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Volume 19, Issue 7 July/August 2002
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Swets Blackwell Completes Distribution Agreement for Axiom Database

Swets Blackwell has announced the completion of an agreement with Institute of Physics Publishing (IoPP) to distribute Axiom, IoPP's Web-based research service featuring the INSPEC, Compendex, and Derwent World Patents Index databases. Swets Blackwell recently negotiated anagreement for Axiom on behalf of a Swedish consortium, covering access across eight organizations.

The Institute of Physics is an international learned society and professional body for the advancement and dissemination of pure and applied physics, as well as the promotion of physics education. Swets Blackwell is a world leader in electronic publishing with all IoPP journals online via the Internet weeks before print publication.

"We at Institute of Physics Publishing are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with Swets Blackwell. We see them as ideal partners in enabling us to penetrate those markets that we find difficult to reach," said Terry Hulbert, business development manager at IoPP. "They have a fine network of sales staff and a solid history in relationships of this kind."

Yvonne Campfens, director of publisher relations and marketing at Swets Blackwell, said: "We are pleased to have been able to develop our relationship with IoPP in this way. The addition of Axiom to the Swets Blackwell portfolio means that our sales staff have another high-quality service to offer to our market."

Source: Swets Blackwell, Lisse, Netherlands, 011-31-252-435-584; http://www.swetsblackwell.com.

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