[LIS-Forum] Please test the new aggregated database TechXtra
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From: Subbiah Arunachalam <subbiah_a at yahoo.com>
Here is a news report on a new aggregated database
which is composed of 29 technology databases (I do not
know which ones). And it is free. Please test and
spread the word.
Prof. Joshi or Dr Venkadesan might wish to write about
it in Current Science and The Hindu.
More on TechXtra
Roddy MacLeod, The 'Long Tail' of technology
information, The Innovations Report, November 7, 2006.
TechXtra aggregates content from a large number of
different databases containing technology-related
content. A search of TechXtra will search across more
than 4 million records of various kinds articles,
technical reports, digital theses and dissertations,
books, eprints, news items, job announcements, video,
learning & teaching resources, key websites, and more
most of which relate to technology subjects....
TechXtra aggregates, so that you dont have to. From
the one TechXtra search box, you can currently search
In the majority of cases, the full text of items found
through TechXtra is freely available....
TechXtra is a freely available service, developed at
Heriot Watt University in the UK. We receive no
external funding for its development, so we rely on
word of mouth to spread the word. I hope you may help,
and tell your colleagues about TechXtra, or blog about
the service, or place a link to it from your websites.
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