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Articles from Vol. 7, No. 4, April

10 Millionth Substance Recorded in CAS Registry
10 Millionth substance Recorded in CAS Registry Chemical Abstracts Service has recorded the 10 millionth chemical substance in its computer-based Chemical Registry. The CAS Registry, which is marking its 25th Anniversary this year, contains information...
Best CheckUPS Software Senses High Room Temperature
Best CheckYPS Software Senses High Room Temperature High ambient temperature sensing and alarms have been added to CheckUPS power monitoring software offerred by Best Power Technology, Inc. CheckUPS software provides intelligent, automated two-way...
CLSI Purchases Ingres Software
CLSI Purchases Ingres Software Ingres Corporation has signed a five-year contract with CLSI, Inc. for its Ingres Version 6.0 relational database management system (RDBMS). The Ingres system combines the tools of an industry-standard Structured Query...
Communications Hardware and Software Demystified: What It Takes to Go Online
Communications Hardware and Software Demystified: What It Takes to Go Online Users of CALR online services do not require an electrical engineer's knowledge of how it all works. But in purchasing and using online services, it helps to be informed....
Company Intelligence: A New Convenience Database
Company Intelligence: A New Convenience Database We all use convenience stores from time to time, but we should feel at least a little bit guilty about it. After all, it isn't the wisest way to shop. Convenience stores have a limited selection....
Epson OEM Debuts Two Direct Drive 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drives
Epson OEM Debuts Two Direct Drive 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drives Epson OEM has announced the availability of two SuperSlimline 3.5-inch floppy disk drives, the SMD-1040 and SMD-1080, featuring a unique direct drive motor and new disk loading system targeted...
Europe's Scanning and OCR Equipment Market Set to Boom
Europe's Scanning and OCR Equipment Market Set to Boom The battle between Europe's most innovative developers of scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) systems to produce a range of more effective and practical products has put the market...
Fifth International Microsoft CD-ROM Conference
Fifth International Microsoft CD-ROM Conference San Francisco was the location this year of the annual CD-ROM industry gathering, held February 27 to March 1. While the topics were from the American perspective, the audience was the best reflection...
Fiz Chemie Berlin and TDS Announce Marketing Agreement
Fiz Chemie Berlin and TDS Announce Marketing Agreement Fachinformationszentrum Chemie GmbH (Fiz Chemie Berlin) and Technical Database Services, Inc. (TDS) have agreed to collaborate in the distribution of three computerized databases through Numerica,...
Full-Text Retrieval Software for the Legal Office from BRS
Full-Text Retrieval Software for the Legal Office from BRS BRS Software Products, a division of Maxwell Online, Inc. and producers of BRS/Search software, has signed an agreement with Mead Data Central, Inc. (MDC), the provider of the Lexis service,...
IIA Urges Congress to Enact Federal Information Dissemination Statute
IIA Urges Congress to Enact Federal Information Dissemination Statute In testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Governfmental Affairs, the Information Industry Association (IIA) urged Congress to enact legislation assuring citizen access to...
INMAGIC 7.1: Text Management Database
INMAGIC 7.1: Text Management Database INMAGIC was one of the first database management programs to be produced for library applications. A minicomputer version was introduced in 1980 and the microcomputer version was first marketed in 1984. INMAGIC...
Korea: Land of the Rising Information Industry
Korea: Land of the Rising Information Industry What country in the world has a government/private business plan to put a computer into every household by the year 2001? Wouldn't you be likely to guess West Germany, or perhaps Holland, or Switzerland--or...
Lotus Development Unveils U.K. Discs
Lotus Development Unveils U.K. Discs As Europe moves toward the 1992 unification, international businesses are positioning themselves for the changes that lie ahead. The information industry is focusing on the resources decision makers need to plan...
Quick Access to Free Trade Canadian Telephone Directories
Quick Access to Free Trade Canadian Telephone Directories Compact Publications, Inc., Warwick, New York, and Tele-Direct Publications, Inc., a Bell Canada subsidiary, have introduced infodirect Disc, a collection of Canadian telephone directories...
Reference Technology Introduces 'End-to-End' CD-ROM Publishing System
Reference Technology Introduces 'End-to-End' CD-ROM Publishing System Reference Technology, Inc. has announced the availability of the final few components in what it terms a complete development, data preparation, and information delivery system...
Saztec International, Inc
Saztec International, Inc. The latest press release out of Saztec International's corporate headquarters states "Saztec International Continues Momentum in Second Quarter." Sounds impressive, but who is Saztec International and what do they do? ...
Serials Front and Center and in 2031
Serials Front and Center and in 2031 Serial publications have always been the bete noire of libraries. Although they far surpass monographs in the timeliness of their content, serial publications are nonetheless constantly reviled for the many problems...
Silver Anniversary of Information Science Abstracts
Silver Anniversary of Information Science Abstracts This year, 1990, Information Science Abstracts (ISA) will enter its twenty-fifth consecutive year of publication. A silver anniversary is a fairly rate accomplishment for a journal, and it justifies,...
Star's LaserPrinter 8 II Offers Improved Performance
Star's Laserprinter 8 II Offers Improved Performance Star Micronics America, Inc. has upgraded its eight page-per-minute, 300 dpi LaserPrinter 8 with the introduction of the LaserPrinter 8 II. The enhanced printer now offers HP LaserJet Series II...
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