Vendor News in Brief

Here’s a brief round-up of some vendor announcements. Visit the stands in the exhibit hall to see these new products and check back to the blog and our NewsBreaks for additional information.

Norway-based Ontopia is launching Ontopoly, a new Web-based tool for creating, populating, and managing corporate ontologies—its the latest addition to the Ontopia Knowledge Suite. The company says Ontopoly serves the needs of the people who design the ontology, and also those who provide its content. A free version of Ontopoly will be available for download (at together with an evaluation version of the Omnigator, Ontopia’s Topic Maps.
Visit Ontopia at Stand #40.

Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) said it will soon offer the option of accessing the ORBIS company database under its MINT interface, which is aimed specifically at end-users and company-wide desktop access. ORBIS contains information on over 15 million companies around the world and brings together data from more than forty specialist providers. BvDEP will be previewing MINT GLOBAL at Online Information. MINT GLOBAL joins MINT UK in the MINT stable, with MINT SPAIN currently under development. MINT UK was launched in 2004.
Visit BvDEP at Stand #136.

Scopus, the citation and abstract database from Elsevier, said that it is now including links to full-text articles in scholarly journals archived by JSTOR. Over 250 of the scholarly journals archived by JSTOR are now accessible via links from Scopus.
Visit Scopus at Stand #70.

FIZ Karlsruhe and CAS, operators of STN International, announced a new version of the STN AnaVist software, which analyses search results from STN files and visualises the information in interactive charts and three-dimensional diagrams. FIZ Karlsruhe also launched a new version of its automatic broker service for document delivery, FIZ AutoDoc, and announced some new content partners for the service.
Visit Stand #226.

Thomson Scientific and FIZ Karlsruhe announced that the enhanced version of Thomson’s Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) will be available on STN International in1Q 2006. The file is being re-designed to accommodate the requirements of the International Patent Classification (IPC), Version 8, which enters into force
Jan. 1, 2006. The enhanced version of DWPI will also be available on Thomson’s Dialog online service in 1Q 2006.
Visit Stand #226 (FIZ Karlsruhe) and Stand #248 (Thomson Scientific)

Paula J. Hane
ITI’s News Bureau Chief

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