Product News and Reviews
Ingenta Launches New Service, Designs Web Site
Ingenta announced that it has launched a unified alerting service and has
developed Oxford Scholarship Online (http://www.oxfordscholarship.com) with
Oxford University Press.
Unified Alerting Service
Ingenta's unified alerting service searches and delivers alerts across all
of the content available via http://www.ingenta.com and http://www.ingentaselect.com,
including 6,100 electronic full-text and 20,000 fax and Ariel-formatted titles.
Managed from a single Web interface, the service is available via institutional
or individual user license. The new administration module enables librarians
to view the number of people registered as well as add and delete users.
Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online is a new Web resource that brings 700 humanities
and social sciences books online for the first time. Ingenta's team of designers
developed the functionality and interface design to operate Oxford Scholarship
Online. The project integrates the original 700 books and an extra 200 titles
a year with other online resources.
Source: Ingenta, Cambridge, MA, 617/395-4000; http://www.ingenta.com.
IEEE Enhances IEEE Xplore,
Signs FEDLINK Agreement
IEEE announced that it has added new search tools and cover-to-cover editorial
materials to its newly enhanced IEEE Xplore online interface. The organization
also signed an agreement that will allow U.S. government customers to order
IEEE online collections via FEDLINK.
IEEE Xplore Upgrade
Enhanced search features that employ Verity, Inc.'s K2 search technology
form the core new functionality of IEEE Xplore 1.6. Search terms are now highlighted
in all results, and a new feature allows secondary searches to be conducted
within the results of primary searches.
Starting with material published in 2004, IEEE will include cover-to-cover
content in IEEE Xplore for select periodicals. For the first time, users will
see links in issue tables of contents for such items as letters to the editor,
editorial boards, and calls for papers.
FEDLINK serves federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing,
training, and resource-sharing consortium. As the business subsidiary of the
Library of Congress' Federal Library and Information Center Committee, FEDLINK
supports FLICC's mission to foster excellence in federal library and information
services through interagency cooperation.
Source: IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 732/981-0060; http://www.ieee.org.
ITI Releases New Version of Fulltext Sources Online
Information Today, Inc. announced the release of the January 2004 edition
of Fulltext Sources Online (FSO), a comprehensive directory of
periodicals that are accessible online in full text through more than 25 aggregators.
FSO, which is published twice a year in January and July, features
more than 21,000 titles organized alphabetically. Each entry lists the aggregator
and the databases that contain the publication online in full text along with
dates of coverage. Separate indexes for subject, language, and location searches
are included. Subscribers to FSO also receive access to the "Private
Zone," a hyperlinked list of those publications that offer free archives online.
Source: Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 609/654-6266; http://www.infotoday.com.
EBSCO Expands Springer-Verlag Agreement, Offers New Database
EBSCO Publishing announced that it has expanded its license agreement with
publisher Springer-Verlag. The company also announced that H.W. Wilson's Art
Index Retrospective: 19291984 database is now available via EBSCOhost.
The agreement with Springer-Verlag will bring the full text of 187 journals
to the EBSCOhost online databases, including the Academic Search and
Business Source product lines. It also allows EBSCO to electronically distribute
Springer's journal content to educational institutions, libraries, and other
research facilities around the world.
Newly included are journals such as Animal Cognition, Clinical & Experimental
Medicine, Decisions in Economics & Finance, European Journal
of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma, and Heart & Vessels.
Art Index Retrospective: 19291984 covers more than 55 years of art
journalism from nearly 600 publications. It includes English-language periodicals,
yearbooks, and museum bulletins and also features publications in French, Italian,
German, Spanish, and Dutch. The database offers many document types such as
feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, and
Source: EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, MA, 978/356-6500; http://www.epnet.com.
Engineering Information Launches
Database on Engineering Village 2
Elsevier Engineering Information has launched the U.S. National Technical
Information Service (NTIS) database on Engineering Village 2, a Web-based discovery
platform for the engineering community. The NTIS database is a source for accessing
unclassified reports from hundreds of U.S. and international government agencies.
