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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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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
10/5/1998NewsBreakOvid Technologies Bought by Wolters Kluwer for $200 Million
9/21/1998NewsBreakDialog Announces Move of U.S. Headquarters to North Carolina
9/21/1998NewsBreakDocument Delivery Field Continues to Shrink with Demise of EBSCO Document Services
9/21/1998NewsBreakNew Corporate Market Products and Organization at The Institute for Scientific Information
9/21/1998NewsBreakSearcher Tip: Browsing Formats Improve at Dialog
9/14/1998NewsBreakThomson Merges Gale, IAC, Primary Source Media into The Gale Group
8/31/1998NewsBreakDow Jones Interactive Expands its Web-Based Marketing Alliances
8/31/1998NewsBreakFull-Image Articles Available from LEXIS-NEXIS; Per-Article Pricing for Elsevier Science Direct Material
8/31/1998NewsBreakNewsEdge Forges Alliances with Content and Delivery Companies
8/24/1998NewsBreakAOL Withdraws Support for PLS, Thunderstone Steps In
8/17/1998NewsBreakThe Last Round-Up: Dialog to Eliminate DialUnit Round-Up in September
8/17/1998NewsBreakAmerican Business Information Has a New Name—infoUSA—and a New Web Site
8/10/1998NewsBreakMCI Recognizes Cybrarians for Connecting Communities Through Cyberspace
8/10/1998NewsBreakDialog Launches E-Commerce Strategy with Planet Retail
8/5/1998NewsBreakDialog and Dow Jones Interactive Improve the Searchability of Their Web-Based and Intranet-Based Products
8/3/1998NewsBreakControversy Continues over Filtering the Internet
8/3/1998NewsBreakWest Launches Intranet Toolkit
7/27/1998NewsBreakMoody's Financial Information Services (FIS) Acquired by FCC
7/13/1998NewsBreakFirst Fruit of ARL's SPARC Alliance: ACS to Publish New Reduced-Cost Science Journals
7/13/1998NewsBreakAcademic "Mega-Consortium" Negotiates LEXIS-NEXIS Access
7/13/1998NewsBreakUMI Announces Digital Vault Initiative
7/6/1998NewsBreakDataStar Back from the Dead and Without DialUnits; Minor Adjustments in DialUnits for Dialog Itself
7/6/1998NewsBreakU.S. PTO to Load Patents and Trademarks Full Text onto the Web, Accessible for Free
6/29/1998NewsBreakSilverLinker from SilverPlatter Allows for Seamless Links to Full Text
6/29/1998NewsBreakNorthern Light Introduces Precision Search Enhancements
6/25/1998NewsBreakThe 1998 SLA Annual Conference: Show Us the Money
6/22/1998NewsBreakDomain Name Searches Across the World's Registries on Thomson and Thomson's Saegis Service
6/22/1998NewsBreakDealing With the New Dialog Pricing: An Emergency Toolkit
6/15/1998NewsBreakIAC Launches LifeCenter Online Answer Packages for Public Libraries
6/15/1998NewsBreakQuestel-Orbit Focuses on Intellectual Property Gold; Will Shut Down Orbit
6/8/1998NewsBreakNorthern Light Announces Agreement with The New York Times on The Web
6/8/1998NewsBreakDow Jones Interactive Introduces Intranet Toolkit
6/8/1998NewsBreakDialog Waives $75 Monthly Minimum for Information Brokers
6/8/1998NewsBreakFirst Look—Dialog's DialUnit Pricing
5/29/1998NewsBreakMercury Center Free! San Jose Mercury News Drops Subscription Charges
5/21/1998NewsBreakLEXIS-NEXIS Statistical Universe Opens Web-Based Access to Government, Academic, and Private Statistics
5/21/1998NewsBreakThomson Financial Services Expands Financial Offerings on the Web
5/6/1998NewsBreakDialog Re-Introduces 'CPU-like' Charges, Drops Connect Time
4/1/1998NewsBreakAIIP's 12th Annual Conference: Looking Ahead and Looking
3/13/1998NewsBreakProposed Reed Elsevier/Wolters Kluwer Merger Abandoned
2/23/1998NewsBreakDialog Corp. Execs Announce Substantive Plans in Multi-City Tour
2/6/1998NewsBreakElsevier Science Acquires Engineering Information
2/6/1998NewsBreakElsevier Science Acquires Engineering Information
1/26/1998NewsBreakAOL Acquires Personal Library Software
12/8/1997NewsBreakMore on the Merger, Staff Reductions at The Dialog Corporation
11/24/1997NewsBreakMAID Completes Acquisition of Knight-Ridder Information
11/13/1997NewsBreakMAID Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Knight-Ridder Information
10/23/1997NewsBreakMAID Secures Funding, But Reports Sales Slowdown
10/8/1997NewsBreakMAID Moves Closer to DIALOG Purchase
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