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. 9, No. 7, July-August

Access Innovations Taps Russian Information Sources
Access Innovations, Inc., a database building company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has announced a major initiative to provide the West with access to Russian information. In cooperation with the Moscow-based International Center for Scientific...
ALA: Crismond/WLB/futures
San Francisco. Who doesn't want to go there? Cable cars, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown restaurant, cruising on the Bay (not me, of course, I was a hard working company representative). SF's a popular venue for any occasion and an absolute guaranteed...
A Look Back at the 83rd Annual SLA Conference
As in years past the annual SLA (Special Libraries Association) Conference, held June 6-11 in San Francisco, enjoyed a large turnout of attendees from the U.S. Canada, and around the world. Included in the group of international visitors were 13 eastern...
Apple Announces Mixed-Environment Imaging Strategy
Apple Computer, Inc. has expanded the market for its line of printers and scanners by further supporting customers in mixed environments, where users work with both Apple Macintosh computers and DOS systems running Windows. Apple introduced two new...
Cambridge Scientific Scores PR Coup
It is rare that the general press pays much attention to the information industry and its products and services. We all say that it is important for the public to be aware of what we have to offer, but we struggle for ways to make our case known to...
CAPCON to Offer Dial-In Internet Access
The CAPCON Library Network, a non-profit regional library consortium based in Washington, D.C., and SURAnet, a National Science Foundation regional data communications network connecting educational, research, and related organizations throughout the...
Coding Better Bibliographic Records
Adherence to cataloging standards and MARC format conventions are essential prerequisites for the development of high quality bibliographic records. They are essential conditions but, of themselves, are not sufficient to ensure record quality. The...
Ei Page One Adds Translation Citations
Engineering Information Inc. (Ei) in the U.S. and the International Translations Centre (ITC), based in the Netherlands, have collaborated to provide engineers and information specialists with an integrated research source that helps override language...
Gale's DISCovering Authors CD-ROM Debuts at ALA
Gale Research announced a new CD-ROM product entitled DISCovering Authors during the American Libraries Association meeting in late June in San Francisco. At a press conference attended by Information Today, Gale staff members demonstrated a prototype...
Harris Publishing Company Releases National Manufacturers Database on CD-ROM
Harris Publishing Company, a provider of in-depth information on manufacturers for ten Midwest industrial states, has released the Harris Selectory--National Manufacturers Directory on Disc. With the addition of the new database, Harris now provides...
IIA Speakers Focus on Network Opportunities and Obstacles
As Hamlet might have said after hearing speakers at IIA's 1992 Spring Conference, May 17-19, in Washington, D.C., there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in this telecommunications and network business. To expand on Hamlet's...
LibraryBrowser for the Apple II Computer Family
Apple IIe and Apple IIgs computers can now be used as patron access stations, due to CASPR, Inc.'s release of LibraryBrowser for the Apple II. The software program joins the existing Library Browser for Macintosh to provide multiplatform support for...
Mount Holyoke: Bridging the Gap between Books and Bytes
From the outside, Mount Holyoke College's library looks like just another quintessential Ivy League building. But inside, a new computing center reveals that the all-women school in South Hadley, Mass., is getting ready for the 21st century. Change...
Multi-Media Notebook PC with CD-ROM from Scenario
Several months ago, Scenario, Inc. introduced DynaVision III, a multi-media notebook. The DynaVision III, a 386 based notebook PC, features an internal 660 MB CD-ROM drive and 2-6 hours of battery life. The system also includes a hard disk drive (20-120...
Multi-Tech's MultiModem Lan Includes Fax Modem and Software
Multi Tech Systems Inc., manufacturer of data communications equipment, has unveiled the MultiModem [LAN] (model MT1432ECX) networking modem. Featuring built-in Ethernet LAN interface hardware and a 286 processor, the new MultiModem [LAN] attaches...
National Translations Center Becomes OCLC Document Supplier
The OCLC Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Subsystem recently added the 18th member of its Document Supplier/Resource Center Program when the collections of the National Translations Center became available to OCLC users. The National Translations Center...
Networks Offer New Roles for Information Professionals
There's a new frontier of opportunity for information professionals and its focus is on the networks. This prediction was made by many of the speakers during the 1992 ASIS Mid-Year Meeting on "Networks, Telecommunications, and the Networked Information...
New Release of the Eloquent Librarian
Eloquent Systems Inc. has begun shipping versions 3.2 of its Base System and MARC Import Module of The Eloquent Librarian, its fully-integrated library management software. This new version of the product ships with a WordPerfect Template, which...
NewsNet Marks Tenth with Big New Plans
NewsNet celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. On the time scale of online information, this is long enough to rank it among the industry's grizzled veterans. It has been a decade of accomplishment, with regular growth in data volume, software...
NYNEX Announces Fast Track Business Disc
NYNEX Information Technologies recently unveiled the NYNEX Fast Track Digital Directory Business Disc, which features Yellow Pages listings for New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and parts of Connecticut on one CD-ROM...
"Overnight Delivery" and Records Management - Microwave Style
"Develop a full-fledged document delivery system, and convert all the records management applications, including an 82,710 record database needing major clean-up, in less than six weeks?" This was one of the "Special Library" automation challenges...
OVID for the Health, Academic, or Corporate Searcher
Beginning this Fall, CD Plus will begin shipping OVID, a new search software, that provides an innovative way to search the essential databases published for the health, science, and academic field. "Our goals has been to come up with the most flexible...
Researching Terrorism
"Online databases can give the researcher a distorted view of a subject like terrorism," says Dr. Edna O. F. Reid, Assistant Professor of Information Science at Rutgers University. Dr. Reid has completed a multi-year study about the evolution of terrorism...
The New York Times Photographic Catalog under Development at IME
The New York Times has contracted with IME Systems, Inc. to develop an indexing system for The Times picture collection of more than six million photos. Photo indexes have complex requirements because of the multiple subjects depicted and the many...
UMI to Invest $50 Million in Product Development
University Microfilms International (UMI) has announced it is initiating a product development effort that will result in an extensive expansion of full-text and full-image information services. Between now and 1996, UMI expects to invest more than...
What's Wrong with CD-ROM?
Not everyone believes CD-ROM is the powerhouse information technology of the 1990s. There are information professionals who believe CD-ROM's popularity is temporal, and that it is fated to experience only nominal growth before it is relegated to the...
Wilson Business Abstracts on CD-ROM
Wilson Business Abstracts on CD-ROM includes all titles that are indexed in the Wilson Business Periodicals Index. The database contains a bibliographic index for all articles dated from January 1986 forward, and includes concise 50 to 150 word abstracts...
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