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December 23, 2002 — 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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JSTOR Completes Arts & Sciences II Collection

JSTOR has announced the completion of its Arts & Sciences II Collection with the release of 47 new journal titles. Released in stages over the past eighteen months, Arts & Sciences II is a multidisciplinary collection containing the digitized archives of 122 journals in an array of disciplines including history, economics, Asian studies, classics, history of science, archeology, geography and African, Latin American, Slavic, and Middle Eastern studies.

The finalization of Arts & Sciences II furthers JSTOR's dual mission to create and maintain a trusted electronic archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide and extend access to these journals as widely as possible throughout the academic community. It is one of six journal collections in the JSTOR archive along with Arts & Sciences I, Business, Ecology & Botany, General Science, and Language & Literature.

Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1995, JSTOR ( contains the complete back-runs of 322 journals and is available at more than 1,500 libraries in 71 countries.

Source: JSTOR

Thomson Acquires Delphion Research

The Thomson Corp. announced that it has acquired Delphion Research, a full-text patent research solution serving professional researchers and businesses worldwide, from privately held Delphion, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $22 million.

Delphion Research offers full-text patent documents from leading patent authorities: the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, and Japan Patent Information Office, as well as access to the International Patent Document Center patent collection. This comprehensive collection provides subscribers with seamless access to over 35 million records from 70 patent offices worldwide.

Delphion Research will become a part of the Scientific group within Thomson, and will be managed by Bob Smith from the current Delphion management team. Delphion, Inc. will continue to own and manage its other software development and services businesses.

Source: The Thomson Corp.

Dialog Provides Information Service for World Chambers Site

World Chambers Network (WCN), a Paris-based trade service for chambers of commerce, has struck a deal with Dialog to launch an online search engine to help businesses research markets overseas. Companies can now receive foreign market intelligence via Dialog databases by visiting WCN's Web site (

Users complete a customized search form. The initial Dialog content available to WCN users includes industry and business news, company profiles, and market research. Additional categories of content will be added soon. Searching is free, and users may purchase the full text of desired documents online using credit cards.

World Chambers Network is a global network of chambers of commerce, linking more than 12,000 chambers worldwide.

Source: Dialog and WCN

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