FEDLINK Information Alert 2004-1

FROM: Susan M. Tarr, Executive Director, FLICC

1. The new fiscal year opens with a host of new services. This summer,
FEDLINK staff issued a new request for proposals from online service
vendors, renewed contracts with 35 previous vendors, and added 10 new
companies to the growing FEDLINK vendor community.

The new online services vendors represent a wide selection of domestic
and international resources from the fields of science and economics to
marketing and law.

CQ Press
A division of Congressional Quarterly Inc., CQ Press publishes books,
directories, subscriptions, and Web products on American politics,
federal and state government, American institutions, campaigns and
elections, current events, and world affairs. (Contract Number:

Fastcase offers an online legal research system offering full-text
searching of a comprehensive 50 state and federal database of primary
law-court opinions, statutes, and regulations. Fastcase is a powerful
tool and intuitive interface well-suited for busy officials, lawyers,
policy analysts, paralegals and others who require occasional access to
U.S. law. (Contract Number:  LOC04C-7014)

Knovel provides access to online reference material for the leading
engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings
from government, as well as aerospace, biotechnology, chemistry,
environment, engineering, pharmaceuticals, safety, semiconductors and
electronics. Their user friendly search interface can be used for
multiple information types including graphs, text, images and tables.
(Contract Number:  LOC03C-7031)

Provides global research intelligence products and services, in
addition to more than 50,000 research publications in print and
electronic formats from over 350 leading consulting and advisory firms.
Reports are available in PDF format as well as on CD-ROM. (Contract
Number:  LOC04C-7015)

MD Consult (A Division of Elsevier)
MD Consult offers an integrated family of online research tools and
seamless access to current and comprehensive medical information.
Content sources include full text access to nearly 100 medical reference
publications, year book titles, journal articles, MEDLINK, comprehensive
drug information and hundreds of clinical practice guidelines in
addition to more than 3,500 customizable patient education handouts,
daily clinical updates, clinical trials databases, expert perspectives
and professional development online continuing medical education (CME)
credits for nearly 200 Category 1 modules. (Contract Number:

Moreover Technologies
Moreover Technologies delivers online content enriched with XML
metadata. Unlike traditional news services that resell archived
information, Moreover Technologies' sophisticated technology continually
scours the Internet to collect information from more than 4,000 filtered
sources plus an additional 2700 public Web sites. (Contract Number:

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) offers
full text access to OECD publications, as well as agencies operating
under OECD's administrative authority including the International Energy
Agency, Nuclear Energy Agency, European Conference of Ministries of
Transport, Center for Educational Research and Innovations, OECD
Development Center and West Africa. OECD provides subscription packages
for SourceOECD materials from 1998 to present in E-books including
International Energy Agency titles, E-journals and statistical
databases. All OECD content features comprehensive bibliographic
information. (Contract Number:  LOC04C-7006)

Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions offers comprehensive e-journal access and management
system to 600 databases provided by more than 100 different content
providers. Services include "A-to-Z Title List," full MARC records, and
Article Linker-a full-featured OpenURL link resolver. A-to-Z Title Lists
display full-text electronic journals in HTML, print, spreadsheet and
custom formats and include the Journal Linker and title searching
features. (Contract Number:  LOC04C-7032)

TDNet, Inc.
TDNet offers a suite of products and services designed to manage
e-journal collections: TDNet E-Journal Management (EJM) provides a
Web-based, browsable and searchable A-Z list to access all of the
library's e- journal titles; TDNet Catalog Management Service Change
Notes Service provides libraries with files of e-journal change data,
and files of MARC records, for direct access to all full text titles
through their Online Catalogs; Tour is TDNet's context-sensitive linking
solution; and TDNet E-content Searcher (TES) is a federated search
solution for single interface searching to leverage the library's
complete electronic collection with each search. (Contract Number:

World Bank
The World Bank has access to three different electronic resources:
e-Library, World Development Indicators Online (WDI Online) and Global
Development Finance Online (GDF Online). E-Library is an electronic
portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of social and economic
development resources. WDI Online offers a database on development data
and the global economy with statistical data for 575 development
indicators from 1960-2001 for over 208 countries and 18 regional country
groups. GDF Online contains data for the 138 countries that report to
the World Bank Reporting System and looks at external debt stocks and
flows, major economic aggregates, key debt ratios, new commitments,
currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring and scheduled
debt service projections. (Contract Number:  LOC04C-7055)

2. Seven previous FEDLINK vendors are now incorporated within other
vendors' consolidated proposals. The affected vendors are listed below:

* DataStar, Profound and Newsedge Services are now available through
* Dow Jones and Reuters products are now part of Factiva
* Quick Law is now offered by LexisNexis
* Kiplinger's products are accessed via EbscoHost.

3. Four vendors have officially changed their names:

* The Library Corporation now uses the acronym TLC
* Research Institute of America will also operate under its acronym of
* DRI WEFA will now be known as Global Insight
* has a new name of Investigative Technologies.

4. The following vendors will not be available in FY2004:

* Credit Bureau Services
* Faxon Online
* Global Securities Information
* Quality Resource Systems
* RegScan
* Runzheimer International.

5. FEDLINK's Services Directory is online at with the latest vendor
information. Electronic pricing pages for FY2004 online services vendors
will be available in December.

FEDLINK staff is ready to answer questions about services, contracts,
billings, and collections. To take advantage of any of the new products
and services offered, members may elect to add new services. For
assistance with adding these services or other account management
questions, please call the FEDLINK Hotline at (202) 707-4900. For
specific vendor information, please contact Jim Oliver, FEDLINK Vendor
Services Coordinator, by phone (202-707-4960) or by email
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