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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 5, May

Abode Systems Introduces Acrobat 5.0
Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the introduction of Adobe Acrobat 5.0. According to the company, Acrobat 5.0 enables users to work more efficiently as individuals and with teams; to have enhanced capabilities for creating, digitally signing, and sending...
A Busy Year Ahead for Congress
Intellectual property rights and privacy issues go under the microscope [Editor's Note: Beginning with this issue, Information Today is adding a new monthly column that will address the many legal concerns faced by users and producers of online...
Adobe Systems Introduces Acrobat 5.0
Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the introduction of Adobe Acrobat 5.0. According to the company, Acrobat 5.0 enables users to work more efficiently as individuals and with teams; to have enhanced capabilities for creating, digitally signing, and...
Antarcti.ca Systems Launches Its Visual Net Web Site
Antarcti.ca Systems, Inc., a developer of visual network maps, has announced the launch of its public Web site (http://map.net), an integrated "continent-sized" map of the Internet. This site, a showcase for Antarcti.ca's Visual Net product, represents...
Antarcti.ca Systems Launches Its Visual Net Web Site
Antarctica Systems, Inc., a developer of visual network maps, has announced the launch of its public Web site (http://map .net), an integrated "continent-sized" map of the Internet. This site, a showcase for Antarcti.ca's Visual Net product, represents...
Argus Associates, Inc. Closes Shop
Argus Associates, Inc. (http://www.argus-inc.com), a leading firm in the nascent field of information architecture (IA), closed shop on March 30. After doubling its sales last year, the company expanded staff and moved into new offices--with another...
BountyQuest Revisited: The Coin Has Two Sides
BountyQuest has recently been in a state of high excitement. As shown on its Web site (http://www.bountyquest.com), the company has awarded the $10,000 bounty that Tim O'Reilly posted against Jeff Bezos' Amazon.com "1-Click" patent. Or has it? In...
CAS Releases STN Express Version 6.0, Expands Chemical Abstracts Coverage
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced the release of STN Express 6.0, which includes new tools for enhanced post-processing of search results. CAS has also announced that it will make its entire Chemical Abstracts (CA) collection--dating back...
CAS Releases STN Express Version 6.0, Expands Chemical Abstracts Coverage
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced the release of STN Express 6.0, which includes new tools for enhanced post-processing of search results. CAS has also announced that it will make its entire Chemical Abstracts (CA) collection-ating back...
CAS/STN Launches eScience Web Finder
Recognizing that the open Web contains valuable material for scientists and researchers using its STN International commercial online service, Chemical Abstracts Service (GAS; http://www.cas.org), the American partner of STN, now offers a Web search...
Changing Standards, Changing Value Judgments
The standards for determining quality continue to evolve in the digital world Some things never change. When people spend their time, their energy, or their money, they want value in return. Some things never change. It's the job of information...
COMTEX to Open European Office, Offer Region-Specific Product Line
COMTEX News Network, Inc. has announced its expansion in the international content market with the opening of a European office and the offering of a line of region-specific news products. To meet the increasing worldwide demand for content aggregation...
COMTEX to Open European Office, Offer Region-Specific Product Line
COMTEX News Network, Inc. has announced its expansion in the international content market with the opening of a European office and the offering of a line of region-specific news products. To meet the increasing worldwide demand for content aggregation...
Creating Strong Database Synergy
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts could be the ideal host of a mega-database I'm always skeptical when an information technology company goes on a shopping spree, buying up software companies and/or content providers. When America Online (AOL) acquires...
Ebrary Announces Content Agreements with Cambridge University Press, Palgrave
ebrary has announced that both Cambridge University Press and Palgrave, the academic division of Macmillan and part of the Holtzbrinck Group, will make their titles available on the ebrary.com Web site. Cambridge University Press The agreement...
Ebrary Announces Content Agreements with Cambridge University Press, Palgrave
ebrary has announced that both Cambridge University Press and Palgrave, the academic division of Macmillan and part of the Holtzbrinck Group, will make their titles available on the ebrary.com Web site. Cambridge University Press The agreement with Cambridge...
EBSCO Information Services Announces Content Agreements
EBSCO Information Services has announced content agreements with the following providers: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), BMJ Publishing Group, Technomic Publishing, Brill Academic Publishers, VSP/International Science Publishers, Multi-Science...
EBSCO Information Services Announces Content Agreements
EBSCO Information Services has announced content agreements with the following providers: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), BMJ Publishing Group, Technomic Publishing, Brill Academic Publishers, VSP/International Science Publishers, Multi-Science...
EBSCO Publishing Provides Integrated Serials Solutions
Division general manager Tim Collins talks about the organization's focus on growth There may still be folks out there who only associate the name EBSCO with magazine subscriptions for libraries. But EBSCO Subscription Services (http://www.ebsco.com/ess)...
