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January 19, 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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EBSCO Adds New Databases to EBSCOhost

EBSCO has added several new databases to its EBSCOhost platform. EBSCO Publishing introduced GLBT Life, with indexing and abstracting for more than 80 periodicals regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. The company also announced the release of the Textile Technology Index.

GLBT Life includes current coverage of sources, as well as deep backfiles for key publicationsómany back to the first published issue, for example, The Advocate (1967), Journal of Homosexuality (1974), and Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review (1994). GLBT Life provides comprehensive coverage of traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle, and regional publications, including Journal of Bisexuality, Gay Times, Bay Area Reporter, etc. It also indexes and abstracts the full run of many historically significant titles, such as ONE (1953-1967), Christopher Street (1976-1995), and Body Politic (1971-1987). In addition, other source-types, such as monographs and reference books as well as grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, dissertations, etc., are represented. Disciplines covered by GLBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, psychology, religion, sociology, and more.

In developing GLBT Life, EBSCO worked closely with the ONE Institute & Archives, an organization that houses the world's largest research library on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender heritage and concerns.

The Textile Technology Index is designed to serve academic institutions and libraries by providing extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. First published in 1944 as the Institute of Textile Technology's Textile Technology Digest, the collection covers the body of knowledge amassed through textile science and technology from as far back as the turn of the century. Currently the Textile Technology Index contains indexing and abstracting for more than 400 periodical titles and for thousands of titles drawn from sources such as books, conferences, theses, technical reports, and trade literature.

Source: EBSCO Publishing

Thomson ISI ResearchSoft Upgrades WriteNote

Thomson ISI ResearchSoft, a producer of bibliographic management software, has introduced a "major upgrade" to WriteNote, its Web-based research and writing tool. WriteNote 1.6 supports all popular Web browsers and word processors on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux, provides full Unicode support, as well as hundreds of import filters for bibliographic databases, and publishing styles for major journals.

WriteNote is a complementary program to EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager, ISI ResearchSoft's bibliographic management software. With WriteNote 1.6, users can conduct research, build reference libraries, and format bibliographies using a Web browser to:

  • Capture and organize references in a personal library, with unlimited library size
  • Import references using filters for over 250 popular online content providers
  • Create bibliographies complete with in-text citations using any word processor
  • Format bibliographies using 700 plus publishing styles

WriteNote 1.6 is sold as an annual, unlimited sitewide subscription to institutions. For more information and to request a 30-day free trial, visit http://www.writenote.com.

Source: Thomson ISI ResearchSoft

Inmagic Announces New Alerting Tool

Inmagic, Inc. recently introduced a new current awareness and alerting tool. Inmagic Profiler uses push technology to send information directly to a knowledge worker from an organization's Inmagic database. The Profiler, developed by an Inmagic partner, Trimagic Software, Sydney, Australia, allows individual users to register a profile that specifies their information requirements and topics of interest and receive e-mail alerts about appropriate new content.

Inmagic Profiler is available in two versions. Inmagic Profiler Standard runs in the Windows environment and allows an information professional or other content manager to set up profiles for individual users, specifying an e-mail address for delivery of the alerts. Inmagic Profiler Enterprise is Web-enabled and, in addition to the capabilities offered in the Windows environment, allows end users to create and edit their own profiles and to retrieve their alerts via a browser interface at the click of a button, typically from the organization's intranet.

Inmagic's information management solutions are installed in more than 7,000 special libraries and information centers in over 50 countries. For more information on Inmagic Profiler, go to http://www.inmagic.com/solutions/products/profiler/profiler.html.

Source: Inmagic, Inc.



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