Factiva Wednesday, 24 September 2008

NEWS (12/10/06): Fairfax Business Media ends Factiva and AAP News Centre contract

Fairfax Business Media has announced that effective 31 March 2007, its content will no longer be accessible via Factiva and AAP News Centre. The decision to discontinue syndications follows our decision to develop our own channel and content management systems. As we have indicated with the launch of afraccess.com Fairfax Business Media aims to build a fully digital approach to its growing market opportunities. Fairfax Business Media is developing a new service with search and monitoring of news across Fairfax content including deep archives. Based on a usage model the service will incorporate content from all of the Fairfax Business Media titles including The Australian Financial Review, AFR Magazine, BOSS Magazine, BRW, AFR Smart Investor, Asset, CFO, and MIS as well as other major Fairfax mastheads.Fairfax Business Media are planning to have a BETA version of the new service by 31 March 2007, and those interested in receiving further information on the service can register at:


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Factiva.com - Advanced Search Quick Reference guide (14/2/06)
Factiva Content (August, 2002)
Factiva Titles List (16/2/05)
http://www.proquest.co.uk/training/factiva/ The title lists at the bottom of the right hand column may be a useful
starting point.  (Heather Pearsall, ACU, 4/2/05)
Factiva Serial Title PURLs  (Steve Cramond, University of Adelaide 24/2/05)


Amended licence accepted by CEIRC (12/3/07)
Updated Licence (13/11/07)

Technical/Sales Support


CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

 Members can link to the following from the documents display below.

2009 Factiva pricing (via ProQuest, 24/9/08)




CEIRC letter to ProQuest re Factiva indemnity clauses - drafted by Neil Renison (21/3/06, sent 21/11/06)

Factiva.com Consortia Access Models For CEIRC (as discussed at the CEIRC forum 7/2/06)
Comments by CEIRC members on the access models (5/5/06)
Factiva Academic Pricing (August, 2002)
Factiva FAQ (August, 2002)

Response from ProQuest to Factiva feedback (14/2/06)
Letter to ProQuest re Factiva feedback (14/4/05)
Feedback on Factiva from Datasets Coordinators (14/4/05)
CAULfeedback to ProQuest / Factiva. Version 17 June 2005 with annotations 11 July 2005 & Template for further feedback - Martin Borchert (11/7/05)

8 October 2001

Dear CAUL Member

  • Forthcoming launch of Factiva.com to Academic institutions (January 2002)
  • Factiva.com preview offer

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, consistently maintains the principles of journalistic integrity, global coverage, cutting-edge technology and personalised service. Factiva applies these values to every client it serves, from students and faculties that need instant business answers, to Global Fortune 500 companies.

In the time since our creation in 1999, we have worked hard to deliver new services and greater content to the corporate and academic sectors. In the last 9 months, Factiva launched three new content integration tools (which enable access to our content from an intranet or portal) and Factiva.com, the flagship corporate and academic research tool which will ultimately replace our legacy research services, Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing.

Factiva.com is the culmination of two years of extensive customer research and development. As we prepare for the launch of Factiva.com to the academic sector in January 2002, we are drawing on the advice and assistance of the Factiva Academic Advisory Board. The board currently consists of seven business schools: London Business School, INSEAD, Harvard, Wharton, Dartmouth, Berkeley, and Emory.

We would like to extend an offer to all CAUL members to participate in a four-week preview of Factiva.com commencing Monday 29 October 2001, in order for you to experience Factiva.com in advance of academic launch in January 2002. To register for the preview, please e-mail david.smart@factiva.com (Australian universities) or tom.norcliffe@factiva.com (New Zealand universities).

To kick-start your trial, please register for one of the following information and training sessions:

Sydney (Level 10, 56 Pitt Street) Tuesday 30 October 3:30 – 5 pm
Thursday 1 November 9 – 10:30 am
Melbourne (Level 7, 333 Collins Street) Wednesday 31 October 3:30 – 5 pm
Thursday 1 November 9 – 10:30 am

Web assisted telephone training* Tuesday 30 October 9 – 10:30 am
Thursday 1 November 9 – 10:30 am
Thursday 1 November 3:30 – 5 pm
Friday 2 November 3:30 – 5 pm
* You will view a live and interactive demonstration via the Internet, accompanied by a teleconference. Details will be provided upon registration.

The following features in Factiva.com will appeal to a wide range of end users, including librarians, faculty, and students:

  • The combined RBB and DJI content set - Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, Fairfax and News Limited (in full-text, full archive and inclusive of all major metropolitan, regional and suburban publications), The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and 8,000 other sources, all consistently coded using Factiva Intelligent Indexing.
  • Content that is critical to CAUL members, including ABI/INFORM.
  • The ability to cross search Web sites, publications, newswires, company reports and pictures in a single search.
  • Sophisticated search capabilities for information professionals. In addition to the advanced Boolean search features on DJI, there will be further functionality including a quick look-up tool to Factiva Intelligent Indexing and the ability to refine a search to a specific part of the article.
  • An English language interface that also allows use of non-English free text search terms.
  • Searching by any combination of free text and Factiva Intelligent Indexing™.
  • Content for Search in 22 languages including – English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
  • 7,500 indexed Web sites of which 4,000 are company sites.
  • Universal indexing with 300,000 company codes, 720 industry codes, 340 subject codes, and 370 geographic codes.
  • "More Like This" searching on search results by article or selected text.
  • Emailing of individual or multiple search results, either before or after viewing, with the option to include an email 'cover page' of up to 1000 characters.
  • Innovative post-processing tools for printing, emailing, and saving search results.
  • The ability to create and customise up to twenty-five personal, group and industry news pages.
  • Powerful group administration tools, such as custom cost accounting, enhanced on-line usage reports and group knowledge management capabilities.
  • Rich customisation feature set.
  • Several access modes including seamless log in, IP authentication, or individual user names.

If you have any questions concerning the academic launch of Factiva.com, please contact your Factiva representative or free-call 1800 267 371 (Australia) or 0800 442 434 (New Zealand).

Thank you for choosing Factiva for your academic information needs. We look forward to providing an even greater level of service through Factiva.com.

Yours sincerely

Peter Ryttel
Manager, Knowledge & Learning 
Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company
Tel. 1 617 654-6851

Chris Skene
Sales Manager – Australia and New Zealand
Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company
Tel. 612 8272 4623