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New Intranet solutions for conference information

FIZ Karlsruhe provides current information on sci-tech conferences worldwide and thoroughly compiled and customized information for corporate intranets.

Karlsruhe, April 2004 - FIZ Karlsruhe, renowned producer and provider of sci-tech databases and European service center of worlds premier online service for sci-tech information STN International, has enhanced and complemented its comprehensive conference information service for intranets. Users may now choose between three options: CONFnet - the fully searchable database with conference previews reaching to the year 2010; CIS - the customized easy-navigable html version; or raw data for free use in the corporate intranet. This convenient offer is complemented by CLOU, the free weekly newsletter for CIS users and buyers of raw data. The new service CONFnet covers all subject areas of science and technology and offers easy access to the world of conferences via a database with user-friendly search functions. It is updated weekly and contains approximately 7,000 conference previews, reaching beyond the year 2010. Relevant information can be found quickly and efficiently through a concise search mask, e.g. using German or English keywords, a standardized classification or searching by country or conference date. No special retrieval language is required. Another novelty is CLOU (Conferences Look Out), the free weekly newsletter for CIS customers and buyers of raw data, an alert service with new information from the CONF database. The conferences are announced in an html file (just title, venue and date). This service can help to keep intranet news sections up to date, and at the same time it regularly promotes the conference service the customer has subscribed to. The existing Conference Information Service CIS was enhanced with user-friendly options. CIS is a subject-related excerpt from CONF, compiled according to the customers' wishes and thus specifically tailored to the information requirements of the respective companies. CIS and CONFnet may either be integrated into corporate intranets or linked to the FIZ Karlsruhe server. Besides these ready-made offers, customers can also be supplied with raw data (in a categorized ASCII text format) for free use, e.g. in their own databases, as an e-mail alert service, etc. The ingenious combination of these services makes the CONF Intranet Solutions provided by FIZ Karlsruhe the first choice for conference information worldwide. Special benefits are the topicality of the provided information, the calculable costs and the central access to conference information directly from the corporate intranet, which makes time-consuming and expensive searches in the internet unnecessary. The above offers are based on the conference database CONF with more than 185,000 conference records from organizers from all over the world. CONF is offered worldwide via the online service STN International, along with its other 220 sci-tech databases.For further information please contact: FIZ Karlsruhe ,Frau Uschi Iser,P.O.Box 2465,76012 Karlsruhe, Germany,Phone: +49-7247 808-222,E-mail: , (Demo version of CONFnet),, A non-profit scientific service institution, FIZ Karlsruhe produces and markets scientific and technical information services in print and electronic form worldwide. In cooperation with national and international institutions, FIZ Karlsruhe produces databases in the fields of energy, nuclear research and technology, crystallography, plastics, mathematics and computer science. FIZ Karlsruhe also provides a search service for R&D in corporations and institutions. ,FIZ Karlsruhe also operates STN International in Europe. STN International (The Scientific & Technical Information Network) is one of the worlds leading online services offering access to bibliographic, factual and full-text databases in science and technology.,At present, STNs comprehensive product range encompasses more than 220 databases with approx. 400 million documents from all fields of science and technology, among them the worlds largest and most important patent files. ,STN International is jointly operated by FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany; Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Columbus, OH, USA; and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo.,STN International can be accessed by dialling in to STNs online service using its powerful proprietary client software, STN Express with Discover! Alternatively, it can be accessed directly over the Internet using a standard web browser (; beginners or occasional searchers unfamiliar with the STN retrieval language may also use the easy point-and-click interface STN Easy (