Endeavor Announces Commercial Release of ENCompass, Deployment of Voyager in Ithaca College Library
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the first commercial shipments of the ENCompass digital management system to three additional customer sites around the country. Endeavor has also announced that the Ithaca College Library in Ithaca, New York,...
Endeavor Announces Commercial Release of ENCompass, Deployment of Voyager in Ithaca College Library
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the first commercial shipments of the ENCompass digital management system to three additional customer sites around the country. Endeavor has also announced that the Ithaca College Library in Ithaca, New York,...
Epixtech Automation Systems to Use WebFeat for Database Searching
epixtech, Inc., a library automation company, and WebFeat, a company that helps its clients search databases, have integrated WebFeat's database search capabilities and epixtech's library automation systems. epixtech's products include integrated library...
Epixtech's Automation Systems to Use WebFeat for Database Searching
epixtech, Inc., a library automation company, and WebFeat, a company that helps its clients search databases, have integrated WebFeat's database search capabilities and epixtech's library automation systems. epixtech's products include integrated library...
Factiva Launches Content Community for Publishers
Factiva has announced the launch of Content Community (http://www.factiva.com/contentcomm), a new portal dedicated to the providers of Factiva's collection of news and business information. Members of the Content Community portal include representatives...
Factiva Launches Content Community for Publishers
Factiva has announced the launch of Content Community (http://www.factiva .com/contentcomm), a new portal dedicated to the providers of Factiva's collection of news and business information. Members of the Content Community portal include representatives...
Finding a Cure for Information Anxiety
We need to learn how to manage all of the information we receive Information was once a sought-after and treasured commodity like a fine wine. Now, it's regarded more like crabgrass, something to be kept at bay--Richard Saul Wurman, Information...
Hoover's, Financial Times Agreee to Share Content
Financial Times Information, Ltd., publisher of FT.com, and Hoover's, Inc., the well-known business information provider, have announced an agreement to integrate key elements of each company's content within FIT.com (http://www.ft.com) and Hoover's...
Hoover's, Financial Times Agree to Share Content
Financial Times Information, Ltd., publisher of FT.com, and Hoover's, Inc., the well-known business information provider, have announced an agreement to integrate key elements of each company's content within FT.com (http://www.ft.com) and Hoover's...
iCopyright to Refocus on Its Core Business Following Its Acquisition by Data Depth
Data Depth Corp., a Seattle-based company started last year by Mike O'Donnell, has acquired the assets and certain liabilities of iCopyright, Inc., which has retained 12 full-time and eight part-time employees. Although there is a new owner, the service...
Ideal Charter for Low-Income Countries to Enable Reduced-Rate Access
Academic Press has announced that universities, research centers, and teaching hospitals located in low-income countries can now gain reduced-rate access to IDEAL, the online resource library for researchers in science, technology, and medicine (STM)....
Ideal Charter for Low-Income Countries to Enable Reduced-Rate Access
Academic Press has announced that universities, research centers, and teaching hospitals located in low-income countries can now gain reduced-rate access to IDEAL, the online resource library for researchers in science, technology, and medicine (STM)....
Inmagic Unveils BiblioTech PRO V2.2, DB/TextWorks V5.0
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced the release of BiblioTech PRO version 2.2, which offers new workflow-efficiency features for librarians and end-users. Inmagic has also announced the release...
Inmagic Unveils BiblioTech PRO V2.2, DB/TextWorks V5.0
Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced the release of BiblioTech PRO version 2.2, which offers new workflow-efficiency features for librarians and end-users. Inmagic has also announced the release...
Innodata to Create XML Archives for ProQuest Historical Newspapers Project
Innodata Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bell & Howell Information and Learning to provide XML digital-content services for its ProQuest Historical Newspapers project (http://www.bellhowell.infolearning.com). The...
Innodata to Create XML Archives for ProQuest Historical Newspapers Project
Innodata Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bell & Howell Information and Learning to provide XML digital-content services for its ProQuest Historical Newspapers project (http://www.bellhowell.infolearn ing.com). The ongoing...
Internet Librarian International 2001
This 3-day event drew some of the biggest names in the information industry Fleas on dogs and the impossible drawings of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher opened the third annual Internet Librarian International (ILI) event at London's Olympia in late...
ITI Announces Publication of Two New Books
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Creating Web-Accessible Databases: Case Studies for Libraries, Museums, and Other Nonprofits, edited by Julie M. Still. ITI has also announced the publication of Jan Davis Tudor's new book,...
ITI Announces Publication of Two New Books
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Creating WebAccessible Databases: Case Studies for Libraries, Museums, and Other Nonprofits, edited by Julie M. Still. ITI has also announced the publication of Jan Davis Tudor's new book,...
