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December 11, 2000 — 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 ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ingenta Announces Key Reference Linking Agreements

ingenta, the global research gateway, has announced several important agreements to link third-party references to full-text articles. ingenta ( will collaborate with Ex Libris on integrating ingenta's electronic journals service with Ex Libris' SFX context-sensitive linking software ( ingenta also signed an agreement with Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA; for links from its abstracting-and-indexing databases. The new linking agreements build on ingenta's existing relationships with SilverPlatter Information and numerous subscription agencies.

ingenta and CSA have agreed to allow users of CSA's more than 70 bibliographic databases to link directly to full-text articles in ingenta. These articles are available free for desktop delivery to subscribers and—for a fee—nonsubscribers.

ingenta also announced that it has become a registered agent for CrossRef, the reference linking initiative for scientific and scholarly publishers ( The CrossRef initiative links more than 3 million articles from thousands of journals and will add 500,000 new articles each year. CrossRef allows participating publishers to seamlessly link from electronic article references in one publication to citations and references in another publication. ingenta will act as an agent on behalf of member publishers to register their metadata, look up DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers), store them in a local system, and share them among different member publishers.

Source: ingenta

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