|ORGANIZATION:||Institute for Scientific Information|
|PERSONS INVOLVED:||Arthur W. Elias; Eugene Garfield; George E. Vladutz; Herbert S. White|
The Institute for Scientific Information is a database publishing company that has, for almost forty years, responded to the needs of the global research community. ISI was founded in 1958 by Dr. Eugene Garfield
to provide researchers with access to current research information of the highest quality.
Today, ISI maintains the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary, bibliographic database of research information in the world.
The ISI database covers over 16,000 international journals, books, and proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanitites, indexing complete bibliographic data, cited references, and author abstracts for every item it includes. It is the foundation upon which all of our products and services are based.
These products and services include currrent awareness data, retrospective citation indexes, customized alerting services, chemical information products, even specially structured sets of bibliometric data. They are available in a variety of media: print, diskette, CD-ROM, magnetic tape, online, and via the Internet. And all of them provide convenient access to our full-text document delivery service.
But products and services are only part of who we are. As the leader in the information industry, ISI is actively engaged in a number of exciting R&D efforts and initiatives to ensure that we continue to meet the dynamic needs of our customers around the world.
The ultimate objective of ISI is to provide immediate desktop access to the most significant scientific literature. In its entirety. To anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Copyright 1997 Institute for Scientific Information®
|INCLUDES:||ISI does not have its own archives, and no one at the company was able to provide information on archival materials. The founder, Eugene Garfield, does have many papers in his personal possession about the early years of the company.|
|SOURCE:||Phone conversation, 1996.|