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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 2, February

A Prescription for Computer Health
Here's the way to develop an effective antivirus strategy for networks As I reflect on the state of computing over the past year, one of the most striking concerns involves the amount of time that my colleagues and I have had to spend in protecting...
A Renewed Battle for the Desktop
There are new approaches to information slicing and pushing Ready or not, push is coming around again. The next push technologies are lurking in the newest versions of the Web browsers or in a new crop of software that eagerly awaits your download....
Barnesandnoble.com Launches E-Book Publishing Division
barnesandnoble.com (http://www.bn.com) has announced the creation of Barnes & Noble Digital, an electronic publishing imprint that will create a direct link between authors and their readers, give authors a greater share of the income from their...
Barnesandnoble.com Launches E-Book Publishing Division
barnesandnoble.com (http://www.bn .corn) has announced the creation of Barnes & Noble Digital, an electronic publishing imprint that will create a direct link between authors and their readers, give authors a greater share of the income from their...
Bell & Howell Announces Pro Quest Historical Newspapers Project
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced the launch of its new historical newspaper digitization project and the signing of an agreement with The New York Times Co. to offer The New York Times as its first available backfile. The ProQuest...
Bell & Howell Announces ProQuest Historical Newspapers Project
Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced the launch of its new historical newspaper digitization project and the signing of an agreement with The New York Times Co. to offer The New York Times as its first available backfile. The ProQuest...
Blazing Some New Advertising Trails
Online services can no longer pass up the benefits of running ads Is there anyone else out there besides me who loves those two classic comics, Laurel and Hardy? I knew it! Sons of the desert, unite! We have nothing to lose but our gloom. Speaking...
Dialogue about a New Dialog
The company has seen many ups and downs, but perhaps there's hope After some depressing years at The Dialog Corporation, there may yet be hope for the company in the form of its new president and CEO, Roy M. Martin Jr., who was appointed in November....
ELiAS Launches AMICUS Version 3.3, Announces AMICUS Installation in Hungary
Extended Library Access Solutions (ELiAS) has announced the release of version 3.3 of the AMICUS library management system. ELiAS also announced that the National Szechyenyi Library of Hungary (NSZL) has launched the AMICUS system. AMICUS v3.3 ...
ELiAS Launches AMICUS Version 3.3, Announces AMICUS Installation in Hungary
Extended Library Access Solutions (ELiAS) has announced the release of version 3.3 of the AMICUS library management system. ELiAS also announced that the National Szechenyi Library of Hungary (NSZL) has launched the AMICUS system. AMICUS v3.3 According...
Elsevier Science Releases EMBASE.com V2.1, BIOTECHNOBASE.com
Elsevier Science has announced the release of two online bibliographic database services: EMBASE.com version 2.1 and BIOTECHNOBASE.com. EMBASE.com According to the announcement, EMBASE.com is an integrated Internet service that functions as an intelligent...
Elsevier Science Releases EMBASE.com V2.1, BIOTECHNOBASE.Com
Elsevier Science has announced the release of two online bibliographic database services: EMBASE.com version 2.1 and BIOTECHNOBASE.com. EMBASE.com According to the announcement, EMBASE.com is an integrated Internet service that functions as an...
E-Parcel Unveils Digital-Delivery Solutions
e-Parcel, Inc., a provider of Internet communications infrastructure and data-delivery technology, has announced the introduction of a suite of digital-delivery solutions. e-Parcel's proprietary solutions enable users to securely send, receive, track,...
E-Parcel Unveils Digital-Delivery Solutions
e-Parcel, Inc., a provider of Internet communications infrastructure and data-- delivery technology, has announced the introduction of a suite of digital-delivery solutions. e-Parcel's proprietary solutions enable users to securely send, receive, track,...
E-Publishing Competition Heats Up
Recent developments have squeezed traditional publishers Traditional book publishers have had a tough time lately. In the face of rising competition from various e-book options, many have adapted to electronic publishing by choosing to partner with...
