Computers in Libraries
Vol. 22, No. 3 • March 2002

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Laura Bush Proposes $10 Million Initiative to Recruit a New Generation of Librarians
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced that Laura Bush proposed a $10 million initiative for 2003 to recruit a new generation of librarians. The Institute of Museum and Library Services will manage the initiative. Funds will be used to invest in a variety of recruitment efforts such as scholarships and fellowships for master's programs; support for doctoral students who will train the next generation of librarians; leadership development; distance learning for underserved rural areas; and efforts to recruit librarians to serve increasingly diverse communities with diverse language skills.

IMLS is an independent federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning by supporting the nation's museums and libraries. IMLS administers the Library Services and Technology Act and the Museum Services Act.

Source: The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC, 202/606-8536; http://www.imls.gov.
 

Seventh Search Engine Meeting Scheduled
Infonortics has announced that the seventh annual Search Engine Meeting, Search Engines: The Agony and the Ecstasy, will be held April 15­16, 2002, in San Francisco. The 2002 meeting offers in-depth exposure to the progress, problems, and potential of search engines, with industry leaders discussing advanced search applications both formally and informally. According to the announcement, the meeting is designed for developers, major users, and observers of the problems of searching for companies, data, products, records, concepts, images, or sounds.

Source: Infonortics, Ltd., Tetbury, U.K., 011-44-1666-505-772; Fax: 011-44-1666-505-774; http://www.infonortics.com.
 

ATLA Announces 2002 Bibliography Grant
The American Theological Library Association has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2002 ATLA Bibliography Grant (formerly the Bibliography Award). According to the announcement, ATLA provides up to $1,500 for a bibliography or indexing project "that provides access to a significant body of literature within the fields of theological and/or religious studies." The grant allows for great flexibility in terms of length and format and is meant to encourage bibliographical or indexing work at all levels. People who have never undertaken a major project like this before are encouraged to apply, and the grant is open to applicants inside and outside of ATLA. Applications are due May 1.

Source: American Theological Library Association, Chicago, 888/665-ATLA, 312/454-5100; http://www.atla.com.
 
Company News

British Library and Elsevier Science Partner
The British Library has announced that it has entered into a deal with Elsevier Science to allow readers in The British Library Science Reading Rooms at St. Pancras, and more than 20,000 worldwide customers of the library's document supply service, to access more than 1,000 Elsevier titles.

The two organizations have agreed to supply and use materials in electronic format. The agreement means that the electronic full text produced by Elsevier Science in ScienceDirect can be stored by The British Library to use for its public reading rooms and document delivery requests. The 3-year deal covers all titles published on ScienceDirect.

According to the announcement, this partnership permits users of the library's inside service to receive copies of articles from Elsevier material instantly for the first time.

Source: The British Library, London, 011-44-20-7412-7111; Fax: 011-44-20-7412-7168; http://www.bl.uk.
 

OCLC Purchase of netLibrary Assets Finalized
Final closing on the sale of netLibrary assets to Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) took place in late January, after approval was granted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. The sale included both the eBook division and the MetaText eTextbook divisions of netLibrary.

OCLC plans to make netLibrary's eBook operation a division of OCLC and to continue its operation in Boulder, Colorado, serving libraries and their users. The company plans to make the digital textbook group a for-profit subsidiary of OCLC and also to continue its operation in Boulder. netLibrary's catalog contains approximately 40,000 titles covering a wide range of subject areas such as business, economics, technology, the social sciences, and more. netLibrary also markets MetaText digital textbooks, interactive, Web-based textbooks with enhanced teaching, collaborating, and learning tools for teachers and students. MetaText works with the leading textbook publishers to transform print textbooks into course-centric digital textbook learning environments. The MetaText catalog of digital textbooks, which includes more than 160 titles, covers topical areas ranging from anthropology to zoology.

Source: OCLC, Dublin, OH, 800/848-5878, 614/764-6000; http://www.oclc.org.
 
New/Improved Databases

Factiva.com Service to Replace Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing
Factiva has announced the launch of Factiva.com for the academic and library market. Factiva.com will replace Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing, and deliver for the first time, to schools, the content sets from these two existing products to provide a universally indexed, global content collection of nearly 8,000 sources in 22 languages from 118 countries.

