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December 26, 2005 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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CSA Acquires Community of Science

CSA ( has acquired Community of Science (COS;, a site for the global R&D community that specializes in grant funding opportunities and researcher expertise information. COS, originally a spinoff of The Johns Hopkins University, represents more than 1,300 universities, associations, and other research institutions comprising more than 480,000 scholars and researchers.

COS builds Web-enabled expertise management and content services to connect its members with scholarly information and resources. COS services include COS Expertise, the inventory and network of detailed, first-person profiles of scientists and scholars; COS Funding Opportunities, an inventory of currently available grant information; COS Abstract Management System, an online publishing and meeting management solution for universities and professional societies; and several research literature indexes. While maintaining users' current access to the COS products, these products will also be integrated into CSA Illumina, CSA's access platform.

Jeff Baer, current president of COS, will continue to lead this organization as it becomes a division of CSA. Baer will report to Matt Dunie, president of CSA. The COS offices are based in Baltimore, Md.

Source: CSA

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