Information Today
March 2000


IT Report from the Field
Seybold Seminars Boston: Publishing 2000[Full Text]
Cross-media publishing and e-books were the key themes at this 5-day show, held last month at the Hynes Convention Center.
by Robin Peek — Page 1

Online Columns & News

LEXIS-NEXIS Acquires Online Services from the U.K.’s FT Group[Full Text]
by Richard Poynder — Page 1
Brill Media Holdings and Its Partners to Launch[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1
Two Initiatives Support PubMed Central Model[Full Text]
by Robin Peek — Page 3
Soon-to-Launch e-psyche Database Challenges  Established Psychology Information Source[Full Text]
by Tom Hogan — Page 7 Debuts as a Portal for Librarians[Full Text]
by Marshall Breeding — Page 16
NetLibrary Offers 1,500 E-Book Titles to 100 Large Public Libraries in Trial Program[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 18
Big 12 Plus Libraries and OCLC Join Forces on Web-Based ILL System[Full Text]
by Steve Coffman — Page 20 Suit Could Shift the Foundations of the Online Legal Marketplace[Full Text]
by T. R. Halvorson — Page 25
Epixtech Partners with Citrix Systems on ASP Solution for Library Automation[Full Text]
by Marshall Breeding — Page 28

Quint’s Online
“… And you will sell us the rope”[Abstract]
Barbara Quint notes that the Web has become the “Answer Medium,” and that it will one day hold an immense Virtual Library, which will contain all the features of traditional libraries, and much more. — Page 8

Online Insights
The Future of Knowledge Management[Abstract]
Paul Blake interviews representatives from Microsoft and Lotus, two of the biggest software vendors in the KM arena. — Page 14

Database Review
Kiplinger Brings Its Letters Online[Full Text]
Mick O’Leary reports on Kiplinger’s Special Service and, two well-organized sources that will prove to be “trustworthy research assistants.” — Page 22

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Internet Today

Internet Insights
Does the AOL/Time Warner Deal Matter?[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó reports on the recent, far-reaching mega-merger, but he feels that the deal will have few consequences for Internet users. — Page 36

Internet Announcements

Internet Publishing Today

Focus on Publishing
Jump-Starting Electronic Books[Abstract]
Robin Peek looks at the recent alliance of and Microsoft, and the surprising purchase of the two leading e-book producers by Gemstar, and speculates that this may prove to be a defining moment in the future of the publishing industry. — Page 46

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CD/DVD Today

CD/DVD Commentaries

The Latest in CD/DVD Encyclopedias[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó lists five of the 2000 editions and reports on their merits, as well as their drawbacks. — Page 52

CD/DVD Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
Helping Us Keep Track of It All[Abstract]
Marshall Breeding describes how the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University deals with its relentless flow of tasks—through the use of a homemade, Web-based problem-tracking system (PTS). — Page 58

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