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Articles from Vol. 10, No. 8, September

BIOSIS Offers Prepublication Savings on Zoological Record
BIOSIS has announced plans to produce Zoological Record on Compact Disc in conjunction with SilverPlatter Information, Inc. This compact disc version of Zoological Record will provide researchers and students with quick, easy access to the most extensive...
Confab at LC Examines the Delivery of Electronic Information
What's a good way to get ideas and advice from experts quickly? Answer: Have the Library of Congress (LC) put together a conference, as the one they held on July 14, with an impressive number of the nation's key participants from industry and government...
Confab at LC Examines the Delivery of Electronic Information
What's a good way to get ideas and advice from experts quickly? Answer: Have the Library of Congress (LC) put together a conference, as the one they held on July 14, with an impressive number of the nation's key participants from industry and government...
Dialog CDs Available on a GSA Schedule B/C
A selected number of Dialog OnDisc CD-ROM databases are now available on a GSA schedule B/C, the U.S. federal government's preferred procurement vehicle for products and services related to the desktop PC environment. Dialog OnDisc products as well...
Document Delivery, Electronic Information, and ALA - New Orleans Style
Inside Information (II)! That's the name the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) has given the new service it provides through the Research Libraries Group's (RLG) CitaDel program. Designed as a table-of-contents database, inside Information...
Document Delivery, Electronic Information, and ALA - New Orleans Style
Inside Information (II)! That's the name the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) has given the new service it provides through the Research Libraries Group's (RLG) CitaDel program. Designed as a table-of-contents database, Inside Infonnation...
Ei Compendex*Plus Goes Weekly
Engineering Information, Inc. (Ei) has enhanced Ei Compendex (*) Plus to provide more efficient searches in the database. These enhancements include more frequent online updates, improved subject headings, a new thesaurus, and the addition of many...
EUSIDIC's 1993 Data Network Reliability Survey
EUSIDIC, the European Association of Information Services, and EUROLUG, the European Online User Groups association, have released the details of their 1993 survey of the reliability of data communications networks. The survey, which has been carried...
From Woolloomooloo to Artificial Reality: Language, Image, Video, and Audio at ASIS Midyear
The info-communications developments you read about on the front page of your newspaper were the meat and potatoes of the ASIS Midyear meeting, held in Knoxville, IN, May 23-27. Electronic imaging, sound and video, art, computer, and communications...
Gale's Biography and Genealogy Master Index
After my initial encounter with Gale's Biography and Genealogy Master Index on CD-ROM, I decided to reacquaint myself with the print version. The BGMI, first published in 1981, now comprises twelve supplements in addition to its eight base volumes...
Heads Up!
Isn't it a lovely day? Do the birds not sing sweetly in the trees? Does the cool zephyr breeze of sunrise not kiss awake tousled sleepyheads? BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! What's that awful racket? It's not the voice of the turtledove, but the spiro sound...
Homework Helper Gives Lesson in Online
A new model of online information is rapidly emerging through the convergence of several rapidly evolving technologies. The principal characteristics of the old model - Boolean searching, ASCII data format, discrete databases, connect rate pricing...
Homework Helper Gives Lesson in Online
A new model of online information is rapidly emerging through the convergence of several rapidly evolving technologies. The principal characteristics of the old model--Boolean searching, ASCII data format, discrete databases, connect rate pricing--are...
Hooleon Offers Custom Keyboard Kit for Visually Impaired
America's challenge to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)'s specifications gets a boost with the release of Hooleon Corporation's "Custom Keyboard Kit for the Visually Impaired." The new product features high contrast, large print key top...
Humanities Scholars Urged to Take Action Influencing New Information Technologies
The creation of a 10 million volume digital library is among the actions advocated by leaders of the scholarly community in the Summary of Proceedings of Technology, Scholarship, and the Humanities: The implications of Electronic Information, recently...
Humanities Scholars Urged to Take Action Influencing New Information Technologies
The creation of a 10 million volume digital library is among the actions advocated by leaders of the scholarly community in the Summary of Proceedings of Technology, Scholarship, and the Humanities: The Implications of Electronic Information, recently...
IAC Announces Results of CD-ROM Surveys
According to a recent survey conducted by Information Access Company, the trend towards electronic libraries is accelerating, incorporating more than 80 percent of all public libraries and 99 percent of all academic libraries. "Growth in electronic...
IAC Creates MARC Authority Format for Tape Licensing Customers
Information Access Company's vice president of Library Sales and Marketing, Sean Devine, has announced that the company is the first to create a file of cross-references for periodical databases in the MARC Authority Format for tape licensing customers....
Impressions of the Swedish Information Scene
Sweden in May is a dam sight better than Finland in March. That's what I told myself, anyway, when I realized that I'd have to pass up an invitation to the Finnish symposium on information quality that Marydee Ojala reported on in the June issue of...
ISI's Genuine Article Document Delivery Service Now Available on FirstSearch
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)'s The Genuine Article (TGA) document delivery service is now available on OCLC's Firs(search. The document ordering module on FirstSearch offers searchers the ability to order full-text information online....
