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Articles from Vol. 15, No. 8, September

Academic "Mega-Consortium" Negotiates LEXIS-NEXIS Access
Congressional Information Service, Inc. (CIS), a subsidiary of LEXIS-NEXIS, and SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network) have made information industry history with their contract announced this summer for academic access to the LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe...
Academic "Mega-Consortium" Negotiates LEXIS--NEXIS Access
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@mci2000.com. Congressional Information Service, Inc. (CIS), a subsidiary of LEXIS-NEXIS, and SOLINET (Southeastern...
Apple Computer Introduces PowerBook DVD-Video Kit
Apple Computer, Inc. has introduced the PowerBook DVD-Video Kit, which allows Macintosh PowerBook G3 series customers to experience the superior quality of DVD's digital video and audio playback. "This new DVD-Video Kit lets us offer PowerBook G3 users...
ARL's SPARC Alliance Bears Fruit: ARL/ACS Electronic Publishing Venture
Laverna Saunders edits the Internet Librarian section of Information Today, Inc.'s Computers in Libraries magazine and is the dean of library, instructional, and learning support at Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts. Her e-mail address is saunders@noblenet.org....
Auto-Graphics Further Integrates Z39.50 Standard, Announces Browser-Based ILL Admin. Software
Auto-Graphics, Inc. has announced that it will combine the connectivity protocols of the Web with the Z39.50 interoperability standard in its Impact/ONLINE family of services. Additionally, it has announced a platform-independent interlibrary loan (ILL)...
Book Review
Mary Ellen Bates is a business researcher and owner of Bates information Services, based in Washington, DC. She can be contacted at mbates@Batesinfo.com or http:// www.BatesInfo. corm. Writing a book on finding business-related information on the Web...
Britannica Reference Suite Now Available
Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced the release of The Ultimate Reference Suite a combination of reference tools that pro vides consumers with access to information in one multimedia package. According to the company, the suite brings together the...
Cadmus Journal Services, McGraw-Hill Develop Harrison Online Site
Cadmus Journal Services (CJS) has announced the development of the Harrison's Online site (http://www.harrisonsonline.com), which hosts the online version of its encyclopedia of medicine, Harrison's Principles of internal Medicine. The site, developed...
Cadmus Journal Services, McGraw-Hill Develop Harrison's Online Site
Cadmus Journal Services (CJS) has announced the development of the Harrison's Online site (http://www.harisonsonline.com), which hosts the online version of its encyclopedia of medicine, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. The site, developed...
Cancer Sites on the Web, Part 2
Steve Smith is vice president and editorial director for Medscape (http://www.medscape.com), a professional medical information resource on the World Wide Web. He can be reached by e-mail at stephen_smith@mail.medscope.com. Here's more valuable information...
COMPanion Corporation Announces Alexandria Executive for Special and Corporate Libraries
COMPanion Corporation has announced the release of Alexandria Executive to the corporate and special library marketplace. The company now offers the power of a 32-bit Windows library automation system to special libraries seeking a simple, cost-effective...
Data Downlink Corp. Introduces .Xls Version 2.0
Data Downlink Corporation has announced it has launched .xls 2.0, the new version of its business and financial information service that features more than 1 million spreadsheets from 50 different databases and is available at http://www.xls.com. Enhancements...
Derwent Unveils Tailor-Made Patent Profiles on CD-ROM
Derwent Information has announced the release of its new end-user patent information product, Tailor-Made Patent Profiles on CD-ROM. According to the company, even inexperienced searchers will find this handy desktop product intuitive and easy to use....
Dialog, Dow Jones Interactive Improve Web-Based and Intranet Products
Barbara Quint, co-editor with Paula J. Hane for NewsBreaks, is editor in chief of Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, a columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher. Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. Two of the...
Dialog Launches Internet E-Commerce Strategy
Planet Retail, a comparative shopping service from Dialog, debuts Paula J. Hane is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@mci2000.com. In late July, The Dialog Corporation launched Planet Retail (http://www.planetretail.com),...
