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Weekly News Digest

April 30, 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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Elsevier Enhances ScienceDirect

Elsevier (, the STM publisher, announced that it has added several new features to ScienceDirect in its latest release. These include the following:
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds—For search results, citations, and new articles, as well as more than 300 preselected topics
  • Cited By in Scopus—Links to specific citations in Scopus, the abstract and citation database
  • Live Chat—Online, real-time instant messaging technical support service available 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday
  • Inward linking simplification—Increased support of the OpenURL standard

Later this year, 4,000 ebooks will be added. Covering a range of scientific disciplines, including those published under the Pergamon and Academic Press imprints, these additional titles will be fully integrated with the existing books and journals on the platform. More than 50 books will be added each month following the 2007 launch.

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC;, a provider of copyright licensing solutions, announced that Elsevier has selected CCC’s Rightslink service for the online ordering of copyright permissions. Rightslink will enable Elsevier journal subscribers to order permissions directly through ScienceDirect.

In addition, following the launch of ScienceDirect ArticleChoice to the corporate market in 2005 and to the government market in August 2006, Elsevier is now offering the same flexible access option to academic customers. ScienceDirect ArticleChoice allows a customer to access journal, handbook, and book series articles that are outside their current portfolio. Articles can be purchased in bundles (100, 200, and 500) and are available as required.

ScienceDirect (, Elsevier’s major full-text platform, offers more than 8 million articles online from more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals published in 24 fields of science. More than 1 billion articles have been downloaded on ScienceDirect by scientists, teachers, and researchers since its launch in 1999.

Sources: Elsevier and Copyright Clearance Center

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