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IAC Announces New Licensing Program

Magazine article Information Today

IAC Announces New Licensing Program

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IAC Announces New Licensing Program

Information Access Company has announced a new database licensing program and agreements with seven library automation organizations under the program.

Called the InfoTrac 2000 Database Licensing Program, the new plan greatly expands the company's delivery channels for its tape and CD-ROM databases.

Ten Information Access databases are being offered under the program. They are General Periodicals Index (Public and Academic versions), Magazine Index Plus, Expanded Academic Index, Academic Index, Business Index, Computer Database, National Newspaper Index, Health Index, Legal Resource Index (LegalTrac) and Business & Company ProFile.

"This is a significant new direction for us," said Morris Goldstein, Information Access Company President, "while at the same time strengthening the offerings of our new partners and improving the service libraries provide their patrons at a known, fixed cost."

The program has many benefits for participating libraries. It enables them to integrate timely periodical databases with their installed online or CD Public Access Catalog (PAC) using a common user interface and existing terminals.

The flexible program offers libraries several options. They can mount Information Access tapes on their own mainframe computer system for local access; they can choose offsite network access, where data is stored at a remote location and accessed via a telecommunications gateway; or they can load CD-ROM databases on existing CD-PAC workstations.

"This is another step in the concept of the `library without walls,'" Goldstein said. …

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