Newstand – September 1998

(Archived 10/15/98)

New York Times on the Web, 9/30/98

Nearing Deadline, Plan for Administering Internet Stumbles. With control of the Internet scheduled to be handed over to a non-profit board any day now, a critical disagreement has stalled the plan and thrown the process into disarray.

Accessing the Web Via E-Mail, 9/28/98 Thousands of people who do not have access to the Web are connecting to the power of this resource using a special e-mail software program.

House Backs Away from Regulating Spam, 9/28/98. The House Commerce Committee has retreated from it’s previous proposal to regulate junk e-mail. Read about the details.

PC Magazine, August 1998

PC Magazine Web Portals, p. 100. Who needs AOL, when you’ve got Yahoo, Excite and Infoseek! PC Magazine rates the 11 portals.

PC World, September 1998

This special issue details what you can do to protect your privacy on the web, including Going Private, a how-to on repelling unwanted spam, e-mail snoops, and more. Also of interest is Top Privacy Sites.

DSL Coming Slowly to a Phone Near You, p. 54. Is the new DSL technology ready for prime-time, or is it a beta-headache?

IE5 Aims to Display Web Pages Your Way, p. 66. A preview of what to expect from the upcoming version of Internet Explorer.

Online, Sept./Oct. 1998

Dialog’s New Pricing Structure and the DialUnit Debacle, p. 35. This article discusses DIALOG’s pricing changes, and analyzes the impact on search costs.

Mounting Presentations on the Web, p. 62. This article discusses the various methods of publishing a PowerPoint on the web, and the nuts and bolts of how exactly to do it!

Searcher, July/August 1998

Order Out of Chaos A Practitioner’s Guide to Knowledge Management, p. 44. A practical discussion of knowledge management with a case study of KM in action.

USA Today

Countdown to the Millennium. Time is rapidly running out for corporate, business, and government institutions to cope with Y2K compliant issues. USA Today has a series of special reports and articles profiling individuals and groups with expertise, and of course, conflicting opinions, about what awaits us.

Internet World

Tools, Security Features Set These Servers Apart. This article reviews four top web server applications that may be used for intranets. WebMasters and system administrators are always on the look-out for new security apps, and these solutions from Microsoft, Lotus, C2Net and Netscape may fit your needs.

Computers in Libraries, September 1998

What’s New in the Library Automation Arena? p.22. This article reviews 26 library automation vendors and their products.

Will the Paper Trail Lead to the E-Book? p.40. The rush to introduce electronic book products is on again, with new products scheduled for introduction in late ’98 and early ’99. For those who can’t wait, there are currently several products about which an evaluation of this technology may be made today.

New York Times on the Web

Desperately Seeking Susan OR Suzie NOT Sushi. Conducting effective searches on the Web can be one of the most frustrating endeavors associated with the Internet. Included in this article are tips on which search engine to choose, when and why.

Fixing Year 2000 Woes May Cost $5.4 Billion. With estimates to repair Y2K problems at over $5 billion dollars, the government mobilization has been far to slow, and it remains dangerously behind the curve.

Business Week, August 31, 1998

YAHOO! The Company, the Strategy, the Stock. In this week’s cover story, discover whether YAHOO is poised to take-over the Internet! As the number 1 Web page with over 40 million users each month, this business is rocketing to even greater heights.

CNN Interactive

Librarian of Congress Turns Venerable Institution Toward Future. The Library proposes to have five million times online by the year 2000.

AmLaw Tech, Fall 1998

Buggin Out. Many law firms are not Y2K compliant, and this survey states that of 20 responding firms, this task may require an average of $400,000.

Who’s Wired, Who’s Tired. This slice of the AmLaw 100 indicates where firms are in their quest to achieve technological prowess. The answers are nothing short of interesting, and often may be taken with a grain of salt.

How Do You Bill for Technology? There are administrative, technical and ethical implications for billing clients for research using commercial online services including legal databases and CDs, as well as the Web.

Database, August/Sept. 1998

Beyond Information Retrieval: Ways to Provide Content in Context. The movement away from mainframe systems, maintaining large legacy systems, to the Web, has created many challenges. But once more, searchers are encountering the need to locate specific information from within a huge and constantly changing environment.

Internet Sources of Information on Alternative Medicine. People are increasingly turning to alternative medical practices, products and practitioners for chronic illnesses as well as routine medical issues. This excellent article not only describes useful resources, it also rates them for quality content and usefulness.

Patent Explorer: Derwent on the Internet. If you require access to patent information, this new Web database from Derwent may be up your alley. With full-text searching capabilities for U.S. and European patents, a reasonable cost, and network-wide availability, it merits consideration.

PC Computing, September 1998

2000 Reasons to Sue. More interesting issues arise in regard to Y2K problems, as vendors are sued by angry companies when their products are not compliant.

The Future of the Browser. The future of the Web browser is arguably in the hands of Netscape and Microsoft. This article discusses what innovations we may anticipate in the near future?

Information Outlook, September 1998

Knowledge Navigators, p.17. The author contends that the new emphasis on digital information heralds a new “Knowledge Economy” and an associated “golden age” for librarians.

Library Journal, August 1998

Inching Toward Copyright Détente, p.42. Marybeth Peters, the low profile Registrar of Copyrights, is an important player in the forthcoming battles developing regarding copyright in the digital age.

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