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Energy Database Available via Flat-Rate Web Access

FIZ Karlsruhe has launched the energy database ENTEC on the Web at flat-rate pricing. Annual subscriptions are 535 EUR (about $563) for enterprises, 500 EUR (about $526) for universities and colleges. ENTEC is jointly produced by FIZ Karlsruhe and FIZ Technik. ENTEC has approximately 650,000 citations from scientific publications on energy technology.

ENTEC contains information on fossil sources of energy, nuclear energy, energy fusion, and renewable energy sources. Further subjects include research and application matters as well as energy policy and energy management.

Full-text publications can be ordered online, either through the direct ordering service FIZ Autodoc (http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/autodoc) or through Getinfo (http://www.getinfo-doc.de), a Web service for full-text supply of sci-tech literature. Getinfo is a joint-venture of FIZ Karlsruhe and Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover.

ENTEC can be accessed via http://entec.fiz-karlsruhe.de or through the FIZ Karlsruhe home page (http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de). A free demo database providing limited search results is also available. ENTEC is also available for searching via the STN International service.

Source: FIZ Karlsruhe

Kluwer Launches New Service for Wireless Research

Kluwer Academic Publishers (KAP) has launched Kluwer Wireless, a new online service devoted to wireless research and development. This digital library offers over 40,000 pages of peer-reviewed research from experts in the field of wireless. Information is categorized and sorted by independent wireless consultants according to the needs of research professionals. Detailed information can be found at http://wireless.kluweronline.com.

Journals offered in this packaged service include: Wireless Networks, Mobile Networks and Applications, Wireless Personal Communications, International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, BT Technology Journal, Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, and others. Kluwer Wireless also includes full-text access to Kluwer's wireless book content in keyword searchable eBook format. Kluwer will update this service as new material is published, adding over 1,000 pages of new content monthly.

In addition to electronic Journals, eBooks, Online Reference Works and Custom Books, visitors to this gateway can sign up to receive free information on new wireless R&D publications through Kluwer Alert, the e-mail notification service that delivers journal tables of contents and new product information to a subscriber's desktop.

Note: Last fall, Wolters Kluwer sold KAP to Candover and Cinven, two private equity funds based in London.

Source: Kluwer Academic Publishers

Aventis Pharmaceuticals Chooses JeevesOne

Jeeves Solutions (http://www.jeevessolutions.com), the enterprise software division of Ask Jeeves, Inc., announced that Aventis Pharmaceuticals has selected JeevesOne to power its three cancer-related Web sites. According to the announcement, Jeeves Solutions' natural language search and information retrieval will allow doctors and patients to quickly find answers to their questions about cancer, diet and exercise, therapy options, and treatment regimens. Aventis also expects JeevesOne to help reduce telephone and e-mail support costs by successfully answering more questions online.

The third major pharmaceutical company to implement JeevesOne in the past year, Aventis said it chose Jeeves Solutions for its expertise in the pharma industry and because its intuitive interface humanizes the Web experience. Aventis joins a growing list of companies like Roche, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Visa, and Novartis that also rely on Jeeves Solutions to manage the customer experience online.

By analyzing customers' questions and the subsequent Web site interactions, JeevesOne provides Aventis with essential, anonymous customer data. Jeeves Analytics, Jeeves Solutions' customer intelligence tool, acts as an around-the-clock focus group and delivers customer feedback through detailed Summary, Content Optimization and Customer Analysis reports. Using this information, Aventis Oncology (http:// www.aventisoncology.com) can identify the content holes on its Web sites and determine the overall trends in the interests, demands, and needs of its customers.

Source: Jeeves Solutions



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