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Language (XBRL), utilizing the newly released
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of SBRL taxonomies that is compliant with XBRL International's
XBRL Specification 2.1 [www.xbrl.org/us/usfrtf/2004-08-15/TaxonomyFrameworkOverview.htm].
The taxonomies will assign a universal code to each
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Summary data is currently available in SBRL, but
EDGAR Online intends to expand this to complete company
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Thomson Gale Introduces OpenURL Linking
Thomson Gale has incorporated OpenURL connectivity
into nine of its resource center products, including
Business & Company Resource Center, Health and
Wellness Resource Center, Literature Resource Center,
Biography Resource Center, History Resource Center,
and Science Resource Center. To initiate linking,
libraries must purchase software from an OpenURL
vendor such as ExLibris. Once the software is installed,
users of Gale resource centers will be linked to
electronic resources held by the library [www.gale.com].
FindLaw announced the launch of the Thomson
Legal Record, a resource designed to help in-house
corporate attorneys make more informed decisions
when hiring outside counsel. It enables users to
research and verify an attorney's litigation experience
by combining attorney's litigation history drawn
from Westlaw with an attorney's West Legal Directory
profile and published articles on FindLaw.com [800/328-9378;
HW Wilson announced the launch of Index
to Legal Periodicals (ILP) Retrospective, containing
information on jurisprudence from 1918 to 1981.
This online equivalent to dozens of ILP print annuals
makes more than 60 years of periodicals research
available for educators, students, law professionals,
and others. The database features some 540,000
records, including book reviews, case citations,
and annual surveys [800/367-6770; www.hwwilson.com].
EBSCO Publishing announced the addition
of the PAIS International database to its
suite of subject-specific databases on EBSCOhost.
PAIS International is produced by the OCLC Public
Affairs Information Service [205/ 991-6600; www.ebsco.com].
QuestelOrbit announced the acquisition
of 12.5 percent of Lingway's capital. QuestelOrbit
and Lingway have been partnering for the last year
to create the just-released Pat-Reader, a
tool to improve full-text patent reading efficiency.
Lingway specializes in the design, development, and
implementation of linguistic-based software solutions,
including tools for generating an XML structure from
textual documents, as well as information extraction
and document visualization functions [QuestelOrbit:
703/873-4713; www.questelorbit.com; Lingway: www.lingway.com].
Social Sciences & Humanities
ProQuest Information and Learning and MyFamily.com have
partnered to produce Ancestry Library Edition, a
new genealogy tool that will replace the current
library product offering, AncestryPlus. The interface
will have a cleaner look with more user-friendly
search options and will feature key genealogical
resources not previously available electronically,
such as the Immigration Collection, which features
New York and San Francisco passenger lists, and the
New York Petitions for Naturalization Index [800/521-0600;
The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum
of Glass, which includes a collection of primary
documents as well as traditional library materials,
has placed its catalog of holdings online. The
library owns many rare items, such as the volume
in which Newton first described his discovery that
light passing through a prism creates a rainbow
of colors and a 12th-century manuscript on vellum
entitled Mappae Clavicula, which is one
of the earliest written records of medieval technology
Business & Finance
NetContent, Inc., known for its Intelli-search
technology, has launched Scoop, a business
information service that offers news alerts and publishing
capabilities. The subscription service is aimed at
sales and marketing/communication executives. Content
suppliers include ProQuest, Thomson Gale, and NewsNow,
a U.K.-based Internet news monitoring service. The
Scoop Publisher functionality enables group distribution
of retrieved content through an RSS/newsletter/news-feed
mechanism [www. scoop.com].
ProQuest Information and Learning announced
the addition of key selections from EIU ViewsWire to
the ABI/INFORM business databases. Published
by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit,
EIU ViewsWire covers the critical aspects of global
business, including business regulations, economic
developments, financial markets, foreign investment,
industrial trends, labor conditions, political changes,
and trade policies in 201 countries [800/521-0600;
Copyright Clearance Center launched a Web-based
resource for business professionals called The
Guide to Copyright Compliance. The interactive
guide assists companies in implementing corporate
best practices for achieving compliance with copyright
law and also helps organizations educate employees
on how to lawfully use the content required to do
their jobs [www.copyright.com/Services/CorporateGuide].
Rand McNally launched the Commercial
Atlas Online, a Web-based, interactive version
of Rand McNally's Commercial Atlas & Marketing
Guide. The online product extends the capabilities
of the print guide by providing economic, demographic,
and business information in interactive form to
facilitate business planning and decisions. It
contains all existing Commercial Atlas geographies
and data, such as the Rand McNally Trading Areas
and population data, with new, more-detailed data
sets, such as income data and industry-specific
sales data [800/333-0136; www.randmcnally.com].
