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ACM and Reviews.com Launch Gateway for the Best in Computing Literature at SLA 2001

New York, NY Sunday, June 10, 2001 - Today, at the SLA's (Special Libraries Association) annual meeting in San Antonio, The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and reviews.com, a Silicon Valley based publisher of reviews on academic and professional content, announced the launch of computingreviews.com, an online resource for reviews on the best in computing literature.

Computingreviews.com is an online system that provides scientists and academics with reviews of the best articles and books in computer science, as they are published. Based on Computing Reviews, the ACM's forty year old publication, computingreviews.com also brings 10 years of archives online for searching and browsing. Recommendations are prepared by a large community of qualified reviewers, generating multiple points of view and consensual recommendations. The emphasis is always on quality,in both the original material and the reviews. A team of experienced editors checks all reviews for style and accuracy. In an endless stream of literature, computingreviews.com provides its readers a shortcut to the most helpful material.

"Reviews.com technological and software development expertise has provided our editors and reviewers the with ideal venue for quickly and efficiently publishing their reviews. The ACM has always published reviews based on the highest quality, relevant and timely information. Readers will now benefit from the ability to search and browse those reviews, link to full text, share their opinions and read multiple points of view from a global online community. I am very pleased to offer these services to our members." said Carol Wierzbicki, Executive Editor of ACM's Computing Reviews. The ACM has provided their content digitally for over three years, and has always been on the forefront of using technology in their organization.

Reviews.com technology provides a new way of accessing information. By combining the opinions of over 1000 reviewers and 19 editors with a technologically superior interface, reviews.com adds the dimension of quality to the search for information. Bruce Antelman, Chief Executive Officer of Reviews.com said,"We are very pleased to be partnering with the ACM to deliver our first offering. With the quickly evolving nature of the computer science industry, an enormous amount of books and articles of varying quality is constantly being published. Computingreviews.com is the way to find the best of that pubished material. By making it easy for readers to get to the reviews and link to the full text we've created a new way of managing knowledge based on quality. Soon we will be adding web pages and preprint databases as well."

Reviews.com is currently negotiating agreements with other societies and content providers who wish to provide a community environment for reviews and a wider audience for content.

About Reviews.com:
Founded in 1999, Reviews.com is a New York-based publisher of reviews focusing on academic and professional literature. Its first titles are community-based services that provide reviews of articles and books in specific academic disciplines. For more information, visit http://www.reviews.com

About the ACM:
Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. Today, our 75,000 members and the public turn to ACM for the industry's leading Portal to Computing Literature (http://portal.acm.org/), authoritative publications and pioneering conferences, providing leadership for the 21st century. For information about ACM, visit http://www.acm.org


 
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