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EBSCO in talks to buy RoweCom

Submitted by Brian on Sat, 01/25/2003 - 14:00
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This Chicago Tribune article (free registration may be required) says that EBSCO is close to reaching a deal to buy RoweCom (formerly Faxon). The publishers that RoweCom didn\'t pay with the money libraries paid to RoweCom are apparently in separate discussions with EBSCO regarding this deal. Swets Blackwell pulled out of its talks to buy RoweCom, citing liability issues.

Once-Trustworthy Newspaper Databases Have Become Unreliable and Frustrating

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 01/22/2002 - 18:46
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Chronicle.com has a Story that says The New York Times Company v. Jonathan Tasini and related cases have perhaps permanently changed electronic databases.

Almost 20 years\' worth of newspaper history, a vital source of information for those studying history, politics, society, the media, and other subjects, is shot through with more holes than a block of Swiss cheese.