DialUnit Round-Ups End, Dialog Reprieves DataStar
Two summer announcements make hot news Barbara Quint is editor in chief of Information Today, Inc.'s Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com....
EBSCO Publishing Introduces EBSCOhost 3.0, Adds to Product Line
EBSCO Publishing has announced that it has released EBSCOhost 3.0, a more fully integrated version of its online reference system. In a separate announcement, EBSCO announced the addition of the Harvard Business Review to some of the company's databases....
Electric Library Business Edition Available to Corporate Users
Infonautics has announced the availability of its Electric Library Business Edition to corporate accounts on a multi-desktop and site license basis. The service is located on the Web at http://www.elibrary.com/business. Electric Library Business Edition...
Electronic Pubs Pricing in the Web Era
NASIG Conference workshop identifies pros and cons of 16 models Nancy H. Knight and Susan B. Hillson Nancy H. Knight is an information industry consultant specializing in strategic marketing and business development who can be reached at nancyknigh@aol.com....
Electronic Pubs Pricing in the Web Era
Serials librarians are faced with a serious dilemma. According to the Association of Research Libraries, the average cost of serials subscriptions has increased 147 percent from 1986 to 1996. At the same time, expenditures for serials in North American...
Elsevier Science Announces Change in Policy for Electronic Journals
Elsevier Science has announced a more flexible interlibrary loan (ILL) policy, allowing articles from licensed electronic holdings to be printed and the print copy delivered via mail or fax to fulfill ILL requests. This is a significant departure from...
Elsevier Science Announces Change in Policy for Electronic Journals Tices Are Consistent with What Is Anticipated in Light of Recent Discussions with the Library Community
Karen Hunter, senior vice president of Elsevier Science, said: "A paradigm shift is underway in how libraries collect and distribute scientific research information. We have had very productive negotiations with librarians in the past 3 years as a rapidly...
Extensis Corp. Announces Availability of BeyondPress 4.0
Extensis Corp. has announced the availability of Extensis BeyondPress 4.0 for QuarkXPress. The latest version of the popular QuarkXPress to HTML conversion and Web authoring software will feature DHTML (Dynamic HTML) positioning and include Extensis...
Faxon Announces New Electronic Journal Services
The Faxon Company has announced the launch of an extensive package of electronic journal services ranging from a comprehensive e-journal database to a Web-based information search and retrieval tool. "The most important service Faxon offers librarians...
Finding Business Research on the Web: A Guide to the Web's Most Valuable Resources
Finding Business Reasearch on the Web: A Guide to the Web's Most Valuable Resources by Robert Irving Berkman New York: FIND/SVP, Inc., 1998 ISBN: 1-56241-564-6 295 pages $175 plus shipping/handling Writing a book on finding business-related information...
Gaylord Information Announces Polaris General Release V.1.0
Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) has announced that its Windows NT-based automation system, Polaris, has been put into general release. "To understand why we're so excited about this, and why the library community is so excited," said Bill Schickling,...
Hoover's, Inc. Unveils New Features of Hoover's Online
Hoover's, Inc., a provider of company information online, has announced that it has upgraded Hoover's Online (http:// www.hoovers.com), the company's flagship Web site. The new enhancements offer Hoover's visitors and subscribers expanded company information...
Hope against Turbulent Asian Markets
Richard Poynder is a freelance journalist based in Oxfordshire, England. His work appears in numerous online publications as well as in the London Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal Europe. His e-mail address is rich_p@dial.pipex.com. Online...
Inc. and Integra Information Launch Online Valuation and Benchmark Reports
Integra Information, Inc., a source of intelligence on privately held businesses, has announced that Inc., a provider of management information for growing companies, has introduced Inc.'s Profile Valuation and Benchmark Reports. Inc.'s Business Profiler...
Information Transform, Inc. Announces MI TINE T/marc 5.11
Information Transform, Inc., developer of the popular MARC cataloging software program MITINET/marc, has announced the new upgrade version 5.11, which includes automatic MARC record repair and global editing. MITINET/marc is the only software to incorporate...
