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February 21, 2005 — 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 Expands Its D&B Content

LexisNexis has expanded its collection of D&B content with the addition of the enhanced D&B Business Information Report and the Comprehensive Report, including new visual graphics, additional coverage of U.S. businesses, and expanded D&B PAYDEX Information. Aside from D&B, LexisNexis is currently the only provider to offer access to this information, which is available via its and services.

The enhanced Business Information Report covers an additional 5 million new U.S. businesses (a 38 percent increase since 2001), accesses more than 375 million payment experiences to determine credit scores for risk assessment, provides key business ratios and industry norms that measure the relationship between financial values in a company's balance sheet and income statement offering for evaluating the performance and stability of a business, and more.

The Comprehensive Report is used to track a company's history and where it is headed. Enhancements to this report include supporting commentary and visuals to show what the scores mean, yearly payment trend graphs and charts and analysis that show payment trends to suppliers and risk analysis, and corporate family structure to identify business background, provide operational overview, and assess risk.

Both reports are enhanced with corporate family links that list U.S. and global parent companies, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies; expanded D&B PAYDEX information that provides a dollar-weighted, 3-month view of how a business has paid its creditors; new payment trend profiles; and the latest North American Industry Classification (NAIC) codes.

Source: LexisNexis

AIP Now Offers Complete Journal Backfiles

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has expanded access to its journals back to vol. 1, no. 1. While all subscriptions to AIP journals include access to a 5-year online backfile, subscribers can gain access to the complete journal archive for a small additional fee. In addition, all subscribers to the AIP Archival, AIP Archival Plus, AIP Combination, and AIP All packages automatically receive backfile access at no additional charge. For complete 2005 subscription pricing, see

AIP ( is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific and technical societies. AIP is the publisher or co-publisher of 11 journals, two magazines, and the AIP Conference Proceedings Series. AIP's online publishing platform, Scitation, currently hosts more than 500,000 articles from 114 scholarly publications for 18 learned society publishers.

This is a list of AIP's eight archival journals and the first year of publication of each.

  • Applied Physics Letters (1962)
  • Chaos (1991)
  • Journal of Applied Physics (1931)
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics (1933)
  • Journal of Mathematical Physics (1960)
  • Physics of Fluids (1958)
  • Physics of Plasmas (1958)
  • Review of Scientific Instruments (1930)

Source: The American Institute of Physics

Factiva to Add Moreover Web Content

Moreover and Factiva announced that Web content from Moreover will be integrated into the (forthcoming) Factiva Insight line of media monitoring and reputation management solutions. Moreover's content will be combined with Factiva's collection of news and business information and its newly acquired visualization tools.

Moreover will provide access to online news articles aggregated from nearly 10,000 editorially ranked and categorized Web sites, including international news, regional publications, industry journals, niche trade publications, corporate sites, and government press pages. The content set includes information in 26 languages from 125 countries. Moreover updates sources every 15 minutes, with some articles appearing as fast as 2 minutes after publication.

Because Moreover enriches its content with more than 30 metadata fields and converts articles into standards-compliant XML, it will enable Factiva's media monitoring and reputation management solutions to precisely analyze and filter online news across multiple variables to better understand patterns and trends that affect business.

Note: The March issue of Information Today will feature an interview with Jim Pitkow, CEO of Moreover. See also the recent NewsBreak about Factiva acquiring 2B, a media monitoring company (

Sources: Moreover and Factiva

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