Consortium Sign a $7.2 Million Contract with Thomson Scientific

Sep 12, 2006

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced that a consortium of 47 French academic and government organizations, led by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST), and Couperin, have signed a three year, $7.2 million contract with Thomson Scientific to access ISI Web of Knowledge. More than 60,000 researchers and 400,000 students at these organizations will have access to ISI Web of Knowledge, which includes databases offering scholarly coverage, most notably Web of Science.

Under terms of the contract, all consortium member libraries now have access to: Web of Science, including multidisciplinary current and retrospective information from approximately 8,700 research journals in the world; ISI Proceedings, including bibliographic information and author abstracts from papers delivered at international meetings; Index Chemicus, including text- and substructure-searchable database reporting over 200,000 new compounds each year from organic chemistry journals; and Medline, a U.S. National Library of Medicine database of biomedicine and health sciences. In addition, some institutions have access to Journal Citation Reports, a resource for evaluating journals, and to Essential Science Indicators, providing comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends.