|Weekly News Digest
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ISI ResearchSoft Upgrades Reference Web Poster
ISI ResearchSoft (http://www.isiresearchsoft.com) has announced that it is now shipping Reference Web Poster 1.2, an upgrade of its collaborative tool for sharing bibliographic references with colleagues on the Internet. Reference Web Poster lets users post databases from EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager on the Web. Colleagues with a Web browser can search these databases and import references directly into them, resulting in fast and easy collaboration among researchers.
"Since we introduced Reference Web Poster, we have seen it used in innovative ways—from experts posting information on the latest medical breakthroughs to professors posting a reading list," said David Kochalko, president of ISI ResearchSoft. "Reference Web Poster is ideal for sharing any type of reference collection over the Internet."
ISI ResearchSoft publishes Reference Web Poster and its counterparts, EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager. These tools search remote databases and library catalogs on the Internet, import references into and organize a personal library of citations, and produce papers written in word processors with correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies. ISI ResearchSoft is a division of ISI.
Source: ISI ResearchSoft
Inmagic Announces Web Content Cataloging
Inmagic, Inc. (http://www.inmagic.com), a developer of knowledge management and special library software, has announced that its customers can now catalog Web content directly into its DB/TextWorks text-oriented database product. Knowledge professionals now have the ability to use DB/TextWorks version 5.1, Inmagic's database product, in conjunction with Inmagic.NET, its Web content integration technology (found within DB/TextWorks), as a long-term solution to Web content management.
"Since December 2000, Inmagic.NET has been allowing information professionals to speed acquisitions work flow by purchasing information directly from the Web and then downloading catalog data directly into DB/TextWorks," said Gerry Brown, Inmagic.NET's vice president of business development. "Now, with Web content cataloging, information professionals can catalog key Web pages and map them into their DB/TextWorks database."
Web cataloging is accomplished directly from the Inmagic.NET menu item found on the DB/TextWorks menu bar. By first opening an Inmagic textbase (Inmagic's term for database) and then clicking on the Inmagic.NET menu item, knowledge professionals can surf the Web, highlight text on a Web page, and drop it into a field for the record referencing that page. "What we've enabled is a way for knowledge managers to easily incorporate links to outside information resources into the knowledge base," said Phil Green, Inmagic's president and CEO. "Now knowledge managers have the ability to make both external and internal knowledge resources searchable together."
In other news, Inmagic announced that DB/Text WebPublisher 5.1 complies with U.S. government mandates in regards to the Americans With Disabilities Act. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794d, as amended, states that software be accessible to people with disabilities. According to the company, version 5.1 of DB/Text WebPublisher meets these requirements.
Source: Inmagic, Inc.
Nstein Signs Contract with American Psychological Association for CAI
Nstein Technologies, Inc. (http://www.nstein.com), a Montreal-based developer of linguistic intelligence business solutions, announced the sale of its Nmedia Server user license to the American Psychological Association (APA; http://www.apa.org). The deal is worth approximately CDN $450,000 and is Nstein's second large-scale contract in the U.S. within a week. On August 28, Nstein signed a contract with news giant United Press International (UPI).
"To maintain our position as the world's premier psychology resource, we needed to secure a proven technology that would help us automate the tagging, abstracting, and indexing of our data in the most objective, accurate, and efficient way," said APA's senior director for the PsycINFO database, Linda Beebe. "Computer-Aided Indexing (CAI) is a ‘must have' for us. Our challenge is to maintain the accuracy of our indexing while automating. Nstein's CAI technology does that better than any other solution we looked at—and it reduces the time needed to perform these tasks by more than 30 percent."
Nmedia Server is an intelligent Computer-Aided Indexing software platform that automatically categorizes, classifies, and summarizes large volumes of unstructured text using Nstein's core Linguistic DNATM technology. The tool is designed for electronic information managers and distributors requiring CAI.
Source: Nstein Technologies, Inc.
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