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Swets Partners with Dialog OnDisc, Mary Ann Liebert to Offer Enhanced Coverage

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Swets Partners with Dialog OnDisc, Mary Ann Liebert to Offer Enhanced Coverage

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Swets Subscription Services and Dialog OnDisc, part of The Dialog Corporation, have announced a partnership to deliver the Dialog@Site solution to their customers. In a separate announcement, Swets & Zeitlinger said it finalized an agreement with Mary Ann Liebert to include the publisher's titles in SwetsNet, its online journal service.


Swets is offering access to an @Site server at its head office, running the @Site software and hosting key Dialog OnDisc databases. The databases can be accessed easily and securely via the Internet for both 30-day trial periods and on full subscription terms.

"This is an exciting partnership," said Yvonne Campfens, manager of global marketing and sales support at Swets & Zeitlinger. "By providing an extranet solution, we can meet the needs of customers who prefer to outsource their database provisions or who are unable to mount or network these databases themselves in-house. Any customer opting for this extranet solution will also receive CD-ROMs free of charge and therefore have the data in a tangible medium as well as via the Swets hosted server."

"Alternatively, libraries with their own intranets can trial the @ Site interface and databases on Swets' server, and then run Dialog@Site locally on their own intranets. Whatever the choice, Swets and Dialog OnDisc will deliver and support key content in the way that best suits customers' individual requirements," said Campfens.

"Dialog@Site, our intranet product, enables the existing menus of Dialog OnDisc databases to be searched via a Web browser," said Sjoerd Vogt, manager of Dialog OnDisc. "The easy-to-use interface has proven popular with both information professionals and end users because of its powerful Boolean search and browsable indexes. The combination of the award-winning functionality of Dialog OnDisc and the convenience of easy desktop access makes this a powerful information solution, offering secure, fast, and relevant information at a fixed cost."

According to the announcement, Dialog@ Site's objective is to help organizations maximize the potential of their intranets and therefore increase their productivity by providing access in a controlled way.

By choosing Swets' extranet solution, customers will benefit from the Dialog@ Site technology; there is no need to invest in hardware and software or to host and maintain a server or even load and administer discs. …

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