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Articles from Vol. 15, No. 4, April

All 13 Yellow Book Directories on CD
The most heavily used directories in my office are the Yellow Book directories-the Congressional Yellow Book, Federal Yellow Book, and the State Yellow Book. These are directories of the movers and shakers within the federal and state government, updated...
All 13 Yellow Book Directories on CD; the Leadership Library Offers One-Stop Searching for Frequent Users
The most heavily used directories in my office are the Yellow Book directories--the Congressional Yellow Book, Federal Yellow Book, and the State Yellow Book. These are directories of the movers and shakers within the federal and state government,...
AT&T WorldNet Licenses DynaBase Publishing System
Inso Corporation announce that AT&T WorldNet Service, the largest direct Internet service provider in the U.S., has licensed Inso's DynaBase Dynamic Web Publishing System to develop a Web-based customer support system. DynaBase is an integrated...
BIOSIS Downsizes, Announces New Organizational Structure
BIOSIS has announced that it has completed a new organizational structure intended to support the implementation of the company's corporate strategy. According to the announcement, the structure is designed to enhance managerial accountability and...
BIOSIS Introduces New Relational Indexing Scheme and Additional Information in 1998
BIOSIS has announced changes to its indexing methodology and product formats to be introduced this year. A new indexing scheme has been designed to improve natural language retrieval, supported by a growing knowledge base of life science information....
BSCO Publishing Launches EBSCOhost Web Version 2.0
EBSCO Publishing has announced the latest version of its advanced online reference system, EBSCOhost, and says that users will find access to its reference databases simpler, yet more sophisticated than ever before. This latest release combines a...
CD-ROM and Web Database Software
Four years ago I wrote that if we wanted to know how online information retrieval services would look in the future, we could see it in the then-current leading CD-ROM software ("Tomorrow's Online in Today's CD-ROM Interfaces and Images." Online,...
CD-ROM and Web Databases Software
Four years ago I wrote that if we wanted to know how online information retrieval services would look in the future, we could see it in the then-current leading CD-ROM software ("Tomorrow's Online in Today's CDROM: Interfaces and Images." Online, March...
Community of Science Rolls out Web Site Publishing Technologies
Community of Science (COS) has announced that its proprietary Web site publishing system has been successfully implemented for two medical societies, The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS)...
Community of Science Rolls out Web Site Publishing Technologies
Community of Science (COS) has announced that its proprietary Web site publishing system has been successfully implemented for two medical societies, The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS)...
Comtex Adds Information to CustomWires
Comtex Scientific Corporation has announced that it has joined forces with World Wide Quote and Resource News International to expand information available on its CustomWires. World Wide Quote Comtex has announced its agreement with World...
Cornell's Mann Library Puts Agricultural Journals on CD for Developing Countries
Cornell University's Mann Library, which supports Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology, has announced that it plans to give agriculture researchers and students in developing countries access to technical...
Dialog Corp. Execs Announce Plans in Multi-City Tour
In mid-February. Dialog Corporation executives Dan Wager, Jeff Galt, and Jason Molle, plus chairman emeritus Roger Summit, launched a 2-week, 18-city tour across the U.S. to meet with key customers and the press. I joined them in Dallas--the fifth...
Dow Jones Interactive to Offer Access to Dun & Bradstreet Business and Financial Information
Dow Jones & Company has announced that, beginning this month, customers of Dow Jones Interactive will have access to Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) business and financial information on more than 11 million public and private companies. The company...
EBSCO Projects Preliminary Prices for 1999 Subscriptions
EBSCO Subscription Services is currently projecting a price increase for 1999 subscriptions of 9.5 to 1 1.5 percent for U.S. journals and 9 to 11 percent for U.K. journals and journals published in continental Europe. The company says that it based...
EBSCO Publishing Launches EBSCOhost Web Version 2.0
EBSCO Publishing has announced the latest version of its advanced online reference system, EBSCOhost, and says that users will find access to its reference databases simpler, yet more sophisticated than ever before. This latest release combines a more...
