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Information Today
Vol. 20 No. 6 — June 2003

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;

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 with cancer.

Presented in Wiley InterScience (, Wiley's Web-based publishing platform, TNM Online combines the full content of three authoritative UICC-sponsored reference sources—TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, sixth edition; TNM Supplement, second edition; and Prognostic Factors in Cancer, second edition—into 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 Factors Committee.

Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 201/748-6000;

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, and fulfillment.

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;

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;

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 1945.

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 Rights, 1980­1994

• 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;

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, 614/447-3731;

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 searches.

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;

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;

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;

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 messaging.

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;

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;

Openly Informatics Announces 1Cate Support

Openly Informatics, Inc. has announced the implementation of a new NISO linking standard in its 1Cate Link-Server Software.

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, 973/509-7800;

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 Salon.

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 direction.

Source: Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA, 978/750-8400;

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 wellness.

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 book excerpts.

Source: EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, MA, 978/356-6500;

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