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January 21, 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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OCLC Introduces Digitization Services

OCLC ( has introduced the Digital & Preservation Co-op, the Digital Archive, and the Digital & Preservation Resources Centers. The Digital & Preservation Co-op will provide libraries, publishers, museums, historical societies, cultural-heritage institutions, and government agencies with access to a global network of resources for digital collection management, coordinated access to grants, and collaborative implementation.

The Digital Archive will be part of the growing network of digital repositories accessible via the Web. The Digital & Preservation Resources Centers will assist collection managers by providing options for preserving and enhancing access to collections. OCLC has established Digital & Preservation Resources, a new division to help institutions control costs for digitization and metadata creation, expand access to digital collections, and ensure long-term access to those resources.

Source: OCLC

NewsEdge Adds Full-Text New York Times Content

NewsEdge (, a Thomson business, has announced that it will enhance its news products with complete, daily full-text content from The New York Times. The content will be delivered through an agreement with New York Times Digital (, the Internet division of The New York Times Co. (

NewsEdge, which provides real-time news and information products to approximately 1,500 corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and professional service firms worldwide, said content from The New York Times will be incorporated into most of its news products, including NewsEdge Live and NewsEdge Insight. NewsEdge will have access to The New York Times archives for 90 days.

Source: NewsEdge to Launch in Academic and Library Market

Factiva ( has announced the launch of for the academic and library market. will replace Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing and deliver for the first time to schools the content sets from these two existing products to provide a universally indexed, global content collection of nearly 8,000 sources in 22 languages from 118 countries. For the library and academic market, ProQuest Information and Learning ( has an exclusive agreement to distribute in the Americas, the U.K., Ireland, Central Europe, and the Middle East. The product will be commercially available in March.

Factiva's global content collection includes the Dow Jones and Reuters Newswires, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Reuters Pictures, and key industry and trade publications, plus more than 8,500 carefully selected business-oriented Web sites.

Source: Factiva

LexisNexis Launches LexisNexis Environmental Universe

LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions (formerly Congressional Information Service; has announced the release of LexisNexis Environmental Universe, a service that provides students, faculty, and librarians at academic institutions with online access to a wide range of targeted information on key environmental issues. LexisNexis Environmental Universe covers diverse topics from a wide range of source types, and offers the first-ever online access to Environment Abstracts, LexisNexis' CD-ROM on environmental issues. Users also can link seamlessly from LexisNexis Environment Abstracts to many of the full-text publications.

Academic institutions also may subscribe to several other LexisNexis Universe services: LexisNexis Academic Universe, LexisNexis Current Issues Universe, LexisNexis History Universe, and LexisNexis Statistical Universe. All services offer both on-campus and remote access for unlimited simultaneous users, along with 24/7, toll-free customer service.

Source: LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions

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