Electronic Journals from NRC, Springer Verlag on SwetsNet
Swets & Zeitlinger, a Netherlands-based international subscription agent, has announced two agreements with international organizations regarding electronic journal distribution. NRC Electronic Journals Swets & Zeitlinger and the...
Engineering Information Opens Ei Village in China, Relaunches Enhanced Ei Compendex Web
Engineering Information, Inc. (Ei), a wholly owned company of Elsevier Science (see "Elsevier Science Acquires Engineering Information," Information Today, March 1998, p. 1) and a provider of engineering information worldwide, has announced that it...
Enhancing Competitiveness in the Information Age: Strategies and Tactics for Special Librarians and Information Professionals
Enhancing Competitiveness in the Information Age: Strategies and Tactics for Special Librarians and Information Professionals by Kenneth B. Allen Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association 1997 ISBN: 0-87111-476-3 64 Pages $29; $25 for SLA members...
FutureTense Ships Internet Publishing System 2.0
FutureTense, Inc. has announced the general availability of its Internet Publishing System (IPS), which enables professional Web publishers to control the design, production, management, and delivery of content for online newspapers, magazines, and...
FutureTense Ships Internet Publishing System 2.0
FutureTense, Inc. has announced the general availability of its Internet Publishing System (IPS), which enables professional Web publishers to control the design, production, management, and delivery of content for online newspapers, magazines, and large...
Gold Standard Publishes Medical Multimedia CDs
Gold Standard Multimedia, Inc. (GSM) has announced that it has recently published two new multimedia educational CDs in the field of medicine; both were developed by the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Essentials of Human Physiology The...
IAC to Provide Massachusetts Residents with Electronic Databases Via InfoTrac SearchBank
Information Access Company has announced that the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), the agency of state government responsible for the development and improvement of library services for Massachusetts residents, has awarded the...
IIA Panel Discussion on the Web and Electronic Publishing Moderated by Comtex President
In a recent press announcement, Comtex Scientific Corporation reported on an Information Industry Association (IIA) Marketing and Business Development Council members-only meeting held in January to discuss the effects of the Web on publishing and...
Infonautics Adds Periodicals to Electric Library Archive
Infonautics, Inc. has announced that it has added Discover magazine, popular Time, Inc. periodicals, and Forbes magazine to its Electric Library archive. Discover Magazine Discover brings Electric Library science-rich information from its...
Infoseek Spin-Off Delivers Personalized Business News
Infoseek Corporation has announced an agreement with NewsReal, the former corporate information division (CID) of Infoseek, which includes the licensing of Infoseek's Ultraseek Server search technology for use in NewsReal's Industry Watch personalized...
InfoTech Forecasts Worldwide DVD-ROM Title Revenue to Exceed $500 Million in 1998
With the installed base of DVD-ROM-equipped PCs projected to reach 7 million by year-end as PC manufacturers begin volume shipments of these systems, worldwide DVD-ROM title revenue will rise from just $3.5 million in 1997 to $567 million in 1998,...
Iomega's New Buz Multimedia Producer Uses Zoran Technology
Iomega Corporation has announced that it has begun volume shipments of the Buz multimedia producer, which features industry-leading JPEG technology from Zoran Corporation. Buz offers a tool for consumers to capture home videos and photos from camcorders...
Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia CD Wins ALA's Dartmouth Medal
The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that the multimedia CD-ROM titled Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore and published by Routledge, is the 1998 recipient of the Dartmouth...
Library of Congress Digitizes Collections, Marks Doubled Traffic on Its Web Site
The Library of Congress has announced that it will be digitizing its African American and Lincoln collections due to financial donations. In a separate announcement it said that usage of its Web site has more than doubled in the past year. African...
Moody's Announces Alliance with Internet Stock Market
Morningstar, Inc., an investment research and analysis firm, has announced that it will enhance its free Web site, http:// www.morningstar.net, with a premium service level. Slated to go live this month at a cost of $9.95 per month, the service...
