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February 13, 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 ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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SpringCM Offers Content Management On Demand

SpringCM ( has launched an on-demand content management company for businesses of all sizes. By combining software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies with a complete and integrated solution, SpringCM is designed to provide any business with an affordable and practical alternative to installed client server solutions. With SaaS there is no need to install or download the software, so SpringCM customers are able to easily create an online account and to begin using the site within minutes. The company said that dozens of customers, ranging from service and manufacturing businesses to state agencies and nonprofits, are already leveraging its solutions.

SpringCM claims to be the first company to deliver a suite of on-demand, integrated subscription solutions that incorporates enterprise search, remote storage, collaboration, and content distribution technologies. Chicago-based SpringCM was formed in 2005 (as DocExchange) by executives at Adexs, Inc., a company with experience in serving niche content needs and a client roster of more than 3,500 companies. SpringCM is backed by Foundation Capital of Menlo Park, Calif., which was an early investor in content management companies such as Documentum and Interwoven.Source: SpringCM

Harvard Announces New Online Video Library

Harvard University's Institute of Politics (IOP; announced that video footage of nearly 30 years of public addresses and panel discussions held in the Forum at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government is now available on IOP's Web site. The IOP, which manages the Forum venue, has created the new online video archive featuring hundreds of speeches given by prominent political speakers from 1978 to the present. The archive ( also offers visitors a search engine to fully explore its contents.

Since its founding in 1978, the Forum has hosted hundreds of events that were seen by audiences totaling more than 650,000 people; millions more saw them via cable television, teleconferencing, and the Internet. The Forum archive will enable citizens to view events that featured U.S. presidents including George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Gerald Ford; Nobel Peace Prize winners; and other notable figures. The archive will make accessible historic addresses by heads of state from around the globe, as well as leading Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, academics, and community organizers. Videos in the archive will also include a lively and provocative Q&A session between Forum speakers and students, faculty, and the public.

Source: Harvard University Institute of Politics

LexisNexis Launches Toolbar for Subscribers

LexisNexis announced the launch of the LexisNexis Toolbar, a fast way to access information from the LexisNexis Total Research System. The Toolbar, which is available via a free download to subscribers at, lets users search LexisNexis from any site or search the Web using Google or MSN.

The toolbar is designed to help legal professionals save time and find relevant information faster. The company said it is another step in its ongoing efforts to deliver information in the way its customers want and expect. The LexisNexis Total Research System provides online access to state and federal case law; codes and statutes; court documents; more than 3.5 billion public records; business, legal, and regional news; expert commentary on the law; Shepard's Citations Service; and more.

Source: LexisNexis

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