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Innovative Interfaces to Provide a Matter of Fact Database

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Innovative Interfaces to Provide a Matter of Fact Database

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Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and Pierian Press have formed a strategic alliance to make the A Matter of Fact database available as an online resource on Innovative Interfaces' INN-View service and as a distributed tape-load resource on Innovative Interfaces' INNOPAC systems.

The A Matter of Fact database is a "full-text abstract" database that provides access to statistical evidence on current social, economic, political, environmental, and health issues. Approximately 40 percent of all abstracts come from congressional hearings and the Congressional Record, directly reflecting debate on major public-policy issues at the highest level. Issues range from domestic violence to international sanctions, with strong coverage of health care financing reform, population growth, environmental problems, alternative energy options, and related issues that are critical to our future.

Innovative Interfaces will directly market the A Matter of Fact database to its system customers, providing a single source for hardware, software, online and tape-load databases, and support. Regardless whether Innovative Interfaces' customers choose to access A Matter of Fact via INN-View or local tape-load, the interface will appear the same to the user; in other words, the location of the database will make no difference in how the database is searched. …

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