Web of Science Updates...
, then I actually looked for myself at our sub.
What a convoluted process to get an XML feed. Holy cow! Terry points out that it's as difficult as EbscoHost, but it seems even harder to me. On a positive note, the feed does work in RefWorks.
Also in this release
1) the end of automatic phrase searching in the topic box
2) the interface is now green (instead of purple-ish blue) at the top (why?)
3) author finder...
You do a 4 step process and then analyze on the results. (search for author by last name, add variants, select subject areas, select affiliations/addresses)
They're not quite keeping up with the joneses
[Scopus from Elsevier], but it is much better than nothing.
Update 7/25 (and 7/26 for clarity):
To be fair, I should mention that in fact if your purpose is really to disambiguate authors and get the variants on the name, the WoS [ISI Web of Science Author Finder] implementation seems to work better. What I think is unfortunate, is the lack of a way to map citation activity over time -- WoS *has* the data to do it, but their interface does not enable it. The community of bibliometricians has coded several tools to look at networks and emergence in citation networks... why wouldn't WoS take a huge jump ahead and work with their founder to incorporate some of these tools? Bar charts are really not the most useful visualization, although much better than nothing. I *do* appreciate the easy ability to export to a spreadsheet -- I'd just like to see so much more.