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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, February

ABI Combines with NIB to Verify Business Credit Information
American Business Information (ABI) has signed a five-year agreement to provide NIB (National Information Bureau, Ltd.) credit verification and analysis customers with access to ABI's business database containing 10 million U.S. businesses. The service...
Ameritech Library Services Debuts NetPublisher
Ameritech Library Services, a leading provider of library management and information systems, recently introduced NetPublisher, a Microsoft Windows-based publishing tool for internal networks and the Internet. Available next month, NetPublisher provides...
Breakthrough Year for the Information Industry
Many people went away from London's Online Information '94 feeling as if they were witnessing a breakthrough year for the information industry. Certainly there was the impression of an industry about to enter the mainstream of business life: attendance...
Broad Range of Global Business Information on CD
SilverPlatter Information, in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has released a series of CD-ROMs which provide valuable information about world market conditions from the EIU. These products provide practical business analysis,...
Butterworth USA, Michie Join Forces
Butterworth Legal Publishers and The Michie Company, two units of Reed Elsevier Inc., have combined into a new company called Michie Butterworth. The new company, with combined 1995 sales projected to exceed $100 million, will be headquartered in...
Cibbarelli's Surveys User Ratings of VAX/VMS-Based IOLS Soft
Librarians were invited to rate integrated online library automation systems (IOLS) software running on DEC VAX/VMS computers. Ratings were received for BiblioTech, DRA, Inmagic, Libertas, MultiLIS, SydneyPlus, TechlibPlus, and ULISYS.The categories...
Cibbarelli's Surveys User Ratings of VAX VMS-Based IOLS Software
Librarians were invited to rate integrated online library automation systems (IOLS) software running on DEC VAX/VMS computers. Ratings were received for BiblioTech, DRA, Inmagic, Libertas, MultiLIS, SydneyPlus, TechlibPlus, and ULISYS. The categories...
DataTimes Corporation Acquires Avenue Technologies
DataTimes Corporation, a fast-growing provider of electronic business information service, has acquired the San Francisco-based Avenue Technologies, a leading publisher of electronically created, on-demand business intelligence products serving corporations,...
Detailed Statutory Financial Information from the NAIC
OneSource Information Services, Inc., a leading provider of business and financial information products, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have jointly released Schedule D Holdings, a new Windows-based electronic information...
DIALOG Makeover for Dun & Bradstreet Data
Private company information is a complex game of hide and seek. On one side are the seekers-competitors, suppliers, investors, banks, employees, job seekers, fund raisers--each with their own reasons for prying into the inner workings of private companies....
DIALOG Makeover for Dun & Bradstreet Data
Private company information is a complex game of hide and seek. On one side are the seekers--competitors, suppliers, investors, banks, employees, job seekers, fund raisers--each with their own reasons for prying into the inner workings of private companies....
Dow Jones Business & Financial News on eWorld
Dow Jones Business Information Services will be a major provider of business news and financial information on eWorld, the interactive online service from Apple Computer, Inc. Breaking news stories, published articles, and customized information from...
EBSCO Information Services Group Formed
EBSCO is grouping several of its divisions and services together under a new NAME--EBSCO Information Services--to signify the company's ability to provide fully integrated serial information management in a convenient, cost-effective manner. Services...
Ei Reorganizes, Resulting in Employee Ownership
In what has been described as an unprecedented move for a not-for-profit organization, Engineering Information Inc. (Ei) has reorganized, resulting in employee ownership of the company. The reorganization also resulted in establishment of the Engineering...
Electronic Journals Online Now Offers Images and E-Mail
OCLC's Electronic Journals Online (EJO) service now displays color and halftone images and offers readers of the online journals e-mail to publishers and advertisers, through enhancements to Guidon, OCLC's Windows-based graphical user interface. ...
Environmental Views Series CD-ROMs
Optilearn, Inc. of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has announced the publication of a collection of CD-ROMs for environmental learning titled Environmental Views Series. Each CD-ROM in the series contains photographs and captions focusing on a specific environmental...
