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April 24, 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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Critical Mention Launches ClipSyndicate Service

Critical Mention, Inc. (http://www.criticalmention.com) announced the formation of a new technology platform and business venture, ClipSyndicate (http://www.clipsyndicate.com), which provides broadcasters and other video content producers with an Internet distribution channel that syndicates video clips to thousands of vertical Web sites in need of content for their end users, while providing advertisers new reach to a targeted audience. Clear Channel Television, MultiVu, a PR Newswire company, and other broadcast news providers have already signed agreements with ClipSyndicate.

ClipSyndicate's Web interface allows vertical Web site publishers to syndicate relevant video clips from respected broadcasters and integrate them simply and rapidly onto their sites. Any site that syndicates a clip will be delivered a thumbnail, headline, and summary directly through the ClipSyndicate platform to post on their site. During the beta of ClipSyndicate, membership in the network will be by invitation only. Some of the beta clients of ClipSyndicate include SmartBrief, Cygnus Business Media Interactive, mediabistro.com's TV Newser.com, and Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).

The founders of ClipSyndicate are syndication veterans. Sean Morgan is one of the founders of ScreamingMedia, the news syndication service. ScreamingMedia, which went public in August 2000, was subsequently acquired by CBS Marketwatch for more than $100 million. After ScreamingMedia, Morgan went on to found Critical Mention, a real-time, Web-based TV search and broadcast monitoring service.

Source: Critical Mention, Inc.

NetLibrary to Offer All Springer Science+Business Media Journals

NetLibrary (http://www.netlibrary.com), a division of OCLC, Inc., has signed a distribution agreement that will make all Springer Science+Business Media (http://www.springer.com) journal titles available through NetLibrary's Electronic Collections Online service. The Springer Journal collection will include more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals, with topics spanning biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, business, and economics. Springer Science+Business Media publishes 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new books every year, many of which are also available as NetLibrary eBooks.

The Electronic Collections Online service offers Web access to a growing collection of more than 6,000 journals from leading publishers of academic and professional journals. With the new agreement, scientists, researchers, students, educators and other library users will be able to access an additional 600,000 documents. NetLibrary also offers a collection of more than 3,500 Springer eBook titles through the NetLibrary eContent platform. With a growing collection of more than 100,000 titles, the NetLibrary catalog includes the latest information technology titles, reference essentials, business and economics resources, best-selling fiction titles, and more.

A complete list of NetLibrary Publisher Partners is available at http://www.netlibrary.com/company/publisherpartners.aspx.

Source: NetLibrary

LexisNexis Adds More Vertical and International Sources

LexisNexis (http://www.lexisnexis.com) said that its news subscribers will now have access to more vertical and international sources, such as broadcast news, political/public policy blogs, more economic, company, and executive news, and publications from the energy sector. The company said that many of the newly added sources are unique and highly sought after.

Some of the content additions include the following:

  • USNews.com, published by U.S. News & World Report, provides breaking and competitive news.
  • The Associated Press Financial News provides detailed coverage of the top 1,000 U.S. companies, plus major international corporations.
  • The WorldCompliance Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Database contains approximately 500,000 profiles of PEPs, their family members, and close associates.
  • The World Bank—World Development Indicators contain statistical data for more than 600 development indicators and time series data since 1960 for more than 200 countries.
  • The World Bank—Global Development Finance provides more than 200 historical time series since 1970 along with country group estimates. Data is available for 136 countries that report under the World Bank Debtor Reporting System.
  • GuideStar offers information about the programs and finances of more than 1.5 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations, including information from their IRS form 990 filings.
  • Hart Energy Publishing—Nine titles have been added, covering the global energy industry.
  • Inside Washington Publishers—20-plus newsletters have been added

Source: LexisNexis



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