EBSCO Publishing Expands Coverage of Newspaper Source, Supports Task Group

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EBSCO Publishing Expands Coverage of Newspaper Source, Supports Task Group


EBSCO Publishing has announced that it is continuing to expand the collection of full-text newspapers and newswires available within Newspaper Source. EBSCO has also announced that it supports the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee task group.

Newspaper Source

Federal Document Clearing House (FDCH) now supplies EBSCO with daily feeds including ABC Nightline News Transcripts as well as 11 international newspapers. Via FDCH, the following full-text newspapers are now available within Newspaper Source: Egypt Today, Hong Kong Standard, Jakarta Post, Nation, New Straits Times, The Independent, The News, The Star, The World Paper, The St. Petersburg Times, and The Moscow Times.

By the end of this year, EBSCO Publishing will add several other sources of news information to Newspaper Source. These newspapers and newswires, to be provided daily by Comtex, will include AP Online, AP Worldstream Newswires, Canadian Press Wire, Canadian Corporate News, Newsbytes News Service, and Asia Pulse. Currently, Newspaper Source provides selected full-text coverage from nearly 150 newspapers and newswires.

David Mangione, manager of aggregated products for EBSCO Publishing, said: "Our recent newswire-licensing effort reflects our commitment to making Newspaper Source a current resource with diverse content. We are pleased to work with all of our partners to meet this end."

Task Group

According to EBSCO, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee has charged the Standing Committee on Automation's Task Group on Journals in Aggregator Databases to investigate and make recommendations for a useful, cost-effective, and timely means for providing records to identify full-text electronic journals acquired in aggregator databases. EBSCO is participating in this endeavor to provide "proof of concept" by implementing the recommendations into a record set that members of the group can load and test. …

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