Information Today
June 1998


Report from the Field

19th Annual National Online Meeting and IOLS '98[Full Text]
This year's NOM/IOLS offered keynote and plenary session talks by Ron Weissman, Steve Arnold, Ron Dunn, and Joseph Kasputys; hot topics included knowledge management and search engines — oh, and also DialUnits.

by Paula J. Hane — Page 1
... And Over at IOLS '98[Full Text]
by Marshall Breeding — Page 72
Report from the Field

DIALOG Update Under New Management[Abstract]
The new Dialog Corporation put on an amusing but also substantive show in Philadelphia this year for Update '98's 640 participants.

by Paula J. Hane — Page 11
Report from the Field

Advances in Digital Libraries 1998[Full Text]
Exciting projects were presented and a new vision of libraries emerged from this conference that showcased the move from dream to reality.

by Sue Feldman — Page 17
Report from the Field

Rethinking Reference and Research[Abstract]
SCOUG's Spring Workshop drew record attendance as it featured a stellar roster of speakers discussing tough issues.

by Doris Helfer — Page 21
Online Columns & News

Dialog Re-Introduces 'CPU-Like' Charges, Drops Connect Time[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 1
Quint's Online
Round the Clock, Round the World[Abstract]
Barbara Quint explores the issues of providing quality, affordable, round-the-clock data by information professionals and vendors. — Page 8
Daring to Compare Database Coverage[Full Text]
What would happen if we had an independent panel of experts overseeing the maintenance of a searchable and massageable "master table" comparing coverage of key content from vendors?
by Ulla de Stricker — Page 12
Database Review
EBSCOhost 2.0 Enriches Search Power[Abstract]
Mick O'Leary looks at the latest version of this intuitive system and finds it to be a solid competitor that offers aggressive pricing. — Page 19
Medical Line
Reliable Cancer Resources on the Internet[Abstract]
Steve Smith begins a multi-part review of cancer resources with a focus on the two most prominent Web resources offering cancer information for health-care professionals. — Page 23
Company Announcements
CD-ROM Today
CD-ROM Commentaries
A Year Later, PC-DVD for the Rest of Us[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó declares that price and convenience, especially for multi-volume databases and applications suites, finally will make 1998 the year of the DVD-ROM. — Page 32

CD-ROM Announcements
Multimedia Today
  • Multimedia Medley
  • Searching for Video on the World Wide Web [Abstract]

    Péter Jacsó looks at the new software that can collect, extract, index, and search video files. — Page 40
    Multimedia Announcements
    Internet Today
    Internet Waves
    Summer Activities—Fun and Productive[Abstract]

    Shirley Kennedy offers suggestions for making travel plans and some virtual sites to visit, or for using the summer to learn about XML. — Page 44
    Web Watch
    Knowledge Management Makes It Online[Abstract]

    Paul Gibson discusses three KM sites that offer case studies, news, and resources. — Page 46
    Internet Announcements
    Internet Publishing Today
    Internet Publishing Feature
    Preparing Data with SGML/XML: Part II[Abstract]
    The key to a successful data conversion is planning, using the seven rules presented by our technical specialist.

    by Eli Willner — Page 52
    Focus on Publishing
    What to Do About the Other Generation?[Abstract]
    Robin Peek explores the issues involved in the complex process of shaping the future of scholarly publishing. — Page 56

    Internet Publishing Announcements
    Library Systems Today
    The Systems Librarian
    Keyword/Subject: Finding a Middle Path[Abstract]

    Terry Ballard reveals an innovative search approach that combines the strengths of keyword searching with those of subject headings, and the results are surprising! — Page 58
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