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February 2, 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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ProQuest to Distribute Springer-Verlag Journals

ProQuest Information and Learning announced a new agreement to distribute 103 scholarly journals published by Springer-Verlag. Titles are in science, technology, medicine, economics, and business. Many of the journals are newly available online; others titles were formerly available only through a single distributor.

Springer-Verlag publishes approximately 500 journals and 2,600 books for an international audience. Key journal titles in the new agreement include: The Journal of Economics, Economic Theory, Neurogenetics, Psychological Research, and Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology.

The Springer titles will be available in ProQuest's ABI/INFORM family of online business databases, ProQuest Research Library, and ProQuest Science, Technology, and Medical databases. Most of the new titles will be available early in 2004; all 73 of the science, technology, and medicine titles are new to electronic distribution. The other 30 titles, covering economics and business, were previously available only through a single distributor; they will be available through ProQuest, as well, beginning in August 2004.

Source: ProQuest Information and Learning

SwetsWise Offers ACS Journal Access

Swets Information Services announced an agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to provide access to ACS Web Editions, the current online content of 31 ACS journals, via SwetsWise. SwetsWise (http://www.swetswise.com) is a Web-based, modular service for the procurement, access, and management of subscriptions and online information and now carries a total of 7,787 full-text publications from 295 publishers. Swets says it offers over 13 million searchable references and links to full-text articles available from publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, Blackwell Publishing, Kluwer, Springer, Emerald, Taylor & Francis, and OECD.

In 2003, ACS Web Editions had more than 1 million total Web views per week on average. ACS Publications (http://pubs.acs.org), a division of the ACS, publishes 31 journals including its flagship publication, the Journal of the American Chemical Society. According to ACS, these journals are the "most requested" journals as requested by CAS Science Spotlight as well as the most cited journals in chemistry per the ISI Journal Citation Reports.

Source: Swets Information Services and the American Chemical Society

IRN Research Launches Marketresearchontheweb.com

IRN Research has launched Marketresearchontheweb.com (MROW), a new gateway service offering direct links to market data, company/product lists and directories, statistics, and industry news on over 3,000 regularly evaluated U.K. and European sites. The sites include trade associations, professional bodies, research institutes, chambers of commerce, market research publishers, trade journals, and portals.

MROW is searchable by industry sector, keyword, geographical area, and organization type.
Most of the sites included in MROW offer free access to data and statistics, and MROW offers subscribers quick, direct links to this information. All sites are evaluated regularly by IRN Research and new sites are added weekly. The sites cover 31 industry sectors (a full list of sectors is available at http://www.irn-research.com/mrowsectorlist.html). MROW also offers a guide to the terminologies, concepts, classifications, and statistical devices used in market research and statistical analysis and publishing, called Guide to Market Data and Statistics.

Subscriptions are available for single and multiple corporate users and for academic and public libraries. A free trial subscription to the "Food, Drink, and Tobacco" sector is offered.

IRN Research, a market research company established in 1991, provides research consultancy and business information services to large and small organizations across a broad range of industry sectors. IRN Research director David Mort, a past president of the European Chapter of SLA, said: "At launch, MROW focuses on U.K. sites, and sites from major European countries, but further product developments will concentrate on additional European sources and areas outside Europe."

Source: IRN Research



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