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November 12, 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 ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Wiley, EBSCO Announce Linking Agreement

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and EBSCO Subscription Services have reached an agreement to link EBSCO Online to more than 300 scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals available online through Wiley InterScience ( Wiley is a leading publisher for the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) communities worldwide.

"EBSCO is excited to announce the addition of Wiley journals to our EBSCO Online service," said F. Dixon Brooke Jr., vice president and general manager of EBSCO Subscription Services. "With EBSCO Online we strive to offer access to the finest scholarly information available. The addition of the Wiley titles tremendously enhances our content offerings."

"This agreement is the latest example of the type of alliance Wiley is managing to enhance Wiley's role in advancing scientific progress through a partnership with scientific, research, and academic communities that began more than a century ago," said Gregory St. John, vice president and general manager of Wiley InterScience.

Wiley InterScience, Wiley's online content service, was launched in fall 1997 to respond to the growing worldwide demand for important, reliable, and timely scientific, technical, medical, and professional information. Since January 1999, more than 300 journals in full text dating back to January 1997, as well as the full range of services available from Wiley InterScience, are accessible to subscribers and their authorized users. Wiley InterScience is also an online platform for major reference works. It most recently added the Current Protocols Online laboratory manuals series and Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology.

Sources: J. Wiley & Sons, EBSCO Subscription Services

Westlaw Adds Blue Sky Statutes for All 50 States, District of Columb

West Group has announced that it has expanded the securities information available on Westlaw, its online legal, tax, accounting, and business research service, to include databases containing Blue Sky Statutes for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Databases for Guam and Puerto Rico will also be available in the coming months.

Each Blue Sky Statute database contains the sections of a state's statutes related to the regulation of securities and commodity futures. Topics covered include the following:

  • Corporate acquisitions and takeovers
  • Securities fraud and insider trading
  • State regulation of exchanges and markets
  • Investment advisers and securities brokers
Combined with the Blue Sky Regulations databases that were added to Westlaw earlier this year, these databases offer an important resource for securities practitioners and compliance professionals, according to the announcement. Researchers can even apply a multibase searching functionality on to review both sets of data simultaneously for a complete selection of securities materials.

Source: West Group

LexisNexis Enhances Solutions for PR Professionals

LexisNexis has announced a series of enhancements to PR Solutions, its suite of products for public relations professionals, formerly known as Press Access. The enhancements include links to from PRanywhere, LexisNexis' Web-based media relationship management solution, that enable users to connect directly to full-text articles relevant to their research. In addition, LexisNexis is significantly expanding the content available in its online database of news, business, and contact information by adding more than 1,000 new media outlets to PR Solutions.

These enhancements coincide with the company's official change of the Press Access brand to LexisNexis. Press Access, acquired by LexisNexis in August 2000, has provided media relationship management services for communications, journalism, and public relations professionals for almost 10 years. Its services combine in-depth media profiles and pitch tips with public relations automation tools, such as contact management and personalized e-mails.

LexisNexis will continue to integrate content into its PR Solutions suite as part of a data-expansion initiative. By April 2002, the database will have amassed more than 12,000 publications, organizations, and media outlets, and more than 30,000 contact names, representing more than 1,000-percent growth in its media coverage. The initiative will also involve further enhancements to PRanywhere.

Source: LexisNexis

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