World News Connection Now Available Through Dialog

Jun 10, 2003

Dialog, a Thomson business and a provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has said that the U.S. government's daily online global news monitoring service World News Connection (WNC) is now available through the Dialog-branded family of information services as File 985. WNC offers electronic searching of an array of translated and English-language news and information compiled daily by the U.S. government's Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) and published by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service (NTIS). FBIS bureaus around the world monitor news sources in their regions, covering virtually all countries worldwide except the United States. Editorial content includes articles and reports originating in countries that are not normally included in publicly available news digests, such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, Nepal, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. The service also includes FBIS-prepared country reports that provide detailed summaries of pertinent local issues. Content is added to the online service every government business day, and generally is available for electronic searching and retrieval within 24-72 hours of original publication or broadcast. Dialog has also announced that it has completed the migration of WNC to Dialog hosting and management. All WNC user accounts are now managed by Dialog. Those accounts previously had been administered by the NTIS.

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