Information Today
Volume 18, Issue 3 — March 2001
Information Today
Volume 18, Issue 3 — March 2001
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IT Report from the Field
ASIS&T Summit 2001[Full Text]
This conference, held February 2-4 in San Francisco, sought to define the emerging discipline of information architecture and presented many examples of its implementation.
by Alice Klingener — Page 1

IT Interview Introduces Innovative Scholarly Publishing Model[Full Text]
In a recent interview, CEO Robert Cooter talked about how the new publishing venture is providing inexpensive, scholarly journals with a quick turnaround time.
by Paula J. Hane — Page 1

IT Report from the Field
Professional Publishers Confront Change[Full Text]
This recent conference, held February 4­7 in Washington, DC, hosted nearly 300 publishers and a handful of librarians to discuss the latest issues affecting professional and scholarly publishers.
by Judy Luther and Ana Arias Terry — Page 22

IT Report from the Field
Building the Virtual Reference Desk[Full Text]
The recent "Building the Virtual Reference Desk in a 24/7 World" symposium, co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and OCLC, featured digital reference case studies, research, and future possibilities.
by Laverna Saunders  — Page 25

Gale Group and Dialog to Gather Gannett Newspapers[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 1

NewsBank Acquires MediaStream Businesses from Knight Ridder[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 3

Wider Access to U.S. Court Records Database Stirs Up Controversy[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 13

SoftLine Information Introduces Alt-PressWatch Collection of Full-Text Alternative Press Weeklies[Full Text]
by Barbara Quint — Page 14

Questel•Orbit in the New Millennium[Full Text]
by Nancy Lambert — Page 15 Portal Launched to Fill a Niche[Full Text]
by Susan Detwiler — Page 16

Elsevier Science Expands and Repackages Its Online Offerings[Full Text]
by Paula J. Hane — Page 18

Online Columns & News

Quint’s Online
Planning for an Unpleasant Economy
Barbara Quint suggests that if the recent economic downturn continues, vendors should plan for a possible recession—and the inevitable downsizing and outsourcing that would accompany it. — Page 8

Database Review
Missing the Point on Contentville[Full Text]
Mick O'Leary examines Contentville and explains how the site's legal, public relations, and design problems obscure the excellent material it does contain. — Page 20

Company Announcements
Internet Today

Internet Insights
A Tale of Two Industries' Metamorphoses
Péter Jacsó discusses the travel and information industries and describes how they can learn from one another. — Page 30

Internet Waves
Do-It-Yourself PC/Mac Tech Support
Shirley Kennedy shares some helpful ideas about how to provide your own information systems support. — Page 32

Internet Announcements
Internet Publishing Today
Focus on Publishing
Web Design Embraces Application Servers
Robin Peek discusses the announced purchase of Allaire by Macromedia, and particularly, the ramifications of acquiring ColdFusion, which will allow Macromedia to create an even deeper product line and advance into server functions. — Page 40

Internet Publishing Announcements

Library Systems Today

The Systems Librarian
OCLC's CORC in the Library
Terry Ballard reports on the OCLC Cooperative Online Resource Catalog and notes that, although there are glitches, it shows promise for his university's library. — Page 46

Library Systems Announcements
  • Calendar — Page 51
  • Book Review

  • Super Searchers in the News: The Online Secrets of Journalists & News Researchers
    by Paula J. Hane, reviewed by Gwen Gregory — Page 53
  • People Line — Page 57
Special Advertising Sections
  • Online Directory of Services & Sources — Page 27
  • Internet Directory of Services & Sources — Page 37
  • Library Systems Directory of Services & Sources — Page 49
  • CD/DVD Directory of Services & Sources — Page 65
  • Bookshelf — Pages 54­55
  • InfoToday 2001 Conference Preview — Pages 59­63
  • Classified Advertising — Page 64
  • Index to Advertisers
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