|Weekly News Digest
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Swets Acquires ScholarlyStats
Swets (www.swets.com) acquired exclusive rights to ScholarlyStats from MPS Technologies (MPST www.mpstechnologies.com). MPST will continue to operate and develop ScholarlyStats to ensure continuity for existing customers.
ScholarlyStats is a Web-based portal that eases the burden of collecting, consolidating, and analyzing ejournal usage statistics from multiple sources. Usage reports may be viewed and downloaded by libraries via a single, intuitive interface. The program, which MPST launched in 2005, won Library Product of the Year at the 2006 International Information Industry Awards.
MPST will serve as an outsourcing partner for Swets and will continue to gather and process the usage statistics. Customers will still access and utilize ScholarlyStats at www.scholarlystats.com.
Commenting on the partnership, Ravi Singh, CEO of MPST, said he is "confident that combining Swets’ global sales force with the MPST product development expertise will take ScholarlyStats to the next level." Arie Jongejan, CEO of Swets, adds that the partnership will enable the companies "to provide libraries with the ultimate selection support tool."Source: MPS Technologies
Thompson Scientific Simplifies Information Management and Delivery
Thompson Scientific (www.thomsonscientific.com) announced the launch of Enterprise Alert Manager, an integrated RSS management and collaboration solution that aids information distribution across an organization while reducing email load and network strain. It also helps centralize content management and manages users’ credentials for password-protected content.
This solution enables information managers to access, manage, and deliver information from any RSS-based source, including Dialog, the Internet, and internal content. It also allows users to enhance content with editorial reviews, tag records with separate categories, access RSS content feeds across multiple platforms, and customize information feeds.
Enterprise Alert Manager is available through subscription and can be purchased as a stand-alone service or in addition to a Dialog subscription.Source: The Thomson Corp.
MuseGlobal-Groxis Partnership Transforms Content Into Information
MuseGlobal (www.museglobal.com) announced the integration of its Muse Content Machine into Grokker (www.grokker.com), Groxis’ information and management discovery tool.
The Muse Content Machine provides source management, access management, search integration, and application modules, all managed within a common administrative system and networking environment. The Groxis visual search transforms Web searches by organizing and mapping content for interactive research.
The management and administrative tools of Muse Content Machine, combined with Groxis’ intelligent content organization, will produce a system that can "easily integrate and manage diverse search sources and services in a unified, stable and easily maintained environment," according to MuseGlobal CEO Kate Noerr.
Randall Marcinko, Groxis CEO, said the partnership will let both companies focus on their mutual core strengths, delivering the most powerful suite of products to clients at the best possible value.Source: MuseGlobal
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