|Weekly News Digest
February 24, 2003 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.
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Virage Enhances Webcasting Software
Virage, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the latest release of its VS Webcasting application, a comprehensive software solution that empowers organizations to efficiently manage the entire workflow related to producing live, on-demand and rebroadcast events. With this latest release, the Virage Webcasting software also offers enhanced interoperability with the Cisco Systems, Inc. Enterprise Content-Delivery Networks (ECDN) system for enterprises that are looking for a highly scalable content creation and network delivery solution for rich media.
Virage developed VS Webcasting for public meetings, executive communications, human resource briefings, and sales and marketing communications. With VS Webcasting, organizations can schedule and deliver live and on-demand interactive Webcasts that include audio and video synchronized with slide presentations, other related documents, audience polls, surveys, and Q&A. VS Webcasting now supports both Windows and Macintosh Webcast players to maximize audience reach. In addition, the software is now available on the Sun Solaris platform.
VS Webcasting instantly archives each live Webcast, making it available for on-demand search and review moments after the presentation ends. The latest VS Webcasting editing capabilities enable producers to better manage the table of contents and delete unnecessary video and audio clips for on-demand Webcasts, yielding full producer control over the end-user viewing experience. For more information, including product specifications, a whitepaper, and a self-running product demonstration, visit http://webcasting.virage.com.
Source: Virage, Inc.
Opencola Releases Enterprise Solution
Opencola, Ltd. announced the release of Opencola ENTERPRISE, the enterprise version of its knowledge management solution. (See the NewsBreak on the individual version—
-http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbreader.asp?ArticleID=17047.) The enterprise version lets users search for all relevant information at the same time, find people who have relevant information, and share that information over a secure peer-to-peer network.
Opencola can perform one search that includes search engines, news sites, local drives, shared drives, user's shared desktops, intranet, and e-mail. Opencola supports Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as all .html and .txt files. A relevance engine keeps searches current and allows users to alter the rank of search results in real-time based on the documents deemed relevant. Opencola ENTERPRISE can be implemented for a discrete team inside or outside the boundaries of the organization or it can be implemented organization-wide to every desktop to achieve enterprise intelligence.
Source: Opencola Ltd.
BOAI Celebrates First Anniversary and Launches Forum
The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI; http://www.soros.org/openaccess/) launched 1 year ago, Feb. 14, 2002. In honor of the anniversary, it has launched the BOAI Forum (http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/), a low-traffic moderated discussion list that is being used to spread news quickly and to provide a summary of first year's activity.
Peter Suber, the Forum's moderator, says the group will use it to announce new BOAI funding programs, publications, and news, and to collect the open-access wisdom of the worldwide network of BOAI supporters. Subscriptions will be limited to those who sign the BOAI public statement. The Forum will soon have an archive of past postings that will be readable by non-subscribers.
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