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Articles from Vol. 6, No. 4, April

CARL's Journal Coverage Tops 5,000
CARL's Journal Coverage Tops 5,000 The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL) has announced that their article access and database service, UnCover, now provides online access to articles contained in nearly 5,300 journals. Titles included...
Concordance Update Integrates CD-ROM Support
Concordance Update Integrates CD-ROM Support Dataflight Software has begun shipping version 4.30 of Concordance, its menu driven information retrieval system that extended information retrieval transparently across the OS/2 and DOS environments. ...
CROSSTALK Mk.4, Ver. 1.1 - the Power User's Choice
CROSSTALK Mk.4, Ver. 1.1--The Power User's Choice DCA/Crosstalk Communications has set many standards for the communications software industry. MIRROR III, the popular CROSS-TALK XVI-compatible program, was reviewed in these pages in March. Therefore,...
DataTimes Unveils New Sources and Easier Online Services
Data Times Unveils New Sources and Easier Online Services According to Allen Paschal, vice president of DataTimes, "The ability to harness worldwide information can be a powerful tool for any U.S. business in this age of globalization. Astute business...
EBB Supplies Cut-Rate Business Data
EBB Supplies Cut-Rate Business Data You've heard that old saying about online business information: If you have to ask how much it is, you can't afford it." Unfortunately for everybody but the BMW crowd, this is generally true. If you balk at paying...
GE Scientists Develop Software Built on Natural Language Understanding Concepts
GE Scientists Develop Software Built On Natural Language Understanding Concepts By drawing on artificial intelligence techniques, GE Research and Development Center scientists have taught a computer the rudiments of how to read and digest a variety...
Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions Discussed at ASIDIC
Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions Discussed at ASIDIC The 1989 spring meeting of the Association of Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC) offered attendees a potpourri of topics organized under the umbrella theme, "Value-Added, Given, Taken:...
ISI to Release Second CD-ROM Product
ISI To Release Second CD-ROM Product The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) made its entrance into optical publishing with the release of a CD-ROM version of the Science Citation Index (SCI CDE) in May 1988. Now, there is another disc in...
Marketing CD-ROM - Educating the Customer
Marketing CD-ROM--Educating The Customer To say that the CD-ROM industry has recently been "born" is an appealing if misleading metaphor. More than once, a kick in the womb was mistaken for birth pains. Some observers say that the birth occurred...
Medical Databases Online: An Overview
Medical Databases Online: An Overview Writing in the February 10 issue of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Robert W. Hogan, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, states: "Biomedical scholars are increasingly turning to electronic...
UNISYS Releases New Inter-Library Loan System
UNISYS Releases New Inter-Library Loan System Unisys has added an Inter-Library Loan system to its suite of mainframebased PALS library management applications. The Inter-Library Loan module significantly reduces the amount of data entry required...
University of Delaware Launches Information Retrieval Service
University of Delaware Launches Information Retrieval Service March roared into Delaware like a lion this year and the lion in question is known as DELCAT PLUS, a new information retrieval service. The system provided by the University of Delaware...
UNIX: Library Operating System in the Nineties?
UNIX: Library Operating System in the Nineties? Just when it began to look as though Steven Jobs was taking the academic workstation market by storm with his NeXT black box computer, Sun Microsystems announced it is negotiating a technology-exchange...
VIA to Take Part in Research Project
VIA To Take Part In Research Project In the not too distant future, it will be possible for citizens to renew a driver's license, apply for volunteer work, pay parking fines, apply for permits, send complaints to their city council, even pay taxes...
Videotex: Beneficial for the Elderly
Videotex: Beneficial for the Elderly Ever since there was even the slightest notion that the home might one day be served by an interactive information and communications tool, there was the vision that this device, be it at one end of a coaxial cable,...
What's All the Hype about Hypertext?
What's All The Hype About Hypertext? For most lawyers, the practice of law is a word and research intensive business. Court motions, legal briefs and opinions, agreements to buy and sell property, wills, and just about every other attorney product...
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