COLUMNS & NEWS
Le Monde Now Available Through Dialog
Dialog has announced that the French newspaper Le
Monde is now available for electronic searching
and article retrieval through Dialog NewsRoom, an
online database of more than 7,500 news sources from
around the world.
The new content stems from an agreement between Dialog
and Le Monde Interactif, the new media subsidiary of
Le Monde Group, the newspaper's publisher.
Dialog NewsRoom, available through the Dialog family
of online services and also as a stand-alone Web-based
service, offers one-stop searching of broadcast transcripts,
newspapers, periodicals, news wires, trade and scholarly
journals, and other sources, drawn from nearly 80 countries
in English and 10 other languages.
Dialog NewsRoom users can set up alerts that will
automatically notify them via e-mail when new articles
or reports that meet their search criteria, including
those from Le Monde and other French sources,
are added to the database.
Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 919/462-8600; http://www.dialog.com.
Wiley InterScience, UICC Launch Online Cancer Resource
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the International
Union Against Cancer (UICC) announced the launch ofTNM
Online, an electronic database that provides medical
oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncologic surgeons,
and other cancer professionals with one-stop, online
access to essential international standards for assessing
the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of patients
Presented in Wiley InterScience (http://www.interscience.wiley.com),
Wiley's Web-based publishing platform, TNM Online combines
the full content of three authoritative UICC-sponsored
reference sourcesTNM Classification of Malignant
Tumours, sixth edition; TNM Supplement,
second edition; and Prognostic Factors in Cancer,
second editioninto one database.
Initially, TNM Online will provide the equivalent
of more than 1,200 pages of information for planning
and evaluating cancer treatment. Future updates will
be posted online when approved by the UICC TNM Prognostic
Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ,
Gale Creates New Department
Gale has announced the creation of a new Rights Acquisition & Management
(RAM) department. The company combined two departments,
Rights & Permissions and Copyright & Licensing,
that functioned similarly at a high level. RAM's three
main functions are research and planning, rights acquisition,
Rights Acquisition & Management will be headed
by senior vice president Christine Gordon, who has
more than 23 years of copyright knowledge and content
licensing experience from Bell & Howell, Information
Access Co., and Gale. Under Gordon's leadership, the
RAM team will combine the best practices of both groups,
standardize work flow, and work to further strengthen
Gale's relationship with key providers.
Source: Gale, Farmington Hills, MI, 248/699-4253; http://www.gale.com.
CSA Acquires Design and Applied Arts Index
CSA announced that it has acquired the Design and
Applied Arts Index (DAAI) from Design Documentation.
CSA will make DAAI available through the Internet Database
Service as well as on CD-ROM.
According to the announcement, DAAI is the main bibliographic
source for current material and information in the
areas of design and the applied arts worldwide. The
database is a resource for researchers, students, and
librarians in the field, as well as for active designers
and artists. DAAI currently provides more than 130,000
entries, with up to 12,000 added annually. More than
500 major national and international design and craftstitles
are covered in the database, and entries date to 1973.
DAAI also features data on more than 50,000 designers,
craftspeople, workshops,and companies, as well as supplementary
resources, like the Periodicals Database. Subject coverage
includes architecture, interior design, ceramics, glass,
textiles, illustration, fashion, photography, typography,
and computer graphics.
Source: CSA, Bethesda, MD, 301/961-6700; http://www.csa.com.
ProQuest Adds Collections to DNSA Database
ProQuest Information and Learning announced that
five new collections have been added to ProQuest's
Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) Web-based
resource. The National Security Archive andProQuest
Information and Learning have teamed to expand the
collection, which contains primary source documents
that have been central to U.S. foreign policy since
Together with the 15 collections already included
in DNSA, the following new collections make up a research
and teaching tool for the study of U.S. foreign policy,
intelligence, and security issues during the 20th century:
China and the United States: From Hostility
to Engagement 19601998
El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human
Japan and the United States: Diplomatic,
Security, and Economic Relations, 19601976
U.S. Espionage and Intelligence, 19471996
U.S. Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms
and Politics in the Missile Age, 19551968
Source: ProQuest Co., Ann Arbor, MI, 734/761-4700; http://il.proquest.com.
