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InformationToday 43 www.infotoday.com November 2008 switch titles at any time. During the beta period, there will be 240 titles available, MAGHOUND Magazine including Men’s Health, ELLE, Maxim, Ladies’ Home Journal, Popular Science, PC Membership Service Goes Beta Magazine, Runner’s World, Car and Driver, and more. MAGHOUND plans to add more titles on an ongoing basis. A beta version of MAGHOUND Enterprises, Inc.’s online-based MAGHOUND Source: MAGHOUND Enterprises, Inc. (www.maghound.com) magazine membership service has hit the web. Members can visit the MAGHOUND website and subscribe to up to 15 magazines for one monthly fee with the ability to Science.gov 5.0 Hits the Web The U.S. Department of Energy launched Science.gov 5.0, a free, single-search gate- way that provides access to science and technology infor- mation from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agen- cies. The latest version adds seven new databases and por- tals, a new clustering tool, and links to EurekAlert! Science News and Wikipedia. Source: U.S. Department of Energy (www.energy.gov) Database Review StateMaster (continued from page 37) StateMaster (SM) does the same aggregation work for the 50 U.S. states, but it including the U.N. agencies and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation is smaller than NM, claim- and Development (OECD). The omnipresent Wikipedia also provides data. This ing about 3,500 statistics. is less troubling than it sounds since most of the Wikipedia content consists of These are arranged into 20 statistical data that’s been loaded without tampering from the originator. Nev- broad categories, reflecting ertheless, even though Wikipedia is generally sound, any reliance upon it is the principal data concentra- considered suspect. tions of the states. Search- NM’s principal achievement has been to arrange all this disparate data into ing and browsing are simi- a single interface. NM does not link to the data sources; instead, it imports lar to NM. Its search engine data and organizes it into a common format. This is a great convenience since goes directly into SM data
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