Morningstar to Add Service to Web Site
Moody's Financial Information Services (FIS), a source for business information worldwide, has announced a strategic alliance with Internet Stock Market. Effective immediately, all OTC Bulletin Board/Small Capitalization companies can seek a Moody's...
Mosby, Inc. Chooses Electronic Publishing System Powered by OmniMark to Deliver Web Periodicals
OmniMark Technologies Corporation announced that Mosby, Inc., a leading provider of print, multimedia, and online information relating to the health sciences, has officially launched its new OmniMark-powered electronic publishing system for delivering...
Multimedia Business Training Programs from VideoArts, Inc
VideoArts, Inc. has announced four new interactive multimedia self-study courses for business training programs. John Cleese, co-founder of VideoArts, is the on-screen host of "The Dreaded Appraisal," one of the new releases. It helps managers practice...
Multimedia Strategies in Online Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias paved the way for multimedia on CD-ROMs nearly a decade ago. It is interesting to see the strategies used for deploying multimedia online. It becomes even more interesting when some of the content providers, who had farmed out the online...
Multimedia Strategies in Online Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias paved the way for multimedia on CD-ROMs nearly a decade ago. It is interesting to see the strategies used for deploying multimedia online. It becomes even more interesting when some of the content providers, who had farmed out the online...
NASA's Spacelink Service Marks 10th Anniversary
NASA has announced that Spacelink--its first public online information resource--has celebrated its 10th anniversary. The service, which today provides quick and easy access to NASA information on the World Wide Web, is intended primarily for...
NetObjects Fusion 3.0 Offers New Features and Enhancements
NetObjects, Inc. has announced the availability of NetObjects Fusion 3.0 for Windows 95/NT, the latest version of its Web site building software. The product builds upon NetObjects' site-oriented visual approach to creating Web sites by adding more than...
New Edition of BIOSIS Serial Sources on Compact Disc Supports Redesigned BasicBIOSIS
BIOSIS, an abstracting and indexing service for the life sciences, has announced the new 1997 volume of BIOSIS Serial Sources on Compact Disc. According to the company, BIOSIS Serial Sources will support the newly redesigned BasicBIOSIS, covering the...
NewsEdge Corporation Announces Product Lineup
NewsEdge Corporation, a newly formed company offering global news and current awareness solutions for business [see Information Today, December 1997, page 1], has announced that it has introduced a comprehensive suite of products designed to set the...
New Services Available through Bloomberg.Com
Several companies have announced partnerships with Bloomberg L.P, an information service, news, and media company with 75 news bureaus worldwide. Bloomberg Online provides breaking news from Bloomberg News Service, financial analysis, global market...
Northern Light Bridges Two Worlds
Commercial online and the Web are moving closer together. The trend is occurring from both sides. Commercial online services and database producers, as they establish Web versions, are integrating selective access to relevant Web sites; they recognize...
Northern Light Bridges Two Worlds
Commercial online and the Web are moving closer together. The trend is occurring from both sides. Commercial online services and database producers, as they establish Web versions, are integrating selective access to relevant Web sites; they recognize...
OCLC Releases Updated Version of Dewey for Windows, Project REUSE Final Report
OCLC Online Computer Library Center has announced the release of two new library products. An updated Dewey for Windows is now available on compact disc from OCLC Forest Press and the final report of the REUSE project, which focused on harmonizing...
Open Text Offers Livelink as a Subscription Service
Open Text Corporation has announced that it recently introduced Livelink Online Service, a subscription service based on Livelink Intranet, a leading collaborative knowledge management system. The new Web-based hosting service offers organizations...
Patient Record Key to Medical Searching
Computers have long proffered the promise of putting clinicians closer to the information they use in making patient care decisions. Up to now the real effects of computers in this realm have been small. But that is all changing. As demonstrated and...
