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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, January

ABC-CLIO Stresses Customer-Based Products
CEO Ron Boehm discusses the company's renewed focus on history ABC-CLIO is another family-owned publishing company that has managed to withstand the test of time and reinvent itself for a Web-based world. In late November, I caught up with its busy...
Arbortext Introduces Epic 4.1
Arbortext, Inc., a provider of content-management integration software and business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, has announced the launch of Epic 4.1, the most recent version of its e-content software. Epic 4.1 supports the conversion between...
Arbortext Introduces Epic 4.1
Arbortext, Inc., a provider of content-- management integration software and business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, has announced the launch of Epic 4.1, the most recent version of its e-content software. Epic 4.1 supports the conversion between...
Artesia Technologies Showcases the MARC Standard for Cataloging Multimedia Content
Artesia Technologies, a provider of enterprise digital asset management, has announced that it demonstrated an implementation of the MARC format that has been developed by the Library of Congress and others as the industry standard for cataloging bibliographic...
A Trendmeister's Technology Forecast
Techno-fads come and go, but here are a few things that are hot right now 'Anyone can be a trendmeister,' says Larry Samuel, a partner in Iconoculture and co-author of The Future Ain't What It Used To Be. In fact, says Faith Popcorn, chairman of...
Autonomy Releases Commerce Application Builder
Autonomy, Inc., a provider of infrastructure software for the Web and enterprises, has announced the release of its new Commerce Application Builder, which provides a flexible, scalable, and fully automated infrastructure for managing and personalizing...
Autonomy Releases Commerce Application Builder
Autonomy, Inc., a provider of infrastructure software for the Web and enterprises, has announced the release of its new Commerce Application Builder, which provides a flexible, scalable, and fully automated infrastructure for managing and personalizing...
Biblio Tech Launches Information Industry Directory Portal Service
Biblio Tech, Ltd. has announced the launch of a new directory service for the information industry. This portal is aimed at Web sites that both service the information industry and wish to add a customized directory service that categorizes company data...
Book Sense, Inc. Launches E-Commerce Book Site
Book Sense, Inc. has announced the launch of BookSense.com, an e-commerce product for independent booksellers. Having concluded a 5-month beta test, the national BookSense.com hub site (http://www.booksense.com) and more than 200 affiliated bookstore...
Brodart Unveils DartClix, Windows Version of Precision One; Teams with Syndetic Solutions
Brodart Co.'s Automation Division has announced the release of DartClix, a service that will offer libraries 500 professionally selected and cataloged Web sites each month. The company also announced a new Windows version of its Precision One Cataloguing...
CAS Launches ChemPort Reference-Linking Service
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced the introduction of a free reference-linking service for scientific publishers that adds links from references in scientific articles to the world's largest scitech databases. "We are pleased to provide...
CIS Statistical Universe Incorporates PowerTables Feature
Lexis-Nexis Group has announced the introduction of PowerTables, a new feature in its CIS Statistical Universe Web product from Congressional Information Service, Inc. (CIS). According to the announcement, PowerTables has made finding pinpoint, tabular...
CLIR Publishes White Paper on E-Journal Usage Statistics
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has announced the publication of a white paper on electronic journal usage statistics by Judy Luther, president of the consulting firm Informed Strategies. The report examines why it has been...
Core360 Applies Intelligent Agents to Traditional Business Data
Coreintellect, Inc. (http://www.coreintellect.com), a Dallas-based advanced-search technology company, has launched a flagship product called Core360, which applies a full array of post-Boolean search engine and data-handling techniques to familiar...
Derwent Information, Institute of Physics Publishing Bring Patent Information to the Web
Derwent Information has announced that it has released its flagship product, Derwent World Patents Index on Axiom, the Web-based online research service from Institute of Physics Publishing. This index will allow users to utilize the latest Web technology...
Dialog Names New President and CEO
Thomson Legal & Regulatory has announced that executive vice president and chief strategy officer Roy M. Martin Jr. has been named president and CEO of Dialog, a Thomson company. Martin replaces Pat Sommers, who has resigned from the company. ...
Discmatic Unveils Enhanced ONYX CD Duplicator
Discmatic has announced the release of an enhanced version of the innovative ONYX 100-disc CD duplicator, which features 12x drives and a new processor that combine to significantly boost copying speed. Developed and designed by Discmatic, ONYX...
DRA to Integrate netLibrary E-Books with Library Automation Systems
Data Research Associates, Inc. (DRA), a client/server library automation systems integrator, has announced an agreement with netLibrary (http://www.netlibrary.com), a provider of e-books and Internet-based content-management services, to integrate...
