British Invasion!

Nov 30, 2004


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A look at some announcements from the Online Information 2004 conference in London. ITI editors, columnists, and execs including Dick Kaser, Marydee Ojala, Nancy Garman, Paula Hane, and Michelle Manafy are blogging live throughout the conference and expo - check out what they have to say at www.infotodayblog.com!

System Associates Announces g-Seek Search Engine
System Associates has developed a new search engine product specifically for the public sector. g-Seek, version 1.0 has been designed as a stand alone search engine that can be configured to handle the compliance requirements associated with egovernment. System Associates also plans to offer ongoing assistance and adjustment. g-Seek is designed to intelligently rank search results by the frequency of views, as well ranking by the more usual keywords, category, relevance, and date. Standard features of g-Seek include: searching across metadata, content, and database content; built-in government Metadata standards; incremental indexing, search support for a variety of content types including PDFs and MS office files, HTTPS support, recognition and tagging for 37 languages, search by phrase, wildcards, auto-Boolean, phonetics, and stemming.
(www.systemassociates.co.uk)

Japanese Cancer Association Partners with Blackwell Publishing
The Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) and Blackwell Publishing, exhibiting at Online Booth 132, have announced a new publishing partnership set to begin in January 2005. Cancer Science is a monthly peer-reviewed publication and the official journal of JCA. The journal will be published by Blackwell Publishing both in print and electronic formats. Cancer Science publishes the results of original research from all over the world relevant to the field of basic, translational, and clinical cancer. The topics include carcinogenesis, tumor biology and pathology, molecular biology and genetics, epidemiology and prevention, immunology and virology, and experimental therapeutics and clinical medicine. The journal features 'regular papers' reporting original studies which present information of interest and novelty to the cancer community, and 'review articles' written by investigators in topics of current interest.
(www.blackwellpublishing.com)

Dialog Honors Information Professionals, Spotlights New and Enhanced Services
Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has announced that it will honor a select group of information professionals and announce the winner of an annual scholarship award while spotlighting recent service launches and enhancements at the Online Information 2004 conference.

Recently enhanced Dialog scientific, technical and medical research services to be spotlighted in London include: Beilstein, a renowned collection of organic chemistry research that recently was re-organized and expanded; CLAIMS, a collection of U.S. patent references, which recently was updated and enhanced with in-depth controlled indexing of chemically significant patents; Dialog DataStar, a service used for scientific and technical research, that has been recently enhances with post-processing tools, an updated thesaurus, and improved alerting tools; and Dialog SourceOne Patent Delivery, an online ordering service for patent records now available on all Dialog platforms and expanded to include bulk email delivery of multiple documents.

Dialog also said it will demonstrate its recently upgraded DialogLink software package for information professionals. DialogLink 4.0 adds XML output, new post-processing tools and e-linking capabilities to create reports, distribute information across an enterprise and access electronically published scholarly articles.

Dialog will also announce the regional winner of this year's Roger K. Summit Scholarship, named for the company's founder and will announce this year's 2004 International Quantum2 InfoStar designees. This annual award is intended to recognize a select group of individuals from around the world whose creativity and innovation are inspirational to others in the information field.
(www.dialog.com; www.online-information.co.uk; www.thomson.com)

Combined AIfIA /CM Pros meeting at Online Information 2004
CM Pros has announced that the organization will hold and informal face-to-face meeting with information architects from AifIA at the Online Information 2004 conference. The meeting is planned for Wednesday 1 December at the Olympia Conference Centre. Members expected to attend include Jane McConnell, Howard McQueen, Jennifer Rigby, James Robertson, Lou Rosenfeld, Martin White, and Guy Yeomans.
(www.cmprofessionals.org)