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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 11, December

A Second Tasini? National Geographic Loses to Freelance Photographers
On October 9, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the National Geographic Society to overturn an appellate court decision over digitized photographs that had posed another test of the intellectual property rights of freelancers. On March 22,...
A Second Tasini? National Geographic Loses to Freelance Photographers. (NewsBreak)
On October 9, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the National Geographic Society to overturn an appellate court decision over digitized photographs that had posed another test of the intellectual property rights of freelancers. On March 22,...
ATOFINA Chemicals Selects NewsEdge to Increase Its Customer Offerings
NewsEdge Corp., a provider of realtime news and information products, has announced that NewsEdge Editor's Picks will support ongoing efforts to keep ATOFINA Chemicals' customers, partners, and in-house scientists abreast of key developments in the chemical...
ATOFINA Chemicals Selects NewsEdge to Increase Its Customer Offerings. (Internet Today)
NewsEdge Corp., a provider of real-time news and information products, has announced that NewsEdge Editor's Picks will support ongoing efforts to keep ATOFINA Chemicals' customers, partners, and in-house scientists abreast of key developments in the...
A Ton of Patents Behind Him
IT Interview Aurigin Systems CEO Kevin Rivette talks about his company's products and competitors Kevin Rivette, founder and CEO of patent analytics company Aurigin Systems, Inc., believes patents should be used as weapons of business competition, not...
A Ton of Patents Behind Him: Aurigin Systems CEO Kevin Rivette Talks about His Company's Products and Competitors. (IT Interview)
Kevin Rivette, founder and CEO of patent analytics company Aurigin Systems, Inc., believes patents should be used as weapons of business competition, not just as legal tools. He spoke to me about his company's origins, solutions, and competitors. ...
Better Watch What You Write
Legal Issues Recent court rulings apply worldwide libel to the World Wide Web Talking about the global advantages of the Internet is almost a cliche at this point. It has given publishers great and small the ability to cost-effectively reach worldwide...
Better Watch What You Write: Recent Court Rulings Apply Worldwide Libel to the World Wide Web. (Legal Issues)
Taking about the global advantages of the Internet is almost a cliche at this point. It has given publishers great and small the ability to cost-effectively reach worldwide audiences that were previously unreachable. Librarians and other information...
Calendar
December 4-6: London (Olympia Grand Hall). Learned Information Europe, Ltd. will sponsor Online Information 2001, a conference devoted to the interests of both users and owners of information. According to the announcement, the event is an essential...
California Digital Library, Bepress Announce Partnership
The California Digital Library (CDL; http://www.cdlib.org) and The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) have announced a partnership designed to advance innovations in scholarly communication. Through the partnership, the CDL will make a suite of electronic...
California Digital Library, Bepress Announce Partnership. (Internet Publishing Today)
The California Digital Library (CDL; http://www.cdlib.org) and The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) have announced a partnership designed to advance innovations in scholarly communication. Through the partnership, the CDL will make a suite of electronic...
CCC's Rightslink Goes Live on InformationWeek.com
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a licensing agent for text-reproduction rights, and CMP Media, LLC have announced the launch of Rightslink, CCC's digital rights management solution, on InformationWeek.com. CMP Media will use Rightslink on InformationWeek.com,...
CCC's Rightslink Goes Live on InformationWeek.Com. (Internet Publishing Today)
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a licensing agent for text-reproduction rights, and CMP Media, LLC have announced the launch of Rightslink, CCC's digital rights management solution, on InformationWeek.com. CMP Media will use Rightslink on Information...
CCH to Take Legal Action against PIABA
CCH, Inc., a provider of legal information, software, and services, has announced that it will aggressively oppose and seek prompt legal resolution for an attempt by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) to misappropriate, duplicate,...
Content Directions Teams with IDF to Present Demos, Partners with iCopyright.com
Content Directions, Inc. (CDI) and the International DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Foundation (IDF; http://www.doi.org) presented five demonstrations as part of Phase 2 of the industry-level DOI-EB Project at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. The...
Content Directions Teams with IDF to Present Demos, Partners with iCopyright.Com. (Internet Publishing Today)
Content Directions, Inc. (CDI) and the International DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Foundation (IDF; http://www.doi.org) presented five demonstrations as part of Phase 2 of the industry-level DOI-EB Project at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. The...
Cornell to Build Core System for National Online Science Library
Cornell University has announced that it will build the central engine for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), an online resource that will make high-quality source materials in science available to students from kindergarten through college....
Cornell to Build Core System for National Online Science Library. (Internet Today)
Cornell University has announced that it will build the central engine for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), an online resource that will make high-quality source materials in science available to students from kindergarten through college....
