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Articles from Vol. 6, No. 9, October

Compton's Inaugurates Multi-Media Encyclopedia on Disc
Compton's Inaugurates Multi-media Encyclopedia on Disc The library reference center may soon be in for a face lift, as Britannica Software, Inc. on September 20th introduced Compton's MultiMedia Encyclopedia, a compact disc that incorporates the entire...
Development Plans Slated for Innovative Line of Information Services
Development Plans Slated for Innovative Line of Information Services Legislative Information Network Corporation (LINC), an Austin-based firm, has announced plans to develop and market answer-oriented information services designed to enable businesses,...
Dr. Carlos A. Cuadra to Keynote Online Information Meeting in Moscow
Dr. Carlos A. Cuadra to Keynote Online Information Meeting in Moscow Dr. Carlos A. Cuadra, president of Cuadra Associates, Inc., will give the keynote address at the "1st East-West Online Information Meeting," to be held from October 11-13 in Moscow....
Fastback Plus: Flexible File Backup
Fastback Plus: Flexible File Backup The Fastback Plus backup process is so fast that users will have their hands full changing high density diskettes quickly enough to keep up with the data transfer speed of the package. If smaller-capacity diskettes...
How Are CD-ROM Products Being Networked to Broaden Access to Information
How are CD-ROM products being networked to broaden access to information? The ability to make CD-ROM-based information available A. able to multiple users over a network is starting to impact the marketplace. Today's CD-ROM users, particularly those...
IAC Adds International Computer Coverage to Computer Database Plus
IAC Adds International Computer Coverage To Computer Database Plus Information Access Company (IAC) has added 15 more publications to its Computer Database Plus coverage of computer and related industry publications. This brings to more than 130 the...
IIA Annual Convention and Exhibition Focuses on the Customer Connection
IIA Annual Convention and Exhibition Focuses On The Customer Connection The Information Industry Association's (IIA) 21st Annual Convention and Exhibition took place in New York this year at the New York Hilton and Towers, September 10-13. The theme...
Lotus and IDD Introduce CD/M&A
Lotus and IDD Introduce CD/M&A Lotus Development Corporation and IDD Information Services, Inc., a member of the United Newspapers Group, have announced the immediate availability of CD/M&A, mergers and acquisitions information delivered on...
Marketing Videotext Services to Small Businesses
Marketing Videotext Services to Small Businesses Videotext services are currently geared to the consumer. In general, the emphasis has been on two categories of consumers. One category consists of the computer specialists. Their interest is in computer...
New HP Program Distributes Software on Compact Disc
New HP Program Distributes Software On Compact Disc Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company recently announced HP Laser-RELEASE, a new program for distributing operating system and subsystem software for the HP 3000 business computers. HP LaserRELEASE uses...
Newspaper Preservation, MARC Licensing, and the Ultimate RFP
Newspaper Preservation, MARC Licensing, and the Ultimate RFP Newspapers have been published regularly in this country since 1690, well before the Declaration of Independence was even contemplated. Those 300 years of newsprint represent thousands of...
Online Flea Markets from Uncle Sam
Online Flea Markets from Uncle Sam Using online databases is a lot like shopping. Both are essential activities in late-millenium American society, where gluttonous consumption of information and consumer goods is, apparently, necessary to the well-being...
Optical Publishing: Towards a Common Market
Optical Publishing: Towards a Common Market CD-ROM was largely developed in Europe, and the hardware is largely manufactured in Asia, yet the majority of sales occur in North America. This has a great deal to do with CD-ROM as a delivery medium for...
Telebase Systems Announces Lower Prices for Libraries
Telebase Systems Announces Lower Prices For Libraries Telebase Systems, Inc. has announced new, lower prices for its EasyNet service to libraries and educational institutions. EasyNet consolidates the world's 13 major database suppliers (offering...
The Hill Beat, Newcomers, and Future Focus
The Hill Beat, Newcomers, and Future Focus Hill Beat: News on legislation continues to dominate the federal scene this fall. Senate and House drafts of bills reauthorizing the Paperwork Reduction Act are currently winding their way through the halls...
The SuperUBIQ and the WALT II: Why Use Them?
The SuperUBIQ and the WALT II: Why Use Them? Computer companies invented dedicated terminals to facilitate the ease of using specific computer services. "Dedicated" means these terminals are dedicated to one specific task or application. Wang Laboratories,...
Update: Court Refuses to Intervene in CLASS/RLG Dispute
Update: Court Refuses To Intervene In CLASS/RLG Dispute Last month Information Today reported on a dispute, concerning the service agreement, between the Cooperative Agency for Library Systems and Services (CLASS) and the Research Libraries Group...
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