First Data Brings Secure Payment Processing to the Internet
Netscape Communications Corporation (formerly Mosaic Communications Corporation), a provider of open software for the Internet, and first Data Card Services Group's Electronic Funds Services (EFS), the world's largest credit card payment processor, have...
First Data Brings Secure Payment Processing to the Internet with Netscape
Netscape Communications Corporation formerly Mosaic Communications Corporation), a provider of open software for the Internet, and first Data Card Services Group's Electronic Funds Services (EFS), the world's largest credit card payment processor,...
Follett Offers Sneak Previews Plus Multimedia CD
Follett Software Company has released Sneak Previews Plus, a new multimedia CD-ROM product designed to enhance the book acquisitions process within the school or library environment. Utilizing current multimedia technology including the Kodak Photo...
Four Reasons Every Law Office Should Access the Internet
It's Good for a Business (It Could Be a Rainmaker) Actually, one of my favorite features of the Internet is its non-commerciality. Advertising on the Internet is prohibited-except in certain special, subtle ways. A couple of attorneys in Arizona...
Getty Art History CD Documents the History of Collecting
Documents for the History of Collecting, a new compact disc from the provenance Index of the Getty Art History Information Program (AHIP), brings together for the first time a unique, international compendium of information documenting the provenance...
Growing Internet Industry Responds to User Demand for Colorf
As millions of new users flock to the Internet they are finding access much easier, more enjoyable, and less expensive thanks to toward-supporting graphical user interfaces, a panel of experts told reporters at a press conference during the Fall Internet...
Growing Internet Industry Responds to User Demand for Colorful Graphical Interface
As millions of new users flock to the Internet they are finding access much easier, more enjoyable, and less expensive thanks to toward-supporting graphical user interfaces, a panel of experts told reporters at a press conference during the Fall Internet...
How to Become an Electronic Librarian
In the past several years, end-user searching has become increasingly common in companies and other organizations. About 85 percent of organizations report having some end users accessing online databases, according to a survey of 88 organizations...
If It Be Multimedia Indeed, Tell Me How Much
"There is beggary in the love that can be reckon'd," says Anthony, ducking the nagging question of Cleopatra, "If it be love indeed, tell me how much." Not much differently, database publishers also often duck the question about how much multimedia...
Image Suite Combines Information Retrieval and Document Imag
ISYS (Odyssey Development) of Greenwood Village, Colorado, and PaperClip Imaging Software of Hackensack, New Jersey, have joined forces to offer Image Suite, a new software package that combines the power of information retrieval and document imaging....
Image Suite Combines Information Retrieval and Document Imaging
Telebyte's fiber optic product line has been expanded with the addition of the Model 371, 10Base-T to Fiber Optic Converter. The Model 371 LAN Spreader allows the user to break the distance barrier of 100 meters (330 feet) of Ethernet based Local Area...
Interactive CD for Psychology Students and Educators
Brooks/Cole Publishing Company of Pacific Grove, California, has released a unique CD-ROM product, Exploring Psychological Disorders, Version 3.0, for the Macintosh. Its multimedia format allows users to work through real cases themselves making the...
Internet How-To Service for Business Users
To help businesses take advantage of the rich resources of the Internet, Thompson Publishing Group has launched an information service called the Commercial User's Guide to the Internet. This comprehensive, well-organized and easy-to-use resource provides...
Leading Legal Newspaper Launches Online Service with Broad I
The publisher of The National Law Journal, the nation's largest selling legal publication, has introduced a comprehensive online information and communications service for the legal profession called Law Journal EXTRA!, as announced by James A. Finkelstein,...
Leading Legal Newspaper Launches Online Service with Broad Internet Access
The publisher of The National Law Journal, the nation's largest selling legal publication, has introduced a comprehensive online information and communications service for the legal profession called Law Journal EXTRA!, as announced by James A. Finkelstein,...
