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Volume 18, Issue 9 October 2001
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Gale Group Acquires European Research and Development Database

Gale Group, a business unit of the Thomson Learning division of Thomson Corp., has acquired the European Research and Development Database (ERDD) from Elsevier Science. ERDD comprises the Directory of European Research and Development, a database of 10,000 European research centers, and Who's Who in European Research and Development, a biographical directory of approximately 13,000 researchers and scientists.

The respected science database will become part of K.G. Saur, a Munich-based operating unit of Gale Group acquired late last year.

"There's a good match between ERDD and Gale's K.G. Saur's core international library markets," said Chris Morton, Gale's executive vice president of development. "This is a respected brand name that makes a solid addition to our family of products."

Morton said that K.G. Saur expects editorial synergies with such products as German Men and Women in Science. "We look at the electronic opportunities inherent in the content in ERDD as well," he said. "For example, ERDD's scientific and biographical content will broaden the international content in Gale's Resource Centers."

For more information about ERDD, visit K.G. Saur at http://www.saur.de.

Source: Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI, 248/699-4253; http://www.galegroup.com.

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