Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Dow Jones & Reuters

Updated 24 September, 2008

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

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 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 their details at
Note: [Factiva] will be discontinuing the Dow Jones Interactive (DJI) and Reuters Business Briefing (RBB) services by June 30, 2003. However, access from certain parts of the world may be discontinued earlier. In all cases you will have ample notice to prepare yourselves for upgrade.  Please contact Customer Service 1800 026 186 for any further information about these products.

CEIRC letter to ProQuest re Factiva indemnity clauses - drafted by Neil Renison (21/3/06, sent 21/11/06)
Amended licence accepted by CEIRC (12/3/07)
Updated Licence (13/11/07) 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) - Advanced Search Quick Reference guide (14/2/06)
Factiva Content (August, 2002)
Factiva Titles List (16/2/05) 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)

8 October 2001

Dear CAUL Member

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, the flagship corporate and academic research tool which will ultimately replace our legacy research services, Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. is the culmination of two years of extensive customer research and development. As we prepare for the launch of 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 commencing Monday 29 October 2001, in order for you to experience in advance of academic launch in January 2002. To register for the preview, please e-mail (Australian universities) or (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 will appeal to a wide range of end users, including librarians, faculty, and students:

If you have any questions concerning the academic launch of, 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

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

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