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

.: Excerpt from the press release:

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.

The complete list of the 2006 Codie Award Winners is divided into four industry sub-categories: software, content, education, and corporate.

Any comments I give about EV2 and its products must be prefaced by noting that I am the Chair of the Engineering Information Scope and Coverage Committee. That said, I want to congratulate Rafael Sidi and his team for this well-deserved accolade. EV2 has been at the forefront of innovation, developing and releasing features such as faceted searching and embedded RSS feeds into search strategies. I keep waiting for other major db developers to do the same, especially with the RSS feeds, but to date, I am not aware of any others offering a feature of such utility.

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