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Consulting Agreement [Amendment No. 1] - Infonautics Inc. and Israel Melman

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         This Amendment No. 1 (the "Amendment") to Consulting Agreement is 
entered into as of the 13th day of January, 1997, between INFONAUTICS, INC.,  
a Pennsylvania corporation, formerly known as Infonautics Corporation (the 
"Corporation"), and ISRAEL MELMAN, an individual ("Melman").  In 
consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, and intending to be 
legally bound hereby, the parties agree as follows:

         WHEREAS, the parties entered into a Consulting Agreement effective 
as of July 1, 1994 (the "Agreement");

         WHEREAS, the parties desire to increase the consulting fee payable 
to Melman by the Corporation under the Agreement effective as of August 1, 
1996 and to amend the termination provisions of the Agreement on the terms 
set forth herein.

          1.   Paragraph 2 of the Agreement is hereby amended and restated to 
read in its entirety as follows:

              "2.  Compensation. In consideration of the consulting services 
           rendered by Melman to the Corporation hereunder, the Corporation 
           shall pay to Melman a consulting fee of $3,000.00 each calendar 
           month, regardless of whether the Corporation requires Melman to 
           perform any specific consulting services during the month.  The 
           consulting fee shall be payable on the first day of each month, 
           commencing August 1, 1996.  The consulting fee is the entire 
           compensation to which Melman is entitled for performance of the 
           consulting services under this Agreement."

          2.   Paragraph 7 is hereby amended and restated to read in its 
entirety as follows: 


              "7.  Termination. 
                   (a)  Melman's engagement as a consultant to the 
Corporation and the term of this Agreement shall continue until July 31, 

                   (b)  This agreement and all of Melman's rights hereunder 
shall terminate upon the death of Melman, and neither Melman nor his estate 
shall have any further rights hereunder, except for any expense 
reimbursements through the date of death."

         4.   All references to "this Agreement" in the Consulting Agreement 
shall refer to the Consulting Agreement, as amended by this Amendment.

         5.   Except as amended hereby, the Agreement shall remain in full 
force and effect.  The parties ratify and confirm the Agreement as amended 

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment No. 1 
on the date first written above.


By: /s/ Ronald A. Berg                          /s/ Israel Melman
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    Name: Ronald A. Berg                           Israel Melman
    Title: Vice President - Finance