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Knight-Ridder slashes price for Internet delivery of DIALOG search results.

Knight-Ridder Information, Inc. has announced that Internet delivery charges for online search results and DIALOG Alert current awareness profiles will be reduced to only 50[cts.] per print request, a savings of 50-80 percent on Internet e-mail delivery charges.

Internet delivery from DIALOG allows online searchers to deliver results directly to their own e-mail addresses or to clients' electronic mailboxes anywhere in the world. Kathy Foos, senior director of marketing and product management, reports, "Although Knight-Ridder Information cannot control the speed of delivery via the Internet, customers as far away as Australia have reported that search results are regularly received within minutes of our transmission."

When used in combination with the DIALOG ERA (Electronic Redistribution and Archiving) service, Internet delivery saves searchers significant amounts of time that was formerly spent downloading and manually sorting and routing results to clients. DIALOG ERA, a copyright compliance service that is unique to Knight-Ridder Information, allows searchers to store and redistribute copies of DIALOG search results within their own organizations.

"Today's customers depend on receiving information electronically," states Foos, "because they can easily store it for future access and distribution. The combination of DIALOG ERA and Internet e-mail delivery is critical for fast, easy distribution of information."

In addition to delivering search results via the Internet, Knight-Ridder Information provides a home page on the World Wide Web (WWW). It offers telnet access to DIALOG and online access to many Knight-Ridder Information publications, search tools, and the ASAF fax document delivery service. A one-way broad-cast listserv allows subscribers to automatically receive Knight-Ridder Information news. In addition, a new scientific research application designed especially for the WWW will soon be announced.

For more information, contact Knight-Ridder, Mountain View, CA, 415/254-8800 (Mountain View) or 215/241-0131 (Philadelphia), in the U.S. and Canada, call 800/334-2564, Fax: 415/254-7070, Internet: http://www.dialog.com.

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