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July 24, 2008 — 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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LexisNexis Adds Country News Feeds From Esmerk

LexisNexis (, a provider of business information and technology solutions, announced a partnership with Esmerk, a business information service, to enable customers to access a huge wealth of news and content on Northern Europe, Central Europe, and the post-Soviet states. The Esmerk content complements the existing LexisNexis coverage of these countries, such as from EIU, Datamonitor, and Business Monitor International.

The partnership, which marks the largest licensing agreement ever completed by Esmerk, provides access to more than 30 country news feeds from Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia—areas of increasing importance to businesses and investors. Delivered daily, the expanded service provides LexisNexis customers with concise English-language summaries on key business issues, abstracted from thousands of local language sources and on the day of publication. The service will provide more than 2,500 stories each week.

Esmerk ( was founded in 1975 in Finland and has subsidiaries in France, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S. Esmerk monitors thousands of sources from more than 130 countries worldwide, providing tailored current awareness services based on English-language abstracts to nearly 900 corporate clients in 28 countries, with end users worldwide. Esmerk is a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Sanoma Corp., a division of SanomaWSOY, a media group with activities in more than 20 countries.

Source: LexisNexis (

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