FW: [Asis-l] FW: Dr. Eugene Garfield Wins the Online Information Lifetime Achievement Award (fwd)

Rajko rigic at EXCITE.COM
Thu Nov 30 16:48:52 EST 2006

Dear Gene,

Congratulations! Ad multos annos!


Rajko Igic,

 --- On Thu 11/30, Loet Leydesdorff  loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET  wrote:
From: Loet Leydesdorff [mailto: loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET]
To: SIGMETRICS at listserv.utk.edu
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 19:40:16 +0100
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] FW: [Asis-l] FW: Dr. Eugene Garfield Wins the Online Information Lifetime Achievement Award (fwd)

the Online Information Lifetime Achievement Award<br><br><br><br>    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Scientific,<br>part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider<br>of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities,<br>today announced that Dr. Eugene Garfield is the 2006 recipient of the Online<br>Information Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of more than 50 years<br>of dedication, leadership and innovation in the information industry.  The<br>2006 International Information Industry Awards were held at the Royal<br>Lancaster Hotel in London, UK on Wednesday, November 29th.<br><br>    Often dubbed the "Father of Scientometrics and Bibliometrics," Dr.<br>Garfield is founder  chairman emeritus of the Institute for Scientific<br>Information (ISI(R)) - now Thomson Scientific.  Garfield's career in<br>scientific communication and information science began in 1951 when he<br>joined the Welch 
Medical Indexing Project at Johns Hopkins University, USA.<br>The project planted the seeds for several major advances in scientific<br>communication and information science that have distinguished Dr. Garfield's<br>career.<br><br>    In 1958, Garfield was contacted by Joshua Lederberg, who was interested<br>in knowing what happened to the citation index Garfield proposed in 1955 in<br>the journal, Science.  This, eventually led to a meeting with the National<br>Institutes of Health (NIH) to produce and distribute a Genetics Citation<br>Index, including a multi-disciplinary index to the science literature of<br>1961. Undaunted by the NIH and National Science Foundation's (NSF)<br>disinterest in publishing the latter index, Garfield began regularly<br>publishing the Science Citation Index(R) (SCI(R)) in 1964 through the<br>Institute for Scientific Information.  The SCI(R) soon distinguished itself<br>from other literature indexes and was recognized as a basic and 
fundamental<br>innovation in scientific communication and information science.<br><br>    From 1961 on, Garfield's career is marked by the constant enhancement of<br>existing resources combined with the extraordinary development of new<br>information tools for researchers, including Current Contents(R), plus<br>citation indexes for the social sciences (SSCI(R)) and arts and humanities<br>(AHCI(R)).<br><br>    During the past decades, as the volume of literature has been growing<br>exponentially, Garfield's innovations have made it possible for researchers<br>to cope with and keep up with articles directly relevant to their interests.<br>Current Contents has become a vital and basic component of clinical research<br>and the research laboratory.<br><br><br><br><br>    The SCI has become an important tool for navigating the scientific<br>literature.  With the advent of the Internet the SCI, SSCI, and AHCI were<br>integrated into the online information solution - Web of 
Science(R).  Web of<br>Science is the leading resource that provides seamless access to current and<br>retrospective multidisciplinary information from the most prestigious,<br>high-impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a<br>unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate<br>forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and<br>time spans (back to 1900) to uncover all the information relevant to their<br>research.<br><br>    Today, Web of Science is a key component of ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) -<br>the ground-breaking, integrated research platform that facilitates discovery<br>by offering seamless navigation to high-quality, multidisciplinary journal,<br>patent, and web content; evaluation tools; and bibliographic management<br>products.<br><br>    At age 81, Dr. Garfield maintains a heavy schedule of invited speeches<br>and presentations before high-level medical, scientific, and 
information<br>symposia and conferences.  He has been the recipient of numerous awards and<br>recognitions.  He has published over 1,000 weekly essays in Current Contents<br>and has also published and edited commentaries by the authors of over 5,000<br>Citation Classics.  Dr Garfield continues to be active in scientific<br>communication and information science.  In 1986, he founded The Scientist, a<br>bi-weekly newspaper for research professionals.  It reports on news and<br>developments relevant to the professional and practical interests of<br>scientists, providing a unique forum for the discussion of issues important<br>both to the research community and society.<br><br>    Accepting the award, Dr. Garfield expressed his gratitude to Online<br>Information, colleagues, the research and information communities,<br>employees, and friends around the world who supported him throughout his<br>career and inspired his significant contributions to the information<br>industry.  He 
saved his most important thanks for last to his family.<br><br><br><br>    About The Thomson Corporation<br><br>    The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com) is a global leader in<br>providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and<br>professional customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn.,<br>Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to<br>more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial<br>services, scientific research and healthcare.  The Corporation's common<br>shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC;<br>TSX: TOC).<br><br>    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its<br>information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and<br>development-from discovery to analysis to product development and<br>distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found 
at<br>http://www.scientific.thomson.com.<br><br><br><br>     Contacts:<br><br><br><br>     The Americas<br><br>     Rodney Yancey<br><br>     +1 215-823-5397<br><br>     rodney.yancey at thomson.com<br><br><br><br>     Europe<br><br>     Kim Yeatman<br><br>     +44 207 424 2474<br><br>     kim.yeatman at thomson.com<br><br><br><br>SOURCE  Thomson Scientific<br><br>    -0-                             11/30/2006<br><br>    /Web site:  http://www.scientific.thomson.com<br><br>                http://www.thomson.com /<br><br><br><br><br>You are receiving this transmission from PR Newswire on behalf of the issuer<br>of the information contained in this email. If you would like to stop<br>receiving information of this nature via email for this issuer, click here<br><http://globalmessaging2.prnewswire.com/servlet/emailblacklist?action=add&em<br>erald_id=E1220151email_address=rhill at asis.orgoptout_html=optout1.htm ,<br>for auto-removal.<br>Attachment: .txt  (0.24KB)<br>

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