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August 16, 2004 — 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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New URLs Announced for SAGE Journals

SAGE's new electronic journal delivery platform developed by Stanford's HighWire Press, SAGE Journals Online, will go live on Sept. 1, 2004. The platform will host SAGE journals in both the social sciences and STM disciplines. The company announced that, as part of the new platform, all existing URLs for SAGE journals are changing.

Though SAGE will continue to provide full-text content via Ingenta for the remainder of 2004, redirects from the existing URLs will not be possible. Therefore, users will need to update their systems and catalogs to reflect the new platform URLs.

To update URLs: Log on to http://www.sagepublications.com/2005subscriptioninfo.htm. Click on the link for "New URLs." The page provides a table with all the necessary information that can be downloaded in a text format. To ensure that patrons are directed to the new platform, complete this process before the Sept. 1 launch.

Source: SAGE Publications

Thomson Elite Improves West km

Thomson Elite (http://www.elite.com), a business within The Thomson Corp., has upgraded its knowledge management product. West km version 2.5, which allows users to search and find internal organizational documents such as briefs, pleadings, and memos along with information available on westlaw.com, now offers more efficient searches, improved print capability, Westlaw ResultsPlus integration, and usage reporting.

The new version lets users print multiple documents from a West km result list or print the result list itself. Limits and Locate features will assist users in managing large document result lists more efficiently. The Limits feature makes it easier to find relevant documents by reducing the size of a result by simply clicking a button. Users can then choose restrictions from a pop-up menu that includes author, created date and time, matter ID, office locations, and other configurable restrictions. Limits also can help users identify individuals with experience in certain practice areas. Using KeySearch, users can choose "Commercial Law and Contracts-Fraudulent Conveyances" and not only see the documents, but, by using Limits, also view the authors and number of documents written. The Locate feature will enable users to run a full-text search of the documents within a result. Limits and Locate can be accessed directly from a KeyCite, Search, or KeySearch result on westlaw.com and the intranet interface to West km.

Source: Thomson Elite

EBSCO Publishing Gains UPI Content

United Press International (http://www.upi.com) announced an agreement to add UPI content into EBSCO's online databases. EBSCO Publishing (http://www.ebsco.com) subscribers will have access to content from UPI's English, Spanish, and Arabia 2000 products and photos from UPI's Newspictures service.

UPI's Newspictures photo service produces worldwide news, entertainment, sports, and lifestyle images, with a focus on news-making personalities. As part of the agreement, EBSCO Publishing will receive the current Newspictures feed as well as a digital archive of more than 100,000 of UPI's images from the mid-1990s to today.

Original English content includes UPI Perspectives, articles that analyze and comment on current issues, and UPI NewsTrack, news briefings and stories of the day. Spanish additions include content from the UPI LatAm News Service and the UPI Chilean News Service. UPI's Arabia 2000 product is a collection of content contributed by the national news agencies of the Middle East. EBSCO will integrate English language content from several of UPI's agency partners, including the Iranian News Agency, Saudi Press Agency, and Yemen News Agency.

Source: United Press International



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