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News from London.

While many companies issued press releases about what they were announcing or exhibiting in London, a lot of the news wasn't new. There were a few actual product rollouts of note, including the new Thomson Pharma (see below). Another Thomson unit, Thomson Gale, announced the launch of its ambitious Nineteenth Century Collections Online project, which follows its successful Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Nineteenth Century Collections Online will consist of books, newspapers, periodicals, manuscripts, and ephemera in digital facsimile images with full-text searching.

Aggregator Ovid announced a partnership with federated search vendor Muse-Global. The new service, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2005, will be released as an ASP (application service provider)-packaged solution and will be fully customizable. It will be scalable to incorporate any range of content sources, including commercially available databases, local information, and Internet resources.

Information Today, Inc. announced the launch of its new digital archive. ITI InfoCentral offers content from nine ITI titles (including Information Today) from September 1987 to the present on a pay-per-view basis using the ProQuest Archiver service.

IEE, the largest professional engineering society in Europe and the producer of Inspec, announced a number of developments, including the following:

* Inspec Archive--the entire collection of Science Abstracts 1898-1968 is now digitized

* Inspec database-expanded to include Mechanical Engineering and 200 additional journals

* IEE Digital Library--e-journals available on a new platform (from AIP) were previewed, with launches starting next month

* New journal--Systems Biology

* New vendor--Inspec engineering subsets from IHS

* Inspec Alerts Partnership--with AIP

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Title Annotation:News Break Update
Author:Hane, Paula J.
Publication:Information Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4E
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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