Information Today
November 2000


IT Report from the Field
Virtual Communities in the Business World[Full Text]
Infonortics, Ltd.’s Third International Conference on Virtual Communities, held in London September 20–21, focused primarily on the business-to-business and e-commerce arenas.
by Ev Brenner — Page 1

IT Interview
Forecasting a Bright Future[Full Text]
Knight Kiplinger, president of the Kiplinger organization and editor in chief of The Kiplinger Letter, discusses the company’s recent product developments and its initiative to create a single searchable database of the entire organization’s output.
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1

IT Interview
Jay Jordan Settles In at OCLC[Full Text]
In a recent interview, the company’s president and CEO talks about OCLC and its products, as well as the current state of the information industry.
by Tom Hogan — Page 25

IT Report from the Field
Internet World Fall 2000 Conference[Full Text]
The show, held October 23–27 at New York’s Javits Center, featured numerous exhibits and, among other things, content-management solutions for information professionals.
by Jane Dysart, Stephen Abram, and Pete Stair — Page 28

Online Columns & News

OCLC Sets Its New Strategy[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 1

Factiva Launches Web Portal for Searchers[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 3

BountyQuest Introduces New Service to Help Strengthen U.S. Patent System[Full Text]
by Nancy Lambert — Page 6

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Tasini Case[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 10

Reed Elsevier, Thomson Negotiate Two-Step Deal to Buy Harcourt General[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 18 Acquired by Primedia: Sin or Synergy?[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 22

Quint’s Online
Breaking a Few Eggs in the Process
Barbara Quint ponders the reasons why progress in the Information Age can often leave colleagues and programs in the dust. — Page 12

Database Review Pushes Portal Envelope
Mick O’Leary takes a look at, a new business-research site that he believes will be influential in business-portal competition.  — Page 14

Company Announcements
Internet Today

Internet Insights
e-psyche: A Better Mousetrap?[Full Text]
Péter Jacsó analyzes the new e-psyche database to determine whether or not it’s a serious challenger to the venerable PsycINFO. — Page 32

Internet Announcements
Internet Publishing Today
Focus on Publishing
The Sinking of the Dot-Com Fleet[Full Text]
Robin Peek examines the recent struggles, failed dreams, and demise of many dot-com companies, and predicts that 2001 will be the year that we get our collective sanity back.  — Page 42

Internet Publishing Announcements

CD/DVD Today
CD/DVD Commentaries

CD/DVD Integration and Multifunctionality
Péter Jacsó reports on the dearth of CD/DVD software products, and notes that the hardware side of the industry shows more promise. — Page 47

CD/DVD Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
Perking Up Library Applications
Marshall Breeding gives a crash course on Java and explains what it is, what it does, and how it works in the library environment. — Page 52

Library Systems Announcements

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