to Government E-Commerce Procurement: Doing Business with the Military
In this offering
of her continuing series on B2G e-commerce,Laura Gordan-Murnane calls the
DoD to task for the less than user-friendly home pages and links of its
various agencies and departments that largely do not aid the procurement
Patents: Issues and Search Techniques with High-Tech, High-Concept Patenting
and D. R. Beasley present an extensive look at inventions focusing on computer
software, Internet technologies and e-commerce, and business processes
and how the issue of what constitutes prior art within intellectual property
may affect the future of patents, copyright, and technological advances.
Government Agency Directories Gamble: Free or Worth the Money?
Can you get all
the government directory information you need via free Internet sources,
or are fee-based subscription services your best bet? Barbie Keiser tells
the pros and cons of each as well as what both types of sources are missing.
and the New "Magnificent Seven"
introduces the latest generic top-level domains (gTLDs) selected by the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), explaining
what these gTLDs are, what they mean, why they're needed, their implications,
and what might be ahead in the ICANN arena.
Decisions and the Net: More Healthcare Resources on the Internet
As more and more
health-related sites are popping up on the 'Net, Eva Perkins arms searchers
with information about useful Web sites, paying special attention to sites
providing patients with online pharmaceutical options, including MEDLINEplus,
Drugstore.com, and PlanetRx.
bq takes exception
to the fact that no one within the library field saw fit to suggest to
ICANN "Dot-Lib" as one of the possible gTLDs additions.
In her yearly
"That Was the Year That Was" review, Nancy Lambert looks at Y2K patent
developments from companies such as Questel-Orbit, STN International, Derwent,
To combat the
dramatic drops ºacademic libraries have been experiencing in reference
statistics, Doris Helfer checks out the topic of "Virtual Reference in
Libraries," looking at how both libraries and vendors would approach a
24/7 virtual reference desk.
For all of you
Web page creator wannabes who are afraid to tackle HTML, Irene McDermott
provides you with the help you need to get those pages up and running without
a lot of hassle, headaches, or even HTML.