Dialog, a Thomson business and a provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, will offer the Information Technology and Communications subset of the Inspec database, as well as customized Inspec subsets, to users of its Dialog and Dialog DataStar services. Produced by the IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers), the Inspec database is an English-language bibliographic information resource providing access to scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, and information technology. The Information Technology and Communications subset is comprised of more than 1.4 million records dating back to 1969. It is updated with more than 90,000 new records per year. The Information Technology and Communications subset covers subjects relating to information creation, storage, use, and communication. Topics include information and communication theory, telecommunications, ICT training and education, ICT management, multimedia, computer hardware, storage and networking, communications software, user interface techniques, database and file organization software. Additional topics include information technology applications in areas such as business, administration, and manufacturing. Dialog and Dialog DataStar users can now also subscribe to customized discrete subsets of content from the Inspec database that can be created using Dialog's Custom Solutions capabilities. The new service allows users to focus their searching on materials covering only relevant, specific industries and topics.