Factiva's global content collection includes the Dow Jones and Reuters Newswires, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Reuters Pictures, and key industry and trade publications, plus more than 8,500 business-oriented Web sites.

The development of Factiva.com for the academic and library market is based on Factiva's and ProQuest's experience serving thousands of students, faculty, and library patrons. For the library and academic market, ProQuest Information and Learning has an exclusive marketing agreement to distribute Factiva.com in the Americas, U.K., Ireland, Central Europe, and Middle East.

Source: Factiva, Princeton, NJ, 800/369-7466, 609/627-2000; http://www.factiva.com.
 

LexisNexis Launches Environmental Universe
LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions has announced the release of LexisNexis Environmental Universe, which provides students, faculty, and librarians at academic institutions with online access to a wide range of targeted information on key environmental issues. LexisNexis Environmental Universe covers diverse topics from a wide range of source types, including the first-ever online access to Environment Abstracts, the premier LexisNexis CD-ROM resource on environmental issues. Users also can link from LexisNexis Environment Abstracts to many of the full-text publications.

Topics covered in LexisNexis Environmental Universe include energy, air pollution, toxicology, land use and pollution, global warming, waste management, agriculture and population/sustainable development, and others from thousands of diverse sources.

Source: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH, 800/227-4908; http://www.lexisnexis.com.
 

ebrary Ships Pilot ebrarian 2.0 to Consortium
ebrary has announced that it has launched ebrarian 2.0 with pilot customers in a consortium of 34 public and community college libraries in Northern California. The company has also announced that it will globally roll out ebrarian 2.1 with advanced features specifically for libraries this spring.

With the service, librarians can offer patrons unlimited, multi-user access to authoritative books and other documents from more than 100 publishers. Key features and benefits of the new version include a custom Web site, which ebrary creates, hosts, and maintains; integration with libraries' existing work flow, digital resources, and catalog and administrative processes; customizable research tools that help patrons to find and use the information they need; accounting and reporting tools that libraries can use to gain information on usage and transactions; and an Adobe PDF work flow.

Source: ebrary, Mountain View, CA, 650/230-0700; http://www.ebrary.com.
 

Accessible Archives Publishes Parts V and VI of AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS
Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the publication of Parts V and VI of AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS: The 19th Century. According to the company, the six parts contain more than 100,000 articles and 60 million words.

Newspapers included in this database are made available in chronological order, with the addition of a minimum of 10 million new words each year. The database covers titles spanning from The Freedom's Journal, beginning in 1827, to The Christian Recorder, completed through 1872.

This database brings together the complete word-for-word texts of major African-American newspapers. They are made up of early biographies; essays and editorials; social, economic, and political observations; poetry and prose; vital statistics; and advertisements. They also contain extensive information about the Mexican War, presidential and congressional addresses, congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel, and religion.

Source: Accessible Archives, Inc., Malvern, PA, 610/296-7441; http://www.accessible.com.
 
Automation

IBSI Announces LiveAssistance Version 3.0
LiveAssistance, a provider of live human interaction software that facilitates real-time customer service, sales, and live reference services in a one-on-one text chat, has announced the release of version 3.0.

The new version offers increased speed, reducing data transfer times and providing lower bandwidth users with a significant increase in live chat speed. It also comes with the ability to remove or customize any of the system's sounds, to download customers' databases in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file, to set up personalized and individual quotes for each operator login, and to include a live chat button in the signature of each e-mail that your company sends out.

LiveAssistance is an electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) software solution that is owned and operated by International Business Systems, Inc. (IBSI).

Source: International Business Systems, Inc., Chantilly, VA, 703/488-3981; http://www.liveassistance.com.
 

TLC/CARL Releases Enhanced YouSeeMore
TLC/CARL has unveiled a suite of new enhancements to YouSeeMore, a dynamic interactive portal that integrates with a library's Web site and allows patrons to personalize individual pages with streaming media, resources, and information based on their individual preferences.

New features include "Personal Saved Searches," whereby patrons can create stored searches for items that are of ongoing interest to them. Now, upon login, all items relating to the "saved search" topic will be instantly displayed. Further, a "Patron On-line Registration" component is being developed, enabling users to pay fines and make purchases online, as well as to receive e-mail notices.

