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Newsbreaks and Weekly News Digest

From the Editor: The fast pace of breaking news in the information industry and library world doesn't stick to print publishing schedules. This is why we post weekly stories by industry experts such as Barbie Keiser, George H. Pike, Nancy K. Herther, Terry Ballard, and Marydee Ojala and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Twitter (@ITINewsBreaks) for up-to-the-minute coverage.

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5/1/2000Newslink SpotlightWeb Searching Can Be Simpli Better
4/24/2000NewsBreakData Downlink Launches Portal B for Enterprise Users
4/24/2000NewsBreak‘Old Economy’ Info Retrieval Clashes with ‘New Economy’ Web Upstarts at the Fifth Annual Search Engine Conference
4/17/2000NewsBreakConsolidation and Convergence: Elsevier Science Acquires Endeavor Information Systems
4/17/2000NewsBreakWebforia and CNN Interactive Announce Strategic Alliance
4/10/2000NewsBreakFathom This: Academic and Cultural Institutions Partner To Create Interactive Knowledge Company
4/10/2000NewsBreakThomson’s West Group Recasts and Expands Business News Service as Westnews
4/3/ Relaunches Site with Modern and Classic Reference Works
4/1/2000Newslink SpotlightHighlighting Search Tools, Improving the Web Search Experience
3/27/2000NewsBreakGoogle Introduces Web Directory Using Netscape's Open Directory Project Data
3/27/2000NewsBreakThe Thomson Takeover of Dialog: More and Less
3/22/2000NewsBreakThomson to Buy Dialog
3/20/2000NewsBreakAltaVista Introduces Advanced Search Center, New Resources for Power Searchers and Webmasters
3/20/2000NewsBreakThis conference and expo focused on an important topic—content
3/20/ Announces Enterprise Portal Service, Alliances With Enterprise Information Portal Companies
3/20/2000NewsBreakRoweCom and NewsEdge Cancel Acquisition Agreement, Announce Strategic Partnership
3/13/2000NewsBreakTalavara, an ‘E-Customer Assistance Company,’ Launched by Manning & Napier
3/13/2000NewsBreakNetLibrary, Innovative Interfaces to Cooperate in Adding E-Books to Library Collections
3/6/ Business Portal Company Formed by Excite@Home and Dow Jones
3/1/2000Newslink SpotlightSpotlight on Library Portals and News Sites
2/28/2000NewsBreakReed Elsevier Announces Major Internet Strategy to Drive Growth
2/28/2000NewsBreakBell & Howell Information and Learning’s ProQuest Academic Edition Brings Articles Directly to Students for a Low Fixed Fee
2/21/2000NewsBreakReuters Announces Major Internet Strategy
2/21/2000NewsBreakSoon-to-Launch e-psyche Database from Database Access Group Challenges Established Psychology Information Source
2/21/2000NewsBreakTable That Rumor: Thomson Hasn’t Purchased Dialog ... Yet
2/14/2000NewsBreakTwo Initiatives Support PubMed Central Model
2/14/ Debuts as a Portal for Librarians
2/14/2000NewsBreakBrill Media Holdings and Partners to Launch
2/11/2000NewsBreakFLASH: Has Thomson Bought Ownership in Dialog?
2/9/ Suit Could Shift the Underpinnings of the Online Legal Marketplace and Beyond
2/7/2000NewsBreakNetLibrary Offers 1,500 E-Book Titles to 100 Large Public Libraries in Trial Program
2/7/2000NewsBreakBig 12 Plus Libraries and OCLC Join Forces on Web-Based Interlibrary Loan System
2/7/2000NewsBreakScienceDirect Expands Full-Text Linked Connections to Abstracting-and-Indexing Services; Opens PhysicsDirect Niche Service
2/1/2000Newslink SpotlightTraditional Services Embrace the Web: EBSCO Will Offer the Whole Enchilada
1/31/2000NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Acquires Online Services from the U.K.’s FT Group
1/24/2000NewsBreakIngenta Merges with UnCover
1/24/2000NewsBreakEpixtech Partners with Citrix Systems on ASP Solution for Library Automation
1/17/2000NewsBreakBell & Howell Announces Restructuring to Create Two Separate Companies
1/17/2000NewsBreakOCLC Opens Web Catalog to All Comers
1/10/2000NewsBreakIntelligence Data Launches Intranet Distribution Product
1/10/2000NewsBreakTim Andrews Leaves Factiva; Clare Hart Appointed New CEO
1/3/ Expands into E-Commerce Offerings; Parent Competing with Factiva Child?