DVD+RW Prototype Drives Unveiled at Fall COMDEX 2000
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), Philips Electronics, and Ricoh Company, Ltd., three of the six CD-ReWritable technology industry leaders supporting the DVD+RW format, displayed prototype DVD+RW drives during an event held at Fall COMDEX 2000. DVD+RW supporters...
Elsevier Science Previews New Web-Based Science Search Engine
Elsevier Science (http://www.elsevier.com) has announced that it's developing a Web search engine for scientific information that will search both free and proprietary (access-controlled) content. The new engine, Scirus, was officially unveiled and...
Endeavor Announces Free ScienceDirect Web Access for Voyager Customers, New Voyager Implementation
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. has announced free, full access to ScienceDirect Web editions for Voyager customers. Endeavor's free offering of access to the full-text articles of 1,200 Elsevier electronic scientific, technical, and medical (STM)...
Factiva Adds Financial Times Content
Factiva, the Dow Jones/Reuters company (http://www.factiva.com), has acquired content and archives from FT.com, the online arm of the U.K.'s leading business news source, the Financial Times. Under the new arrangement, Factiva will acquire a 3-year...
Feldman Wins 2000 Excellence in Writing Award
Bell & Howell Co.'s Information and Learning business unit has announced that Susan Feldman has won its annual Excellence In Writing award for her article "The Answer Machine," which appeared in the January 2000 issue of Searcher magazine (see...
FirstGov Arrives on Fast Track
This new government portal suffers a bit from its hurried development Who says it takes the government forever to do anything? For example, consider FirstGov (http://www.firstgov.gov), the new portal to federal government information. It had the...
Gale Group Assumes Ownership of FreeZone.Com
Gale Group, a business unit of The Thomson Corporation, has assumed ownership of kids' Web site FreeZone.com. According to the announcement, FreeZone is best known and acclaimed for its interactive elements and safety policies. The acquisition will...
Gale Group Introduces Health & Wellness Resource Center
Gale Group has announced the introduction of Health & Wellness Resource Center, a product that leverages Gale's health databases along with those of key content partners, to create a single Web-based product that provides authoritative health information...
Getting Advice from Investment Searchers
Super Searchers on Wall Street: Top Investment Professionals Share Their Online Research Secrets Amelia Kassel Reva Basch, editor Medford, NJ: CyberAge Books, 2000 ISBN: 0-910965-42-0 241 pages $24.95 In the past few years, stocks, bonds, and other investments...
How the Web Is Being Won
Adobe PDF is poised to play a greater role in the future HTML may have built the Web, and it still remains the formatting glue that holds the Web together, but this language is no longer the only force that drives the information design engine....
Infomart and Dialog Get Divorced
Infomart Dialog, Ltd., the Canadian information provider (http://www.infomart.ca), has sent a notice to its Dialog customers saying that it will no longer support Dialog products and that Infomart Online users will not have access to Dialog databases....
Infotrieve Expands Content with Catch Word Agreement, Announces E-Delivery Partnerships
Infotrieve, a provider of article research and delivery, has announced an agreement with CatchWord that will provide two-way linking of content and partnership on certain cooperative activities. Infotrieve has also announced new e-delivery partnerships...
Infotrieve Expands Content with CatchWord Agreement, Announces E-Delivery Partnerships
Infotrieve, a provider of article research and delivery, has announced an agreement with CatchWord that will provide two-way linking of content and partnership on certain cooperative activities. Infotrieve has also announced new e-delivery partnerships...
Ingenta Announces Reference-Linking Agreements
ingenta, Inc., the global research gateway, has announced several agreements to link third-party references to full-text articles. ingenta will collaborate with Ex Libris on integrating ingenta's electronic journals service with Ex Libris's SFX context-sensitive...
Internet Librarian 2000
This annual conference for information professionals hits the mark once again The 2000 edition of the fourth annual Internet Librarian conference convened November 5-9 in Monterey, California, the site of the first event. Monterey is always a pleasant...
Iomega Unveils Predator External CD-RW Drive
Iomega Corp., a manufacturer of data-management solutions, has announced the release of the Iomega Predator external CD-RW drive. According to the company, the Predator drive combines breakthrough design, interchangeable interfaces, and a comprehensive...
Jacso's Cheers and Jeers for 2000
Here's a list of Web services that hit the mark--and some that missed Web users had much to cheer about in 2000. Many respectable new services and databases were launched by small entrepreneurs, large companies, and the U.S. government. In addition,...
