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New information science database on STN

The world's leading online service for sci-tech information STN International, whose European partner is FIZ Karlsruhe, has complemented its offer of specialist databases with LISA, a new database for library and information science.

LISA (Library and Information Science Abstracts) produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. It covers a wide variety of subjects from librarianship and information science, including artificial intelligence, computer science applications, information and knowledge management, internet technology, telecommunications, library management and many more. Citations contain bibliographic information, controlled vocabulary, and an abstract. Titles are available in original language and English translation.,Sources for LISA are 450 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. The file currently contains over 264,000 records from 1969 to date and is updated twice a month. All information can be accessed through STN's powerful search functions. Search terms may be entered individually, or logically concatenated in a combined search. Only results matching all predefined criteria are retrieved. Simultaneous left and right truncation (searches using the root of a word, with prefixes and/or suffixes substituted by question marks) is possible in the basic index field. Regular automatic current-awareness-searches (SDI's) are also available. At each database update the system checks if any new answers have been added that match a users saved search profile. Where such matches are found, the answers are then forwarded to the user. Full-text publications on the searched subjects can be ordered online, using the STN Full-Text-Solution providing connections to various document delivery services, or through FIZ Karlsruhes document delivery broker service FIZ AutoDoc (http://autodoc.fiz-karlsruhe.de) . Information in LISA and the other more than 220 databases hosted on STN International can be accessed by dialing in to STN's online service using its proprietary client software, STN Express with Discover! (now available in its enhanced version 7.01) or over the Internet using a standard web browser (http://stnweb.fiz-karlsruhe.de). At a later time, LISA may also be available in STN Easy, the point-and-click interface for occasional searchers unfamiliar with the STN command language (http://stneasy.fiz-karlsruhe.de). For further information please contact: FIZ Karlsruhe,STN Europe,P.O. Box 2465,76012 Karlsruhe, Germany,Phone: +49-7247 808-555,Fax: +49-7247 808-259,E-mail: helpdesk@fiz-karlsruhe.de,http://www.stn-international.de,http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de Press contact:,Rüdiger Mack,Phone: +49-7247 808-513,Fax: +49-7247 808-131,E-mail: Ruediger.Mack@fiz-karlsruhe.deA non-profit scientific service institution, FIZ Karlsruhe produces and markets scientific and technical information services in print and electronic form worldwide. In co-operation with national and international institutions, FIZ Karlsruhe produces databases in the fields of energy, nuclear research and technology, crystallography, polymer technology, mathematics, computer science and physics, and 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. 450 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.

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