|The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Chemistry, Ltd. have announced
the sale of their Chemical Business NewsBase (CBNB) and the associated
Focus newsletter series to Engineering Information, Inc. (Ei), a U.S.-based
and fully owned subsidiary of Elsevier Science. The RSC wishes to concentrate
its publishing activities in products for the search community; Ei sees
CBNB as a valuable database to further expand its activities in industrial
research and development markets.
CBNB, an abstracts database, was launched by the RSC in 1985. It has
been developed into a database of worldwide chemical business news and
information, and is available on all major hosts and on CD-ROM. Ei intends
to maintain the current distribution strategy but will also explore additional
distribution channels for CBNB.
Ei's president and CEO Martin Tanke said: "Ei has been most successful
in distributing databases through its innovative Village products. Adding
CBNB will enable us to expand our Internet-based services in the area of
Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry."
Robert Welham, the RSC's director of publishing, said: "The RSC has
developed in CBNB a product of high quality and excellent reputation. With
Ei, CBNB now has the opportunity to go forward in an operation specializing
in business services."
Source: Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, U.K., 011-44-1223-432383;