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Spanish Research Consortium Signs Four-Year Renewal Deal for ISI Web of Knowledge
Date:9/18/2007

FECYT brings The New Face of Research - the New ISI Web of Knowledge - to

Researchers at More Than 790 Institutions Throughout the Country

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, announced today that Spain's La Fundacion Espanola para la Ciencia y la Tecnologia (FECYT) has renewed its contract with Thomson Scientific to provide the nations' researchers access to The New Face of Research -- the new version of ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) -- through 2011.

With this renewal, FECYT's users will be among the first in the world to experience The New Face of Research. Also for the first time, FECYT users will access Century of Science(TM), an expansion of the ISI Web of Knowledge that showcases the most important scientific bibliographic and cited-reference data beginning in 1900.

"The New Face of Research is not just another upgrade, and it's definitely more than just a new look," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Thomson Scientific's Academic & Government Strategic Business Unit. "It is a completely new approach to research and a testament to Thomson Scientific's commitment to innovation. We are pleased that we will continue to provide our world-class platform to those leading the growth of Spain's research."

FECYT brings ISI Web of Knowledge access to users at 790 institutions throughout Spain. In 2006 alone, FECYT users searched the ISI Web of Knowledge database more than 6.2 million times.

In June, MacGregor and the Thomson Scientific team introduced FECYT to The New Face of Research at "Jornada anual de presentacion de resultados de la Web of Knowledge," FECYT's annual day devoted to teaching its users about Web of Knowledge. More than 100 information specialists, librarians and government officials, representative of many roles within Spain's research system, attended the FECYT event.

"The solutions we offer are very much in line with FECYT's research goals," MacGregor told attendees. "And we're confident that The New Face of Research will help FECYT maximize your investment in us and further your goal of increasing scientific productivity."

ISI Web of Knowledge, an integrated, versatile research platform, delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search, analysis and management tools. The platform provides users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information -- whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings or Web sites.

The New Face of Research is designed to address the unique demands and research needs of a diverse, global user community, enabling them to follow innovative research pathways.

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development -- from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at scientific.thomson.com.

About FECYT

The Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT), is an organisation of the Ministry for Education and Science, created in 2001 as a tool of the Spanish R&D to achieve the following aims:

To promote activities of excellent technological research and development.

Through continuous follow up of the advance and effectiveness of policies

that support Research and Development, in different action ways in Spain,

and the assessment of the scientific and socioeconomic impact of the used

measures.

To favour collaboration between national and international agents of

science and technology system.

From intermediary activities between different agents of the system and

through initiatives that favour the transfer of knowledge and technology.

To promote the social spreading of the scientific culture, as a tool of

competitiveness and improvement of the life quality of citizens.

With the development of aimed activities at making aware general society

of the role of science, technology and innovation in economy and society

and with the spreading and popularization of initiatives that could be

carried out by the scientific community to release its achievements to the

society.

One of the very relevant activities within its work-programme is to hold

the National License for the access to the ISI Web of Knowledge for the

full Spanish R&D system.


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