IT Interview: EBSCO Publishing Provides Integrated Serials Solutions
Division general manager Tim Collins talks about the organization's focus on growth There may still be folks out there who only associate the name EBSCO with magazine subscriptions for libraries. But EBSCO Subscription Services (http://www.ebsco.com/ess)...
Learning to Go with the Flow
Information professionals must adapt to a rapidly changing environment Change Management in Information Services by Lyndon Pugh Brookfield, VT: Gower, 2000 ISBN: 0-566-08253-5 200 pages $79.95 Does it seem like everything in our world is changing faster...
Microsoft.NET's Strategic Game Plan
New software scheme and standard will integrate information services Simply put, Microsoft wants to reinvent how information delivery works and it has a .NET plan to do it. According to a Microsoft white paper (http:// www.microsoft.com/business/vision/net...
Mondosoft Unveils MondoSearch 4.1
Mondosoft, Inc. has announced the availability of MondoSearch version 4.1, a site-search engine for large Web sites and intranets. With MondoSearch 4.1, managers of large Internet and intranet sites can extend to visitors a powerful search engine technology...
Mondosoft Unveils MondoSearch 4.1
Mondosoft, Inc. has announced the availability of MondoSearch version 4.1, a sitesearch engine for large Web sites and intranets. With MondoSearch 4.1, managers of large Internet and intranet sites can extend to visitors a powerful search engine technology...
New Sources Added to Thomson Financial/ Intelligence Data's Collections of Opinion and Analysis
Thomson Financial/Intelligence Data has announced an increase in the number of sources that provide opinion and analysis to its premier content collections. According to the company, this further strengthens its position as a leading provider of in-depth...
New Sources Added to Thomson Financial/Intelligence Data's Collections of Opinion and Analysis
Thomson Financial/Intelligence Data has announced an increase in the number of sources that provide opinion and analysis to its premier content collections. According to the company, this further strengthens its position as a leading provider of in-depth...
NISO Issues Report on Statistics Forum, Forms Committee to Develop Open URL Standard
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the release of the final report on its invitational Forum on Performance Measures and Statistics for Libraries. NISO has also announced the formation of a committee to develop the...
NISO Issues Report on Statistics Forum, Forms Committee to Develop OpenURL Standard
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the release of the final report on its invitational Forum on Performance Measures and Statistics for Libraries. NISO has also announced the formation of a committee to develop the OpenURL...
OCLC Announces Publication of DDC Summaries, Meeting of Research Library Leaders, White Paper Release
OCLC has announced that OCLC Forest Press has published an updated edition of the DDC Summaries booklet. OCLC also announced that library leaders from 28 countries met March 5-6 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, to discuss strategies to make libraries more...
OCLC Announces Publication of DDC Summaries, Meeting of Research Library Leaders, White Paper Release
OCLC has announced that OCLC Forest Press has published an updated edition of the DDC Summaries booklet. OCLC also announced that library leaders from 28 countries met March 5-6 at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, to discuss strategies to make libraries more prominent...
OCLC Offers Cataloging Course, Announces Preservation Resources Implementation
OCLC has announced that its OCLC Institute will offer a new Web-based cataloging course designed to teach Internet resource cataloging skills to new and seasoned catalogers, paraprofessionals, and library students. OCLC has also announced that the...
OCLC Offers Cataloging Course, Announces Preservation Resources Implementation
OCLC has announced that its OCLC Institute will offer a new Web-based cataloging course designed to teach Internet resource cataloging skills to new and seasoned catalogers, paraprofessionals, and library students. OCLC has also announced that the National...
Offering Remote Access to Restricted Resources
Authentication, authorization, and proxy are the keys to success At Vanderbilt--as I'm sure it is at other libraries--we focus much of our attention on finding ways to provide remote services to patrons who don't physically visit the library. Last...
People Line
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. has announced that Sara L. Randall is its new manager of digital library product management. In this position, she will be responsible for Endeavor's digital library solutions, including its digital library organization...
Report from the Field: Internet Librarian International 2001
This 3-day event drew some of the biggest names in the information industry Fleas on dogs and the impossible drawings of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher opened the third annual Internet Librarian International (ILI) event at Lon- don's Olympia in late...
ScienceDirect Introduces Subject Collections Program
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), a division of Elsevier Science, has announced the introduction of ScienceDirect Subject Collections, a program that enables libraries to subscribe--at a preferential rate--to packages of journal titles...
ScienceDirect Introduces Subject Collections Program
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect .com), a division of Elsevier Science, has announced the introduction of ScienceDirect Subject Collections, a program that enables libraries to subscribe-at a preferential rate-to packages of journal titles clustered...