LEXIS-NEXIS Intros Competitive Tracking Service, Electronic
Custom TrackersCompanies now can keep track of their competitors and industry information through the LEXIS-NEXIS Custom Trackers in Lotus Notes, which are available through WorldCom, the international Lotus Notes network. Custom Trackers give professionals...
LEXIS-NEXIS Intros Competitive Tracking Service, Electronic Magazine Subs on WorldCom
Custom Trackers Companies now can keep track of their competitors and industry information through the LEXIS-NEXIS Custom Trackers in Lotus Notes, which are available through WorldCom, the international Lotus Notes network. Custom Trackers give...
Meckler Leaves CD-ROM World with a Bang
Meckler may have surprised many of our readers by abruptly leaving the CD-ROM field to focus its. efforts on the Internet and virtual reality. It was at the COMDEX show that I first: heard that Meckler's popular CD-ROM World was going to be merged...
METRUM Intros New Family of DLT Tape-Based Data Storage Libraries
METRUM Peripheral Products of Littleton, Colorado, has introduced its first data storage libraries utilizing Digital Linear Tape (DLT) drive and media technology. The new METRUM D-Series library family is designed for near-on-line and archiving applications...
Notre Dame and P.S.S. TAPESTRY Form Partnership
P.S.S. TAPESTRY, Inc. and the University of Notre Dame have formed a partnership to enhance the TAPESTRY Acquisitions module. Notre Dame recently signed a Letter of Intent to acquire all five modules of the TAPESTRY Integrated Library System. The...
Orange Aid
We've all heard the expression, "When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade." How much sweeter the prospect when life hands you an orange. As the press of the nation have reported, the government of Orange County, California, has fallen on hard...
Pastel Releases New Version of PostSearch
Pastel Programming Co. has released Version 2.0 of PostSearch for Windows. PostSearch is a series of database search post-processors with, coverage of DIALOG, Knowledge Index, Dow Jones News/Retrieval //TEXT, DataStar, DataTimes, NewsNet, STN, CD...
Reed Intros CD-ROM Encyclopedia for Children Ages 6-12
Children ages six to 12 now have their own interactive, multimedia encyclopedia. The Heinemann Children's Multimedia Encyclopedia for Windows and the Macintosh combines all 11 volumes of the Heinemann Children's Encyclopedia with video, sound, animations'...
Research Publications International Ships Broadcast News 2.0
Research Publications International (RPI), a leading publisher of business and scholarly information in electronic format, has released version 2.0 of its Broadcast News CD-ROM reference database. Broadcast News 2.0 for DOS and Windows provides users...
Research Publications International Ships Broadcast News 2.0 (CD-ROM Database)
Research Publications International (RPI), a leading publisher of business and scholarly information in electronic format, has released version 2.0 of its Broadcast News CD-ROM reference database. Broadcast News 2.0 for DOS and Windows provides users...
Synergy Announces Modem Assist PLUS Version 4
Synergy Solutions has announced version 4 of its Modem Assist PLUS non-dedicated modem sharing software. Version 4 contains a number of enhancements for Windows users including a dynamic linked library (DLL) for modem clients, a second generation COM...
Two-Way Video Conferencing Puts Law Students in Touch with L
Law students learning to access the LEXIS-NEXIS online services may soon be able to listen, talk, and search online while their LEXIS-NEXIS representative offers tips and prompts via video conferencing.The system, currently being evaluated at LEXIS-NEXIS...
Two-Way Video Conferencing Puts Law Students in Touch with LEXIS-NEXIS
Law students learning to access the LEXIS-NEXIS online services may soon be able to listen, talk, and search online while their LEXIS-NEXIS representative offers tips and prompts via video conferencing. The system, currently being evaluated at LEXIS-NEXIS...
Where Are the Internet Consumers? Just Follow Their Eyeballs
As the Internet changes and grows by leaps, so do the developers and users. Much of the talk at Internet World '94, Washington, DC, December 6-9, focused on the Internet's becoming commercial, with publishers testing cyberspace as a medium for books...
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