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Research Information Systems Acquires PBS Software Products

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Research Information Systems Acquires PBS Software Products

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Research Information Systems, Inc. (RIS), a subsidiary of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), has announced the acquisition of the assets of Personal Bibliographic Software, Inc. (PBS), a leading supplier of bibliographic database software programs. RIS will assume full responsibility for managing the PBS product line. The acquisition is effective immediately.

The PBS product line includes ProCite, a PC-based personal bibliographic database management program; BiblioLinks, a set of programs used to import reference data from online-, CD-ROM-, and diskette-based services into ProCite; and the recently added Intemet Enabler, which offers access to the bibliographic infonnation available on the World Wide Web. These programs are used to maintain personal reference collections and to assist with the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

"We are delighted with this acquisition," said David Kochalko, president and CEO of RIS, "and we are pleased to have acquired a software company that produces a solution for librarians and researchers, one that is thoroughly compatible with RIS and ISI products. Many of our customers are satisfied and enthusiastic ProCite customers and rely heavily on this bibliographic software.

"We want to assure all librarians and researchers using these excellent products that RIS will continue to support and enhance them:" said Kochalko. "In fact, our first step will be to follow the recent release of ProCite for Windows 3. …

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