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, WorldLingo, Inc. Partner to Deliver Education Literature
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation and WorldLingo, Inc. have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to make the world's largest education database accessible to the non-English-speaking world. Effective immediately, teachers,...
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, WorldLingo, Inc. Partner to Deliver Education Literature
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation and WorldLingo, Inc. have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to make the world's largest education database accessible to the non-English-speaking world. Effective immediately, teachers,...
Expert Advice for Novice Searchers
Book Review This book shows beginners how to plan and develop in-depth research Find It Fast: How to Uncover Expert Information on Any Subject Online or in Print, fifth edition Robert I. Berkman New York: HarperResource, 2000 ISBN: 0-06-273747-3 368...
FIZ Karlsruhe and TIB Hannover to Launch GetInfo Search Engine
Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe (http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de) and Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover (http://www.tib.uni-hannover.de) have announced their plans to provide a central full-text server for electronic documents and...
Gemteq Software Introduces New Research Tool
INTERNET TODAY Gemteq Software, Inc. has announced the release of eGems Collector Pro, an electronic research tool that enables educators and students to conduct and organize electronic research efficiently and accurately. According to the company, eGems...
goReader Partners with Addison Wesley, West Group
goReader, Inc., an e-book and reading device company that's focused on education, has announced it will partner with Addison Wesley (AW), a part of the Pearson Education family of companies (http://www.pearsoned.com) and publisher of higher-education...
goReader Partners with Addison Wesley, West Group
goReader, Inc., an e-book and reading device company that's focused on education, has announced it will partner with Addison Wesley (AW), a part of the Pearson Education family of companies (http://www .pearsoned.com) and publisher of highereducation...
GPO Convenes Working Group on Permanent Public Access Policy
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has announced that, for the past year, it has convened a series of high-level meetings involving congressional and executive branch officials to develop long-term strategies that will provide permanent public...
GPO Convenes Working Group on Permanent Public Access Policy
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has announced that, for the past year, it has convened a series of high-level meetings involving congressional and executive branch officials to develop long-term strategies that will provide permanent public...
Information Today, Inc. Rebrands Its Premier Conference
As Y2K wound to a conclusion, Information Today, Inc. (ITI; http://www.info today.com) announced that the year 2001 would see a renaming of the National Online Meeting, the company's 22-year-old conference. The new name, InfoToday 2001 Conference and...
Info Tech Sites Shape E-Book Model
Three companies are in the forefront of forming a distribution standard There are so many models for e-book delivery that it's difficult to keep up with them. E-book providers offer every type of content--including scholarly monographs, bestsellers,...
Inmagic Announces Release of Inmagic.NET
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced the release of Inmagic.NET, a new extension of DB/TextWorks, its core, text-based information-management product, and soon to be an extension of its BiblioTech...
Inmagic Announces Release of Inmagic.NET
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced the release of Inmagic.NET, a new extension of DB/TextWorks, its core, text-based information-management product, and soon to be an extension of its BiblioTech...
Inxight Software Launches New Version of Table Lens
Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of information access and content-analysis software solutions, has announced the release of Table Lens Server, a Java version of its Table Lens technology that offers graphical data analysis. Table Lens Server enables...
ISI Implements Database Upgrades
ISI has announced that it has enhanced its Web of Science and Current Contents Connect (CC Connect) databases. Web of Science According to the company, Web of Science version 4.3 has increased performance, functionality, and ease of use. In addition,...
ISI Implements Database Upgrades
ISI has announced that it has enhanced its Web of Science and Current Contents Connect (CC Connect) databases. Web of Science According to the company, Web of Science version 4.3 has increased performance, functionality, and ease of use. In addition,...
