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December 01 2004
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Chief Blogging Officer
Adriana Cronin-Lukas • Blogs & Blogging • News 
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Great news - the bottomless resources of the Internet have just got more...er, bottomless. But seriously, it is good news that HighBeam Research (of the former e-library name) together with Christopher Locke (of the Cluetrain fame) are creating new tools specially for bloggers. Yay, we made it.

The idea is to make it easy for bloggers to enhance their blogs with information found on the HighBeam Research Engine by enabling them to

search more than 3,000 newspapers, magazines, journals and transcripts on HighBeam Library; meta-search the entire Web on HighBeam Web; fact-check using encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses and almanacs on HighBeam Reference; and use HighBeam Executives to research more than 20 million profiles of business people.

In addition to advanced searching options, e-mail alerts and folders for organizing articles, HighBeam Research now offers a tool that allows bloggers to easily link to the full text of a relevant article from their blog. That is marvellous and I look forward to trying it.

Now for the fine print:

While full text articles are usually only available to HighBeam Research Full Members who pay a subscription, as part the HighBeam Research Bloggers Program, bloggers will be able to provide their readers with time-limited free access to full text articles in their blogs.

I do understand that they still need to make money from their content but hey, does it mean that my links break after the time-limit on free access expires?

via Doc Searls

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