Jane Kelly Mystery to Be Published on Factiva InfoPro Alliance Portal
Factiva has announced that, as of January 8, it will begin publishing a six-part serialized mystery on the Factiva InfoPro Alliance Portal (http://www.factiva.com/info pro). The mystery, written by published author Jane Kelly, is titled Trouble at RiskeGames.com....
JSTOR Unveils Ecology & Botany Collection Online
JSTOR has announced the release of its new Ecology & Botany Collection. Developed in cooperation with the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the collection will enable ecologists, conservationists, and scholars in related fields to access research,...
Letter to the Editor
In a November 13, 2000 NewsBreak by Paula J. Hane regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear Tasini et al. vs. The New York Times et al., Barbara Quint was quoted, saying, "The pennies authors could get for online use don't justify the disastrous...
Letter to the Editor
In a November 13, 2000 NewsBreak by Paula J. Hane regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear Tasini et al. vs. The New York Times et al., Barbara Quint was quoted, saying, "The pennies authors could get for online use don't justify the disastrous...
MarketResearch.com Announces Web Site Enhancements, Business Agreements
MarketResearch.com has announced that it has unveiled version 2.0 of its Web service. The company has also announced that it has entered into agreements with 10 information technology (IT) and e-business research firms as part of an initiative to increase...
Maxell Launches New Discs, Announces Product Integration
Maxell Corp. of America, a developer of computer storage media, has announced that it is adding new l0x CD-RW discs to its line of tape and disc storage media. Maxell has also announced it is bundling its 4.7-GB DVD-RAM discs with the new Integra DR-12...
Maxwell Launches New Discs, Announces Product Integration
Maxell Corp. of America, a developer of computer storage media, has announced that it is adding new lOx CD-RW discs to its line of tape and disc storage media. Maxell has also announced it is bundling its 4.7GB DVD-RAM discs with the new Integra DR-12...
Microsoft Unveils New Version of FrontPage
Microsoft Corp. has announced FrontPage 10, a new version of its Microsoft FrontPage Web site creation and management tool that's currently in beta testing. According to the announcement, FrontPage 10 is designed for Web developers who want the sophisticated...
Microsoft Unveils New Version of FrontPage
Microsoft Corp. has announced FrontPage 10, a new version of its Microsoft FrontPage Web site creation and management tool that's currently in beta testing. According to the announcement, FrontPage 10 is designed for Web developers who want the sophisticated...
Moreover Fills the News Gap, Inks Deal with Inktomi
Moreover, Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of dynamic news-search technology (http://www.moreover.com), has unveiled its new Business Intelligence Solution, which it claims will deliver real-time, targeted, and customizable news to organizations...
netLibrary, Houghton Mifflin to Launch Digital Textbook Initiative
netLibrary, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Co. have announced plans to launch a digital textbook initiative. netLibrary's MetaText division will create electronic versions of Houghton Mifflin College Division texts and, beginning in the fall 2001 semester,...
netLibrary, Houghton Mifflin to Launch Digital Textbook Initiative
netLibrary, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Co. have announced plans to launch a digital textbook initiative. netLibrary's MetaText division will create electronic versions of Houghton Mifflin College Division texts and, beginning in the fall 2001 semester,...
Northern Light Officially Launches SinglePoint
Northern Light (http://www.northernlight.com) is known to many of us for offering a quality search engine that provides access to Web resources for free and to proprietary content for a reasonable pay-per-view fee that we can charge to a credit card....
No Shuffleboard in the Lifeboats, Please
Defining the parameters of online copyright can often be tricky Boy, I guess the Third Millennium has really arrived. All the Doubting Thomases have been silenced now that January 1, Y2K+1 has passed. What marks the change in the era for me, though,...
Oak Technology Announces CD-RW Enhancements, Partnership
Oak Technology, Inc. has announced the release of the OTI-9073 Analog Front End, its second-generation front-end signal processor for high-performance CD-RW drive applications. The highly integrated device supports CD-RW write speeds up to 20x and...
OCLC Users Council Announces Proceedings of Recent Meeting
OCLC has announced that its OCLC Users Council delegates discussed findings from a governance study, considered global strategy, and focused on the meeting topic, "Giving Meaning to the Library As a Virtual Place," during the first of three 2000/01 meetings...
People on the Move within the Industry
Gale Group has announced that Chris Morton has been named executive vice president for development. He will be responsible for global licensing and alliances efforts. Most recently, he was global managing director of financial services and president...
Philips Focuses on Ease of Use for Next Phase of CD-RW Development
Philips Electronics North America, co-developer of the CD and the world's largest manufacturer of CD-RW drives, has announced several new initiatives to improve upon CD-ReWritable media. With Philips' drive shipments alone expected to exceed 10 million...
