Engineering Village 2™ Wins 2006 Codie Award for Best Content Aggregation Service

New York, N.Y., 22 May 2006 - Engineering Information (www.ei.org) announced today the selection of the Engineering Village 2 discovery platform as the winner of the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 21st annual Codie Awards in the category of “Best Content Aggregation Service.” The Codie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the software and information industries.

Engineering Village 2™ is the premiere web-based research and discovery platform specialized for the information needs of engineers and engineering researchers. The platform integrates premium engineering content databases and utilizes faceted search technology to provide users with greater intelligence throughout the search and discovery process. Premium data sources include Compendex®, Inspec® and patents databases.

Established in 1986, the Codie Awards is the longest-running awards program in the software and information industry, and acknowledges the most innovative products and services. The Codie Awards utilize journalist and peer-company review to identify leaders and innovators across the software, digital content and education technology industries. This year the SIIA received 1,026 nominations from over 500 companies for 71 award categories. Category winners were announced at the 21st Annual Codie Awards Gala held at the Westin San Francisco on May 16th.

"Engineering Village 2 helps professionals involved in engineering research make better decisions by providing them with reliable information and solid intelligence.” said Colby Ellis, president, Engineering Information. "Receiving a Codie Award for the ‘Best Content Aggregation Service’ is another acknowledgement that we’ve succeeded in bringing together engineering content in a meaningful way. We find it extremely gratifying to be selected to receive this award among so many outstanding content aggregation services.”

“The software and information industry continues to move at a break-neck pace.” said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. “New technology and business model innovations are constantly emerging and taking root. Being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment, and it is one of the reasons why the Codie Awards hold such a special place in our industry.”

The complete list of Codie Award winners can be viewed at http://www.siia.net/codies/2006/winners.asp. News from Engineering Information can be subscribed to via RSS at http://www.ei.org/pressrelease.xml .

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About Engineering Information
Engineering Information (Ei) is the leader in providing online information, knowledge and support to engineering researchers. The company provides information research tools specifically focused on the content and intelligence that engineering researchers need to stay informed and step ahead of the competition. Ei products help users:

Find the right information among an ever-increasing volume of available data; Turn accurate and reliable information into actionable intelligence for making the right decisions the first time and Work faster toward better and more productive solutions. For more information about Ei and its products, including Engineering Village 2™, Compendex®, and Ei EnCompass™ please visit www.ei.org. Ei is a business of world leading publisher, Elsevier.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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