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November 19, 2001 — 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 ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Dialog Enters Joint Referral Program with AIIP

Dialog Corp. (http://www.dialog.com), a subsidiary of Thomson Corp. (http://www.thomson.com), and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP; http://www.aiip.org) have jointly announced the creation of the Dialog & AIIP Search Services Referral Program, a new business development initiative for AIIP members. Under the program, Dialog customers will be able to request—through an automated referral service on Dialog's corporate Web site—that specific online searches be conducted for them on a pay-for-service basis by a searcher who possesses a high level of expertise with Dialog's online information services. The program will be active by the end of this month.

AIIP, established in 1987, is a professional association that comprises information-related business owners who regularly contract with clients to perform fee-based online information searching. Currently, AIIP has nearly 700 members worldwide. To be eligible to participate in the Dialog & AIIP Search Services Referral Program, AIIP members must have belonged to the association for at least 2 years, be experts in using Dialog online services, and have a high degree of knowledge about its content resources.

AIIP president Lynn Ecklund said: "We value our alliance with Dialog and Dialog's ongoing commitment to recognizing the value of the information professional. We welcome the opportunity for our members to participate in this alliance with Dialog. The program provides a logical match for our members who are seasoned Dialog searchers and Dialog customers who need the assistance of an information professional on a temporary or ongoing basis."

Source: Dialog Corp., AIIP

Factiva Adds Harvard Business Review

Factiva (http://www.factiva.com) has announced an agreement with Harvard Business School Publishing to add the Harvard Business Review (HBR) to its collection of global news and business information. HBR will complement a range of nearly 8,000 business sources, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Le Monde, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, and the Dow Jones and Reuters Newswires.

"We are delighted to partner with Factiva as it leverages technology to bring world-class content to businesspeople wherever and whenever they need it," said Penelope Muse Abernathy, group publisher and managing director of Harvard Business School Publishing. We know our readers will benefit tremendously from Harvard Business Review's inclusion in the Factiva offering."

Source: Factiva

[Editor's Note: EBSCO (http://www.epnet.com) reportedly has an exclusive agreement with Harvard Business Review for the academic market. HBR is no longer available from ProQuest Information and Learning or from Gale Group. Archives of Harvard Business Review articles dating back to 1995 are available for sale on the publication's Web site (http://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/hbr/index.html), and selected articles are now for sale on Amazon.com.—PJH]

EBSCO Online Content Increases with Recent Publisher Agreements

EBSCO Subscription Services (http://www.ebsco.com) has announced that seven leading publishers have recently signed agreements to allow electronic access of their publications through the EBSCO Online service. These publishers' journals cover a range of economic, humanities, scientific, medical, and technical subjects.

Well-known among the seven is The Wall Street Transcript (http://www.twst.com), which provides interviews with Wall Street professionals and corporate leaders. For more than 38 years, the question-and-answer format has allowed readers to understand and interpret the meaning of an analyst's or CEO's comments. According to the announcement, The Wall Street Transcript covers all the major market sectors and contains unique information that cannot be found anywhere else.

The other publishers are The Fairmont Press, Palgrave Publishers, Rapra Technology, The Pharmaceutical Press (the publications division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain), The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Radcliffe Medical Press.

EBSCO Online is a Web-based service that provides multiple options for accessing electronic journal subscriptions. Researchers can use one interface to search across full text from multiple publishers, or link to e-journals from a library catalog or Web page via durable URLs. Full text from e-journals available through EBSCO Online is also accessible through links from many database providers, including EBSCOhost. An alerting service, pay-per-view article purchasing, and advanced usage reports are also available.

Source: EBSCO Subscription Services



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