ANNC: Direct import from Evaluated MEDLINE to PAPYRUS

Dave Goldman dave at rsd-erase-this-bit.com
Mon May 17 03:28:06 EST 1999


Research Software Design: Dave Goldman <dave at rsd.com>
BioMedNet: Matthew Cockerill <matthewc at biomednet.com>

Research Software Design and BioMedNet Provide New Integration for Users
of PAPYRUS Version 8.0 for Macintosh and Evaluated MEDLINE

Portland, OR - 17 May 1999 - Research Software Design (RSD) and BioMedNet
today announced the debut of a new feature integrating BioMedNet's
Evaluated MEDLINE service and the latest Macintosh version of the PAPYRUS
Personal Bibliography System. Rather than downloading and importing search
results in several steps, the "Direct to Papyrus" function sends the
selected MEDLINE references straight into the user's PAPYRUS database. In
the process the user can take advantage of standard PAPYRUS import
features, including sophisticated handling of duplicate references and the
automatic addition of user-chosen keywords.

Although users of PAPYRUS Version 7.0 for DOS/Windows cannot yet take
advantage of the new Direct Import feature, they can continue to import
references from BioMedNet into PAPYRUS using a pre-defined import format
provided by RSD.

"Many of our customers work extensively with MEDLINE data," said Dave
Goldman, President of RSD. "This integration between PAPYRUS and Evaluated
MEDLINE will allow them to focus on their bibliographic information rather
than their computer tools. The modern design of PAPYRUS for Macintosh,
which includes extensive support for Apple Events and WorldScript, makes
it very easy for us to add this sort of feature to benefit our customers."

"Managing references is a time-consuming task faced by all biologists and
medical researchers," said Matthew Cockerill, Ph.D., Product Manager,
BioMedNet. "The Direct to Papyrus feature greatly enhances Evaluated
MEDLINE's usefulness for BioMedNet's 350,000 members, by making the
process of transferring references straightforward and seamless."

The "Direct to Papyrus" function requires PAPYRUS Version 8.0.4 or newer.
Users with previous editions of PAPYRUS for Macintosh can update to the
latest version by downloading a free updater from
<http://www.rsd.com/Patches8.html>. Instructions for setting up and using
the "Direct to Papyrus" function can be found at
<http://www.rsd.com/BioMedNet8.html>. This page also includes instructions
for importing Evaluated MEDLINE references into PAPYRUS Version 7 for

PAPYRUS is a state-of-the-art bibliographic database and knowledge
manager. In addition to its abilities to import bibliographic information
from almost any source, organize even hundreds of thousands of references,
and work with the user's word processor to automatically create
perfectly-formatted bibliographies and footnotes, PAPYRUS Version 8.0 also
provides note-taking, cross-referencing and information-linking functions
not found in any other personal bibliographic application.

BioMedNet, the Internet community for biological and medical researchers,
features hundreds of online biological and medical full-text journals,
Evaluated MEDLINE, job listings, career resources, the HMS Beagle
magazine, and the Galapagos Bookshop. There is no charge for becoming a
BioMedNet member. Evaluated MEDLINE, BioMedNet's free MEDLINE service,
includes full-text links, personal search histories, advanced search
options and Document Delivery from the British Library.

For further information about PAPYRUS contact:
Research Software Design
2718 SW Kelly Street, Suite 181, Portland OR 97201
Tel: (503) 796-1368
Fax: (503) 241-4260
Email: info at rsd.com

For further information about BioMedNet contact:
The Internet Community for Biological and Medical Researchers
Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1P 6LE, UK
Tel:   +44 (0)171 323 5348
Fax:   +44 (0)171 631 0819
Email: info at biomednet.com

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