ITI Publishes New Title in ASIS&T Monograph Series, Announces E-Journal Coverage
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Knowledge Management: The Bibliography, compiled by Paul Burden, a librarian at DeVry Institute. The company has also announced that Information Science Abstracts (ISA) has begun coverage...
JSTOR Completes General Science Collection
JSTOR has announced the completion of its General Science Collection of scientific literature. The collection contains the archives, reaching as far back as the 17th century, of seven leading scientific journals that have been reproduced electronically...
JSTOR Completes General Science Collection
JSTOR has announced the completion of its General Science Collection of scientific literature. The collection contains the archives, reaching as far back as the 17th century, of seven leading scientific journals that have been reproduced electronically...
Lexis-Nexis Group Acquires Book Publishing Co., Partners with CCH
The Lexis-Nexis Group has announced that it has acquired Book Publishing Co. (BPC), a leading producer of municipal codes and ordinances for local governments throughout the U.S. Lexis-Nexis Group has also announced that it has signed a long-term agreement...
Lexis-Nexis Group Acquires Book Publishing Co., Partners with CCH
The Lexis-Nexis Group has announced that it has acquired Book Publishing Co. (BPC), a leading producer of municipal codes and ordinances for local governments throughout the U.S. Lexis-Nexis Group has also announced that it has signed a longterm agreement...
LibraryCard Announces New Features, Fulfillment Agreements
Auto-Graphics, Inc. has announced that its LibraryCard Web site now offers books for sale. The LibraryCard, Inc., a subsidiary of Auto-Graphics, is developing a library information services Web site for consumers. When the first phase of the site is...
LibraryCard Announces New Features, Fulfillment Agreements
LIBRARY SYSTEMS TODAY Auto-Graphics, Inc. has announced that its LibraryCard Web site now offers books for sale. The LibraryCard, Inc., a subsidiary of Auto-Graphics, is developing a library information services Web site for consumers. When the first...
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Introduces New Cancer Web Site
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) has announced the launch of LWWoncology.com (http://www.lwwoncology.com), an Internet community for healthcare professionals who treat patients with cancer. The site marks the company's first entry into comprehensive...
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Introduces New Cancer Web Site
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) has announced the launch of LWWoncology .com (http://www.lwwoncology.com), an Internet community for healthcare professionals who treat patients with cancer. The site marks the company's first entry into comprehensive...
Mighty Words Creates the Mighty Network
Mighty Words has announced the launch of Mighty Network, a secure network of Web sites that distributes titles drawn from Mighty Words' catalog of digital content for instant download and print. Using tools and technology provided by the Mighty Network--including...
Mighty Words Creates the Mighty Network
MightyWords has announced the launch of Mighty Network, a secure network of Web sites that distributes titles drawn from MightyWords' catalog of digital content for instant download and print. Using tools and technology provided by the Mighty Network-including...
Northern Light Introduces Technology Integrator Program, Announces First Three Partners
Northern Light Technology, Inc. has announced a Technology Integrator Program as well as the signing of its first three partners to the program. According to the company, the program was developed to allow highly skilled system integrators to work...
Northern Light Introduces Technology Integrator Program, Announces First Three Partners
INFORMATION TODAY Northern Light Technology, Inc. has announced a Technology Integrator Program as well as the signing of its first three partners to the program. According to the company, the program was developed to allow highly skilled system integrators...
OneSource Announces Alliance with Information Innovation
OneSource Information Services, Inc. has announced an alliance with Information Innovation B.V., a leading-edge competitive intelligence company dedicated to developing and supporting strategic intelligence and data-research tools. According to...
OneSource Announces Alliance with Information Innovation
OneSource Information Services, Inc. has announced an alliance with Information Innovation BX, a leading-edge competitive intelligence company dedicated to developing and supporting strategic intelligence and data-research tools. According to the announcement,...
Online Information 2000
This huge conference is as popular as ever The online information industry has come a very long way, and there's no place where it's more evident than the Online Information conference, organized by Learned Information, Ltd. and held every December...