The latest YouSeeMore provides patrons with added customization and flexibility to more easily manage their account settings. The company has included 12 new book lists: Edgar Awards, British Crime Writers' Association, Anthony Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, Agatha Awards, Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, RITA Awards, Spur Awards, National Book Critics Circle, World Fantasy Awards, and Pulitzer Prize. TLC/CARL has also enabled the portal with wireless access using an iPAC hand-held device.

Source: The Library Corporation, Inwood, WV, 800/325-7759; http://www.tlccarl.com.
 

Follett Integrates MARC Magician Record Clean Up into New Version of Catalog Plus
Follett Software Co. and MITINET/marc have announced the integration of MARC Magician library record clean up into Follett's Catalog Plus 5.0.

With this integration, library media specialists will be able to clean up MARC bibliographic records by transferring them between their Catalog Plus databases and MARC Magician's automated record clean-up application. Users have to install both MARC Magician and Catalog Plus 5.0 in order for the integration to occur.

Source: Follett Software Co., McHenry, IL, 800/323-3397, 815/344-8700; http://www.fsc.follett.com.
 

Innovative Announces New Products at ALA
Innovative made several announcements at ALA Midwinter. The company introduced MetaSource, a suite of tools that allows libraries to manage their digital collections. It includes tools for digital object storage, crawling external collections, and full support for metadata schemes such as Dublin Core. MetaSource is made up of Millennium Media Management, which creates and stores objects such as images, sound, and audio files; XML Harvester, which gathers XML records from any server; and Metadata Builder, which stores XML in the metadata scheme of choice. Together, the company says, these tools create a comprehensive digital library management strategy.

Innovative also showcased two new "efficiency tools" to help libraries with electronic subscription collections. Its Electronic Journal Holdings Update for Millennium Serials enriches e-journal access to the Web OPAC by automatically updating holdings statements for e-journal subscriptions using holdings data acquired from e-journal providers and other third-party vendors.

Serials E-Checkin offers libraries an automated method of tracking e-journals, using XML input from the serials vendors or e-journal publishers to record the check-in transactions. It is currently in beta testing at four Innovative libraries.

Source: Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Emeryville, CA, 510/655-6200; http://www.iii.com.
 
Content Agreements

CSA to Add Links to Full Text of Project MUSE, ingenta, and PsycARTICLES Content to IDS
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) has announced that researchers doing a search on its Internet Database Service (IDS) can now link their search results to full-text documents offered through Project MUSE from Johns Hopkins University Press, PsycARTICLES from the American Psychological Association (APA), and ingenta.

CSA publishes bibliographic databases and print journals used by research institutions worldwide. IDS provides World Wide Web access to more than 50 databases, covering major areas of research including materials science, environmental sciences and pollution management, biological sciences, aquatic sciences and fisheries, biotechnology, engineering, computer science, sociology, art history, political science, library science, and linguistics.

Source: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Bethesda, MD, 800/843-7751, 301/961-6700; http://www.csa.com.
 

EBSCO Forms Partnerships to Offer Financial Database, Online Science Reference Collection
EBSCO Publishing has announced an agreement with The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. to provide Kiplinger Finance & Forecasts online database to corporations and public libraries. Containing entirely searchable full text for nearly all the information published by the Kiplinger company since 1996, this database includes business forecasts, public policy alerts, management advice, personal finance guidance, and more in Adobe PDF, ASCII, and HTML.

According to the company, the database is continuously updated with the latest forecasts and outlooks from publications including Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, The Kiplinger Letter,The Kiplinger Tax Letter, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, KiplingerForecasts.com, and Kiplinger books.

In another agreement, EBSCO Publishing and Marshall Cavendish have partnered to create the newly released Science Reference Center. Containing three science encyclopedias, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, the Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences, and the Encyclopedia of Technology and Applied Sciences, this reference collection covers science-related topics and links to thousands of articles from science publications.

Source: EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, MA, 800/653-2726; http://www.ebsco.com.
 

ebrary Inks Deals with University Presses
Libraries and other institutions will soon be able to offer patrons unlimited online access to full-text, copyright-protected titles from Harvard, Cornell, and Indiana university presses. ebrary has announced that it has partnered with the three academic publishers so that content in key subject areas including American history, political science, and philosophy can be made available through its online channels.

The partnerships will enable the publishers to distribute their titles to the growing number of libraries and other institutions that are increasing their budgets for digital resources.