Demise of the WINGS ILL System
The Systems Librarian There's now one less product in the interlibrary loan automation field As I track developments in the library automation industry, I keep watch for, among other things, the various mergers and acquisitions. I noted in my ALA conference...
Demise of the WINGS ILL System: There's Now One Less Product in the Interlibrary Loan Automation Field. (the Systems Librarian)
As I track developments in the library automation industry, I keep watch for, among other things, the various mergers and acquisitions. I noted in my ALA conference report in the September 2001 issue of Information Today (see p.28 or http://www.infotoday.com/it/...
Dialog Enhances DialogSelect, Intranet Toolkit Products; Adds Australian Content
Dialog Corp. has announced content and service enhancements to its DialogSelect and Dialog Intranet Toolkit products and that it has expanded its collection of full-text content available through its online information services with the addition of several...
Dialog Enhances dialogSelect, Intranet Toolkit Products; Adds Australian Content. (Internet Today)
Dialog Corp. has announced content and service enhancements to its DialogSelect and Dialog Intranet Toolkit products and that it has expanded its collection of full-text content available through its online information services with the addition of...
Dialog Rolls out New Connect-Time Pricing
INFORMATION TODAY Dialog Corp. (http://www.dialog.com) has announced the fees for searching databases under a new connect-time pricing plan. Originally released in late June, the plan forms part of a 2-year project to revamp pricing and strengthen customer...
Dialog Rolls out New Connect-Time Pricing. (NewsBreak)
Dialog Corp. (http://www.dialog.com) has announced the fees for searching databases under a new connect-time pricing plan. Originally released in late June, the plan forms part of a 2-year project to revamp pricing and strengthen customer relations....
EBSCO Publishing Announces New Products, Linking Initiatives
EBSCO Publishing has announced the release of two new products: Learning Online Package and Curriculum Online Package. The company also announced partnerships with document-delivery providers FIZ Karlsruhe and the Canada Institute for Scientific and...
EBSCO Publishing Announces New Products, Linking Initiatives. (Internet Today)
EBSCO Publishing has announced the release of two new products: Learning Online Package and Curriculum Online Package. The company also announced partnerships with document-delivery providers HZ Karlsruhe and the Canada Institute for Scientific and...
EIU, EcoWin to Create New International Economic and Financial Database
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a world leader in country analysis and macroeconomic forecasts, has teamed with EcoWin (http://www.ecowin.com), a Webbased provider of economic and financial time series, to develop a database of indicators and...
Entopia Launches Company, New Productivity Tool for Enterprise Knowledge Workers
Entopia, Inc. (http://www.entopia.com), a new software company based in California's Silicon Valley, has officially announced its launch and that it has secured $19 million in funding from Vivendi Universal and other investors. In addition, Entopia...
FileNET, Arbortext Team to Develop Cross-Media Publishing Solution
FileNET Corp. and Arbortext (http:// www.arbortext.com) have announced a partnership to integrate FileNET's Paragon family of enterprise content-management products with Arbortext's Epic software. The two companies are working together to combine Paragon's...
File NET, Arbortext Team to Develop Cross-Media Publishing Solution. (Internet Publishing Today)
FileNET Corp. and Arbortext (http://www.arbortext.com) have announced a partnership to integrate FileNET's Panagon family of enterprise content-management products with Arbortext's Epic software. The two companies are working together to combine Panagon's...
Frankfurt Book Fair and IBLC Symposium
INFORMATION TODAY Report from the Field This huge event and offshoot meeting offered an abundance of information Here's a quiz question: Germany's Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) is a) huge, b) amazing, c) overwhelming, d) awesome, or e) all of the above....
Frankfurt Book Fair and IBLC Symposium: This Huge Event and Offshoot Meeting Offered an Abundance of Information. (Report from the Field)
Here's a quiz question: Germany's Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) is a) huge, b) amazing, c) overwhelming, d) awesome, or e) all of the above. If you chose anything but e), you need to go to the fair. Then you won't be able to help but agree that e) is the...
Gaylord Launches Metasearching with Polaris 2.0, Announces Polaris Implementation
Gaylord Information Systems (GIS), a division of Gaylord Bros., Inc., has announced the introduction of systemwide metasearch capabilities in its Polaris integrated library system. With Polaris 2.0, GIS becomes the first library automation system vendor...
Gaylord Launches Metasearching with Polaris 2.0, Announces Polaris Implementation. (Library Systems Today)
Gaylord Information Systems (GIS), a division of Gaylord Bros., Inc., has announced the introduction of systemwide metasearch capabilities in its Polaris integrated library system. With Polaris 2.0, GIS becomes the first library automation system vendor...
