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Expert Directory Launches Online

Expert Directory Launches Online Newmediary Inc. has integrated its online directory and request for proposal (RFP) technology with The LawMarketing Portal. The result: The Expert Directory -- an Internet destination for firms looking for both clients and marketing service providers. "The Expert Directory," helps firms to post RFPs for marketing and other services.

Reader Response no. 272.


LexisNexis Group has unveiled Company Dossier, a search service available at Researchers can gather information on more than 500,000 companies from the LexisNexis data warehouse, presented in a single report.

Searches include information from Securities and Exchange Commission filings, corporate information, intellectual property records, news, and legal documents. The service provides access to approximately 12,000 U.S. public companies, 15,000 non-U.S. companies, and 475,000 private companies. Company Dossier updates constantly as new information is added to the LexisNexis service.

Lexis also announced several other new features to its legal information service. A new "get" feature simplifies single document retrievals by citation; the new "Citation Format Assistant" is an enhanced template-based feature that takes the user to a single assistance list of all acceptable citation formats. It allows the user to simply fill in the blank to retrieve a desired document directly from or Shepard's services.

Reader Response no. 273.


Copyright Clearance Center Inc. and CMP Media L.L.C. have launched Rightslink, CCC's digital rights management system, on CMP Media will use Rightslink on, and its other online publications, to instantly license and deliver copyrighted articles over the Web directly to customers. Users get instant permission to reproduce an article by clicking on a rights and permissions link located near the article. CCC also reports that The New York Times Co., Dow Jones & Co., Cahners Business Information, and Blackwell Publishing have all contracted to use Rightslink to license and deliver content from their publications.

Reader Response no. 274.

Investext PDF Reports

West Group has announced that Investext PDF reports are now available on The reports provide researches with in-depth company and market analysis, opinions, and forecasts by recognized experts on targeted companies and industries. Reports are displayed with images, charts, graphs and tables, appearing exactly as they were originally published.

Reader Response no. 275.

24/7 Site Watch

Pace Publication Inc.'s 24/7 Site Watch is a customizable utility that monitors Web sites and alerts Web masters of problems via pager, e-mail, ICQ, or SMS digital cell phone.

The service detects problems caused by viruses, denial of service attacks or Internet worms. Users get weekly summary reports and can administer their own accounts, change settings, and view statistics online at any time.

The service will check up to 10 URL's at customizable intervals from every five minutes to every 30 minutes.

Reader Response no. 276.

Internet Guide

Reno-based Gold Standard Press is offering The User Friendly Guide to Internet & Computer Terms by Charles Steed, free for download, at The 340-page reference defines more than 1250 contemporary computer and Internet terms in simplified language, many with illustrations. Included articles discuss shopping for computers as well as Web-related topics such as the Internet's history.

Reader Response no. 277.


Inmagic Inc. has announced that users of Inmagic's database product, DB/TextWorks 5.1, can now catalog key Web pages directly into their DB/TextWorks databases. By clicking on the Inmagic.NET menu item on the DB/TextWork's menu bar, researchers can surf the Web, highlight text on a Web page, and drop it into a field for the record referencing that page.

Reader Response no. 292.

Fearless Job Hunts

ExecGlobalNet Inc.'s Web site,, helps attorneys, executives and other professionals search anonymously for new job opportunities, without the fear of being discovered by their peers or employers.

Job hunters complete a questionnaire and create a profile to be maintained in a database searchable only by third party recruiters specifically verified as independent. After finding potential applicants, recruiters send their job descriptions to ExecGlobalNet, who in turn further interview the job hunters, and if agreed upon, send full resumes back out to the recruiters.

Before arranging the ultimate connections, ExecGlobalNet stores the resumes in a secure database, and fully conceals the identities of both recruiters and applicants from each other.

Reader Response no. 278.

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