of End Users and Info Pros in Information Retrieval
Nicholas Carroll presents a case for giving users more control over information
retrieval options and data structure and also looks at how information
professionals would fit into this new IR scheme.
|Pax Web Pacts: International
Full-Text Treaty Resources
This article by David Mattison is organized into three sections: general
full-text treaty sources; United Nations treaty resources; and a selection
of guides and full-text sources covering such topics as war, humanitarian
efforts, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping.
Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their
In the first of a multipart series on the people who were part of the first
wave of the online industry, Stephanie Ardito and Susanne Bjørner
interview Roger Summit, Carlos Cuadra, and Dick Kollin, who were key players
in the early years of Dialog, ORBIT, and the Pandex database, respectively.
Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet: Patriot II on the Way
In the second part of her two-part series on the information policies of
the Bush administration, Miriam Drake delves into data- mining and information-gathering
tactics, including the use of Radio Frequency Identification Chips, that
will enable government agencies to serendipitously track the activities
of anyone suspected of compromising national security.
|Online Stock Indexes:
Resources for Business Researchers
Stock indexes can serve as a market trend gauge for investors, and Marc
Vinyard provides a look at some of the most useful stock index Web sites,
including Dow Jones Standard and Poor's, and the Nasdaq Composite Index.
bq, who certainly has a reputation for being warm and cuddly herself
(cough, cough), tells professional searchers how to combine the right
mix of the warm fuzzies with brutal honesty when it comes to critiquing
If you want to "Iraq Around the Clock," Irene McDermott tells you where
to go for the best mainstream media sources, as well as the hawk and dove
sites, perspectives from the Middle East, and blogs—even where to
get some satirical relief.
|Tools of the Trade
Full of the blush of new romance, Sheri Lanza shares the secrets of her
new love, Dana, a Palm-compatible laptop alternative that has a full-sized
integrated keyboard and a screen that is over three times the size of
most typical hand-held devices.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all
the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.