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Micromedia Rolls Out Electric Library Canada

Rogers Media and Micromedia, a division of IHS Canada, jointly launched Rogers' Electric Library Canada via Micromedia's Information Resource Centre.

Designed for ease-of-use by end-users and simple introduction to enterprise-wide corporate and organizational intranets, the Information Resource Centre assembles research tools for Canadian information sources.

A collection of North American and international sources is offered, including over 100,000 images; reference works; more than 150,000 television, radio and government transcripts; 580 magazines and journals; and over 200 newspapers and newswires.

"This combination offers us the opportunity to reach the federal government and corporate markets, and to achieve strong market penetration in those segments, similar to our success over the last twelve months in the school, public library and home PC markets," added Robert Schock, general manager of Electric Library Canada.

"As Canada's largest electronic reference and research publisher we know that the Internet and Web are changing everything," said Stephen Abram, Micromedia's vice-president. "We are delighted to join forces with Electric Library Canada. This strengthens our leadership position in providing Canadians with Canadian content in the context of global information."