Software/Database for Review



 February 22, 2000
 Subject:  Computer Software/Database for Review
         As the Software Review Editor for the ACS Journal of Chemical
 Information and Computer Science (JCICS) I often get software for review
 in the journal.   I have one (1) new web-based software/database product.
 I am looking for someone who is willing to review this product on the web.
 The review should be completed in 1-3 months.  The length of
 the review is 4-10 double spaced typed pages.  Sample reviews can be
 found in most of the recent issues of JCICS.
         Please try to give me some (short) reason to choose you over
 another person.
         I have tried this approach for about the past five years and it
 is working reasonably well. (REMINDER: For those who haven't finished
 your reviews of software sent months and months ago, this last sentence
 does not apply to you!)  As a result, I am continuing this new method to
 find reviewers using this e-mail/user group system.  I reserve the right
 to abandon this if it is a problem, or inappropriate.  I will not notify
 people if I have found a reviewer.  If you don't hear from me within a
 few days I have chosen someone else to review the particular package.
         As I get many, many, (too many) replies to this message, please
 do not respond after 25 February 2000 (Friday), as I am sure the software
 will be gone by then.
         I can be reached on Internet (STEVE -8 at 8- HELLERS.COM). This is a new
 e-mail address.
         Steve Heller
 The package I now have is:
 ACD/I-Lab, the Interactive Laboratory is an online service
 including systematic naming generation, NMR and physicochemical
 prediction, and online database searching by structure and substructure.
 The person doing the review will be given a few hundred dollars credit to
 to access www.acdlabs.com/ilab to try it out and then write the
 review.  While it is an online service but comes connected to the FREE
 Chemsketch interface for people to connect to. The reviewer would need to
 download CHemsketch to connect or use the Java applet.  The reviewer MUST
 be using a very recent version of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
 Stephen R. Heller, Ph. D.
 Guest Researcher
 NIST/SRD, Mail Stop: 820/113
 100 Bureau Drive
 820 Diamond Avenue, Room 101
 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2310 USA
 Phone: 301-975-3338    FAX: 301-926-0416
 E-mail:  steve -8 at 8- hellers.com
 WWW:     www.hellers.com/~steve
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