Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 9, No. 6, June

Affordable Plain-Paper Facsimiles from Hewlett Packard
Hewlett-Packard Company has introduced two affordable plain-paper facsimiles that meet the demands of consumers, who are tired of curling, fading, slimy fax paper, but have not wanted to pay higher prices. The HP FAX-200 and HP FAX-310 facsimile machines...
AP Info Services Enhance News Wires
AP NewsAlerts are one of a number of new features added to The Associated Press Line of news services delivered to corporate and database customers. AP users will not have immediate access to top economic indicators and other critical breaking news...
Biosis Announces Additions to Life Science Network
Biosis, sponsor of the online end-user service, the Life Science Network, has added AIDSLINE and AIDS Abstracts to the service. The Life Science Network is the first database network devoted exclusively to the information needs of life science researchers....
BookFind-CD World Edition
BookFind-CD World Edition is now available for distribution in the U.S. through Baker & Taylor. The World Edition of BookFind-CD is the first in a new series of sophisticated information products for the world English language book market developed...
CAS Continues to Lower Connect-Hour Charges
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has taken another step in its shift away from time-based charging for use of its online databases. As of the first of this month, connect-hour charges for all CAS files, except learning files, on STN International have...
CD-ROM Comes to Life in in Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Grolier Electronic Publishing has added rich new features, including video and animation, to its best-selling CD-ROM encyclopedia, now called the New Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. The 1992 version expands the capabilities of the previous edition,...
Compressed Unabridged MEDLINE on CD-ROM
At the annual conference of the Medical Library Association in Washington, D.C., Aries Systems Corporation introduced new CD-ROM data compression technology. This powerful text compression software allows Aries Systems to offer the National Library...
Compton's MultiMedia Encyclopedia
Compton's MultiMedia Encyclopedia on CD-ROM is a fascinating and fun product that the entire family can enjoy. Britannica Software has included 32,000 articles, 15,000 images, maps and graphs, 60 minutes of sound, music, and speech, and 45 animation...
Cost-Effective Searching for Tight Times
Times are tight. Despite the signs of a recovery that some economists and politicians profess to see, corporations are still downsizing, many people are job-hunting, and both businesses and individuals are looking for ways to economize, work more efficiently,...
Database Design and Construction: Database Costs - Dollars, Staff and Resources
Parts one and two of this series (Information Today April, page 41, and May, page 7) covered the major decision points, definitions, and structure involved in creating a database. In this, the final article of the series, we will discuss the costs...
Data Trek's Version 6.0 of Manager Series
A few months ago, Data Trek, Inc. released an upgraded version of its primary library automation software product, Manager Series Version 6.0, to over 1,700 of their library clients worldwide. According to the company, this upgrade specifically...
Dialog Adds to and Enhances OnDisc Product Line
Dialog's CD-ROM division has unveiled three new OnDisc products and enhanced two previous releases. The new products cover the areas of healthcare products, government contracts and services, and international trade. Healthcare Product Comparison...
Dr. Michael Halperin, Online Champion of the Year
Several years ago Dun & Bradstreet Information Services approached the organizers of the National Online Meeting (Learned Information, Inc.) with the idea of creating an award--"Online Champion of the Year," to be presented annually at the plenary...
Harry Collier: Information Philosopher
If you were starting an information company, what would you call it? There are a slew of companies out there with "information"--or a derivative--in their names. How can you make your company name distinctive and memorable--yet still get the idea across...
IAC to Make Environmental Donation to Academic Libraries and Global ReLeaf
Until the 30th of this month, some 1,200 academic libraries will receive a special environmental gift in their mailboxes from Information Access Company. The packages will contain Dogwood tree seedling and a brochure explaining the benefits of the...
IME Appoints Information Navigator Distributor in Czechoslovakia
IME has appointed The Charles University Computer Center to distribute The Information Navigator in Czechoslovakia. The signing ceremony took place in the magnificent surroundings of the University's medieval chancellery and was attended by the four...
INFO-SOUTH Fills Foreign Data Gap
One of the great online trends in recent years has been the globalization of information. It has followed fast on the heels of the globalization of economies and markets, which has created urgent demands for information from places that not long before...
Microsoft Ships SQL Server Version 4.2 Family of Products
Microsoft Corporation has begun to ship a family of products for building Microsoft Windows operating system-based client-server solutions. The Microsoft SQL Server version 4.2 product family incorporates advanced distributed data management, Windows-based...
More New Titles Added to Nexis
Mead Data Central's Nexis service has added the full texts of three major Southern U.S. newspapers to its online files, and has also expanded its online coverage of European publications. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the two-in-one newspapers,...
MPD Network and ASM International Combine Forces
National Materials Properties Data Network (MPD Network), Inc. and ASM International, two leaders in providing computerized materials databases to engineers and materials scientists, have entered into an exclusive arrangement to broaden access to such...
MultiSpin Technology Enhances NEC CD-ROM Readers
NEC Technologies, Inc. has introduced a new line of InterSect CD-ROM readers. Known as a leader in speed with a 280 millisecond access time in the M Series of CD-ROM readers, NEC has raised the bar by arming its new readers with unique MultiSpin technology...
Prepublication Discount on New Release from BIOSIS
BIOSIS has announced plans to produce Foods Intelligence on Compact Disc, a new CD-ROM product that provides comprehensive food industry information. Subscribers ordering before July 31, 1992 will qualify for a prepublication discount. Produced...
Pro-Cite for the Macintosh: Bibliographic Information Manager
Pro-Cite 2.0 allows you to enter bibliographic information into a database from which you can retrieve and print it in a variety of standard or customized formats. By "you", I mean primarily librarians and information specialists. Effective use of...
PsyLIT Discs Remastered
The American Psychological Association's two-disc PsyLIT file has been remastered with the March 1992 update disc. The newly-remastered discs contain improved Database Guide information on both discs. Database searching has also been enhanced. In addition,...
Questel Intros New Database and New Command
Questel, a provider of patent, trademark, chemical, and business information, has recently released the PCTPAT database. Produced by INPI (Institut Nationale de la Propriete Industrielle) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), PCTPAT...
Rutgers and BYU to Showcase RLG's CitaDel Service
CitaDel, the new citation and document-delivery service from the Research Libraries Group (RLG), is being pre-viewed this spring at Rutgers and Brigham Young universities. Since April 6 and running through the 22 of this month, the two RLG-member...
Standard & Poor's Enhances S&P Corporations on Disc
Standard & Poor's Corporation has released an enhanced version of S&P Corporations on CD-ROM. With a few key strokes, it is now possible to access an entire library of strategic business intelligence drawn from three S&P databases quickly...
Textline Databases Added to Dialog
The global information resources of Textline are now available on Dialog. The Textline collection consists of six databases containing full-text and abstracted articles from hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, trade journals and newswires....
The British Library to Use BRS/Search for OPAC
The British Library has announced plans to use BRS/Search as the full text database system for their new online public access catalog (OPAC) system. The system, which will operate in the prestigious new British Library building at St. Pancras in...
Thirteenth National Online Meeting Reaches into the Year 2000 and Beyond
Despite a still weak economy the National Online Meeting (NOM) and IOLS Conference has maintained its status as the largest, privately organized online/CD-ROM/library automation conference and exhibition in North America. Final attendance figures matched...
UMI/Data Courier Presents Award for Innovative Uses of Technology
In early 1991 UMI/Data Courier announced the creation of an annual award for innovative uses of technology in libraries. The award was established in cooperation with Learned Information, Inc., publishers of Information Today and organizers of the...
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