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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 8, September

Acceptance of Technology Is Changing Legal Research
A recent survey of New York State law librarians shows that 88 percent of law libraries now provide CD-ROM research technology and that CD-ROM has been accepted as an effective research tool by more than half of the attorneys and law students who use...
ARL Adopts Statement of Intellectual Property Principles
At the 124th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, in Austin, Texas, the ARL Membership adopted Intellectual Property, An Association of Research Libraries Statement of Principles. John Black, ARL president and chief librarian at the University...
CD Provides Unprecedented Access to Invaluable Anthropological Resource
G. K. Hall & Co. has published Anthropological Literature on Disc, the world's foremost anthropology index, available for the first time on CD-ROM. Anthropological Literature on Disc provides access to more than 80,000 items from journals and monographs,...
College of Information Studies at Drexel Awarded Grant
Can college students learn better and faster when their courses are taught over a computer network? Will developing the "electronic classroom" change the nature of education as we know it? Drexel University's College of Information Studies (CIS) will...
Data Research System Installed at University of Memphis Library
Students and faculty returning to The University of Memphis campus (formerly Memphis State University) this fall will find the new Ned R. McWherter Library fitted with innovative information handling and processing technology. The new system, provided...
Data Trek, Inc. and UMI Unite to Bring Easier Windows Online Searching
Data Trek, Inc. and UMI have signed an agreement to expand the accessibility of UMI's ABI/INFORM database for businesses worldwide. "This joint venture will create a new, powerful and affordable way for users to access more than 1000 business and...
Dialog OnDisc Kirk-Othmer Fourth Edition - Now Available with Images
Dialog Information Services, Inc. has made another addition to its Dialog OnDisc family of CD-ROM products: Dialog OnDisc Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition. Produced by John Wiley and Sons, Dialog OnDisc Kirk-Othmer...
DRA Z39.50 Servers Up and Running in Numerous Libraries
The concept of a widespread "library without walls" moved one step closer to reality in recent weeks as a number of major academic and public libraries made their catalogs available via Z39.50 Servers from Data Research Associates, Inc. (DRA). Implementation...
EINet WAIS Software Provides Access to Government Info
The Enterprise Integration Network's (EINet) WAIS client software is enabling computer users throughout the country to gain timely, online information from the Federal government. The software is part of GPO Access, a new service provided by the Superintendent...
EMBASE Available on LEXIS/NEXIS
EMBASE, the Excerpta Medica database, is now available through the LEXIS/NEXIS service. EMBASE is part of the GENMED (General Medical) Library. EMBASE is composed of current and comprehensive coverage of approximately 3500 international biomedical...
Explore the Internet with the Atlantis Internet CD-ROM
Atlanta Innovation, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, recently released the Atlantis CD-ROM. This is the first CD-ROM release in a series of releases designed specifically for Internet users. The Atlantis Internet CD-ROM provides documents and programs to...
Foundation to Promote Information Technology in Education
With a mission to usher in the learning experience of the future, the C. E. Stone foundation was established recently to provide funding for applications of information technology (IT) in education. According to founder Janet Vickers Gallaher, the...
Found Money
"Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves." That's one bit of sage financial advice, phrased affirmatively. When not heeded, however, the advice may become more pointed, as when the legendary Senate Minority Leader Everett...
Four CD-ROM Products from Amercian Business Information
American Business Information (ABI) of Omaha, Nebraska, has been providing directory and list information to businesses and individuals since 1972. If you need to find a list of all of the people who have recently had a new baby, or a list of all the...
Four CD-ROM Products from American Business Information
American Business Information (ABI) of Omaha, Nebraska, has been providing directory and list information to businesses and individuals since 1972. If you need to find a list of all of the people who have recently had a new baby, or a list of all the...
General Science Abstracts Is Newest New-Age Wilson Database
"Dad, can you help me research my science report?" my daughter asked, "It's on chemicals in the environment." "But of course, my dear," I responded regally. "Your father is a Master of Electronic Information! I have at my fingertips the universe...
General Science Abstracts Is Newest New-Age Wilson Database
"Dad, can you help me research my science report?" my daughter asked, "It's on chemicals in the environment.""But of course, my dear," I responded regally. "Your father is a Master of Electronic Information! I have at my fingertips the universe of knowledge,...
Health Care Debate Goes Electronic
I-MODE Publications and Reliance Medical Information have released The National Health Care Debate, an interactive CD-ROM that features the legislative documents crucial to the analysis of the proposed changes in the health care industry. The disc...
Hypermedia Learning
Our children are being reared by interactive media. CD-ROM edutainment discs are topping the charts in sales as we try to coax children into learning by making it fun--like television, only better. According to Anthony Patera, professor of Mechanical...
ICSTI to Provide Information Aid for Developing Countries
The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) has launched a major project to improve access to scientific and technical information in developing countries. In cooperation with UNESCO and the International Telecommunication...
Innovative Interfaces to Provide a Matter of Fact Database
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and Pierian Press have formed a strategic alliance to make the A Matter of Fact database available as an online resource on Innovative Interfaces' INN-View service and as a distributed tape-load resource on Innovative Interfaces'...
ISI and IBM Begin Joint Study to Develop a Prototype Electronic Library System
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation are undertaking a joint study to develop a prototype electronic document storage management and distribution system for ISI's Electronic Library project....
