Windows OPAC to include patron access to personal account information, enhanced tagging, sorting capabilities, and more. My Account is a new...
SIRS Mandarin Announces Mandarin M3 OPAC Upgrade
SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced that the Mandarin M3 library automation system recently upgraded its M3 Windows OPAC to include patron access to personal account information, enhanced tagging, sorting capabilities, and more. My Account is a new Windows...
SwetsnetNavigator Implements SFX Functionality, Offers Institute of Physics Publishing Content
Swets Blackwell has announced the launch of SFX functionality in Swetsnet-Navigator, its electronic journal service. The company has also announced the addition of 34 journal titles from the Institute of Physics Publishing (IoPP) to SwetsnetNavigator....
SwetsnetNavigator Implements SFX Functionality, Offers Institute of Physics Publishing Content
Swets Blackwell has announced the launch of SFX functionality in SwetsnetNavigator, its electronic journal service. The company has also announced the addition of 34 journal titles from the Institute of Physics Publishing (IoPP) to SwetsnetNavigator....
Teh New Internet Filtering Legislation
Censorship gets revisited with a law that restricts public Internet access Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right...
The 15th Annual AIIP Conference
Information professionals had the chance to 'Network in New Orleans' The 15th Annual AIIP (Association of Independent Information Professionals) Conference was held April 19-22 in New Orleans. As the association's name implies, the majority of AIIP's...
The KM 2001 Conference
This annual U.K. event sought to plot a new course for knowledge management "The Search for Corporate Longitude" was the theme of Leif Edvinsson's keynote address at the Knowledge Management 2001 conference held April 3-4 in London's Hammersmith...
The KM2001 Conference
This annual U.K. event sought to plot a new course for knowledge management "The Search for Corporate Longitude" was the theme of Leif Edvinsson's keynote address at the Knowledge Management 2001 conference held April 3-4 in London's Hammersmith Novotel....
The New Internet Filtering Legislation
Censorship gets revisited with a law that restricts public Internet access Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the...
The Rise and Fall of Virtual Motivation
Vendors must anticipate and serve consumers' interests from start to finish In the new information world order, the hardest thing for vendors to grasp and hang on to is the will-of-the-wisp interest of users. Consumers expect an infinity of coddling...
The State of the Art in Systems
Here are a number of key trends in the field of library automation As I write this, I'm looking forward to participating in the Info Today 2001 conference (formerly the National Online Meeting) in New York. By the time this column appears in print,...
Turkish Consortium to Use FirstSearch
OCLC has announced that, following a 4-week trial, 13 members of the Turkish University and Research Librarians Association (UNAK) have formed a consortium to use the OCLC FirstSearch service. Since the libraries began using FirstSearch in early January,...
Turkish Consortuim to Use FirstSearch
OCLC has announced that, following a 4-week trial, 13 members of the Turkish University and Research Librarians Association (UNAK) have formed a consortium to use the OCLC FirstSearch service. Since the libraries began using FirstSearch in early January,...
Vignette Unveils New Content Syndication and Aggregation Applications
Vignette Corp. has announced new versions of the Vignette Content Syndication Server (VCSS) and the Vignette Content Aggregation Server (VCAS), two applications that make it easier for companies to gather and distribute digital content and improve...
Vignette Unveils New Content Syndication and Aggregation Applications
Vignette Corp. has announced new versions of the Vignette Content Syndication Server (VCSS) and the Vignette Content Aggregation Server (VCAS), two applications that make it easier for companies to gather and distribute digital content and improve communication...
W3C Issues XML Schema as a W3C Recommendation
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that it has issued XML Schema as a W3C Recommendation. XML Schemas define shared markup vocabularies--the structure of XML documents that use those vocabularies--and provide hooks to associate semantics...
W3C Issues XML Schema as a W3C Recommendation
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that it has issued XML Schema as a W3C Recommendation. XML Schemas define shared markup vocabularies-the structure of XML documents that use those vocabularies-and provide hooks to associate semantics...
West Group Unveils Westlaw.com Enhancements
West Group, a provider of e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal market, has announced that Westlaw Wireless, the wireless version of westlaw.com, now provides full-text wireless access to virtually all Westlaw and West Legal Directory content....
West Group Unveils Westlaw.com Enhancements
West Group, a provider of e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal market, has announced that Westlaw Wireless, the wireless version of westlaw.com, now provides full-text wireless access to virtually all Westlaw and West Legal Directory content....
Wiley, LabBook Partner to Deliver Life Science Informatics Solutions
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and LabBook, Inc., a life sciences informatics company, have announced a strategy to deliver an end-to-end solution that consists of enabling software and scientific content that will provide life science researchers...
Wiley, LabBook Partner to Deliver Life Science Informatics Solutions
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and LabBook, Inc., a life sciences informatics company, have announced a strategy to deliver an end-to-end solution that consists of enabling software and scientific content that will provide life science researchers...
XanEdu Teams with Hoover's
XanEdu, a division of Bell & Howell Information and Learning, has announced an alliance with Hoover's, Inc. that gives XanEdu MBA ReSearch Engine users access to Hoover's Company Information from Hoover's Online (http://www.hoovers.com), an online...
XanEdu Teams with Hoover's
XanEdu, a division of Bell & Howell Information and Learning, has announced an alliance with Hoover's, Inc. that gives XanEdu MBA ReSearch Engine users access to Hoover's Company Information from Hoover's Online (http://www.hoovers .com), an online...
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