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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 and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Threads (@library_information_today) and Bluesky (itinewsbreaks) for our most current posts.

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Previous NewsBreaks/Weekly News Digests:
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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
6/14/1999NewsBreakWavePhore Changes its Name and Introduces NewsPak
6/1/1999NewsBreakAeneid Unveils EoCenter and Creates the Internet Information Exchange
6/1/1999NewsBreakThomson Companies Commit to Vertical Market Strategies As Gale Group’s InSite is Moved to Intelligence Data
5/24/1999NewsBreakDialog Will Drop DialUnit Pricing Later This Year
5/17/1999NewsBreakPrimark Rolls Out Piranha
5/17/1999NewsBreakNewsEdge Offers New Insight on the News
5/17/1999NewsBreakDow Jones Interactive, Reuters Business Briefing Merged into Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive
5/10/1999NewsBreakNew Competitive Intelligence Tools Promised from Alliance of Dow Jones Interactive, Fuld & Company, and Iron Horse Multimedia; New Free Web Portal Service Promised for Web Users
5/10/1999NewsBreakNorthern Light Receives $35 Million in Funding, Prepares for Major Ad Campaign
5/3/1999NewsBreakGale Group Consolidates Products and Integrates Content with One Interface
4/26/ Shows Visual Landscapes of News
4/26/1999NewsBreakWeb Search Engine Companies Discuss Standards and Spammers
4/19/1999NewsBreakReed-Elsevier’s Engineering Information Acquires API EnCompass; Parent Company Still in Turmoil
4/19/1999NewsBreakITI’s Internet Librarian conference makes its overseas debut
4/12/1999NewsBreaknetLibrary Launches Comprehensive Digital Library
3/29/1999NewsBreakNorthern Light and NTIS Team Up to Produce One-Stop Federal Government Site
3/29/1999NewsBreakThe theme of “strategic imperatives” lent a sense of urgency to the event
3/29/1999NewsBreakThe question of the hour was, “Do you have a Web-user mindset?”
3/29/1999News DigestThe theme of “strategic imperatives” lent a sense of urgency to the event
3/15/1999NewsBreakInSite 2 from Gale Group to Replace Earlier InSite Products from IAC
3/1/1999NewsBreakAustralia’s premier information industry event again gets high marks
3/1/1999NewsBreakConference speakers challenge publishers to transform their businesses
3/1/1999NewsBreakNewsEdge Restructures Company and Announces 4Q Results
2/22/1999NewsBreakPrimark Name Going Up Over Ever Expanding Operation; Disclosure Database Going Down Off DIALOG
2/22/1999NewsBreakInfonautics Provides E-commerce Archive Services for Publishers
2/15/1999NewsBreakThe Dialog Corporation Launches Intranet Toolkit
2/8/1999NewsBreakDialog Announces “Realignment,” Management Changes, the Sale of CARL/Uncover, And …
2/1/1999NewsBreakSilverPlatter Allies With Kluwer and Dawson to Broaden Reach of SilverLinker
2/1/1999NewsBreakA Flurry of Legal Announcements from LEXIS-NEXIS
1/25/1999NewsBreakThe SPA-IIA Merger is Now Official
1/18/1999NewsBreakKnowledgeLink Interactive Changes Name to; Upgrades Intranet Server Designed for Corporate Data Handling
12/21/1998NewsBreakIHS Ends Microfilm Production, Goes to CD-ROM and the Web: Another Nail in Microfilm’s Coffin?
12/21/1998NewsBreakOnline Information 98 Exhibition and Conference: Knowledge Management grabs center stage
12/14/1998NewsBreakInformation Today, Inc. Acquires Libtech International Exhibition; Will Produce Internet Librarian International Conference in U.K.
12/14/1998NewsBreakSTN International Files All on the Web in Spring 1999
12/14/1998NewsBreakDow Jones Adds Full Images from 1,200 Sources to Publications Library
11/30/1998NewsBreakDialog Extends Its E-Commerce Strategy with Acquisition of Write Works Ltd.
11/30/1998NewsBreakNewsBreak Tracker: Barnes & Noble Buys Ingram and Sets Off a Powder Keg
11/30/1998NewsBreakDow Jones Backs Off on ‘Web-Only’ Access, Will Support Windows Proprietary Product
11/30/1998NewsBreakIIA’s 30th Annual Conference
11/16/1998NewsBreakInfonautics Launches Preview Version of Company Sleuth; Corporate Version Coming Soon
11/16/1998NewsBreakOCLC and WLN Begin Negotiations to Merge
11/16/1998NewsBreakThe Internet Librarian ’98 Conference. ITI’s second West Coast show provided networking information and opportunities
10/26/1998NewsBreakDow Jones Interactive Expands to Search Web Content, Adds AP Newswires
10/26/1998NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Announces a Universe to Access on the Web
10/26/1998NewsBreakAuthors’ Copyright Claims Upheld by Court: Ryan v. CARL Corporation
10/26/1998NewsBreakOnline World, Fall ’98
The traditionals hang on to the limelight
10/19/1998NewsBreakThe Gale Group Announces Partnership with the Aeneid Corp.
10/19/1998NewsBreakDialog Introduces Web Access to Pure Command-Driven DIALOG in DialogClassic; Announces Upgrades to Menu-Supported DialogWeb
10/19/1998NewsBreakA "Gift of the Web' for the Library of Congress from Alexa Internet
10/19/1998NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Partners with Aurigin Systems for Intellectual Property Service
10/12/1998NewsBreakDialog Exercises Option to Buy Responsive Database Services, Inc.
10/12/1998NewsBreakFulltext Sources Online Directory Bought by Information Today, Inc.
10/12/1998NewsBreakMecklermedia Sold to Penton Media
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