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December 3, 2007 — 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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Autonomy ZANTAZ Announces Discovery and Legal Hold Software

ZANTAZ (www.zantaz.com), an Autonomy company in the archiving, eDiscovery, and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) market, announced Aungate Desktop Legal Hold, said to be the industry’s first automated solution that enables corporate legal and IT departments to remotely enforce legal hold across desktops and laptops.

Unlike other systems, Desktop Legal Hold resides locally on the machine and continuously applies retention policies while it intelligently understands the concepts of all information that passes across the machine. The system preserves and locks down in place information relevant to legal matters, dramatically reducing the legal risk of fines and sanctions associated with noncompliance to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) for eDiscovery.

Built on Autonomy’s Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), Desktop Legal Hold provides automatic and ongoing preservation of information using the full array of keyword and Boolean rules, metadata, and conceptual search to uniquely cull down data volumes by intelligently identifying all types of information relevant to legal hold policies.

Source: ZANTAZ

dtSearch Introduces Version 7.5 of Product Line

dtSearch Corp., a supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval software, announced Version 7.5 of the dtSearch product line. dtSearch products instantly search terabytes of data, in a wide variety of formats, across a desktop, network, Internet, or intranet. The new release includes a native 64-bit version of the dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET (for .NET 2.0/3.0) for developers to integrate into Web-based and other applications. The 64-bit version provides full API access to dtSearch’s terabyte indexer and search functionality, file format, and database support (including SQL BLOB data).

dtSearch products include international language support through Unicode, covering hundreds of international languages. The new version adds improved searching of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean text presented without spaces between words. The new version also offers improved developer API integration with third-party international language morphological analyzers like those from Basis Technology (www.basistech.com).

dtSearch Desktop with Spider instantly searches files on a PC. dtSearch Network with Spider searches across a network. Both instantly search and display with highlighted hits a wide variety of file types, including email messages along with the full text of email attachments. Through the Spider, both applications can also add Web-residing content to a local or network search. dtSearch Web with Spider quickly publishes a large volume of instantly searchable data to an Internet or Intranet site. The Spider expands the scope of the searchable database to static and dynamic content on other sites. dtSearch Publish offers easy publishing of an instantly searchable document collection to CD, DVD, portable hard drive, and the like. The product can also mirror an existing Web site on CD/DVD.

For more information or to download fully functional evaluation versions of any product, visit www.dtsearch.com.

Source: dtSearch Corp.

BioMed Central Upgrades Open Repository

BioMed Central (www.biomedcentral.com) announced the latest upgrades to Open Repository (www.openrepository.com), the open access publisher’s hosted repository solution. The upgrades include new features from DSpace (www.dspace.org). Open Repository now offers increased customization options and a new and improved user interface to institutions. BioMed Central also announced that two organizations have recently elected to host their repositories on Open Repository: Roehampton University and Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Open Repository version 1.4.9 has several new features that are designed to enhance the customer experience. The release offers an improved user interface, making it easier for customers to browse and submit their material online. Additionally, institutions can convert their Word, Excel, PowerPoint, text, and RTF documents to PDF. Customers can also set up RSS feeds and customize lists and search fields, adding value to the already robust platform.

Open Repository is designed to give institutions the personalization of an in-house repository at a fraction of the cost. The service hosts and maintains repositories for institutions, eliminating the need for the support and resources required for an in-house solution, while providing unique and innovative features to its users. Built on the latest DSpace technology, Open Repository can be personalized to support an institution’s specific needs and identity.

Source: BioMed Central



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