Source: ebrary, Mountain View, CA, 650/230-0700; http://www.ebrary.com.
 

Innovative, Endeavor Partner with Syndetic to Provide Enhanced Bibliographic Content
Innovative Interfaces and Endeavor Information Systems have separately announced alliances with Syndetic Solutions to provide enriched bibliographic content to their users. Users of Innovative's Millennium library automation system and Endeavor's ENCompass integrated system will now have the ability to access tables of contents, reviews, book summaries, author notes, book jacket images, first chapters, and fiction and biography profiles.

Innovative users will be able to link to this information via the MAP (Millennium Access Plus) linking tool. Syndetic Solutions content can be used to enrich both the Millennium staff clients and Web OPAC displays, and is fully compliant with the MAP (Millennium Access Plus) suite of products.

Source: Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Emeryville, CA, 510/655-6200; http://www.iii.com and Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., Des Plaines, IL, 800/762-6300, 847/296-2200; http://www.endinfosys.com.
 

Gale and ingenta Integrate Periodicals and E-Journals to Provide Expanded Searching
Gale and ingenta have announced that they are joining forces to create a new service that allows researchers and librarians to use a single search to access online journals held by both companies.

ingenta's more than 5,400 scholarly and academic electronic journals will be integrated within Gale's signature search framework, InfoTrac.

The new service will begin with InfoTrac OneFile and Expanded Academic this summer and will later expand to Gale's Resource Centers.

Total periodical counts depend on the number of Ingenta subscriptions the library holds. However, a pay-per-view option will allow users to buy individual digitized articles when the library doesn't hold a subscription. The new service will also be available remotely.

Source: Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI, 800/877-4253, 248/699-8554; http://www.galegroup.com.
 

New Tools

Innovative Interfaces and Swets Blackwell Introduce E-Checkin Interface for Journals
Swets Blackwell and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. have announced their development of an automated check-in interface for print journals through Innovative's Millennium Serials E-Checkin.

Customers of Swets Blackwell's FastPlus journals consolidation service who use Innovative's Millennium Serials E-Checkin are now able to automatically check in journals at the issue level. The interface enables customers to update check-in records for an entire FastPlus shipment via XML packing slips that are uploaded to their Checkin Servers. In a later phase of this development, the two companies will provide libraries with check-in data for electronic journals, which will involve the automatic loading of URLs into libraries' OPACs.

Source: Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Emeryville, CA, 510/655-6200; http://www.iii.com.
 

ingenta Launches Consortial Research Service
ingenta has announced the launch of Consortialink, a new service connecting libraries and publishers of academic and professional research. Managed by specialist division Publishers Communications Group (PCG), Consortialink answers consortial demands to negotiate electronic subscriptions and access to research publications via a single Web interface.

The serviceis specifically geared to providing access to research content produced by small- to medium-sized, quality publishers who want to satisfy consortial demand, but who have limited sales resources. Acting as an intermediary between libraries and publishers, the program offers library consortia an easy way of acquiring the whole of participating publishers' online content collections at heavily discounted prices, while providing publishers with access to new markets. Adapting a standard license agreement reduces the amount of negotiation required, while providing access through a single Web interface simplifies integration of the content into the library's existing online resources.

Twelve publishers have signed up to take part in the program, producing a total of 174 scientific, technical, and medical journalsin the new service.

Source: ingenta, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 888/263-5720, 617/395-4000; http://www.ingenta.com.
 

Endeavor Announces ENCompass Options
Endeavor Information Systems has announced two new solutions for digital library management, ENCompass for Resource Access and ENCompass for Digital Collections.

ENCompass for Resource Access offers users a single search of all of the library's licensed databases plus the OPAC. Providing access by Z39.50, XML gateway, and http searching, it assures that all of the library's electronic resources are searchable. ENCompass for Digital Collections provides tools that allow the library to create and integrate local digital collections.

Both ENCompass solutions can be used together for a full solution or independently with LinkFinderPlus, Endeavor's system for comprehensive linking for all of the library's resources, regardless of the software or information vendor.

Source: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., Des Plaines, IL, 800/762-6300, 847/296-2200; http://www.endinfosys.com.
 