Harris Business Profiler Joins Database Roster
This new directory offers a good combination of selection and pricing So you want to do some company research? There are lots of company databases around, but do you know just what you need? Company names, addresses, URLs, and telephone numbers for sure....
Harris Business Profiler Joins Database Roster: This New Directory Offers a Good Combination of Selection and Pricing. (Database Review)
So you want to do some company research? There are lots of company databases around, but do you know just what you need? Company names, addresses, URLs, and telephone numbers for sure. But what else? Do you want annual sales, number of employees, multiyear...
Information Today, Inc. Acquires ONLINE Magazine
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has acquired ONLINE magazine, the flagship of Online, Inc.'s fleet of periodicals and conferences. rn produces the annual InfoToday, Internet Librarian, and Computers in Libraries conferences, among others, and publishes...
Information Today, Inc. Acquires Online Magazine. (NewsBreak)
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has acquired ONLINE magazine, the flagship of Online, Inc.'s fleet of periodicals and conferences. ITI produces the annual InfoToday, Internet Librarian, and Computers in Libraries conferences, among others, and publishes...
Inmagic Partners with Northern Light to Introduce IntelliMagic
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced a partnership with search and content-integration solutions provider Northern Light Technology, LLC. The partnership introduces IntelliMagic, a business intelligence...
Inmagic Partners with Northern Light to Introduce intelliMagic. (Internet Today)
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced a partnership with search and content-integration solutions provider Northern Light Technology, LLC. The partnership introduces IntelliMagic, a business...
Internet Research 2.0 Conference
Report from the Field This event provided a forum for researchers to exchange Internet findings Internet Research 2.0, the Association of Internet Researchers' (AoIR) second international conference, was held October 10-14 in Minneapolis. This event...
Internet Research 2.0 Conference: This Event Provided a Forum for Researchers to Exchange Internet Findings. (Report from the Field)
Internet Research 2.0, the Association of Internet Researchers' (AoIR) second international conference, was held October 10-14 in Minneapolis. This event gave me a rare and refreshing glimpse of the tremendous body of knowledge about the Internet that's...
KMWorld 2001 Conference
This annual knowledge management event drew an enthusiastic, motivated crowd I'd read all the reports about half-full airliners following the September 11 attacks. So I was somewhat selfishly hoping that my flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco for...
KMWorld 2001 Conference: This Annual Knowledge Management Event Drew an Enthusiastic, Motivated Crowd. (Report from the Field)
I'd read all the reports about half-full airliners following the September 11 attacks. So I was somewhat selfishly hoping that my flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco for the KMWorld conference in Santa Clara, California, would be somewhat empty....
Lessons to Be Learned: Listening and Loyalty
Quint's Online E-commerce vendors need to be more attentive to consumer feedback Basically, e-commerce dot-coms have two major problems. One, they're too big. Two, they're too small. Like the pelican, their eyes can hold more than their belly can, to...
Lessons to Be Learned: Listening and Loyalty: E-Commerce Vendors Need to Be More Attentive to Consumer Feedback. (Quint's Online)
Basically, e-commerce dot-coms have two major problems. One, they're too big. Two, they're too small. Like the pelican, their eyes can hold more than their belly can, to quote Dixon Lanier Merritt's limerick (no, it's not Ogden Nash). They have the...
LexisNexis Applies iPhrase Natural Language Search Software to Key Directory Files
NewsBreak LexisNexis Group (http://www.lexisnexis .com) has announced that it's partnering with iPhrase Technologies (http://www.iphrase .com) to develop new natural language highrelevance interfaces for two leading online directories. LexisNexis will...
LexisNexis Applies iPhrase Natural Language Search Software to Key Directory Files. (NewsBreak)
LexisNexis Group (http://www.lexisnexis.com) has announced that it's partnering with iPhrase Technologies (http://www.iphrase.com) to develop new natural language high-relevance interfaces for two leading online directories. LexisNexis will integrate...
Machine Learning's Editorial Board Divided
Two-thirds resign from Kluwer to support an alternative journal Forty members of the Machine Learning journal's (MLJ) editorial board have resigned, citing policy differences with Kluwer Academic Publishing. (See the October 22 News$reak at http:// www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb011022...
Machine Learning's Editorial Board Divided: Two-Thirds Resign from Kluwer to Support an Alternative Journal. (Focus on Publishing)
Forty members of the Machine Learning journal's (MLJ) editorial board have resigned, citing policy differences with Kluwer Academic Publishing. (See the October 22 NewsBreak at http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb011022-3.htm.) The resigning members,...
OCLC Enhances ArticleFirst, Offers OpenURL Option
OCLC has announced that it has combined its ArticleFirst and ContentsFirst databases and added bibliographic records from FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online. The company also announced that libraries that use FirstSearch can now link from FirstSearch...