Information Transform, Inc. Announces MITINET/marc 5.11
Information Transform, Inc., developer of the popular MARC cataloging software program MITINET/marc, has announced the new upgrade version 5.11, which includes automatic MARC record repair and global editing. MITINET/marc is the only software to incorporate...
Inmagic Introduces Web-Based Interactive Library Suite
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of library automation and information retrieval software for the Web, intranets, CD-ROM, and LANs, has announced the release of its DB/Text Interactive WebPublisher Library Suite. Updating textbases via the Web interface is...
JSTOR to Make Science Available on Web Database
JSTOR has announced that it has signed an agreement with Science, the weekly peer reviewed journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). With the signing of this agreement, JSTOR will now begin the process of converting...
King of the Removable Storage Options
Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the department of information and computer sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores/Oryx Press Award from ALA 's Reference and User Services Association...
LEXIS-NEXIS Opens New Info Universes
Mick O'Leary has been using and writing about online information for over IS years. He is the director of the library at Frederick, Maryland, and a principal in The Data Brokers, an information consultancy. His e-mail address is 71735.2041 @ compuserve....
Library of Congress Offers Online Images from the Great Depression to World War II
The Library of Congress has announced that 45,000 printed and unprinted images in the Farm Security Administration (FSA)Office of War Information (OWI) photographic collection can he viewed at the Library's American Memory Web site at http://www.loc.gov....
Librius, Inc. Introduces Electronic Publishing Service
Librius, Inc. has announced the Librius World Library, a new service for publishers and authors of trade and mass market books. The service makes it possible for publishers and authors to deliver copies of their works directly to buyers in digital format...
Matthew Bender Releases New Federal Litigation Guide
Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a publisher of legal analysis and research information, has announced the publication of Federal Litigation Guide: New York and Connecticut, a three-volume loose-leaf practical guide to civil litigation in federal...
MCI Announces Cybrarian of the Year Award Winners
Laverna Saunders edits the Internet Librarian section of Computers in Libraries magazine and is the dean of library instructional, and learning support at Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts. Her e-mail is saunders@noblenet.org. After a 2-month...
Microsoft Releases Encarta Africana
Microsoft Corp. and a group of leading African-American scholars have announced Microsoft Encarta Africana, a comprehensive multimedia reference resource on the history, geography, and culture of Africa and people of African descent. Before an audience...
Moody's Financial Information Service (FIS) Acquired by Financial Communications Company
Financial Communications Company, Inc. (FCC) and Moody's Investors Service announced in July that FCC had acquired Moody's Financial Information Services (FIS) division, for an undisclosed amount. The FIS division is a highly respected publisher of a...
Moody's Financial Information Services (FIS) Acquired by Financial Communications Company
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.hane@mci2000.com. Financial Communications Company, Inc. (FCC) and Moody's Investors Service announced in July that...
Multimedia and CD-ROM Directory 1998
Paul Nicholls, M.L,S., Ph.D., is a consultant to libraries and the information industry, as well as contributing editor for Computers in Libraries and editor of NewMedia Canada, a weekly electronic newsletter His e-mail address is newmedia@canada.com....
Navigating in Internet Road to Riches
Imagine sitting in a small apartment in California, wondering where your next million will come from, when suddenly you have the idea that you could get together with a few techie friends, build a Web search engine, offer it to the world for free, and...
Navigating the Internet Road to Riches
Paul Gibson is a U.K.-based writer and a knowledge analyst with Andersen Consuiting in London. His e-mail address is paul.gibson@ac. com Will investment in search engine/portal companies taint their services? Imagine sitting in a small apartment in...
New Book Examines the Electronic Publishing Maze
Paula J. Hane is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail is paula.hane@mci2000.com. Harry Collier has been a familiar and respected figure in the electronic information industry for many years. He worked in technical and scientific publishing...
New V-Book Browser-Mode Allows Reading of Electronic Books within a Web Browser
Modem Age Books has announced that V-Book, the company's core software product, has been enhanced to enable books published to the V-Book format to be viewed and read within a Web browser. This is significant because the V-Book software provides a feature...
