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May 15, 2006 — 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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LexisNexis to Integrate FactSet Research Content

LexisNexis ( has signed an exclusive deal with FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (, a provider of financial intelligence to the business community. LexisNexis will integrate FactSet content within its LexisNexis Market Intelligence tool and on its flagship LexisNexis research systems. 

FactSet's transaction data supports investment banking, management consulting, and professional services customers in identifying new opportunities and conducting in-depth quantitative analysis. LexisNexis said that the new product offering, to be released in the summer of 2006, will make Market Intelligence the first in its class to provide combined litigation and transaction data in one client development product. It will provide integrated access to transaction content covering North America, Asia, and Europe; litigation data; and comprehensive news and business content. Market Intelligence is designed to offer the depth and breadth of decision-support information that firms require today to obtain a comprehensive view of their clients, prospects, and competitors in support of their growth strategies.

With the enhanced LexisNexis Market Intelligence product, users will be able to access detailed, regularly updated information on publicly announced mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, and divestitures involving both public and private companies, the adoption of key anti-takeover devices such as poison pills, as well as initial public offering (IPO) and secondary offering data on U.S. companies. Through the flagship LexisNexis research systems, researchers can access this FactSet content to search for specific deals, review deals for exemplars—ideal examples of agreements that attorneys can use to help formulate their own contract language—or use LexisNexis Alerts to stay current via e-mail updates on new document types, specific companies, or other criteria. 

Source: LexisNexis

Swets Wisely Introduces RSS Feeds

Swets Information Services ( released the 4.2 version of SwetsWise, its Web-based, modular service for the procurement, access, and management of subscriptions and online information. As well as a number of technical improvements and new functionalities, the 4.2 release includes RSS feeds to provide tables of contents (TOCs), general news related to SwetsWise, and system warning information.

The RSS feeds are designed to provide SwetsWise customers with a simple, direct, and efficient tool for obtaining the latest news and information about the journals and articles they have subscribed to via SwetsWise. Once the RSS feeds have been activated, the customer will receive instant notification of any updates, including TOC reports and new article or issue availability to all of their electronic subscription holdings. By bringing the latest information to the end user's desktop at the very moment the update is made available, these feeds will not only inform the customer of any changes but will provide a highly useful and valuable tool for the day-to-day management, usage, and research value of their subscriptions.

Source: Swets Information Services

IBISWorld Launches Industry Risk Early Warning System

Business information analyst IBISWorld ( has launched its Industry Risk Early Warning System. It is designed to help bankers, asset managers, strategic planners, marketers, and others identify emerging changes in risk categories for more than 700 tracked U.S. industries. The new IBISWorld service is an add-on feature for the company's Industry Risk Rating Service, which indexes the covered industries (based on five-digit NAICS codes) according to structural, growth, and economic sensitivity risk characteristics. Industries are grouped into high-, medium-, and low-risk categories. Early Warning data is provided to clients monthly through Windows Excel updates or is fed into a client organization's relational database system.

.The 35-year-old IBISWorld provides a portfolio of business information analysis products for a range of business, professional service, and government organizations, including industry market research, company research, and economic and demographic information. The company's research and analysis covers the entire U.S. economy, incorporating both financial and nonfinancial information impacting tracked industries and companies. IBISWorld's products are available as reports available on the Web or for delivery through enterprise subscriptions for banks, companies, and government agencies.

Source: IBISWorld

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