Information Today
February 2000


IT Report from the Field
The COMDEX/Fall ’99 Show[Abstract]
Held in Las Vegas, this largest of computer shows has always been reminiscent of a circus with its showgirls, clowns, acrobats, and actors. This time the products were also very much part of the show.
by Péter Jacsó — Page 1

IT Viewpoint
Things Fall Apart[Full Text]
A visit to the Online Information 99 Conference and Exhibition in London offered few answers but plenty of questions about the current state of the information industry and the players involved.
by Richard Poynder — Page 1

IT Report from the Field
’99 Chemical Information Conference[Abstract]
This annual conference, held last October 25-27 in Annecy, France, featured a number of excellent speakers, a high-quality program, and wonderful ambiance.
by Ev Brenner — Page 50

Online Columns & News

Bell & Howell Will Restructure to Create Two Separate Companies[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1
Tim Andrews Leaves Factiva; Clare Hart Appointed New CEO[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 17
Manning & Napier Information Services Announces CINDOR,
a Multi-Language Search-and-Retrieval System[Full Text]
by Susan Feldman  — Page 42
Intelligence Data Launches Intranet Distribution Product[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 42
Ingenta Merges with UnCover[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 46
OCLC Opens Web Catalog to All Comers[Full Text]
by Mick O’Leary — Page 47

Quint’s Online
Designing the Perfect Information Portal[Abstract]
Barbara Quint offers suggestions on how to create the “Perfect Portal for Perfect Information Professionals” (PPPIP), a one-stop source where, ideally, users can find almost everything they need. — Page 7

Database Review
Project Vote Smart Helps Confused Voters[Abstract]
Mick O’Leary describes Project Vote Smart, a Web site where users can get the lowdown on 13,000 elected officials including state legislators, members of Congress, and presidential candidates. — Page 14

Hiring Line
Changing Jobs? It’s a Changing Market[Full Text]
In this first of four Hiring Line columns for 2000, Richard Ream offers some tips and resources for job-seeking information professionals in an industry rife with movement.  — Page 18

Company Announcements

Internet Today

Internet Waves
Through the Virtual Back Door[Full Text]
Shirley Kennedy warns of security problems—and potential identity theft—for those with on-all-the-time Internet connections. — Page 24

Internet Announcements

Internet Publishing Today

Focus on Publishing
A Distance Learning Reality Check[Abstract]
Robin Peek removes the rose-colored Web glasses that are often used to look at distance education, and explores some of the limitations, issues, and poor implementations. — Page 30

Internet Publishing Announcements

CD/DVD Today

CD/DVD Commentaries

Looking Back: CD/DVD-ROM in 1999[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó reports that CD-ROM drives are gradually losing ground to CD-RW,  CD-R, and DVD-ROM drives, and that there were relatively few quality CD-ROM software products released last year. — Page 34

CD/DVD Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
JSTOR Reaches Critical Mass[Abstract]
Terry Ballard praises JSTOR, a system that saves libraries valuable shelf space and makes searching for relevant articles easy. — Page 38

Library Systems Announcements


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