OCLC Expands FirstSearch Subscription Options and Content
OCLC has announced that the OCLC FirstSearch service now features an expanded range of subscription packages. In a separate announcement, the company said it signed an agreement with H.W. Wilson to significantly increase the number of titles in H.W....
OverDrive Systems Unveils Its E-Book Authoring System
OverDrive Systems, Inc. has introduced BookWorks, an affordable e-book authoring system for the rapid development of powerful electronic titles for the Internet, intranet, or CD-ROM. It can instantly turn a Web site into a searchable catalog for Web,...
Patrons Access Library Resources Worldwide with Follett Software's Complete Z39.50 Solution
Follett Software Company has announced the release of its new Z39.50 server, enabling library collections to be posted on the Internet for access from anywhere in the world. In March, the company announced the availability of its Z39.50 client product,...
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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dale H. Hoiberg as vice president and editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica. He will be responsible for updating Britannica's core encyclopedic database,...
Publishers Agree to Provide Full Text to EBSCO Online
EBSCO Subscription Services has announced that it has signed agreements with NRC Research Press, MCB University Press, and Kluwer Academic Publishing Group to provide the full content of their electronic journals through EBSCO Online when the system...
PubList.com Directory of Publications Available Online
Bowes & Associates, Inc. has announced the formation of its subsidiary company, PubList.com, which, according to the announcement, provides a comprehensive, dynamic, and easy-to-use directory of publications available online, providing worldwide...
RealGood Multimedia on the Web
Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the department of information and computer sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores/Oryx Press Award from ALA 's Reference and User Services Association...
Relevance in the 21 Century
Many readers of Information Today may not have heard of IATULthe International Association of Technological University Libraries. I must confess that I was barely acquainted with this organization before attending its 1998 conference. Entitled "The Challenge...
Relevance in the 21st Century
IATUL Conference describes challenges for the new millennium Donald T. Hawkins is president of InfoResources Corporation, a consulting firm serving the electronic information industry, and editor in chief of Information Today, Inc.'s Information Science...
SciNet Delivers Network-Ready Cluster-Jukeboxes
SciNet, Inc., has announced the DiscJockey family, a line of network-ready cluster-jukeboxes. According to the company, the DiscJockey family offers better price/performance ratios than either the traditional CD-ROM server or the standard jukebox system....
SilverPlatter Unveils ERL 4.0
SilverPlatter Information has announced that it has released ERL (Electronic Reference Library) 4.0, its next-generation client/ server software. According to the company, ERL Release 4 maximizes the benefits of Web-based technology to offer new features...
SIRS Discoverer Now Available in Three Editions
SIRS, Inc. has announced that it has customized and greatly enhanced its popular SIRS Discoverer database to match various age ranges, interests, and reading abilities of public and school library patrons. Three editions of SIRS Discoverer are now available:...
SIRS Previews Its SIRS Manadarin M3 Library Automation System at ALA
SIRS, Inc. recently provided a preview of its newest SIRS Mandarin library automation system, SIRS Mandarin M3, at the American Library Association (ALA) conference held in June. SIRS Mandarin M3 features 32-bit client/server Windows architecture, Z39.50...
SIRS Previews Its SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System at ALA
SIRS, Inc. recently provided a preview of its newest SIRS Mandarin library automation system, SIRS Mandarin M3, at the American Library Association (ALA) conference held in June. SIRS Mandarin M3 features 32-bit client/server Windows architecture, Z39.50...
Sonic Solution Notes the Widespread Use of DVD Systems
Sonic Solutions has announced that its DVD production systems are seeing widespread use in preparing DVD-based training, sales presentations, promotions, and other industrial content. Companies such as Philips, General Motors, Steelcase, Sea World, Mattel,...
Sonic Solutions Notes the Widespread Use of DVD Systems
Sonic Solutions has announced that its DVD production systems are seeing widespread use in preparing DVD-based training, sales presentations, promotions, and other industrial content. Companies such as Philips, General Motors, Steelcase, Sea World, Mattel,...
The Best Things in Life Are Free
Shirley Duglin Kennedy is an information systems consultant at Honeywell's aerospace facility in Clearwater, Florida. Her book, Best Bet Internet: Reference and Research When You Don't Have Time to Mess Around, published by the American Library Association,...