MDL and Dialog to Integrate Dialog Data with Corporate Chemical Information Systems
MDL Information Systems, Inc., a supplier of chemical information management systems, and Dialog Information Services, Inc., have agreed to jointly develop software applications to facilitate chemical product development. The applications will use...
MultiTech Unveils V.34 Modem
MultiTech Systems, Inc., has unveiled its 28.8 Kbps V.34 MultiModemII. The MT2834BA is FlashROM-based and ITU-T V.34 draft compliant, which means it can be upgraded by dialing into the MultiTech BBS and downloading a new code. The modem comes bundled...
NationBase Introduces Online Legislative Tracking System
NationBase, Inc. has opened a new fast lane for lobbyists, legislators, and lawyers on the information superhighway. The company announced the introduction of the NationBase online infomration system for tracking state and federal legislative, regulatory,...
New Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Now Available
Compton's has just released Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Version 3.0. The encyclopedia sports a more sophisticated, richer look with 256-color pictures and an interface that is easier than ever to use with instant access to any category in the...
New Custom DIALOG Interface
Dialog Information Services, Inc. has announced that through a strategic alliance, Advanced Research Technologies (ART) is offering Custom DIALOG, an easy to use and understand menu interface. Needed search expertise is built into the system, so users...
Newest Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Now Available
Compton's has just released Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Version 3.0. The encyclopedia sports a more sophisticated, richer look with 256-color pictures and an interface that is easier than ever to use with instant access to any category in the...
Newly Available Databases from CDP Technologies Include Common User Interface
CDP Technologies has expanded their catalog of scientific, biomedical, and academic databases. These databases come with powerful search features, including a common user interface. The interface--introduced by CD PLUS last year as OVID Search Software--enables...
OCLC ILL PRISM Transfer Service Streamlines the Process
OCLC is now offering a service that streamlines the interlibrary loan process by moving loan requests from libraries' local systems to the OCLC PRISM ILL system. The OCLC ILL PRISM Transfer (IPT) service provides a means to upload locally created interlibrary...
One Size Does Not Fit All
One-size-fits-all and unisex merchandise have never really caught on in America. Customization and tailormaking seem to be the order of the day, be it a size 17 shirt with an extra long sleeve, a Big Mac with extra pickle no onion, or a new car with...
Recreational Multimedia CD-ROMs
Now that the baseball strike is on, people will have more time for their other hobbies and recreational activities. There have been quite a number of CD-ROMs issued recently that tie in quite nicely with various hobbies and diversions. Most, but not...
RLG Sponsors Museum Consortium
The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG) is both a sponsor and a participant in the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI). The CIMI Consortium will promote an open, standards-based approach to the creation and interchange...
Rupp Technology Unveils FastLynx Lite for DOS
Rupp Technology Corporation has introduced FastLynx Lite for DOS, a streamlined DOS-oriented file transfer program that provides rapid file and data movement between connected personal or portable computers in either serial or parallel transfer modes....
TDS Numerica Releases DIPPR Ver. 9.2
Technical Database Services, Inc. has released the DIPPR Pure Component Data Compilation Special 15th Anniversary Edition, Version 9.2 with 1405 chemicals and new software. The latest release has chemicals never before included, as well as revised...
"The Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolus: A Clinician's Approach." (Multimedia Software) (Product Announcement)
SilverPlatter Education, Inc. has added another product to its growing series of Multimedia Accelerated Learning CD-ROMs. The Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolus: A Clinician's Approach uses a multimedia format to present the diagnosis of pulmonary embolus...
The Electronic Library (ERL) from SilverPlatter
The Electronic Reference Library (ERL) is SilverPlatter's solution for providing Wide Area Network (WAN) access to all major databases via TCP/IP. Utilizing open systems design, ERL offers librarians the ability to create an electronic library by collecting,...
The Law Office Use of Commercial E-Mail Services: Growing for a Reason
More and more law offices are turning on and tapping in to commercial electronic mail (e-mail) services; and it is easy to understand why. When used appropriately these services can provide firms with a variety of cost-effective electronic information...
Toshiba Enhances Portege Ultra-Portable Computer Line
The Computer Systems Division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) recently unveiled the Portege T3600CT model with a faster 50MHz i486DX2 CPU, a higher capacity 250MB hard disk drive and a larger 8.4-inch color TFT-LCD display. The...
Toshiba Introduces Multimedia Capable Satellite Notebook Series
Computer Systems Division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. recently introduced a multimediacapable Satellite notebook computer series. The Satellite T2400C Series features Toshiba's first implementation of the redesigned keyboard with the...
User Ratings of Macintosh-Based IOLS Software
Librarians were asked to rate Macintosh-based integrated on-line library automation system software. The average scores in each category are shown on the following chart: [CHART OMITTED] The categories which were surveyed are: Documentation...
VTLS Releases Four New Subsystems
VTLS Inc. has released the latest version of the VTLS integrated library automation software, which includes 25 new or enhanced features and four new subsystems: Cataloging Client, EasyPAC, Inventory Control and Materials Booking.(*) The VTLS Cataloging...
Wading through Gophers and Gopherholes
Today's Internet has some wonderful search and retrieval tools to help you find information. In this column, let's put on our diving boots and watch out for little furry creatures as we look into one of the better tools: gopher or Gopher. We'll be...
Wading through Gophers and Gopherholes: Part I of II
Today's Internet has some wonderful search and retrieval tools to help you find information. In this column, let's put on our diving boots and watch out for little furry creatures as we look into one of the better tools: gopher or Gopher. We'll be going...
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