Here’s another roundup of announcements from your news scout.
EBSCO Publishing announced that the American Humanities Index has expanded to become the Humanities International Index, which along with its full text companion, Humanities International Complete will continue to be produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing) which has produced the AHI since 1975.
Elsevier Bibliographic Databases introduced the beta version of EMCare, a new bibliographic database drawn from more than 2,700 international source titles and includes close to 2 million records from the nursing, allied health, and biomedical literature. Competitively priced, EMCare is designed to be “an affordable alternative to other nursing and allied health databases.” Elsevier says that EMCare includes unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases and features 1,200 titles not covered by EMBASE. It will be available on several online hosts in January 2006.
Elsevier also announced this resource, but it actually launched in June 2005. EMBiology is a new bibliographic database from Elsevier. “Competitively priced and targeted to small to mid-sized academic institutions as well as all pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,” EMBiology focuses on basic and applied biological literature not covered in EMBASE, but also includes biological science that is within the scope of EMBASE. It is available exclusively through Ovid.
Snapdata International Group, the market research firm, launched its new Company Portraits Series. Utilizing the historical market share data from 2000 onwards, Company Portraits provide “a unique company profile based on global market presence.”
RedDot Solutions, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions for midmarket organizations, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hummingbird Ltd., announced the availability of new versions of its Web Content Management Software, RedDot CMS 6.5, and content delivery and application integration software, LiveServer 2.3. RedDot LiveServer 2.3 paves the way for organizations to place blogs, wikis, and online forums on Web sites, while RedDot CMS 6.5 is designed to make it easier for marketing, HR, finance, and other non-technical departments to create and manage Web site content independently of the IT department.