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Quick Access to Free Trade Canadian Telephone Directories

Magazine article Information Today

Quick Access to Free Trade Canadian Telephone Directories

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Quick Access to Free Trade Canadian Telephone Directories

Compact Publications, Inc., Warwick, New York, and Tele-Direct Publications, Inc., a Bell Canada subsidiary, have introduced infodirect Disc, a collection of Canadian telephone directories on CD-ROM. Infodirect Disc contains Bell Canada's six million published residential and business listings from Ontario and Quebec. The CD-ROM product is the first to be offered by a telephone directory publisher in Canada.

According to Jim Bryant, president of Compact Publications, "As we drive towards a global marketplace, newer information tools are clearly required to facilitate business communication. With demand for foreign telephone directories increasing noticeably over the past several years, it is just more practical for nearly everyone involved to consider distributing, storing, and accessing telephone directories on CD-ROM, especially foreign telephone directories. A single CD-ROM weighing less than an ounce can hold the equivalent information contained in hundreds if not thousands of printed telephone directories." Bryant added, "With free trade between the United States and Canada on the near horizon, the exchange of information between the two countries is likely to increase along with the need for more efficient directory tools."

Compact Publications is producing and distributing infodirect Disc in conjunction with Tele-Direct, Bell Canada's White and Yellow Page publishing subsidiary located in Scarborough, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. …

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