Lane Medical and UCLA Join UnCover as U.S. Contributors
The University of California at Los Angeles Biomedical and Physical Science and Technology libraries and Lane Medical Library at Stanford University have contracted with The Uncover Company to provide table of contents information to the Uncover database....
Library Service Networks Form Alliance
Seventeen major library service networks have joined together to form the Alliance of Library Service Networks (Alliance). These networks provide to more than 9,500 libraries and information centers an array of services and products, including those...
Matthew Bender Offers Complete Environmental Library
Environmental law is one of the fastest growing areas of legal practice and increasingly it impinges on almost every other area of the law, demanding that more lawyers-not il]st specialists-become familiar with its complexities. With the publication...
Mead Data Central Downsizes
Last month Mead Corporation announced that Mead Data Central, its electronic publishing subsidiary, would eliminate approximately 400 headquarters employees. According to the parent company this measure was part of their previously announced performance...
Mead Data Central Downsizes; Company Eliminates 400 Employees
Last month Mead Corporation announced that Mead Data Central, its electronic publishing subsidiary, would eliminate approximately 400 headquarters employees. According to the parent company this measure was part of their previously announced performance...
Meet You at the Ball Game, Minus All Your Theories
This past summer was my season to read baseball books. For no clever or provocative reason, but simply because I ended up in the baseball section of the village library I patronize. There were no other people in that section the day I visited the library...
New Research on Health Care, Consumer Products, Added to MarkIntel Databases
The Investext Group has added ten new contributors to its MarkIntel online databases of market research, expanding coverage of important industries including health care, consumer products, and technology. MarkIntel is comprised of two databases:...
NOTIS System to Serve the Visually Impaired
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has selected NOTIS Systems to provide an information management system to make their resources more accessible to people who are blind and visually aired. The NOTIS system will enhance the mission of...
O.K., Jeff, You Got My Attention
A story in the August issue of Database quotes Jeff Pemberton, president of Online, Inc., as follows: "It's simple. Tom (Hogan) just takes his actual figures and doubles them. But once he got started doing that, it's hard for him to back off and reveal...
O'Reilly Launches Free Internet Information Center
O'Reilly & Associates, publishers of The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog, is launching an experiment in online publishing, The Global Network Navigator (GNN), an Internet-based information center. GNN will be a free online source of...
Overture
Information providers are increasingly bringing multimedia to their users. information Today will bring multimedia to its readers by dedicating a regular section to multimedia issues. This column is part of it. Multimedia is a medley of text, sound,...
People Line
Mary E. Jackson, head of the Interlibrary Loan Department of the University of Pennsylvania Library, will serve as a Visiting Program Officer with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). As a Visiting Program Officer, she will pursue new initiatives...
PostSearch OS for One-Stop Database Search Post Processing
Pastel Programming Co. has announced the release of PostSearch OS v 1.0 for DOS microcomputers. This latest addition to the PostSearch Series provides one-stop post processing of database searches on Dialog, Dow Jones News/retrieval //TEXT, Data-star,...
RLG to Add British Library's New Table-of-Contents Database to CitaDel
The Research Libraries Group (RLG) is mounting the British Libray's new table-of-contents database on CitaDel, RLG's citation and document delivery service. Called Inside Information, the new database was launched by the British Library Document Supply...
Sony and HealthCare Information Services Announce First Portable Version of BiblioMed
A new multimedia software product is available from HealthCare Information Services, Inc. The BiblioMed CD-ROM Series allows physicians, medical students and health care professionals to conduct citation searches and review full-text sources and reference...
Sony and HealthCare Information Services Announce First Portable Version of BiblioMed
A new multimedia software product is available from HealthCare Information Services, Inc. The BiblioMed CD-ROM Series allows physicians, medical students and health care professionals to conduct citation searches and review full-text sources and reference...
SRI International Selects STAR to Automate Research Library
SRI International, a leading technology research firm, has chosen Cuadra/STAR software to automate its extensive and diverse library collection. Cuadra/STAR is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use Unix-based information management and retrieval product...
Telecommunications Course Focuses on the Internet
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Office of Continuing Education and Public Service Division Extramural Programs, in cooperation with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is offering a telecommunications...
The Myth and Reality of Costliness, or How Much Is Too Much
In discussing the evaluation of databases I always urge the potential customer to look at the bottom line only at the end, after all the important criteria of the software and the data content have been checked. Otherwise, it is too easy to get enchanted...
The Myth and Reality of Costliness, or How Much Is Too Much; You Get What You Pay for ... and Deserve
In discussing the evaluation of databases I always urge the potential customer to look at the bottom line only at the end, after all the important criteria of the software and the data content have been checked. Otherwise, it is too easy to get enchanted...
West Aggressively Pursues Electronic Publishing Market
Not since Volkswagens, hoola-hoops, or roller blades has a company geared up to produce a product line like West Publishing's new Desktop Practice Systems. Texas Family Law Practice Forms, Federal Jury Instructions, California Litigation - Pleadings,...

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