Friday, January 27, 2006

Thomson Scientific invests in improving and expanding usage and citation data!

From: Press release, Philadelphia, PA, USA - London, UK - January 20, 2006 " THOMSON SCIENTIFIC AND MPS TECHNOLOGIES (www.mpstechnologies.com) AIM TO GIVE LIBRARIANS A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW JOURNALS ARE BEING USED. A collaboration between Thomson Scientific and MPS Technologies aims to build links between their library products. MPS has launched ScholarlyStats, a service which consolidates usage reports from multiple platforms to give one view of usage. Thomson Scientific’s forthcoming Journal Use Reports will provide a unique offering for libraries, to combine data on usage, citation and institutional academic research. By integrating these two products the companies aim to enhance the ease of access to this valuable data for information professionals. Thomson Scientific’s Journal Use Reports will be a new tool to provide libraries with a 360ยบ snapshot of the utilization of all the journals and serials. This tool will harness the power and depth of Thomson Scientific citation information, and combine it with a library’s own usage data to provide a unique insight into the value of journals through usage, citation, and academic research"
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