Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has integrated the ABIX database of Australian editorial content into its Dialog NewsRoom service. ABIX features abstracts of articles published by 122 mostly Australian newspapers, magazines, and news services - including dailies published by John Fairfax Holdings Ltd. - which are now available through Dialog NewsRoom.
The database is published by Palamedia Limited, an Australian-based provider of business and financial media services. Palamedia produces its abstracts hours after articles and reports are first published in the Australian and Asian media. Weekday publications are often available through Dialog NewsRoom by 8 a.m. (Eastern Australian Time) on the same day as publication. Other titles normally are available within one day.
The Australian publications in the ABIX database include newspapers, business publications and journals covering numerous industries, such as accounting, advertising/marketing, banking, construction, engineering, environment and science, financial services, food and grocery, graphics/printing, healthcare, human resources, IT/Internet/knowledge management, law, mining/resources/energy, packaging, property/real estate, retail, taxation and travel and tourism. General political and economic news is also included. Some of the ABIX sources are from New Zealand and Asia. One of the non-Australian titles is the, Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review, which had been available through Dialog NewsRoom but is now being updated more quickly after print publication.