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May 20, 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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FIZ Karlsruhe, TIB Hannover Launch GetInfo Service

FIZ Karlsruhe and TIB Hannover have announced the launch of GetInfo, a service that will offer electronic and print publications in all areas of science and technology. GetInfo provides all of today's publication forms, delivery systems, and models of sci-tech specialist literature through a single source.

GetInfo combines library lending; journal article sales; subscription models; free publications from universities, institutes, and companies; and individual literature provision through experienced specialists. Its full-text server supplies digitized documents and convenient search options using the content's bibliographic data. Scientific authors and publishers can submit their documents directly to GetInfo for indexing, online availability, long-term archiving, and marketing. Currently, 50,000 journals can be accessed through the service. Using the GetInfo "Browse eJournals" functionality, customers can conveniently browse the indices of these journals for free.

GetInfo cooperates with national and international universities and research institutions with the purpose of making available technical research literature. This gray literature, which is not readily accessible through commercial bookselling channels, comprises German research reports, papers from universities and research institutions, conference proceedings, dissertations, and relevant preprints and reports.

Source: FIZ Karlsruhe, TIB Hannover

OneSource Expands into Asia-Pacific

OneSource Information Services has announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region to address growing worldwide demand for business information tools and services. In a commitment to service new and existing customers, OneSource has established operations in Australia and Singapore to complement existing offices in North America and Europe.

"Expanding into Australia is a natural progression for OneSource as we continue growing our operations to meet increased demand for our products among Global 5000 corporations across all geographies. The business problem of rapidly finding in-depth intelligence on potential and current customers is the same," said Dan Schimmel, OneSource president and CEO. "OneSource provides the information, insight, and competitive advantage that companies need in order to successfully prospect, acquire, and service new customers."

OneSource integrates more than 2,500 sources of content through 25 content partners into a fast, easy-to-use, Web-based tool for finding business information. OneSource Business Browser allows sales, marketing, and professional services personnel to find corporate profiles, news and trade press, executive listings and biographies, corporate family structures, analyst reports, financial ratios and statements, stock quotes, and industry overviews and statistics on more than 1 million public, private, and nonprofit companies worldwide.

Source: OneSource Information Services

ISI, Swets Blackwell Announce Linking Agreement

ISI and Swets Blackwell have announced a linking agreement that will provide users with extended access to research and development literature. The full-text content in Swets Blackwell's SwetsnetNavigator e-journal service will increase ISI's full-text links to scholarly journals. Users will be able to seamlessly link from the ISI Web of Science and ISI Current Contents Connect components of the ISI Web of Knowledge to the full text of journal articles available in SwetsnetNavigator.

"We are extremely pleased that with this agreement we can give our customers something they've been eagerly awaiting," said Yvonne Campfens, director of publisher relations and marketing at Swets Blackwell. "Linking between two such market leaders as Swets Blackwell and ISI is further evidence that SwetsnetNavigator's Ďopen' system is precisely that."

"Linking to the e-journal collection in SwetsnetNavigator will further enrich the depth of content available through ISI Web of Knowledge," said Phil Heller, senior director of linkage business development at ISI. "The agreement demonstrates the ISI vision to provide our subscribers with a tightly integrated online universe of comprehensive research information and tools to accelerate discovery."

SwetsnetNavigator offers a single point of access to full-text titles, tables of contents, and abstracts. Its key features include links from customers' OPACs or preferred secondary information services.

Source: ISI



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