Pioneer Announces Industry's First Combination DVD-Recordable/re-Recordable Drive
Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc. has announced the development of what it says is the world's first combination recordable DVD/CD drive for PC use. The thirdgeneration drive reads and writes four recordable formats including DVD-R (write once), DVD-RW...
Primedia Names Tim Andrews CEO of Intertec Publishing and Event Unit
David Ferm, president and CEO of Primedia, Inc.'s Business-to-Business Group, has announced that Tim Andrews has been named CEO of Primedia's Intertec Publishing and Event Unit, which is, according to the announcement, one of the world's largest technical...
Primedia's IndustryClick Introduces TelecomClick
IndustryClick, a subsidiary of Primedia, has announced the launch of TelecomClick, a business-to-business (B2B) online source of vital intelligence for professionals in the telecommunications (telecom) industry. The comprehensive, real-time site...
RichLink Increases Coverage for Automated Content Enrichment
Sentius Corp. has announced the availability of over 60 professional language databases. With its most recent additions, Sentius' RichLink databases now have over 3 million words and phrases from the science and industry field, and the medical and...
RichLink Increases Coverage for Automated Content Enrichment
Sentius Corp. has announced the availability of over 60 professional language databases. With its most recent additions, Sentius' RichLink databases now have over 3 million words and phrases from the science and industry field, and the medical and pharmaceutical,...
RoweCom Announces Content Integration, New Service
RoweCom has announced the addition of content from Oxford University Press, CABI Publishing, and the Nature Publishing Group into its Information Quest (IQ) resource. The company has also announced a new, periodical check-in data service that allows...
SIRSI Teams with Northern Light to Provide Web Searching through iBistro
SIRSI Corp. and Northern Light Technology, Inc., a search engine and provider of information management solutions, have announced an alliance to integrate Northern Light's advanced Web search capabilities into SIRSI's new iBistro Internet Access Center...
SIRS Mandarin Announces Product Implementations, Advisory Board Meeting
SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced that 1,800 Kansas libraries recently gained access to the SIRS Discoverer Deluxe general-reference database. SIRS Mandarin also announced that the Virginia Community College System has signed a contract to obtain online...
SoftLock.com Changes Name, Announces New Developments
SoftLock.com has announced that it has renamed itself Digital Goods in order to reflect an expanded business philosophy. The company is currently re-branding its corporate name and logo and intends to officially change its name at the next shareholders...
SoftLock.com Changes Name, Announces New Developments
SoftLock.com has announced that it has renamed itself Digital Goods in order to reflect an expanded business philosophy. The company is currently re-branding its corporate name and logo and intends to officially change its name at the next shareholders...
SoftQuad to Acquire ADEi
SoftQuad Software, Ltd., a developer of XML-enabling technologies and commerce solutions for e-business, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Advanced Data Engineering, Inc. (ADEi) of Petaluma, California....
Stanford Selects TEAMS Solution for Digital Library Initiative
Artesia Technologies, Inc. has announced that its TEAMS digital asset management solution has been selected to serve as the content management framework for a major initiative being planned by Stanford University Libraries. According to the announcement,...
Stanford Selects TEAMS Solution for Digital Library Initiative
Artesia Technologies, Inc. has announced that its TEAMS digital asset management solution has been selected to serve as the content management framework for a major initiative being planned by Stanford University Libraries. According to the announcement,...
Thomson Scientific, Reference & Healthcare Creates Fully Integrated Healthcare Company
The Thomson Corp.'s Scientific, Reference & Healthcare group has announced the integration of Medical Economics and Micromedex into a single company called Thomson Healthcare. The fully integrated organization will enable Thomson Healthcare...
TLC Unveils Library Solution 2.1.1, Announces Philippines Implementation
The Library Corporation (TLC) has announced the release of Library*Solution 2.1.1, which includes improved cataloging capabilities and accommodates the Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) changes, which are scheduled to go into effect this month....
TLC Unveils Library(.)Solution 2.1.1, Announces Philippines Implementation
The Library Corporation (TLC) has announced the release of Library*Solution 2.1.1, which includes improved cataloging capabilities and accommodates the Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) changes, which are scheduled to go into effect this month....
What's Ahead for 2001?
Predictions from 13 information industry sages As we do every year at this time, Information Today has asked a group of information industry movers and shakers about the present state of the industry, as well as where they think it's going. The...
Yamaha Introduces New High-Speed 16x CD-R Media
Yamaha Corp. of America has announced the release of 16x professional-grade media to complement its new CRW2100 Light-Speed Series 16x10x40x CD-RW recorders and high-quality CD-R/RW recording media. According to the company, the new media is ideal...
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