Information Today
June 2000


IT Interview
netLibrary Adds New Markets, Management, and Partnerships[Full Text]
Former CFO, now president and CEO, Robert Kaufman discusses how netLibrary—a provider of e-books and Internet-based content—has progressed and launched into new market arenas.
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1

IT Viewpoint
Database Protection in the Next Century[Full Text]
New legislation—specifically H.R. 354, “Collections of Information Antipiracy Act”—being considered in Congress will have a significant impact on the ability to copyright informational databases.
by Daniel R. Valente — Page 1

IT Report from the Field
ASIS Summit 2000: Defining Information Architecture[Abstract]
Although the recent American Society for Information Science midyear meeting ultimately didn’t define information architecture, it did demonstrate that there’s a lot of interest in this area.
by Robin Peek — Page 14

IT Report from the Field
The 2000 Conference Board Conference[Abstract]
The “2000 Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning Conference” in San Francisco observed that the definition and uses of knowledge management are broadening.
by Michael Koenig — Page 28

IT Report from the Field
Fifth Annual Search Engine Meeting[Full Text]
The recent 2-day conference in Boston covered a wide range of topics and featured lively and spirited debate.
by Chris Sherman — Page 33

IT Report from the Field
The Spring 2000 ASIDIC Meeting[Abstract]
The Orlando conference of the Association for Information and Dissemination Centers examined the challenges and opportunities facing organizations in the information industry.
by Donald T. Hawkins — Page 36

Online Columns & News

NewsEdge Announces a Change in Direction with New E-Content Strategy[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1 Launches B2B Workplace for the Science and Engineering Community[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 8 A New Alternative for Trademark Searchers[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 30
Legal Arena Continues to Buzz: West Partners with Northern Light; Supreme Court Opens Web Site[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 32
Data Downlink Launches Portal B for Enterprise Users[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 72

Quint’s Online
The Bar for Value-Added Keeps Moving[Abstract]
Barbara Quint reports that, like political constituents, consumers are never satisfied, and are always looking for more and better value for their money. — Page 12

Database Review
Facts On File Goes ‘Click and Mortar’[Abstract]
Mick O’Leary describes how an esteemed old-media publisher has moved successfully into the new media with its site. — Page 21

Company Announcements
Internet Today

Internet Insights
Web Services for Your Data[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó reports that your own personal data can now be accessed from anywhere at anytime, with some limitations. — Page 46

Internet Waves
Getting Cozy with a Good … E-Book?[Abstract]
Shirl Kennedy, no great fan of the electronic book, nevertheless notes that many folks are enamored of the new technology, as evidenced by the recent popularity of Stephen King’s novella. — Page 48

Internet Announcements
Internet Publishing Today
Focus on Publishing
Tremors in Dot-Com Nation[Full Text]
Robin Peek compares the rise and fall of many dot-com companies to the 19th-century California gold rush, noting that Internet fever too shall pass. — Page 56

Internet Publishing Announcements

CD/DVD Today
CD/DVD Commentaries

Multifunction CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drives[Abstract]
Péter Jacsó reports that you can get speed, quality, and value in one compact, multifunctional device. — Page 60

CD/DVD Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
Consolidating Electronic Holdings Files[Abstract]
Terry Ballard says that although integrating his library’s electronic journals holdings into one location was arduous, the results are worth it. — Page 68

Library Systems Announcements

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