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Volume 18, Issue 6 — June 2001
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CSA to Develop Biocomplexity Database

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) has announced that it was recently awarded a government/private industry contract for the development (over the next 3 years) of the Biocomplexity Collection, an extensive, multifaceted database in the area of biocomplexity. According to the company, the database will examine the countless interactions of all living entities, especially humans, with the earth and its environment.

The partnership agreement is with the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII). In general, the partnership will further the government’s mission to work with nongovernmental organizations to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of the nation’s biological resources.

In developing the Biocomplexity Collection, the partnership plans to do the following:

  • Incorporate biocomplexity-related bibliographic citations from CSA’s proprietary abstracting-and-indexing databases
  • Incorporate biocomplexity-related records from CSA’s Web Resources Database
  • Develop three completely new and unique biocomplexity-related citation databases, all records of which will be included in the Biocomplexity Collection
  • Develop an extensive biocomplexity thesaurus
CSA is a leading publisher of bibliographic databases and print journals used by more than 4,000 research institutions worldwide. Its Internet Database Service provides Web access to more than 50 databases through and covers major areas of research, including materials science, environmental sciences and pollution management, biological sciences, aquatic sciences and fisheries, biotechnology, engineering, computer science, sociology, art history, political science, and linguistics.

Source: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Bethesda, MD, 800/843-7751, 301/961-6700;

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