Power and Appeal of Free News on the Web
Despite all the "hip" start-up companies that have managed to make the Internet their business, what still impresses me most on the Web is the huge array of free news services offered by organizations that have been around for years. Perhaps it is...
Primark's Disclosure and WEFA Join Forces to Deliver Economic Data Via Global Access
Primark Corporation has announced that wholly owned subsidiaries Disclosure, Inc. and WEFA, Inc. have joined forces to deliver select economic content from WEFA to Disclosure's customers via Global Access, Disclosure's Internet and intranet financial...
Proposed Reed Elsevier/Wolters Kluwer Merger Abandoned
The proposed merger of the businesses of Reed Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer has been abandoned following decisions by the respective boards of Reed International plc, Elsevier NV, and Wolters Kluwer NV. Wolters Kluwer has made it known to Reed Elsevier...
Quadralay Corp. Releases WebWorks Publisher Version 4.0
Quadralay Corp., of Austin, Texas, has introduced Version 4.0 of its WebWorks Publisher Internet document publishing system for Windows- and UNIX-based platforms. Version 4.0 incorporates expanded support for emerging non-HTML online formats, enhanced...
Scoop, Inc. Launches IntelliSearch Business News and Information Service
Scoop, Inc. has announced that IntelliSearch (http://www.intellisearch now.com), is now available. IntelliSearch provides business professionals with a service to access premium news and information on companies, people, products, and financial data....
See a Broadway Show!
I plead with you every year to see a Broadway show in New York when you come to the National Online Meeting in the middle of May. The Great White Way is a great experience, and the amount of theater is mind-boggling this year. I recently counted 31...
Stanford University Creativity in Business CD Receives Honors
The Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced that it is making available to corporate audiences on CD-ROM one of the most popular and influential courses it offers, Creativity in Business. The Creativity in Business (CIB) program is based on...
The Investext Group Signs Two New Market Research Sources
The Investext Group has announced that it has added two new research sources to its MarkIntel market research collection--Baskerville Communications Corporation and AKTRIN Furniture Research. According to the announcement, MarkIntel is the first online...
The NFAIS 40th Anniversary Conference
The NFAIS (National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services) 40th Anniversary Conference took place February 22-25 in Philadelphia this year. And what a class act for an anniversary conference! NFAIS honored all past presidents, Miles Conrad...
The UnCover Company Expands Its UnCover S.O.S. Service
The UnCover Company has announced the expansion of the UnCover S.O.S. (Single Order Source) service. In the model of its journal management and document delivery solutions, UnCover takes a step further to become a full-service document delivery company,...
UMI Award to Be Given to Technology Author
UMI has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 1998 Excellence in Writing award. Authors of published articles focusing on electronic information technology, information systems, databases, the Internet, the World Wide Web, or the online...
Updates on the Use and Abuse of the Net
Newsgroups are a tremendous source of information and exchange used by over 24 million people around the world. Unfortunately, a small number of individuals and companies are abusing the Usenet to the detriment of everyone else. You and I and...
Web Page Design: Fiddling with Fonts?
There are many things that a Web designer can do to give a specific feel to a page. Attributes such as color, background, graphics, Java, and so forth are under a designer's control. Until recently, however, one attribute has been relatively inflexible:...
West Group Enhances Web Sites
West Group has announced that it has made improvements to its KeyCite and West Legal Directory tools available on the Web. New KeyCite Enhancements KeyCite on the Internet has a new look with enhanced functionality, according to West Group....
Working the Press in Today's Web World
Boy! Have times changed!! I was rereading an old "Quint's Online" column the other day. (Doesn't everyone?) Published 5 years ago, the column started off by bemoaning the lack of coverage for online matters from the business and general press. Wow!...
Yankee Book Peddler Releases Its First Issue of E-STREAMS
Yankee Book Peddler, Inc. (YBP), a provider of books and bibliographic services to academic and research libraries, has announced that it has published the first issue of E-STREAMS, Electronic Reviews of Science & Technology References, in Engineering,...
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