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Weekly News Digest

June 14, 2004 — 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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STN Service Offers New Pharmaceutical Database

FIZ Karlsruhe has launched a new pharmaceutical database, Pharmaceutical Substances (PS), on its STN International service that offers comprehensive substance information, trade data, and preparation methods for over 2,300 active pharmaceutical ingredients. PS (produced by Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany) was initially offered by Thieme as a printed version in one, then two volumes (Pharmaceutical Substances; Syntheses, Patents, Applications), and is now also available electronically. The new database, PS on STN, contains the same data available in Thieme's electronic version, and is not offered by any other online host.

PS is a first point of reference for researchers wishing to screen references to drugs before turning to more detailed primary literature, such as the original patent application or the original research paper. For each active pharmaceutical ingredient, reaction schemes for the most important ways of synthesis are available. Starting substances, intermediates, and active ingredients are structure-searchable. Reactants and products are structure-searchable with a single reaction query.

Source: FIZ Karlsruhe

Thomson Releases New Version of ISI Web of Knowledge

The Thomson Corp. has announced the release of the new version 3 of ISI Web of Knowledge. The enhanced solution, resulting from 2 years of design in close collaboration with librarians and researchers, offers new personalization, better search tools, a cleaner and more intuitive interface, and a new journal analysis tool. It also has increased linking power, with customized links to hundreds of new publishers.

Web of Science has been upgraded to version 7 and offers many new navigational aids. Users can now create citation alerts with a single button click. A new tool lets users analyze and refine results by author, publication year, journal subject category, institutions, language, or source title.

From its inception, ISI Web of Knowledge has offered seamless navigation to content via CrossSearch. New customer-driven functionality in CrossSearch enables a more intuitive accessibility of specific products, saved search histories, the multidisciplinary information resources within the platform, and external collections. It also provides new linking capabilities, including DOI-based linking to hundreds of publishers and support for multiple OPAC links. For more information, visit

Source: Thomson Scientific

Inmagic Partners with Visard Solutions

Inmagic, Inc. announced a strategic reseller partnership with Visard Solutions, Inc. a document management and service provider based in Canada. Visard will offer Inmagic Content Management Solutions as the replacement for the aging Edibase product line that is currently being phased out.

According to the companies, Inmagic Content Management Solutions provide customers with ease-of-use and a rich feature set currently not available to Visard customers using Edibase software. Working together, Visard and Inmagic have packaged this application migration to be simple and effective. The Inmagic solutions deliver advanced features and Visard provides services to simplify and ease the migration process.

Visard is the first bilingual partner of Inmagic, Inc. in Canada and will be providing the full Inmagic portfolio of Content Management Solutions in French and English to their constituents in the French-speaking provinces of Canada.

Source: Inmagic

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