The London Online event has traditionally been an occasion for information industry companies to roll out new products—or at least to demo recently introduced products and services. I’ve been in touch with many company reps over the last few weeks to check on their plans. On Monday Nov. 28, our NewsBreaks and News Digest will feature several of this week’s coming announcements. Check it out at www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks.
Officially, on Nov. 29 in London, Ingenta will announce a new gateway service for libraries, called IngentaConnect Complete, and a new service known as ConnectCollections that enables its participating publishers to group subsets of their journals by subject or theme.
Thomson Scientific plans to make several key announcements during a half-day update meeting on Wed. The most important of these is the launch of Web Citation Index, a multidisciplinary citation index of scholarly content from institutional and subject-based repositories. Key information about this will be in our News Digest with additional details and reports to follow.
Two other NewsBreaks to be posted on Monday include Rich Wiggins’ coverage of Microsoft offering its Office 12 file format technology as an international standard (adopting Open XML) and Barbara Quint’s report on the Library of Congress plans for a World Digital Library.
It promises to be a lively week for news, so check the blog often. And, sign up at infotoday.com for our free weekly e-mail newsletter, NewsLink, so you never miss hearing about breaking news. A special monthly edition of NewsLink will mail on Thurs. Dec. 1, with an article about Thomson Gale’s latest strategy with its AccessMyLibrary initiative.