SCIP 2001 Annual Conference
This informative event in Seattle attracted an energetic, eager crowd Nearly 1,000 paid attendees and more than 80 exhibitors participated in the 2001 SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) Annual Conference held March 7-10 in...
SIRSI Announces System Deployments
SIRSI Corp. has announced the installation of its UnicornConsorti@ library management system in 20 Michigan libraries. SIRSI has also announced the implementation of its Unicorn system at the American Electric Power Co. corporate library, the Ottawa...
SIRSI Announces System Deployments
SIRSI Corp. has announced the installation of its UnicornConsorti@library management system in 20 Michigan libraries. SIRSI has also announced the implementation of its Unicorn system at the American Electric Power Co. corporate library, the Ottawa (Kansas)...
SIRSI Creates New Division for Academic Libraries
SIRSI Corp. has announced the formation of LINK, a new division of the company chartered to focus solely on the unique needs of leading academic and research libraries and their users worldwide. The new LINK software configuration just launched by the...
Society for Information Management Announces Opposition to UCITA
The Society for Information Management (SIM) has formally announced its opposition to the passage and implementation of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) by any state or federal legislative body. UCITA is proposed legislation...
Society for Information Management Announces Opposition to UCITA
The Society for Information Management (SIM) has formally announced its opposition to the passage and implementation of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) by any state or federal legislative body. UCITA is proposed legislation...
Sopheon's Expert Network Now Available through Northern Light
Sopheon (http://www.sopheon.com) and Northern Light Technology, Inc. (http://www.northernlight.com) have announced a strategic alliance that provides access to Sopheon's Intota scientific and technical expert network through Northern Light's search...
SPARC Collaborates with Computer Science Journal
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced its partnership with the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), a computer science journal launched last year and published by JMLR, Inc.-- a company founded by researchers...
SPARC Collaborates with Computer Science Journal
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced its partnership with the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), a computer science journal launched last year and published by JMLR, Inc.- a company founded by researchers...
Swets Blackwell Partners with Ex Libris for EDI Serial Inoicing
Swets Blackwell has announced the successful conclusion to live testing of EDI serial invoicing with Ex Libtis' ALEPH500 library system. The beta-test site for this new capability was Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Swets Blackwell is the first...
Swets Blackwell Partners with Ex Libris for EDI Serial Invoicing
Swets Blackwell has announced the successful conclusion to live testing of EDI serial invoicing with Ex Libris' ALEPH500 library system. The beta-test site for this new capability was Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Swets Blackwell is the first...
Tasini Oral Arguments Heard at the Supreme Court
Silence in the court. As the last red light flickered on the dais, the long legal debate over the rights of publishers to distribute content created by freelance writers in electronic form came to an end at 11:04 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 28. Now...
Texterity Improves TextCafe, Signs an Agreement for Newsletter-Conversion Service
Texterity, Inc., an outsource provider of e-book and e-publishing services, has announced the release of TextCafe 1.2 (http://www.textcafe.com/submit.html), an update of its automated, Web-based document-conversion service that accepts Adobe PDF, Quark...
Texterity Improves TextCafe, Signs on Agreement for Newsletter-Conversion Service
Texterity, Inc., an outsource provider of e-book and e-publishing services, has announced the release of TextCafe 1.2 (http:H www.textcafe.com/submit.html), an update of its automated, Web-based documentconversion service that accepts Adobe PDF, Quark...
The ASIDIC Spring 2001 Meeting
This event looked at technology's impact on the information industry On March 18-20, the Association of Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC) held its Spring 2001 Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The theme was "E-Tools: A Technology...
The BUDDIE Goes Multimedia
The winner of this year's Best Unknown Database Award is finally revealed In recent years, we've had to deal with monetary inflation and grade inflation, but these are minor annoyances compared to the pernicious wave of awards inflation. When once...
The London Book Fair 2001
When one considers the British literary tradition, the mind reels. From Shakespeare to Dickens to Kipling, from Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters to Mary Shelley, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Conan Doyle, D. H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, John LeCarre, and...
Tools for Unearthing PDF Files
Google provides a superior Adobe PDF searching experience There has been much talk about the Invisible Web in the past 12 months. Beyond the databases--even the freely accessible ones--that generate a temporary HTML output in response to a query...
Wolters Kluwer Acquires Compliance International, Inc
Wolters Kluwer North America has announced that it has acquired Compliance International, Inc. of Fairfield, New Jersey, a provider of electronic regulatory information for the financial services market. Compliance International will be operated as a...
Wolters Kluwer Adds SilverPlatter Information to Its Collection
Dutch mega-publisher Wolters Kluwer (http://www.wolterskluwer.com) has acquired SilverPlatter Information, Inc. (http://www.silverplatter.com). The acquisition expands Wolters Kluwer's collection of medical and scientific databases and research tools,...

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