Engineering Village 2 now allows subscribers to search three engineering
databases simultaneously. By searching the NTIS database combined with Compendex
and Inspec, users have access to a comprehensive collection of engineering
references. In addition to the full-text linking currently offered on Engineering
Village 2, the NTIS database provides links to the NTIS document ordering service
to help facilitate the process of requesting government documents electronically.
Source: Elsevier Engineering Information, Hoboken, NJ, 201/356-6800; http://www.ei.org.
Dialog Upgrades NewsEdge
Dialog Corp. announced a series of upgrades to Dialog NewsEdge, its industry-specific,
personalized current-awareness and news-alerting service for corporations.
According to the company, the improvements will facilitate information sharing
within subscribing organizations.
The upgrades include improved methods for printing, saving, and sharing multiple
delivered and retrieved documents. In addition, the new "shared user" feature
allows multiple users within an organization to access document sets without
the potential for disrupting automated, ongoing search queries set up and managed
by a single authorized user. According to the announcement, users can also
highlight search terms within retrieved documents, enabling them to more quickly
judge the relevance of articles and reports.
Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 919/462-8600; http://www.dialog.com.
FIND/SVP, Empire Media Announce Alliance
FIND/SVP, Inc., a provider of business advisory, research, and consulting
services, and Empire Media, Inc., a media and marketing company, announced
a joint venture in which FIND/SVP's staff of industry experts will provide
select Trend Reports and analysis as content for Empire's magazine and interactive
FIND/SVP's premium content will appear as a special section of Empire,
a bimonthly magazine of business innovation produced by Empire Media. This
content will include Trend Reports in a variety of business sectors as well
as information gathered from FIND/SVP's database of business intelligence and
custom analytics. As part of the agreement, Empire will also be distributed
to select FIND/SVP clients.
In addition, FIND/SVP will provide separate insights prepared by its industry
experts for Empire Wire, an electronic newsletter distributed to entrepreneurs
nationwide. Research will also appear regularly in the Investor Intelligence
Network, a product of Empire's oneFN subsidiary. The network transmits alerts
directly to investors' desktops via Empire's proprietary Slideup technology.
Source: FIND/SVP, Inc., New York, 212/645-4500; http://www.findsvp.com.
Ovid Unveils PayPerView Service
Ovid announced the availability of its new PayPerView service. It enables
researchers, clinicians, and students to buy full-text articles from Ovid's
journal collection when their institutions have not purchased the rights to
access those journals. PayPerView also extends Ovid's reach to offer medical
and health sciences content to non-Ovid subscribers.
With PayPerView, users can purchase full-text journal articles from Ovid's
bibliographic databases, Journals@Ovid database, and article reference links.
This service is available on both the Ovid and SilverPlatter platforms.
In addition, non-Ovid users can for the first time purchase full text through
external resources such as PubMed and Microsoft Office System 2003. Once a
user has located a bibliographic citation from a journal, he or she will have
the option to select a "buy now" link. Upon credit card authorization, a link
to the selected article is immediately e-mailed to the user. Each article will
remain accessible for 24 hours.
Source: Ovid, New York, 646/674-6300; http://www.ovid.com.
Alacritude Announces Agreement with Thomson Gale
Alacritude announced that it has signed an agreement with Thomson Gale to
enhance its eLibrary online news-article archive.
With the addition of Thomson Gale's content, eLibrary provides access to
more than 28 million documents from 2,600 sourcesa collection of articles
that dates back 20 years. Sources in eLibrary include newspapers, periodicals,
newsletters, directories, and transcripts from television and radio stations
(including cable television companies).
The new titles include popular publications such as (London) Daily Telegraph, Esquire, Newsweek, Variety,
and Town & Country as well as specialty publications such as American
Journal of Health Sciences, Business Economics, Chemical Week, Home
Business Report, Information Week, Pediatrics, Washington
Report on Middle East Affairs, Women's Wear Daily, and The Yale
Source: Alacritude, Chicago, 312/782-3900; http://www.alacritude.com.
