RDS Announces Business & Management Practices Database

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RDS Announces Business & Management Practices Database


Responsive Database Services, Inc. (RDS) has announced Business & Management Practices (BAMP), a companion database to its Business & Industry (B&I) database. BAMP will be available as File 13 on DIALOG starting this month.

According to RDS, BAMP focuses on management issues and business practices, with strong applications-oriented content. Covering over 250 management titles, and management articles selected from about 100 B&I journals, BAMP focuses on how companies make decisions, tackle implementation of new technology, plan for the future, deal with internal and external issues, and attempt to expand their businesses. Business methodology is covered with special emphasis on case studies and practical applications, including how-to guidelines.

BAMP coverage starts with 1995 and includes over 30,000 records at launch time. Approximately 25,000 new records will be added this year; about 50 percent of sources are full text, and that will increase over time, according to a company spokesperson.

Dick Harris, RDS president and founder, said, "Just as in the case of our Business & Industry database, users of the other files and distributors have expressed a desire for a file like BAMP for several reasons-better quality records, which translates into better and more consistent indexing and abstracting; better selection of content that is devoid of industry news, which can be found elsewhere; enhanced article titles that enable better user selection of relevant articles at a lower cost; emphasis on practical articles that can be used by people in business as well as by students working on assignments; redistribution permission so vendors may allow clients to redistribute the content within their organizations; and access to full text at a much lower price than is currently available-especially important for the academic and public library markets. …

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