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Internet Delivery of Current Contents Is Now Available

Magazine article Information Today

Internet Delivery of Current Contents Is Now Available

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The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced the availability of a Web-based implementation of file transfer protocol (ftp) delivery of Current Contents on Diskette (CC on Diskette) and Current Contents on Diskette with Abstracts. The new delivery option will allow subscribers to use their Web browsers to download weekly data issues from the Internet. CC on Diskette customers will connect with ISI's ftp server and transfer the appropriate weekly Current Contents issues directly to their computers.

According to the company, receiving the data via a Web-based implementation of ftp will offer substantially faster delivery, especially in some geographic regions, and will eliminate diskette delivery problems associated with traditional postal delivery. The CC on Diskette and CC on Diskette with Abstracts data that is accessed via ftp will be the same as the data that customers now receive in their weekly diskette issues.

"ISI is committed to serving the information needs of the global research community," said Merle Jaffe, vice president of current awareness products at ISI. "Offering the Web-based ftp delivery option will allow Current Contents users to receive the data in a more efficient and timely manner. We will continue to implement product enhancements and updated delivery options for Current Contents to service both existing and new customers."

Each week, Current Contents presents the contents page of current issues of the world's scholarly and technical journal literature, then adds value to that information via the addition of helpful indexes; author abstracts; author keywords and the proprietary Keywords Plus; and reprint author and publisher addresses. …

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