Program Catalog Online
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) has announced the introduction
of its new ATLA Preservation Program Catalog Online (APCAT). This database
resource includes more than 32,000 entries of the extensive monograph and serial
titles preserved during the past 50 years of the association's preservation
activities. APCAT, which is available for free at http://www.atla.com, allows
the user to search by multiple search fields, download and/or print citations,
and directly order microfilm or microfiche from the collections.
Source: American Theological Library Association, Chicago, 312/454-5100;
CISTI Launches Secure Desktop Delivery
CISTI has announced the launch of Secure Desktop Delivery, a new document
delivery method that allows an organization to deliver copyright-cleared documents
to its customers in electronic format. This service is based on a system that
effectively prevents redistribution, copying, and storage of documents through
the use of a customized Acrobat Reader plug-in.
Currently, more than half of CISTI's collection can be supplied using SDD
as the delivery method. Documents that are not covered will be delivered by
an alternate method that has been selected by the end user.
Source: CISTI, Ottawa, 613/998-8544; http://www.nrc.ca/cisti.
CSA Licenses Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) announced that researchers who investigate
earthquake engineering and earthquake hazard mitigation will be able to access
Earthquake Engineering Abstracts through CSA's Internet Database Service (IDS).
The National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering at the University
of CaliforniaBerkeley has reached an agreement to license the database
to CSA and distribute it through IDS.
Earthquake Engineering Abstracts provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage
of relevant disciplines, including engineering seismology, soil dynamics, structural
dynamics, earthquake-resistant design and analysis, performance-based seismic
engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, risk and reliability seismic
engineering, and disaster planning. It contains more than 104,000 abstracts
and citations of journal, conference, and monographic literature published
throughout the world since 1971.
Source: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Bethesda, MD, 301/961-6761; http://www.csa.com.
CAS Rolls Out STN Express Analysis Edition
Chemical Abstracts Service announced the release of STN Express with Discover!
Analysis Edition (version 7.0). According to the announcement, this tool will
help information professionals see the big picture when they search and retrieve
information from the world's scientific and technical literature and patents.
Along with the new 2-Dimensional Analyze Wizard, version 7.0 also introduces
tools for chemical structure analysis and assistance in query development with
the CA Lexicon.
"With STN Express Analysis Edition, we have made a significant advance in
the information professional's ability to gain not just information but insight
from search results," said Suzan A. Brown, CAS's vice president of marketing
and sales. "These analysis and visualization tools bring structure to the vast
amount of information drawn from scientific literature and patent records in
Source: Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, OH, 614/447-3731; http://www.cas.org.
Elsevier, Really Strategies Develop New System
Elsevier's Health Sciences Division and Really Strategies announced the launch
of a new editorial and production system for Elsevier's pharmaceutical reference Mosby's
Really Strategies was retained by Elsevier to replace a legacy system that
stored, managed, and delivered Mosby's Drug Consult pharmacologic content.
The new platform and technologies used to implement this system were based
on standards defined by Elsevier.
The joint project team undertook an analysis of the legacy system to document
system capabilities, improve editorial work flow, and create an XML repository
of drug information. According to the announcement, the resulting system has
allowed Elsevier to more easily update and maintain the complex drug content
while streamlining its XML delivery.
Source: Really Strategies, Lansdale, PA, 215/631-3107; http://www.reallystrategies.com.
NPG, AfCS Announce New Publication
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Alliance for Cellular Signaling (AfCS)
announced the launch of AfCS-Nature Molecule Pages
a new scientific publication.
AfCS's ultimate goal is to create a "virtual cell," a computer simulation
of cellular behavior that's close enough to the real thing to reliably predict
the responses to treatments and drugs that have yet to be tried in the laboratory
or clinic. The Molecule Pages enable a collaborative approach to scientific
information sharing and represent another step toward the creation of a virtual
Source: Nature Publishing Group, New York, 212/726-9200; http://www.npg.nature.com.