Engineering Village™ Introduces Record Tagging


 Allows researchers to interact with, classify and share engineering research content

New York, N.Y. 22 February 2007 - Engineering Information announced the introduction of record tagging to Engineering Village, an award winning web discovery platform designed for engineering researchers. Tagging allows Engineering Village users to apply meaningful keywords to database records to facilitate sharing records and retrieving documents based on user-generated data labels or "tags".

Records from engineering research databases including Compendex® and Inspec® and patents databases can be tagged by Engineering Village users. Users establish their own tags based upon what they find meaningful about a document. Documents can then be retrieved by searching for specific tags or sets of tags.

Tagging facilitates a user's ability to share meaningful content. Users will assign tags to documents and can choose to make those tags accessible to colleagues, peer groups and even to all the users in the Engineering Village community. Users may also opt to keep tags private for personal use.

"While tagging is often considered a Web 2.0 phenomenon, it is incredibly well suited for a professional quality information service like Engineering Village" said Rafael Sidi, Vice President of Product Development, Ei. "Engineering Village databases have traditionally relied upon records being classified by experts using structured indexes. Now, by adding record tagging the power to classify records and create content has been extended to our users. Users can now tag records based on how they define a record’s relevance and importance. By choosing to expose those tags, Engineering Village users' community is provided with a powerful way to identify engineering content other users find meaningful."

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About Engineering Information
Engineering Information (Ei), which is a business unit of Elsevier, 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. For more information about Ei and its products, including Engineering Village 2™, Compendex®, and Ei EnCompass™ please visit www.ei.org.

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.

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