Tuesday, March 29, 2005

CNW Wire Service Announces One-Stop Media Monitoring

An announcement sent over the CNW newswire service has been ricocheting around the law librarian community.

CNW (formerly Canada NewsWire) announced the launch of a new service to be called MediaVantage that promises what media monitoring librarians (like little old me) have been dreaming about for years: a single search source for all our news needs.

CNW explains that the MediaVantage service will bring together sources from FPinfomart.ca, Thomson Dialog, NewsStand, RocketInfo, Canadian Broadcast Rights Agency, CEDROM-SNi, as well as from broadcasters including CBC, CTV, CanWest, CHUM, TVA Group, Telemedia, RDI and numerous regional broadcasters; and more than 14,000 Internet based news sources including editorial websites, news/talk radio web sites, wire services, SEDAR, EDGAR, Yahoo! and more. Call it a cornucopia of content, a smorgasbord of news, an embarassment of riches, in French and English, but it had us salivating in the late afternoon.

Almost feels too good to be true. Probably costs a huge chunk of the Canadian GDP for a subscription. But law librarians are all going to be on the phone to CNW for the next few days trying to arrange demos, that I can guarantee.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:45 pm

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