NlightN Offers Web Access to Pierian Press Database

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NlightN Offers Web Access to Pierian Press Database


NlightN, an Internet-based information service, has announced plans to offer a Core Reference Services package of four databases from Pierian Press, a leading publisher of reference resources.

The four databases - A Matter of Fact, Directory of National Helplines, Media Review Digest, and Consumers Index - will be offered to libraries and other institutional subscribers for an annual fee of $595. The price, which is competitive with the cost of an annual subscription to the print volumes,- includes a large back-file of reference listings from previous years. In addition, the package has been designed to allow up to four simultaneous users at each subscriber site.

"Packaging these four databases and offering them online represent a fundamental shift in the way reference databases are delivered to institutional subscribers," said Brower Murphy, CEO of NlightN. "Internet access is a natural way to expand the resources available to smaller libraries."

"NlightN has made it possible for us to deliver first-rate reference materials at a reasonable cost," said C. Edward Wall, founder and president of Pierian Press. This will benefit smaller public, school, and special libraries that can now offer some `core' resources they couldn't afford otherwise."

The A Matter of Fact database contains approximately 75,000 full-text statistical excerpts on current social, economic, political, health and environmental issues with more than 12,000 new abstracts added annually. Approximately 40 percent of the full-text excerpts come from congressional hearings and the Congressional Record, reflecting public policy formation at the highest levels. In addition, more than 1,000 serial sources are monitored to identify the statistical excerpts included in this knowledge base. Library Journal recently cited A Matter of Fact as an "absolutely essential reference resource for the digital age."

The Directory of National Helplines is a specialized directory of social, economic, health, and environmental helplines for people in need of support and advice. The helplines are sponsored by national organizations and agencies that provide services to runaway children, work to prevent domestic violence, offer AIDS counseling and research updates, dispatch emergency response teams to handle toxic spills and other environmental disasters, provide enabling technologies to persons with physical disabilities, and more.

The directory also includes numerous TravelLines, providing toll-free numbers to travel services and agencies that send free information or provide free services for their respective areas of responsibility. …

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