Information Today
April 2000


IT Report from the Field
2000 NFAIS Meeting: The Battle for the Desktop[Full Text]
Among other topics, which included scholarly publishing and government information initiatives, this February conference featured three excellent keynote speeches that focused on doing business in today’s Web-dominated environment.
by Donald T. Hawkins — Page 1

Some Impressions of the NFAIS Meeting …[Abstract]
by Ev Brenner  — 81

IT Interview
Database Companies Can Live Long and Prosper[Full Text]
Jim McGinty, president of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, discusses his company’s strategies for prospering in the changing information landscape.
by Tom Hogan  — 1

IT Report from the Field
Intranets 2000: Portal Palace[Full Text]
Now in its second year, this conference has grown significantly and was attended by a mix of IT professionals; information pros; and marketing, human resources, and communications folks.
by Rebecca Jones  — 20

IT Feature
Theater and Art in New York City[Abstract]
Here are a number of suggestions for making the most of your off-conference time while attending the National Online Meeting next month in New York.
by Ev Brenner  — 60

Online Columns & News

NetLibrary, Innovative Interfaces to Add E-Books to Library Collections[Full Text]
by Marshall Breeding — Page 1
Bell & Howell’s ProQuest Academic Edition Brings Articles Directly to Students[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 7
Manning & Napier Launches Talavara, an E-Customer Assistance Company[Full Text]
by Chris Sherman — Page 17
New Business Portal Company Formed by Excite@Home  and Dow Jones[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 18
Reuters Announces Major Internet Strategy[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 24
Reed Elsevier Launches Major Internet Strategy to Drive Growth[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 26

Quint’s Online
… And I-Don’t-Know’s on Third[Abstract]
Barbara Quint reports that the commoditization of confusion reigns supreme in the online information industry, while duly noting her aversion for a certain slapstick comedy trio. — Page 8

Database Review
BUDDIE Welcomes the New Millennium[Abstract]
Mick O’Leary reveals the winner of this year’s Best Unknown Database Award. — Page 14

Company Announcements
Internet Today

Internet Insights
Requiem for a Database[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó laments the discontinuation last month of the Population Index database, a high-quality reference source that isn’t merely an indexing service for population literature. — Page 30

Internet Waves
Trapped in a Web of Bad Design[Full Text]
Shirley Kennedy provides a number of useful suggestions to ensure that your Web site doesn’t end up on — Page 32

Internet Announcements

Internet Publishing Today
Focus on Publishing
The PubMed Central Repository Launches[Abstract]
Robin Peek takes a closer look at PubMed Central, the new repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports, and some of the other electronic journal initiatives. — Page 38

Internet Publishing Announcements

CD/DVD Today
CD/DVD Commentaries

Budget CD-Rewritable Drives[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó describes several CD-RW drives that may not be the fastest, top-of-the-line models, but they will save buyers’ money. — Page 42

CD/DVD Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
Adding a New Dimension: E-Books[Abstract]
Terry Ballard describes how, as of early this year, his library has started adding e-book links to its Web OPAC. — Page 48

Library Systems Announcements

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