|Dialog Corp. has announced content and service enhancements to its
DialogSelect and Dialog Intranet Toolkit products and that it has expanded
its collection of full-text content available through its online information
services with the addition of several Australian newspapers and periodicals
published by John Fairfax Holdings, Ltd.
DialogSelect, Intranet Toolkit
The service enhancements recently added to DialogSelect and Dialog
Intranet Toolkit include greater flexibility and control over the Alerts
feature, which allows users to set up personalized clipping services. When
new content is added that matches an Alert profile (such as a patent filing
submitted by a competitor), the end-user is automatically notified via
e-mail. These improvements let customers use multiple e-mail accounts to
receive documents sent as Alerts.
The new content added to the Intranet Toolkit increases its roster of
intellectual property, insurance industry, petroleum industry, and transportation-related
sources. New content sources include seven patent-related CLAIMS databases
offered by patent database producer IFI. These give the Intranet Toolkit
the full array of IFI files available on any Dialog product.
Other new content sources include Derwent World Patents Index Extension,
Insurance Periodicals Index, ISMEC (Information Services in Mechanical
Engineering): Mechanical Engineering Abstracts, Microcomputer Software
Guide, and TULSA T (Petroleum Abstracts).
"Helping our core constituents of information professionals use DialogSelect
and Dialog Intranet Toolkit to successfully deploy information within their
organizations is an important strategic thrust for us," said Paul Colucci,
Dialog's senior vice president of product development. "The enhancements
we are announcing today illustrate our efforts to listen to and meet the
changing needs of our customers. Improved Alerts allow us to combine Dialog's
breadth and depth of content with up-to-the-moment information for customized
DialogSelect is a menu-driven product that provides access to databases
and information files relevant to targeted industries and that focus on
business, chemical, intellectual property, and pharmaceutical subject areas.
Dialog Intranet Toolkit allows customers to customize DialogSelect to work
within the enterprise's information system.
Dialog Intranet Toolkit enables knowledge professionals—such as corporate
librarians, marketing professionals, and intranet managers—to create customized
sites within their intranets that make Dialog-accessible databases and
files directly available to professionals throughout an enterprise. Custom
applications created with this tool allow professionals to search for and
retrieve information needed to meet their business responsibilities, such
as competitive intelligence, market research, new-business development,
and industry tracking.
John Fairfax Content
The John Fairfax titles added to Dialog include The Australian Financial
Review, Business Review Weekly, The Age, The Sydney
Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, The Sunday Age, The
Newcastle Herald, and The Illawarra Mercury. These publications
are provided through the Profound service's NewsLine section and will be
available early next year through the Dialog and DataStar services.
"We are delighted to add the prestigious titles published by Fairfax
to our products," said Roy M. Martin Jr., Dialog's president and CEO. "Australian
financial and business news and research is relevant far from its shores.
Not only is Australia a dynamic economy in its own right, it is also a
major player in Asia, the Pacific Rim region, and beyond. Our commitment
is to continue adding to the comprehensiveness and depth of our information
resources, and our new alliance with Fairfax is a big step for us."
Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 800/3-DIALOG; http://www.dialog.com.