CAS Enhances Chemical Patent Coverage
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced the expansion
of its chemical patent coverage.
CAS's CA service now offers patents from New Zealand,
Estonia, Monaco, Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Hong Kong.
CAS will also provide information from the U.K. and
French patent offices. This coverage has been added
to the group of seven "core" patent-issuing authorities
for which CAS delivers information within 2 days of
issuance. The core group also includes the U.S. Patent & Trademark
Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the
Japanese Patent Office, the European Patent Office,
and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Additionally, CAS is extending its patent selection
criteria by including the US NPC classification code.
The ECLA codes and Japan F-Terms will soon be added
to patents in the CA/CAplus files.
Source: Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, OH,
ChemInform Now in Wiley InterScience
FIZ Karlsruhe has announced it is now offering its
ChemInform abstracting service for organic and organometallic
synthesis via John Wiley & Sons' Wiley InterScience.
FIZ Karlsruhe also announced, along with STN International,
the launch of RDISCLOSURE, a non-patent prior art database.
ChemInform has long been a source for high-quality
summaries of new syntheses, methods, and processes
that appear in approximately 200 international journals.
The abstracts also feature structural formulas and
reaction schemes, thereby enabling a rapid overview
of the publications in this field.
According to the announcement, RDISCLOSURE contains
cutting-edge disclosures that go back decades. Industrial
patent searchers, legal firms, and individual inventors
can use RDISCLOSURE to locate prior art, check for
patentability, or undertake validity or opposition
Produced by Kenneth Mason Publications, Ltd., RDISCLOSURE
provides the full text, including images of technical
disclosure records, from the defensive publication
journal Research Disclosure. For more than 40
years, Research Disclosure has been a primary
rapid-disclosure mechanism for companies and individual
inventors who wish to place their research findings
in the public domain.
Source: FIZ Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 011-49-7247-808-555; http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de.
Gale Adds National Geographic Explorer
Gale announced that it's adding National Geographic
Explorer, a classroom magazine for grades 3 to
6, to its collection of full-text periodicals. Through
an agreement with National Geographic Society, National
Geographic Explorer will now be available in
Gale's Kids InfoBits database.
National Geographic Explorer encourages students
to explore the world by focusing on curriculum-related
topics in science and social studies. Kids InfoBits
is a child-friendly research database aimed at grades
K-5, which gathers reference material, magazine articles,
and an array of images in one interface.
National Geographic Explorer will also be
added to General Reference Center, Student Resource
Center, InfoTrac Junior, and InfoTrac OneFile.
Source: Gale, Farmington Hills, MI, 248/699-4253; http://www.gale.com.
ProQuest Selects eMeta to Power Web Archive
eMeta Corp., a provider of enterprise software that
maximizes the value of digital assets and services,
announced that ProQuest Co. has implemented the eRights
Suite to protect and provide full commerce functionality
for ProQuest Archiver. Specifically, ProQuest is now
using the eRights Suite to manage the protection, packaging,
pricing, and billing of online archive content for
more than 8,500 publishers worldwide.
ProQuest Archiver is a service that provides publishers
with a turnkey, e-commerce-enabled online archive solution.
It's used by major newspaper publishers worldwide,
including USA TODAY, The Associated Press, the
Tribune Corp., and Scottish Media Group. With the enhancements
that the eRights Suite provides, ProQuest Archiver
customers have greater flexibility in determining packaging
and billing options for their customers.
Source: eMeta Corp., New York, 212/925-7462; http://www.emeta.com.
