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March 1, 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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Thomas Launches

Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., an online provider of Internet sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, announced the launch of The new site, powered by Thomas Register and Thomas Regional, offers the information and tools buyers and sellers need to connect and do business efficiently. The company says that offers "the Web's largest industrial resource, with over 650,000 distributors, manufacturers, and service companies within more than 67,000 searchable categories."

By being a part of, industrial suppliers make it easier for buyers to find, specify, and purchase their products and services online. uses the FAST Enterprise Search Platform. includes detailed product information, company information, and computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.

Source: Thomas Industrial Network, Inc.

EIU Teams Up with Financial Times

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the Financial Times have teamed up to offer FT News on ViewsWire as a premium add-on channel to the EIU's ViewsWire. It offers subscribers a continuous news feed with up to 400 articles a day from all eight regional editions of the Financial Times newspaper as well as all FT business-related content from

Using the browsing options provided by FT News on ViewsWire, subscribers can access mini country home pages. These include analysis from the EIU, news stories from the Financial Times, and related data from other sources within The Economist Group. FT News on ViewsWire is a global service that reports on events across the world. Subscribers can opt for the full service or choose from five regional packages: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Americas, or Western Europe.

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit

Copyright Clearance Center to License Elsevier Titles

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) announced that Elsevier has included its works for licensing within the CCC's extensive digital repertory. This new agreement gives CCC's corporate digital repertory customers permission to distribute internally in digital formats content from over 37,000 Elsevier titles. The CCC's digital licensing services help copyright holders capitalize on a growing preference for reusing and sharing information in digital formats, while protecting their intellectual property assets.

Other publishers recently joining Copyright Clearance Center's digital repertory include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, an international publisher of professional and medical information, and CCH, Inc., a provider of information services for tax, accounting, legal, and business professionals. Content users seeking to reuse copyrighted text materials in print and electronic formats from the CCC's repertory can learn more online at A not-for-profit organization founded in 1978, Copyright Clearance Center provides rights management for more than 1.75 million works represented by more than 9,600 publishers and thousands of authors and other creators, either directly or through their representatives.

Source: Copyright Clearance Center

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