The Investext Group Expands Research Bank Web
The Investext Group has announced the release of a newly expanded edition of Research Bank Web, an Internet source for full-image investment research reports and comprehensive company and industry analysis. Initially released in March of this year,...
There's No Value If It's Not Relevant
David Curle is senior analyst with Outsell, Inc., an advisory service to the information industry that researches and serves sellers, buyers, and users of information products in the corporate, academic, and health-care marketplaces. He can be reached...
TLC's Library-Solution 1.4 and Library-SolutionLITE, Plus Serials, Acquisitions Products Announced
The Library Corporation (TLC), a developer of library automation systems, has announced the release of a new version of its flagship, turnkey, fully integrated library automation system, Library-Solution, which debuted approximately 1 year ago and is...
TLC's Library-Solution 1.4 and Library-Solution-LITE, Plus Serials, Acquisitions Products Announced
The Library Corporation (TLC), a developer of library automation systems, has announced the release of a new version of its flagship, turnkey, fully integrated library automation system, Library-Solution, which debuted approximately I year ago and is...
Too Early or Too Late?
Barbara Quint is editor in chief of Information Today Inc.'s Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals and a longtime online searcher. Her Internet address is bquint@netcom.com. Traditional online services are learning the lessons of the Web...
UCDP Releases Artist's Work on CD-ROM
University of Cincinnati Digital Press (UCDP) has announced the release of George Catlin: The Printed Works, a two-volume CD-ROM. Catlin, an artist and explorer who chronicled North American Indian life during the 1 830s, and his work are now available...
UMI Announces Digital Vault Initiative
Paula J. Hane, co-editor with Barbara Quint for NewsBreaks, is contributing editor of Information Today. Her e-mail address is paula.Hane@mci2000.com. Users who have toiled over microforms to access literary works, historical documents, and old periodicals...
UMI Announces Ditigal Vault Initiative
Users who have toiled over microforms to access literary works, historical documents, and old periodicals will cheer at the recent news from UMI that it will convert its vast microform collection to digital format. At the American Library Association...
UMI's Digital Vault Initiative Project
With experience and content, UMI is poised for a conversion megaproject Peter Jacso is associate professor of library and information science at the department of information and computer sciences at the University of Hawaii. He won the 1998 Louis Shores/Oryx...
UMI Updates ProQuest Direct Online Service
UMI has announced a new Web version of its online information system, ProQuest Direct, that provides its users with improved features and functionality. This version, one of several released throughout the year, contains substantial enhancements based...
UnCover Introduces UnCoversWeb 2.0
UnCover has announced that it has unveiled UnCoverWeb 2.0, which is being released to all users who search and order journal articles from the Web interface including Customized Gateways. UnCoverWeb 2.0 features a complete screen redesign with more icons...
UnCover Introduces UnCoverWeb 2.0.199809
UnCover has announced that it has unveiled UnCoverWeb 2.0, which is being released to all users who search and order journal articles from the Web interface including Customized Gateways. UnCoverWeb 2.0 features a complete screen redesign with more...
VC Conference in Bath, England
Infonortics hosts an international conference with an array of fine speakers Ev Brenner managed the Central Abstracting & Indexing Service of the American Petroleum Institute for 30 years and is now a well-known information industry observer. He...
Wanting to Be Everything to Everyone
Robin Peek is associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. She can be reached at rpeek@simmons.edu. Web search engines/directories battle to be your portal of choice Not so long ago, being a good...
West Group Adds World Reporter and SECNOW Databases to Westlaw
West Group has announced the availability of the World Reporter and SEC Electronic Filings (SECNOW) databases on Westlaw through Dow Jones Interactive. Westlaw is available both online and on the World Wide Web through http://www.westlaw.com. World...
West Launches Intranet Toolkit
Barbara Quint, co-editor with Paula J. Hane for NewsBreaks, is editor in chief of Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, a columnist for Information Today, and a longtime online searcher. Her e-mail address is bquint@netcom.com. As intranet...
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