|Dialog Corp. has announced the launch of DialogLink 3.0, its telecommunications
software package, and the addition of full-text newsletters produced by
NewsRx, an Atlanta-based health news publisher.
DialogLink provides access to non-Web-based command-language services
offered under the Dialog and DataStarT brands, including DialogClassic
and DataStar Classic. According to the announcement, it's usedby online
searchers (corporate librarians, knowledge specialists, and freelance information
brokers) who regularly have in-depth and sophisticated information searching
and management needs and prefer using command languages. DialogLink is
provided by Dialog as part of a customer's annual service agreement at
no additional charge. It can be downloaded from http://products.dialog.com/products/dlink.
The enhancements added to DialogLink include the ability to save and
open search results in Word or other applications that accept RTF files,
the option to search DataStar with a Type-Ahead buffer, and direct links
to Web sites that are referenced in retrieved articles and reports. DialogLink's
accounting function has also been enhanced. Costs and accounting information
are captured to a standard CSV format file that can be opened in most spreadsheet
applications. Customers can generate an accounting report in Microsoft
Excel by selecting the menu option within DialogLink.A template in Excel
allows users to load, sort, and print the accounting data.
Health Sciences Newsletters
The NewsRx newsletters, which focus primarily on pharmaceutical and
biotechnology topics as well as on diagnostics and medical devices, are
available for online searching and article retrieval through Dialog's information
services (except DialogSelect). In addition to newly published editions
of the weekly newsletters that are updated in the Dialog database concurrently
with print publication, an archive of past issues dating to 1995 is also
available for online searching and article retrieval.
NewsRx titles now available are AIDS Weekly, Angiogenesis
Weekly, Biotech Week, Bio-Terrorism Info, Blood Weekly,
Weekly, Diabetes Week, Drug Week, Gene Therapy Weekly,
& Genetics Weekly, Health & Medicine Week,
Weekly, Immunotherapy Weekly, Medical Letter on the CDC &
FDA, Managed Healthcare Info, Medical Devices & Surgical
Technology Week, Obesity Fitness & Wellness Week,
& Central Nervous System Week, Proteomics Weekly,
Cell Week, TB & Outbreaks Week, Vaccine Weekly,
& Zoonosis Week, Virus Weekly, and
Women's Health Weekly.
The NewsRx newsletters are available on Dialog as File 135. The publications
have been available on Dialog's DataStar™ service since September 2001
(file label: RXNS).
Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 800/3-DIALOG, 919/462-8600; http://www.dialog.com.