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August 18, 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 ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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IEEE Xplore Indexed by Google

Researchers will soon be able to locate technical papers published by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) by using the Google search engine. Google is currently indexing the abstract records for all online IEEE technical documents and standards available through the IEEE Xplore online delivery platform (http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore). Starting sometime in September, Google users will see the linked content in search results. Abstracts are free and full-text will be available for purchase.

Google users can view abstract records when linking from a Google search into IEEE Xplore. Abstract records will contain the document's bibliographic information and abstract summary, wherever available. Guests can continue to browse tables of contents to locate and purchase articles of interest. IEEE Members and users at subscribing institutions continue to have access to complete abstract records containing index terms, download citation links, linked references (backward links), "documents that cite this document" links (forward links), and CrossRef links.

IEEE has more than 380,000 members in approximately 150 countries. The IEEE publishes 120 technical journals, magazines, and transactions, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The organization also sponsors or co-sponsors more than 300 international technical conferences each year.

Source: IEEE

Dialog Adds Kompass Japanese Company Data

Dialog announced that detailed data on thousands of Japanese companies, published by Kompass, is now available exclusively through Dialog (File 592) and Dialog DataStar (KPWO) services. Kompass is a global network of business information publishers that researches companies and sells the data in various formats. The new Japanese data joins other Kompass-published company information covering businesses in Africa, the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East, and the Americas. Dialog said it is the only information services provider offering access to Kompass databases.

The new Japanese information from Kompass includes comprehensive data on more than 6,200 Japanese companies, primarily manufacturers involved in import-export businesses based in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The collection of Kompass Japanese records available through Dialog services is expected to grow in the months and years ahead. Profiles will be added for companies in the Western Japanese cities of Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka. Dialog said that its collection of Kompass Japanese files is expected to include records on more than 10,000 companies by the end of this year, 16,000 in 2004, and 30,000 in 2006.

Companies are coded through a Kompass hierarchical classification system of products and services, which lists 53,000 products by economic sector. Each Kompass company profile includes such details as product listings, revenue, executive listings and functions, office locations, year established, number of employees, contact information, quality assessments, registration numbers, trade association memberships, existing producer, distributor, and service provider relationships, and more.

Source: Dialog

Two Vendors Announce Links to JSTOR

H.W. Wilson announced that JSTOR, an archive of more than 320 scholarly journals, now joins the sources accessible via WilsonWeb's WilsonLink service. Customers who subscribe to WilsonWeb and who are JSTOR participants will be able to link directly to the full-text articles in the JSTOR archive via WilsonWeb's SFX-powered open-URL linking technology. WilsonWeb enables libraries to integrate their open-URL compliant resources—including JSTOR—without the expense of installing or maintaining their own link server.

Ingenta, Inc. also announced a new reference linking initiative with JSTOR. This partnership allows for the seamless linking from references in Ingenta to the corresponding full text held in the various collections in JSTOR's archive, totaling 3.6 million reference links now active on ingenta.com and ingentaselect.com. Ingenta said this initiative demonstrates its continued commitment to increasing the number of reference resolution partners it offers, as well as to creating a comprehensive and seamless research experience online.

JSTOR is an independent not-for-profit organization with a mission to create a trusted archive of authoritative scholarly journals and to extend access to these journals as broadly as possible. The JSTOR archive currently includes the entire back runs of 322 journals, and serves more than 1,600 participating libraries at colleges, universities, and research institutions in 74 countries.

Sources: H.W. Wilson and Ingenta, Inc.



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