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has expanded
its Scientific Century project by making thousands
of additional early-20th-century articles from American
Chemical Society (ACS) journals and others available
online. The enhanced content will enable researchers
to access more than 7,000 additional records dating
back to 1900, including publications older than the
beginning of Chemical Abstracts [800/753-4227; 614/447-3751;
Thomson Gale announced the launch of Science
Resource Center, the only science database
with content directly correlated to national and
state science curriculum standards. It reflects
teaching trends and focuses on key concepts taught
in classrooms, including earth science, the history
of science, life science, physical science, science
and technology, science as inquiry, and space science.
The center combines Thomson Gale's proprietary
reference resources, full-text journals, multimedia,
and links to Web sites that focus exclusively on
science topics [800/ 328-9378; 651/687-7000; www.
HW Wilson released Science Full Text
Select, combining all Wilson science databases
(including Applied Science & Technology Full
Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus,
and General Science Full Text) with additional
full-text articles from Readers' Guide and Wilson
OmniFile databases. Broad coverage of the spectrum
of science specialties supports a wide range of
science-curricula subjects, from artificial intelligence
to zoology. Science Full Text Select is geared
toward community colleges, vocational and technical
schools, public libraries, and high schools [800/367-6770;
Reed Elsevier Group appointed Erik Engstrom as
CEO of Elsevier, its global scientific and medical
publishing division. Engstrom joined the company
in August and is based in Amsterdam.
Ovid Technologies announced that Paul Weislogel has
joined the company as Director of Strategic Society
Relations. He had previously been a VP with Elsevier's
Health Science Division.
J. B. Holston, formerly president of Ziff
Davis International, has joined NewsGator Technologies
as its president and CEO. NewsGator founder, Greg
Reinacker, will remain on its board and will
serve as chief technical officer.
The Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium (GCLC)
selected Anne K. Abate to serve as its next
Through an agreement with the Canadian Medical
Association (CMA), Thomson Gale is adding
seven of the association's publications to its
cache of full-text periodicals through InfoTrac
OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, and Health & Wellness
Resource Center. Written for physicians by physicians,
CMA journals are of interest to researchers, health
professionals, patients, and the general public.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal is ranked
among the leading general-medical journals in the
Swets Information Services launched SwetsWise
Title Bank, a customized gateway to a library's
entire online and print holdings, enabling Swets'
clients to customize their list of electronic subscription
links whether they originate from external databases,
publisher Web sites, or SwetsWise Online Content.
Features include the ability to browse title and
subject lists, conduct title and subject searches,
and consult both title- and article-level usage
data [+31 (0)252 435 389; www.swets.com].
Thomson Elite has upgraded its knowledge
management product, West km version 2.5, which
allows users to search and find internal organizational
documents such as briefs, pleadings, and memos along
with information available on westlaw.com. Version
2.5 offers more-efficient searches, improved print
capability, Westlaw ResultsPlus integration, and
usage reporting [800/328-9378; 651/687-7000; www.thomson.com].
Documentum announced its new Enterprise
Content Integration (ECI) Services, which offers
federated searching and a single view of diverse
enterprise content. The addition of ECI lets Documentum
expand to access enterprise content beyond the
Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
repository and encompass structured and unstructured
information from multiple internal and external
sources in multiple languages with one query. ECI
is based on technology from EMC's acquisition of
the askOnce business unit from Xerox Corp. in March
2004 and is a key part of Documentum's Virtual
Repository strategy that enables customers to discover
and manage unstructured content wherever it resides
NewsGator Technologies announced an agreement
with U-WIRE to offer college media content
to NewsGator Online Services users. U-WIRE
annually syndicates more than 50,000 articles and
10,000 photographs, all produced by student journalists.
More than 50 new feeds from U-WIRE are being added,
including collections of news, opinion, entertainment,
and sports content from nearly 750 college media
outlets in all 50 states and 15 foreign nations.
The content is syndicated to several professional
partners such as NYTimes.com, Dow Jones Interactive,
LexisNexis, Yahoo! Sports, and now NewsGator Online
Services [617/484-0063; www.newsgator.com].
United Press International announced an
agreement to add UPI content to EBSCO's online
databases. EBSCO Publishing subscribers will have
access to content from UPI's English, Spanish, and
Arabia 2000 products and photos from UPI's Newspictures
service. UPI's Newspictures photo service produces
worldwide news, entertainment, sports, and lifestyle
images, with a focus on news-making personalities.
Original English content includes UPI Perspectives
(articles that analyze and comment on current issues)
and UPI NewsTrack (news briefings and stories of
the day). Spanish additions include content from
the UPI LatAm News Service and the UPI Chilean News
Service. UPI's Arabia 2000 product is a collection
of content contributed by the national news agencies
of the Middle East [202/898-8086; www.upi.com].