Digital Collections

Luna's Insight Available for Small Collections
Luna's Imaging has announced the release of its Insight Hosted software, which provides online access to collections starting at 100 images and is expandable as needs grow. This Luna-hosted version of Insight supports collection owners who want all of the end-user capabilities of Insight, but for a smaller number of images and limited descriptive metadata fields. The software comes with predefined templates, user profiles, and support for Dublin Core and VRA Core data standards.

As with other Insight software, users can dynamically view and work with visual materials online. Instructors can prepare image lectures in the office and display Insight presentations in the classroom with digital projectors or monitors.

Source: Luna Imaging, Inc., Venice, CA, 800/452-5862; http://www.luna-imaging.com.
 

ListenOhio Circulates Digital Audiobooks
A group of 10 libraries in Northeastern Ohio and NOLA Regional Library System has announced the launch of ListenOhio. According to the press release, this is the world's first shared collection of digital audiobooks. ListenOhio currently owns more than 750 popular digital audiobook titles in MP3 format, which participating libraries may download. While all titles are stored in MP3 format, the content is copyright protected using a patented encryption technology from the group's content provider, Audible.com, that limits the pool of devices that can use the audio files. According to the group, Audible.com has helped the group to develop an effective digital rights management system that mimics the traditional library circulation model.

Patrons can check availability and select titles from a central Web catalog located at http://www.listenohio.org. Library staff then downloads the titles and loads them onto a portable MP3 player, which the patron then "checks out" from the library. The portable players used by ListenOhio libraries are about the size of a single cassette tape and hold 27 hours of digital audiobook content—which permits libraries to load multiple titles on a single device.

ListenOhio is made possible in part through funding from The State Library of Ohio and data connectivity provided by OPLIN.

Source: NOLA Regional Library System, Warren, OH, 330/847-7744; http://www.nolanet.org.
 

New Books

abebooks, OCLC Team to Offer New Services
abebooks, a network of independent booksellers, and OCLC have announced that they are linking to provide librarians and their users access to a large source of out-of-print books on the Internet.

Users will be able to link to the abebooks Web site for out-of-print, secondhand, and rare copies of the books they are looking for in OCLC's WorldCat database and FirstSearch service. In turn, visitors to the abebooks Web site who cannot find what they are looking for will have the option to find the title in their local libraries through WorldCat.

Source: abebooks, Victoria, BC, Canada, 250/475-6013; http://www.abebooks.com.
 

ALA Editions Launches Enhanced Web Site
ALA Editions has announced the launch of its new Web site, http://www.ala.org/editions, which features a new design and up-to-date content that complements the ALA Online Store and its books. Designed to be a resource for readers and authors, the new site includes sample chapters, author interviews, and previews of forthcoming books.

Source: ALA Editions, American Library Association, Chicago, 800/545-2433; http://www.ala.org/editions.
 

ITI Publishes Two New ASIST Monographs
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues(ISBN: 157387-118-4, $44.50,$35.60 for ASIST members), edited by Charles R. McClure and John Carlo Bertot. This publication brings together an introduction and overview of evaluation techniques and methods, information policy issues and initiatives, and selected key issues related to the evaluation of networked information services. Key issues and themes presented in this book include rapidly evolving and changing context for evaluation; network evaluation; integrating technical and social evaluation research perspectives; networked information services evaluation; and cross-discipline education and training.

ITI has also announced the publication of Information Management for the Intelligent Organization: The Art of Scanning the Environment, third edition (ISBN: 1-57387-125-7, $39.50, $31.60 for ASIST members), by Chun Wei Choo. This third edition is updated and expanded to explain how an organization may manage its information processes more effectively in order to achieve its goals. It features new sections on information culture, information overload, and organizational learning; a new chapter on knowledge management and the role of information professionals; and numerous extended case studies of environmental scanning by organizations in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Both new monographs were published by ITI on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).

Source: Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 800/300-9868, 609/654-6266; http://www.infotoday.com.
 

O'Reilly Publication Presents Hands-On Approach to Building Large-Scale LANs
O'Reilly has announced publication of the latest book in O'Reilly's networking series, Designing Large-Scale LANs (ISBN: 0-596-00150-9, $39.95), by Kevin Dooley.

According to the publisher, Dooley's approach to designing a network is careful and deliberate, and geared toward open industry standards, rather than focusing on any given vendor's equipment.

