Information Today

A monthly tabloid trade magazine for librarians and information industry professionals. Provides news and information on products and services, people, events, and long-term trends in the information industry as well as topical articles analyzing signific

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 5, May

Ameritech Information Systems to Purchase OCLC Local Systems Division
Ameritech Information Systems to Purchase OCLC Local Systems Division OCLC Online Computer Library Center has reached an agreement in principle for the sale of its local library systems business to Ameritech Informations Systems, Inc. Ameritech Information...
Bell & Howell Enhances Image Search Plus System
Bell & Howell Enhances Image Search Plus System Bell & Howell Document Management Products Company has introduced its enhanced award winning Image Search Plus System for managing information stored on optical discs. Enhancements to the...
CD-ROM in the '80'S: Multi-Media
CD-ROM in the '80's: Multi-Media for the '90's No library technology seems to have captured the interest and imagination of librarians quite the way CD-ROM has. Indeed, in spite of its central role in changing the way librarians conduct the business...
CompuServe, Action Technologies Announce MHS Interconnection
CompuServe, Action Technologies Announce MHS Interconnection CompuServe Incorporated and Action Technologies, Inc. have announced the interconnection of CompuServe Mail with Action Technologies' Message Handling Service (MHS). MHS is a widely-used...
Database Producers Should Prepare for 'Radical New Thinking,' IAC's Goldstein
Database Producers Should Prepare for `Radical New Thinking,' Says IAC's Goldstein "When the online industry began, Dialog and the other online services said you will charge by connect hours," and we as database producers had very little choice but...
DataPerfect: Database Management Package
DataPerfect: Database Management Package DataPerfect is a powerful database management system (DBMS) useful for simple or complex data management projects. Its power and flexibility is most evident in the management of complex projects which require...
Expert Systems Shrug off Slow Start for Good Growth According to Frost & Sullivan Report
Expert Systems Shrug off Slow Start for Good Growth According to Frost & Sullivan Report Despite the current low take-up for expert systems, significant growth in sales is forecast in a new report from Frost & Sullivan. An expert system is...
Meridian Data Introduces PC-Based Multimedia Development System
Meridian Data Introduces PC-Based Multimedia Development System Meridian Data has unveiled a PC-based system that enables the user to create a multimedia CD-ROM application. Called VR Producer, the system handles the production steps that ultimately...
Microsoft Fifth International Conference - Part 2
Microsoft Fifth International Conference - Part 2 The dominant theme of the conference was multimedia again this year. Despite the fact that multimedia applications represent a small fraction of the titles selling today, Cahners decided to emphasize...
New Text Field Being Added to PROMT
New Text Field Being Added to PROMT For the past year, Predicasts has been adding full-text articles to PTS PROMT (Dialog file 16; Data-Star file PTSP) from a growing list of important trade and business journals and newsletters. These articles are...
Panasonic Ships 8-PPM Laser Printer
Panasonic Ships 8-PPM Laser Printer Panasonic Communications & Systems Company's (PCSC) Office Automation Group (OAG) has begun shipping its KX-P4420 Laser Partner. The KX-PP4420 produces high-quality text and graphics at a resolution of 300...
Prodigy, IPS, and OLTV
Prodigy, IPS, and OLTV As I unpacked the Prodigy start-up kit and loaded its custom software onto my hard disk, the biggest challenge I faced was fighting through all the hype. What other online service have you seen advertised on national TV? Oops!...
Public Access to Vital Congressional Information
Public Access to Vital Congressional Information Researchers who need quick access to vital information about the activities of Congressional lobbyists can now turn to public workstations located in the House of Representatives' Office of Records...
Research and Education Computer Network Establishes International Link
Research and Education Computer Network Establishes International Link Partners in the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) have announced the establishment of a new high-speed data communications link between the United States and Europe....
SilverPlatter Publishes Six Elsevier Specialty Databases
SilverPlatter Publishes Six Elsevier Specialty Databases Under the terms of an agreement with Elsevier Science Publishers. SilverPlatter Information will publish a series of health science specialty databases on CD-ROM. This month the company will...
Small Lightweight Integrated Fax/data Modem from Vocal Technologies
Small Lightweight Integrated Fax/Data Modem from Vocal Technologies Vocal Technologies has introduced Stowaway 9624, an integrated Fax/data modem ideal for portable, laptop, and desktop computers. Its small size and battery operation make it ideal...
The Future Is Now: The Electronic Classroom; Mississippi 2000 Turns on the Light
The Future is Now: The Electronic Classroom South Central Bell, Northern Telecom Inc., and the State of Mississippi unveiled plans last month for a fiber-optic-based, interactive distance learning network designed to enhance educational opportunities...
The NFAIS Annual Meeting: February 26-March 1, 1990
The NFAIS Annual Meeting February 26-March 1, 1990 The Scandal Shocking news! We hear more and more that information is POWER. But, what about the misuse of power? We know that EC92 denotes an intent to wield more power via a cooperative effort...
Welcome to the Republic of Information
Welcome to the Republic of Information "We all live in the Republic of Information. There is, for example, a Soviet precinct, a U.S. precinct. The Director for the Center of Scientific and Technical Information in Moscow, Dr. A. V. Vutrimenko, who...
Westlaw's New EZ ACCESS: Search Assistance for the Online Novice
Westlaw's New EZ ACCESS: Search Assistance for the Online Novice Menu driven online systems, or PC communications software packages, are not a recent phenomena. Many computer assisted research services have made their systems menu driven. For some...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.