Ovid Announces Database Additions
Ovid Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has added nine new titles to its Books@Ovid textbook database. The company has also announced the introduction of Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA), a food and drink database, and the addition...
Ovid Announces Database Additions
Ovid Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has added nine new titles to its Books@ Ovid textbook database. The company has also announced the introduction of Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA), a food and drink database, and the addition...
People on the Move
The University of Illinois at Urbana--Champaign has announced that Dan Schiller will join its faculty in July 2001 with a joint appointment to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Institute of Communications Research. His...
Probe Research Report Claims Content-Delivery Market Positioned for Substantial Growth
According to a recent report by Probe Research, Inc., the worldwide market for content-delivery services is expected to grow from $25 million in 1999 to as much as $50 billion by 2005. Probe's latest Global Internet Service Provider Markets (ISPM)...
Probe Research Report Claims Content-Delivery Market Positioned for Substantial Growth
According to a recent report by Probe Research, Inc., the worldwide market for content-delivery services is expected to grow from $25 million in 1999 to as much as $50 billion by 2005. Probe's latest Global Internet Service Provider Markets (ISPM) bulletin,...
PurpleYogi, the Wall Street Journal Online Offer Web Assistant
PurpleYogi, Inc. (http://www.purpleyogi.com), a creator of distributed knowledge management software called Discovery Systems, and The Wall Street Journal Online (http://www.wsj.com) have announced that they will offer WSJ Yogi, a co-branded Web assistant,...
PurpleYogi, the Wall Street Journal Online Offer Web Assistant
Internet Publishing Today PurpleYogi, Inc. (http://www.purpleyogi .com), a creator of distributed knowledge management software called Discovery Systems, and The Wall Street Journal Online (http://www.wsj.com) have announced that they will offer WSJ...
Questel*Orbit, Wila Verlag Announce New Patent Offering
Questel*Orbit and Wila Verlag have announced a joint agreement to offer a prominent source of German patent information on the Questel*Orbit system. Wila Verlag is providing Questel*Orbit with details of over 2 million German patent documents and utility...
Questel*Orbit, Wila Verlag Announce New Patent Offering
Questel.Orbit and Wila Verlag have announced a joint agreement to offer a prominent source of German patent information on the Questel.Orbit system. Wila Verlag is providing Questel.Orbit with details of over 2 million German patent documents and utility...
Questia Provides Digital Library, Research Tools
Company president and CEO Troy Williams discusses details of the new research service. Houston-based Questia Media, Inc. hopes to transform the nature of academic research. We talked with its founder, president, and CEO, Troy Williams, in mid-January,...
Reuters, WAVO Release NewsML Toolkit
Reuters, the global information, news, and technology group, and WAVO, a news-software developer, have joined forces to launch the NewsML Toolkit, an interface that facilitates the implementation of the newly ratified NewsML standard. Developed by...
Sagebrush Corp. Launches Winnebago Spectrum 5
Sagebrush Corp. has announced the release of Winnebago Spectrum 5, the latest update to its integrated library automation program. Highlights of the latest version include an enhanced user interface and an optional Visual Search feature. Spectrum 5...
Sagebrush Corp. Launches Winnebago Spectrum 5
Sagebrush Corp. has announced the release of Winnebago Spectrum 5, the latest update to its integrated library automation program. Highlights of the latest version include an enhanced user interface and an optional Visual Search feature. Spectrum 5 is...
SilverPlatter Announces Partnerships, Addition of INIST's PASCAL Database
SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced that it has completed a major new partnership with the French National Research Council (CNRS; Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) via its documentation center INIST (Institut National Information...
SilverPlatter Announces Partnerships, Addition of INIST's PASCAL Database
SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced that it has completed a major new partnership with the French National Research Council (CNRS; Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) via its documentation center INIST (Institut National Information...
