Information Today

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Articles from Vol. 5, No. 7, July-August

ABA-Net: The Lawyers Network
ABA/net: The Lawyers Network In the beginning of 1984 the American Bar Association (ABA) introduced ABA/net, an electronic information service that according to one commentator was designed "to bring the biggest changes to the practice of law since...
Big Guns in the Hunt for Private Companies
Big Guns in the Hunt for Private Companies TO: Mr. Widget, President Widget Manufacturing Co. FROM: Mick O'Leary, Director The Data Brokers SUBJ: Private Company Information I'm sorry that I was unable to come up with more information on your company's...
BIOSIS Has Connections!!
BIOSIS Has Connections!! Connections to meetings, books, patents, reference citations, current life science journal articles, and serial sources for the BIOSIS database. These "connections" are all packaged into an innovative new user friendly online...
CAS Stuns Chemical Search Community
CAS Stuns Chemical Search Community Renewed Fierce Controversy surrounds Chemical Abstracts Service, after revelation of its new licensing plans. Use of the Registry Structure file is to be forbidden to all online hosts except CAS Online itself....
Dialog Goes to Highest Bidder!
Dialog goes to Highest Bidder! On July 11, 1988 Knight-Ridder, Inc. announced it had agreed to purchase Dialog Information Services, Inc. from Lockheed Corp. for $353 million. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the third quarter. In...
LaserDisclosure Replaces Microfiche
LaserDisclosure Replaces Microfiche CD-ROM advocates often go out of their way to explain all the ways their technology can be used for new applications rather than simply as a replacement for existing technologies. The optical disc medium, they...
New Investors Buy into ISI
New Investors Buy Into ISI In late June, staff at the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia were notified that JPT Holdings, Inc., a company formed by Joseph M. Palazzolo, Paul D. Neuthaler and Theodore L. (Ted) Cross, had formed a...
Optical Publishing: The Pioneering Continuum
Optical Publishing: The Pioneering Continuum Compact discs for music were introduced in late 1982, and CD-ROM in late 1985. Nearly five years earlier, however, the concept of publishing on optical discs was first conceived, originally using the same...
SCIL '88: The Ascendance of the Microcomputer
SCIL '88: The Ascendance of the Microcomputer Library workstations have gone through a lot of changes since they were first introduced to librarians by services and supply agencies. These micros have become more productive processing tools both in...
SearchExpress: Document Retrieval
SearchExpress: Document Retrieval Using an attractive and tasteful format, SearchExpress helps users to control and access documents amid the often baffling proliferation of disk stored files. The package uses context-sensitive help screens and pull-down...
The System Is the Solution
The System is The Solution (Part 1) Way back in the Dark Ages, when AT&T was still a monolith and a monopoly, the company had a slogan that truly reflected the thinking of its strategic planners: "The System is The Solution." I used to wonder...
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