On the Newsstand
In this column, we list selected articles
from computer-oriented publications, such as Database, Online, PC World, PC
Computing, Internet World, PC Magazine & Searcher as well as business
magazines such as Forbes, Fortune & BusinessWeek. If you come across an
article of interest that is not on our list, please choose "Add Comments"
at the bottom of this page, and tell us about it. All citations will be archived
in the Library one month after posting.
(Archived January 16, 1997)
Off the Charts: How
big is the Internet? p. 46. If you're looking for Internet
statistics such as number of people using Internet, number of web sites, etc.,
this is the place to look.
E-Mail Face-off, p.
87. A comprehensive review of 12 Internet e-mail programs including
a valuable chart comparing the features of each product.
This issue also includes articles on the Internet in Asia & Europe.
Web Page UNIX for Beginners, p. 34. The fine points of how
to load and maintain your Web page on a UNIX server, including step by step
instructions in plain English.
on the Web, p. 38. An informative article on streamed audio with
hypertext links to sites for business and financial information, late breaking
news, sports, talk radio and music.
is My Business: A Gumshoe's Guide to the Web, p. 182. "It takes
more than a browser to search the Web. It takes smarts, the right tools, and
tips for tracking down leads..." Highly Recommended.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Search Engines, p. 17. This
interesting editorial discusses the possibility of search engine companies
selling relevancy. "A business pays the search engine company, and the
search engine is rigged to find the business's Internet address more often and
put it nearer the top of the list of recommended sites." There's something
to think about!
Fastest CD-ROM Drive in the World. "A flood of high speed 12x
CD-ROM drives is inundating the market."
Answer Line - There's Aluminum in Them Thar CD-ROMS, (Recycle CD
ROMS) p. 300. Lists several companies that will accept and re-cycle
Library Software Review, v.15 No. 4 Winter 1996
The Inmagic DB/TextWorks Library Guide: A Model for Automating your
Library, p. 265.
Using Best-Seller's BestWeb to Provide an On-Line Database on the
Web, p. 235. This article discusses the BestWeb software as an
appropriate way for small, special libraries to provide online acess.