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December 29, 2003 — 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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EBSCOhost Gains Arts Database

EBSCO Publishing announced that H.W. Wilson's Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984, a database of citation information covering more than 55 years of art journalism from nearly 600 publications, is now available via EBSCOhost. Other EBSCOhost offerings covering the arts include H.W. Wilson's Art Abstracts, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, and more.

Coverage in Art Index Retrospective includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins and also includes publications in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. The database features many document types including feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, reviews, exhibition listings, reports of conferences, anthologies, editorials, reproductions of works of art, notices of competitions and awards, and letters to the editor published throughout the world.

Source: EBSCO Publishing

FAST and IBM Partner on E-Business Solution

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, announced a relationship with IBM to pursue the development, marketing, and sales of integrated e-business solutions to the Life Sciences market in Europe and in North America. As part of this agreement, the two companies will explore opportunities to integrate FAST Data Search, FAST's scalable enterprise search platform, with IBM Life Science Solutions. The companies say this integration will help accelerate the discovery process for professionals in the Life Sciences market by delivering highly scalable, real-time, and single point access to the most relevant information available from massive amounts of data located in disparate formats from internal and external sources.

IBM provides the IT infrastructure and services that researchers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, academic and government laboratories, and medical research centers need to turn data into scientific discovery and new treatments for disease.

Source: FAST

Elsevier Ei Adds NTIS Database to Engineering Village 2

Elsevier Engineering Information has launched the U.S. National Technical Information Service (NTIS) database on Engineering Village 2 (, the Web-based discovery platform for the engineering community. The NTIS database is the leading source for accessing unclassified reports from U.S. and international government agencies.

Engineering Village 2 now offers subscribers the ability to search three prominent databases in engineering simultaneously. By searching the NTIS database with Compendex, the bibliographic database covering the engineering field, and the IEE's Inspec database, the company says that users have access to the most comprehensive collection of engineering references available. In addition to the extensive full-text linking currently offered on Engineering Village 2, the NTIS database provides links to the NTIS electronic document ordering service.

Source: Elsevier Engineering Information

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