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Information Science Abstracts expands coverage to become Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Medford, NJ, January 16, 2003 — Information Science Abstracts (ISA) has been renamed Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA). Published nine times a year by Information Today, Inc., ISTA has provided worldwide library and information science records from more than 450 publications dating back to 1966. The new name reflects recognition of the significant changes in the field of information science that occurred during the last decade and which are recorded in the literature that ISTA abstracts. As information has moved during the past few years towards becoming a commodity, the information science profession has also grown from its beginnings in the library and information retrieval world to become more interdisciplinary. 

Donald Hawkins, editor-in-chief of ISTA, said, “With the broadening of the information science profession into a wide variety of research areas, all driven by the pervasive spread of technology, this change is highly appropriate. With the name change, the coverage of ISTA is being expanded from its more traditional areas to include subjects such as knowledge management, competitive intelligence, content management, and virtual communities.”

“It's impossible to cover the world of information science without also covering the technologies that are the underpinnings of the field,” said Tom Hogan, Sr., president and CEO of Information Today, Inc. “We are pleased to be able to enhance the breadth and depth of this important database to better serve the community of information scientists and practitioners.”

Information Today, Inc. is a leading publisher of books, periodicals, and directories pertaining to library and information science and the electronic delivery of information. ITI is also the organizer and sponsor of many conferences, such as InfoToday, Computers in Libraries, KMWorld & Intranets, and Internet Librarian.

To find out more about Information Science & Technology Abstracts or Information Today, Inc., please call (800) 300-9868 (outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266); fax (609) 654-4309; e-mail custserv@infotoday.com; or visit ITI on the Web at www.infotoday.com.


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