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Weekly News Digest

April 10, 2008 — 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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2008 OECD Factbook Now Available

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) announced the electronic version of OECD Factbook 2008 (, which has been transformed to include animated diagrams of key indicators, designed to bring the data alive visually for users. The interactive graphs enable users to clearly observe trends in the statistics and interact with the data to perform their chosen comparisons between countries. There is also more data for key non-OECD member countries, Brazil, Chile, China, Estonia, India, Israel, Russia, Slovenia, and South Africa.

OECD Factbook 2008: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics covers the spectrum of OECD statistics in a single publication. The 2008 print edition is available at a new lower price of $50. The electronic version, complete with interactive diagrams, is available free online and on the unique OECD USB key. The key includes OECD in Figures and plenty of space for the user’s own files—said to offer the ultimate in portable statistics (price: $35).

Factbook 2008 has new indicators on tertiary education, migration, labor compensation, and nuclear energy. The interactive graphs enable users to understand and use the information more easily, and the underlying data is available in Excel files, allowing users to incorporate their own work via the StatLink service.

Source: OECD Publishing

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