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Weekly News Digest

November 23, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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IGI Global Launches New Database Platform

IGI Global ( announced a new platform and XML-powered engine for its electronic resources. It features advancements such as CrossRef, COUNTER-compliant statistics, and a single personalized gateway. The new platform is designed to assist users in fully utilizing IGI Global's information and computer science applied technology research.

Both current IGI Global e-resources subscribers (Book E-Access, Journal E-Access, InfoSci-Books, and InfoSci-Journals) and new institutions will be able to take advantage of the XML-powered research content, which enables a full-text searching and ranking system, enhanced search options, scaffolding to display search patterns, and several options to refine the search with filtering. Current persistent URLs and MARC records will resolve to the new platform automatically beginning in mid-December, and new and current subscribers will be able to utilize standard linking features using DOIs through a librarian administration corner. Current subscribers may utilize the new platform by visiting Through the new platform's precise search-and-retrieval functionality, the user is able to draw upon IGI Global's full e-resources collection of more than 1,000 book and reference works and more than 100 interdisciplinary journals.

IGI Global also introduced a new subject-specific database collection option featuring its most popular ebooks. IGI Global's Subject Database collection provides access to 11 groups of cutting-edge, peer-reviewed reference books in specific applied technology disciplines, ensuring the research is directly relevant to the user's interest area.

Source: IGI Global

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