OCLC Enhances articleFirst, Offers openURL Option. (Internet Today)
OCLC has announced that it has combined its ArticleFirst and ContentsFirst databases and added bibliographic records from FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online. The company also announced that libraries that use FirstSearch can now link from FirstSearch...
OCLC Offers to Purchase netLibrary's Assets
OCLC (http://www.oclc.org) announced that it has made an offer to purchase "substantially all the assets of netLibrary and assume certain netLibrary liabilities." Concurrent with the OCLC press release, netLibrary announced that it has voluntarily filed...
OCLC Offers to Purchase netLibrary 'S Assets
OCLC (http://www.oclc.org) announced that it has made an offer to purchase "substantially all the assets of netLibrary and assume certain netLibrary liabilities." Concurrent with the OCLC press release, netLibrary announced that it has voluntarily...
People Line: People on the Move within the Industry
Pacific Data Conversion Corp. (PDCC) has announced that Katharine Clemo will be its new director of client and IT services. In this position, she will act as the liaison between the company's clients and its production facilities. She will manage staff,...
Rating the Metasearch Engines
Internet Insights It's time to pay some well-deserved attention to these helpful resources Amid the flurry of new search engines that are making waves-such as Teoma and WiseNut, which are striving to topple Google from its top position-the metasearch...
Rating the Metasearch Engines: It's Time to Pay Some Well-Deserved Attention to These Helpful Resources. (Internet Insights)
Amid the flurry of new search engines that are making waves-such as Teoma and WiseNut, which are striving to topple Go ogle from its top position--the metasearch engines (with the possible exception of Vivisimo) seem to get less attention. Many of...
Sagebrush Corp. Releases Athena 9.1 Update in Beta
Sagebrush Corp., a solutions provider for the K- 12 library market, has announced that the latest update for its Athena library automation system is now in beta mode. The Athena 9.1 update incorporates the following new features and innovations: * Booking...
Sagebrush Corp. Releases Athena 9.1 Update in Beta. (Libaray Systems Today)
Sagebrush Corp., a solutions provider for the K-12 library market, has announced that the latest update for its Athena library automation system is now in beta mode. The Athena 9.1 update incorporates the following new features and innovations: ...
Security Technology and Other Issues
Here's a review of homeland cyber-security and home-office strategies Given the astounding series of events that has occurred since the last time my column appeared in this space, most of us have a lot of things on our minds these days. Security, of...
Security Technology and Other Issues: Here's a Review of Homeland Cyber-Security and Home-Office Strategies. (Internet Waves)
Given the astounding series of events that has occurred since the last time my column appeared in this space, most of us have a lot of things on our minds these days. Security, of course, has to rank right up there near the top of the list. While I'm...
Uncovering the Invisible Web
The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See by Chris Sherman and Gary Price Medford, NJ: CyberAge Books, 2001 ISBN: 0-910965-51-X 439 pages $29.95 General-purpose search engines only index a small portion of the Internet...
Website Pros Acquire NetObject, Inc
Website Pros, Inc., a provider of Web site design and support services, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire substantially the assets of NetObjects, Inc. NetObjects will sell NetObjects Fusion, NetObjects Matrix, and GoBizGo to Website...
Website Pros to Acquire netObjects, Inc. (Internet Publishing Today)
Website Pros, Inc., a provider of Web site design and support services, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire substantially the assets of NetObjects, Inc. NetObjects will sell NetObjects Fusion, NetObjects Matrix, and GoBizGo to Website...
XMLCities Unveils 'Non-Intrusive' XML Publishing Package
XMLCities, Inc. has introduced XMLMaker Suite, a comprehensive software package designed for XML and document professionals to convert unstructured documents into high-quality XML content. According to the announcement, XMLMaker Suite, unlike other XML...
XMLCities Unveils 'Non-Intrusive' XML Publishing Package. (Internet Publishing Today)
XMLCities, Inc. has introduced XMLMaker Suite, a comprehensive software package designed for XML and document professionals to convert unstructured documents into high-quality XML content. According to the announcement, XMLMaker Suite, unlike other...
Zinio Systems to Offer Digital Magazine-Publishing Service
Zinio Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of a new digital magazine-publishing service. Working closely with leading magazine publishers for more than a year, Zinio has developed a complete solution for transforming print editions of magazines into...
Zinio Systems to Offer Digital Magazine-Publishing Service. (Internet Publishing Today)
Zinio Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of a new digital magazine-publishing service. Working closely with leading magazine publishers for more than a year, Zinio has developed a complete solution for transforming print editions of magazines into...
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