WSJ Online to Launch News Feature on AOL's AIM
The Wall Street Journal Online, published by Dow
Jones & Co., announced that it will make news summaries
and stock quotes available to users of America Online's
Instant Messenger services. The new offering extends
WSJ's reach into the fast-growing medium of instant
By sending an instant message to screen name "WSJOnline," those
using the AOL andAIM services will have access to continually
updated summaries of top business and technology news,
as well as the latest company headlines and stock quotes.
AOL members and AIM service users who are subscribers
to the Online Journal will be able to link from the
news summaries to full stories on the Web site, as
well as drill down to access the online journal's detailed
company financial information.
Source: Dow Jones & Co., New York, 212/597-5702; http://www.dowjones.com.
Kluwer Academic Publishers Adds to Its Digital Library
Kluwer Academic Publishers announced that it has
added new custom books and e-books to its digital library
via the Kluwer Online electronic gateway. The additions
to the site include peer-reviewed, front-list books
as well as classic titles in subjects such as Biomedicine,
Education, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Business & Economics,
and more. These titles will enhance Kluwer's digital
library collection to more than 650 publications.
E-books are delivered electronically and are available
in Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader format. Kluwer's Custom
Books allows online users to create individual personalized
books, choose the chapters, and decide whether they
want the book delivered electronically or printed and
mailed as a paperback. Custom Books are also well-suited
for course-pack creation, which lets professors construct
special class information and enables the student to
choose its format.
Source: Kluwer Academic Publishers, New York, 212/620-8000; http://www.wkap.com.
Openly Informatics Announces 1Cate Support
Openly Informatics, Inc. has announced the implementation
of a new NISO linking standard in its 1Cate Link-Server
The OpenURL Standard version 1.0 was released as
a Draft Standard for Trial Use on April 15, and the
trial implementation period began on May 1. This new
standard is the culmination of 2 years of committee
work and is designed to provide an extensible framework
for linking in libraries. Software based on OpenURL
will enable users to have seamless access to all of
a library's information resources. The OpenURL 1.0
Standard also includes new support for patents, dissertations,
and international text.
1Cate (which stands for "1-Click Access To Everything")
is Openly's suite of software and services designed
for OpenURL resolution and e-journal linking. On May
1, Openly's Hosted 1Cate system became OpenURL 1.0
compliant, making it the first system to put the new
standard to work in real libraries.
Source: Openly Informatics, Inc., Bloomfield, NJ,
CCC's DRM Solution Goes Live on Advanstar Web Sites
Copyright Clearance Center, the world's largest licensing
agent of text reproduction rights, announced that its
Rightslink digital rights management solution is live
on more than 40 Advanstar Communications online publications.
Rightslink enables Advanstar to grant rights directly
from its Web sites to readers interested in republishing
copyrighted articles that appear in its publications.
The service is offered on such Advanstar titles as Pharmaceutical
Executive, Ophthalmology Times, and American
According to the announcement, with Rightslink, Advanstar
enhances customer satisfaction, allowing readers to
gain instant rights to use the publisher's B2B online
content in a broad range of media and formats, such
as books, magazines, journals, and newsletters. Convenient
licensing at the article level in turn generates additional
royalties for the publisher.
Rightslink reduces the workload for Advanstar employees
by completely automating the permissions process. It
also provides Advanstar with real-time content-usage
data the publisher can utilize to set future editorial
Source: Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA,
PubMed Now Links to Full Text in Alt HealthWatch
EBSCO Publishing has announced that medical researchers
can now link from citations in PubMed (using the PubMed
Link Out feature) to the full text of articles found
in Alt HealthWatch, a database that offers in-depth
coverage on the many perspectives of complementary,
holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and
Alt HealthWatch provides full text for articles from
more than 140 international, and often peer-reviewed,
reports and proceedings, as well as association and
consumer newsletters. In addition, the database contains
hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, and
Source: EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, MA, 978/356-6500; http://www.ebsco.com.