Corporate Information Database, a major new data base service has been launched using CD-ROM technology. The Corporate Information Database by Datext contains comprehensive information on more than 10,000 companies permitting users to profile companies, examine financial data, review executive information, make comparisons among companies, etc. The Datext software is menu driven to facilitate access by inexperienced users. The disks are updated monthly. Included in the annual price of $9,600 to $19,600 are not only the data subscription, but also the use of the CD-ROM disk drive, a controller card and cable, software license, documentation and maintenance.
[Contact: Datext Inc., 444 Washington Street, Woburn, MA, 01801, (617) 938— 6667.]
NICEM, the National Information Center for Educational Media, will make its data base available on CD-ROM. The annual subscription for the data base service and the access software which operates on an IBM PC or IBM PC clone will be $800. [Contact: NICEM, c/o University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007.
Compendex is now available on CD-ROM. There are three options: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Each has approximately 120,000 records for the period July 1983 through June 1985. The MicroBASIS retrieval software comes on every disk. The disks will run with IBM PC-XTs using DOS 2.1 or 3.0, IBM PC-AT using DOS 3.0, and MicroVAX using VMS 4.1 or 4.2.
The disks will be updated quarterly and cost $1,195 for a one—year subscription.
[Contact: Engineering Information, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, (212) 705-7600.]