1/3/2000NewsBreakManning & Napier Information Services Announces CINDOR, a Multi-Language Search and Retrieval System
1/1/2000Newslink SpotlightGetting the News—Webfeeds for Free
12/20/1999NewsBreakWeb Searching from Dialog via; Exciting New Innovation in K-Check; Value of K-Working Suite Continues to Rise
12/20/1999NewsBreakBeyond Keyword Searching—Oingo and Introduce Meaning-Based Searching
12/20/1999NewsBreakQuestel-Orbit Brings Full Service to the Web with QWEB; Introduces Internet Protocol Network
12/20/1999NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Takes a Precautionary Y2K Break
12/13/1999NewsBreakRoweCom Signs Agreement to Acquire NewsEdge
12/6/1999NewsBreakNew Web-Based Business Service from MeansBusiness Taps Concepts in Books Database
12/6/1999NewsBreakCautious détente pervades relations in the Web’s “Great Game”
11/29/1999NewsBreakMajor Scholarly Publishers Unite to Integrate Article Delivery
11/22/1999NewsBreakSan Diego Conference provides forum for exploring issues and challenges
11/22/1999NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Tests Data Visualization Technology
11/15/1999NewsBreak3M Announces Major New Library Technology System
11/8/1999NewsBreakIntelliSeek Launches
11/8/1999NewsBreakDialog Enhances Web and Intranet Offerings with PowerPortal and K-working Software Suite
11/8/1999NewsBreakCompany Dossier Product Emerges from LEXIS-NEXIS’ SmartIndexing Technology
11/8/1999NewsBreakThe news was not new content, but more ways to find, organize, manage, and share the masses of content already there
11/8/1999NewsBreakFactiva: The New Name for Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive
11/1/1999NewsBreakGender Equity in Salaries Achieved for Some Information Professionals, but Not for Others
11/1/1999NewsBreakContent and technology meet the money at the dance
11/1/1999NewsBreakNorthern Light Adds Link Popularity to Relevance Ranking Factors
10/26/1999NewsBreakAeneid Corp. Buys InGenius Technologies
10/25/1999NewsBreakInternet Scout Project Looks Toward the Future
10/25/1999NewsBreakEBSCO Continues International Expansion with 39-Country Consortium Deal
10/18/1999NewsBreakReuters Launches New Internet-based News and Information Service
10/11/1999NewsBreakDialog Offers Pay-Per-View
10/11/1999NewsBreakBell & Howell Information and Learning Acquires Chadwyck-Healey
10/4/1999NewsBreakNewsEdge Partners with Northern Light
10/4/1999NewsBreakIngenta Brings Suite of Online Publishing Services to the U.S.
10/4/1999NewsBreakAuthors Are Victorious in Major Copyright Adjudication
9/27/1999NewsBreakOneSource Information Services, Inc. Soars with CorpTech Under Wing
9/27/1999NewsBreakRoweCom Acquires Dawson Information Services Group
9/20/1999NewsBreakDialog Expands E-Commerce Initiatives and Reports Mixed Q2 Results
9/13/1999NewsBreakThis year’s conference showed that the technology and ideas are maturing
9/7/1999NewsBreakFree Massive Business Directory from Network Solutions
8/30/1999NewsBreakJoint Venture to Create Portal with Multimedia News Content
8/23/ Offers Businesses Free Intranets, Announces Content Partnerships
8/17/1999NewsBreakCommerce Department Plans to Shut Down NTIS
8/16/1999NewsBreakExcite@Home and FAST’s ‘’ Aim to Plug the Web Search Engine Gap
8/16/1999NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Consolidates Legal Brands, Introduces New Research System
8/9/1999NewsBreakNew Chief Executive Appointed for Struggling Reed Elsevier, as Lower Earnings are Reported
8/2/1999NewsBreakInternet Public Library Sponsored by Bell & Howell Information and Learning
8/2/1999NewsBreakDow Jones/Reuters Joint Venture Bears First Fruit
8/2/ Offers Top Dollar Business Content for Free Under Patented Marketing Approach
8/2/1999NewsBreakGale Adds Masses of Full-Text Newspapers to InfoTrac Web Service
7/19/1999NewsBreakBell & Howell and Infonautics Announce Plan for New Education Company
7/12/1999NewsBreakNew Study of WWW Search Engine Coverage Published
7/6/1999NewsBreakTeltech Partners With Dialog, Moves Closer to Launching Vertical Portal
7/6/1999NewsBreakThe West Group Debuts, a Free Service for Consumers and Small Businesses
6/28/1999NewsBreakBarnes & Noble Abandons Attempt to Buy Ingram
6/28/1999NewsBreakTwo Centuries of Newspapers Covered in Chadwyck-Healey’s Historical Newspapers Online
6/28/1999NewsBreak20th Annual National Online Meeting & IOLS '99
6/28/1999NewsBreakSLA’s Annual Conference - Librarians ‘move to the core’ of their companies
6/21/1999NewsBreakThomson’s Gale Group Acquires MacMillan Library Reference USA
6/21/1999NewsBreakNorthern Light’s usgovsearch Begins Commercial Operation with Revised Pricing Plan
6/21/1999NewsBreakQuestel-Orbit Completes Intellectual Property Gold Project, With Revised and Integrated Search Software
6/21/1999NewsBreakWest Loses Copyright Claim over Page Numbers
6/14/1999NewsBreakNew Pay-Per-View Business Information Service Debuts
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