Ameritech Library Services' Internet publishing tool, NetPublisher, has been rated as "Editor's Choice" for web servers by PC Magazine. A beta copy of NetPublisher was submitted to PC Magazine's technical analysts for a special Internet feature and web server comparison test, published in the May 16, 1995, issue. PC Magazine, with a circulation of over one million PC users, conducts category-wide reviews using extensive laboratory testing. The "Editor's Choice" award is given to the top product(s) in each category.
NetPublisher is a World Wide Web, Gopher, and Z39.50 server that enables libraries to catalog and organize resources for all types of information, including text, image, audio, video, and multimedia. The software package features Windows-based point-and-click cataloging for information such as archived photo, music and slide collections, recorded speeches, library floor layout information, course reserves, school course catalogs, and campus directories. The PC Magazine article said that NetPublisher is the best solution for publishing on the Internet. The article included a detailed report on the specific functions and overall performance of NetPublisher. Some of the features praised in the review include the image map for creating clickable graphics, support for full transaction logging, consistent use of drag and drop, Jughead searching capabilities, and the HTML template wizard. PC Magazine also mentioned that "installation is easy" and "the included tutorials and documentation should help you figure out things easily."
An online demo of NetPublisher can be viewed on World Wide Web via http://netpub.notis.com.
[Contact: Ameritech Library Services, 1007 Church Street, 2nd floor, Evanston, IL 60201-3665; (708) 866-0150; FAX (708) 866-0178.]