SIRS Government Reporter Adds New Unit to National Archives Documents
SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced that The United States at War: 1944, a new unit examining America's role in pivotal events at the end of the Second World War, can now be accessed on CD-ROM and in the National Archives Documents collection of the...
SIRS Government Reporter Adds New Unit to National Archives Documents
SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced that The United States at War: 1944, a new unit examining America's role in pivotal events at the end of the Second World War, can now be accessed on CD-ROM and in the National Archives Documents collection of the SIRS...
SnapNames Launches New Online Service for Securing Domain Names
SnapNames, Inc. has announced that its Web site, http://www.snapnames.com, is active and available for users to secure, monitor, and protect domain names. The site has been in development for a year with leading domain name registrars, and has been...
SnapNames Launches New Online Service for Securing Domain Names
SnapNames, Inc. has announced that its Web site, http://www.snapnames.com, is active and available for users to secure, monitor, and protect domain names. The site has been in development for a year with leading domain name registrars, and has been beta...
Surpass Software Releases Safari 2.0
Surpass Software has announced the release of Surpass Safari 2.0, a major update to the company's online public access catalog (OPAC). Safari 2.0 sports a new Web-like interface and brings a host of new features while maintaining old favorites that...
Surpass Software Releases Safari 2.0
Surpass Software has announced the release of Surpass Safari 2.0, a major update to the company's online public access catalog (OPAC). Safari 2.0 sports a new Weblike interface and brings a host of new features while maintaining old favorites that are...
The Scientific World Selects Alchematrix to Power Its Online Marketplace
The Scientific World, Inc., an e-science knowledge network providing integrated online access to scientific information, resources, and tools, has announced the selection of Alchematrix, Inc., the wholly owned e-commerce subsidiary of Fisher Scientific...
TheScientific World Selects Alchematrix to Power Its Online Marketplace
TheScientificWorld, Inc., an e-science knowledge network providing integrated online access to scientific information, resources, and tools, has announced the selection of Alchematrix, Inc., the wholly owned e-commerce subsidiary of Fisher Scientific...
TLC Unveils ITS*International, ITS*for Windows 3.36
The Library Corporation (TLC) has announced it has launched ITS*International, a new cataloging tool with an integrated browser that enables librarians to catalog library resources in virtually any language worldwide. TLC has also announced the release...
TLC Unveils ITS*International, ITS*for Windows 3.36
The Library Corporation (TLC) has announced it has launched ITS*International a new cataloging tool with an integrated browser that enables librarians to catalog library resources in virtually any language worldwide. TLC has also announced the release...
Versaware to Deliver Digital Textbooks, Announces Survey Results
Versaware, Inc., a provider of e-publishing services, has announced that it's expanding its current relationship with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (http://www.wiley.com) Higher Education Publishing to deliver online e-book versions of the company's most...
Xerox, E Ink Corp. Announce New Developments in Commercializing Digital Paper
Xerox Corp. has announced that it has launched Gyricon Media, Inc., an independent venture that will use the power of electronic reusable paper to provide networked, reusable retail signs that can be updated with the click of a mouse. In addition,...
Xerox, E Ink Corp. Announces New Developments in Commercializing Digital Paper
Xerox Corp. has announced that it has launched Gyricon Media, Inc., an independent venture that will use the power of electronic reusable paper to provide networked, reusable retail signs that can be updated with the click of a mouse. In addition, E...
Xlibris, Lighting Source, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance
Xlibris, a publishing services provider for authors, has teamed up with Lightning Source, Inc. (http://www.lightningsource .com), a provider of digital fulfillment services, in an alliance that will enhance Xlibris' service to retail booksellers. The...
Xlibris, Lightning Source, Inc. Announce Strategic Alliance
Xlibris, a publishing services provider for authors, has teamed up with Lightning Source, Inc. (http://www.lightningsource.com), a provider of digital fulfillment services, in an alliance that will enhance Xlibris' service to retail booksellers. The...

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