The book describes the guiding principles involved in putting together a stable, reliable, and manageable large-scale network. Specific technologies are analyzed in detail: network topologies, routing and switching strategies, wireless, virtual LANs, firewalls and gateways, security, Internet protocols, bandwidth, and multicast services. The book also discusses proprietary technologies that are ubiquitous, such as Cisco's IOS and Novell's IPX.

Source: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 800/998-9938; http://www.oreilly.com.
 

Neal-Schuman Book Covers Digital Resources
Neal-Schuman has published Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age (ISBN: 1-55570-437-9, $55), by Marilyn Deegan and Simon Tanner, a resource designed to help librarians working in the wake of a rapid expansion of electronic information understand how to acquire, store, organize, preserve, and disseminate that information. According to the publisher, this book shows you how to locate the electronic resources most relevant to the needs of your users, integrate those resources into the infrastructure of your institutions, manage the necessary technology, and anticipate future trends.

The authors lead you through such topics as digital futures in current contexts, why digitize?, economic implications of digital collections, and resource recovery.

Source: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., New York, 212/925-8650; http://www.neal-schuman.com.
 

Libraries Unlimited Releases Automation Guide for Media Centers and Small Libraries
Libraries Unlimited has announced publication of Automating Media Centers and Small Libraries: A Microcomputer-Based Approach, second edition (ISBN: 1-56308-879-7, $38), by Dania Bilal.

This book covers the steps and activities involved in automating media centers and small libraries. Readers are guided through an overview of automated systems, planning for automation, system architecture and hardware configurations, preparing the collection for the automated system, implementing the automated system, networking, OPACs and the World Wide Web, and future OPACs. It gives special attention to current developments and practices, including the Internet, system migration, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and roles and responsibilities for media specialists.

Each chapter includes charts, lists, and illustrations, along with a summary, references, and a relevant activity.

Source: Libraries Unlimited, Englewood, CO, 800/237-6124; http://www.lu.com.
 

ITI Publishes Guide to Career Development
Information Today, Inc. has announced publication of The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online (ISBN: 1-57387-124-9, $29.50), by Sarah L. Nesbeitt and Rachel Singer Gordon. According to the publisher, this is the first comprehensive handbook for Internet-connected librarians who are interested in using online tools to build their skills and advance their careers.

The authors, both experienced librarians, operate Web sites focusing on employment opportunities for information professionals. The book features 13 chapters organized into four broad sections: learning and growing online, professional involvement, education, and employment. It also includes annotated listings of useful Web sites, discussion groups, professional organizations and conferences, and other resources for information professionals—all accessible via the Internet.

Source: Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 800/300-9868, 609/654-6266; http://www.infotoday.com.
 

O'Reilly Releases Guide to Cisco Commands
O'Reilly has published Cisco IOS in a Nutshell (ISBN: 1-56592-942-x, $34.95), by James Boney. According to the announcement, this book covers Cisco, a fixture on today's networks that claims roughly 70 percent of the router market, and virtually all running the Internetwork Operating System, or IOS. Cisco IOS in a Nutshell consolidates the most important commands and features of IOS into a single volume. It begins with a brief, example-oriented tutorial that shows how to accomplish common tasks.

The bulk of the book is a quick-reference guide to the commands most commonly used in IP routing applications. Brief descriptions and lists of options guide the network administrator through figuring out what commands are needed to accomplish specific tasks, from setting up a serial interface to using applications such as packet filtering, address translation, and traffic prioritization.

Source: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 800/998-9938; http://www.oreilly.com.
 

O'Reilly CD Contains Six Web Design Titles
O'Reilly has released The Web Design CD Bookshelf (ISBN: 0-596-00271-8, $79.95),a collection that delivers the information of six O'Reilly Animal Guides that Web designers turn to most frequently in a single resource. Formatted in HTML, this CD-ROM provides online access to 3,000 pages' worth of information, while taking up less than 2 inches of shelf space. Included on the CD-ROM are unabridged versions of HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, fourthedition; ActionScript: The Definitive Guide; Information Architecture for the World Wide Web; Designing Web Audio: RealAudio, MP3, Flash, and Beatnik; Web Design in a Nutshell, second edition;and Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide. As a bonus, The Web Design CD Bookshelf also includes the new paperback version of Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition.

Source: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 800/998-9938; http://www.oreilly.com.
 

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