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February 17, 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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askSam releases Free Viewer for Databases

askSam Systems has released the askSam Viewer, a free viewer for askSam databases. The askSam Viewer allows users to browse, search, navigate with hypertext links, and run reports in askSam databases.

Users cannot edit or add information with the askSam Viewer. To create or edit databases they require a copy of askSam 5.0 or 5.1, the free-form database software. The askSam Viewer is free to download ( Licenses to redistribute the Viewer are available for a fee. askSam Version 5.1 Standard is available for $149.95. askSam 5.1 Professional, which adds programming and full-text indexing, is available for $395.

Source: askSam Systems

Reprint Services Buys iCopyright

Data Depth Corp. (doing business as has sold the iCopyright Instant Clearance Service to Reprint Services of St. Paul, Minnesota. Reprint Services acquired the installed base of publishers and end users, but Data Depth will continue to own the technology and develop it. Reprint Services will operate the iCopyright Instant Clearance Service under a license from Data Depth. Mike O'Donnell, founder of both iCopyright, Inc. and Data Depth Corp., will function as an executive consultant. Reprint Services also licensed the iCopyright trademark, which it is using to re-brand the service as

Reprint Services is a custom publishing reprint supplier that has been in business since the 1950s. Bringing together the unique assets of Reprint Services and Data Depth, RSiCopyright is positioned to provide an expansive collection of content marketing tools, custom reprints, and digital licensing services. The combined company, RSiCopyright, serves over 50,000 corporate and educational users in North America.

O'Donnell said: "Users now have a one-stop source for licensing online and offline content. Publishers now have a better way of marketing and selling that content."

Source: Data Depth Corp.

Thomson Financial Launches Desktop Solution for Investment Bankers

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corp., has announced the launch of Thomson ONE Banker. The new investment banking desktop solution provides integration and flexible access that combines real-time market data and news with authoritative investment banking content from industry leading sources.

Using Thomson ONE Banker, investment bankers have direct access to real-time or delayed global market data and news, company fundamental data, earnings estimates and analyses, transaction data, corporate filings, and research. All Thomson Financial content and functionality can easily be combined with the customer's own proprietary data, as well as third party sources, to create an interface tailored to meet their needs. Thomson ONE Banker's open framework allows users to control their personalized workspace by viewing content sets from disparate databases side by side for more than 60,000 global companies. Bankers can select the content they would like to view and designate how and where they would like it to be displayed on their pages.

Thomson ONE Banker is available as a browser-based product or a workstation solution that resides on an internal system. Thomson ONE Banker is a component of Thomson ONE, a flexible, open application framework. Thomson ONE Equity is aimed at the institutional equities market; Thomson ONE Advisor offers financial advisors a wealth management solution integrated with market data. Thomson Financial will also launch Thomson ONE Yield for fixed income users early in 2003. Investment management and investor relations product suites will be introduced later in the year.

Source: Thomson Financial

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