Spanish Research Consortium Signs Four-Year Renewal Deal for ISI Web of Knowledge



    
    FECYT brings The New Face of Research - the New ISI Web of Knowledge - to
    Researchers at More Than 790 Institutions Throughout the Country
    

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 18 /CNW/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of
The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of
information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities,
announced today that Spain's La Fundacion Espanola para la Ciencia y la
Tecnologia (FECYT) has renewed its contract with Thomson Scientific to provide
the nations' researchers access to The New Face of Research -- the new version
of ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) -- through 2011.
    With this renewal, FECYT's users will be among the first in the world to
experience The New Face of Research.  Also for the first time, FECYT users
will access Century of Science(TM), an expansion of the ISI Web of Knowledge
that showcases the most important scientific bibliographic and cited-reference
data beginning in 1900.
    "The New Face of Research is not just another upgrade, and it's
definitely more than just a new look," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice
president of Thomson Scientific's Academic & Government Strategic Business
Unit.  "It is a completely new approach to research and a testament to Thomson
Scientific's commitment to innovation.  We are pleased that we will continue
to provide our world-class platform to those leading the growth of Spain's
research."
    FECYT brings ISI Web of Knowledge access to users at 790 institutions
throughout Spain.  In 2006 alone, FECYT users searched the ISI Web of
Knowledge database more than 6.2 million times.
    In June, MacGregor and the Thomson Scientific team introduced FECYT to
The New Face of Research at "Jornada anual de presentacion de resultados de la
Web of Knowledge," FECYT's annual day devoted to teaching its users about Web
of Knowledge.  More than 100 information specialists, librarians and
government officials, representative of many roles within Spain's research
system, attended the FECYT event.
    "The solutions we offer are very much in line with FECYT's research
goals," MacGregor told attendees.  "And we're confident that The New Face of
Research will help FECYT maximize your investment in us and further your goal
of increasing scientific productivity."
    ISI Web of Knowledge, an integrated, versatile research platform,
delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the
sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search,
analysis and management tools.  The platform provides users the ability to
search the right content and find relevant information -- whether that
information is found in international journals, open access resources, books,
patents, proceedings or Web sites.
    The New Face of Research is designed to address the unique demands and
research needs of a diverse, global user community, enabling them to follow
innovative research pathways.
    
    About The Thomson Corporation
    
    The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and
Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development -- from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at
scientific.thomson.com.
    
    About FECYT
    
    The Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT), is an organisation
of the Ministry for Education and Science, created in 2001 as a tool of the
Spanish R&D to achieve the following aims:

    
    To promote activities of excellent technological research and development.
    Through continuous follow up of the advance and effectiveness of policies
    that support Research and Development, in different action ways in Spain,
    and the assessment of the scientific and socioeconomic impact of the used
    measures.
    

    
    To favour collaboration between national and international agents of
    science and technology system.
    From intermediary activities between different agents of the system and
    through initiatives that favour the transfer of knowledge and technology.
    

    
    To promote the social spreading of the scientific culture, as a tool of
    competitiveness and improvement of the life quality of citizens.
    With the development of aimed activities at making aware general society
    of the role of science, technology and innovation in economy and society
    and with the spreading and popularization of initiatives that could be
    carried out by the scientific community to release its achievements to the
    society.
    

    
    One of the very relevant activities within its work-programme is to hold
    the National License for the access to the ISI Web of Knowledge for the
    full Spanish R&D system.
    




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