January 19, 2022

ProQuest Formally Relaunches a Rebuilt Dialog, Now Known as ProQuest Dialog

From ProQuest:

The completely rebuilt Dialog [now known as ProQuest Dialog] information service is making its official debut at the Special Libraries Association Conference underway in San Diego.


When ProQuest acquired Dialog, we committed to revive this iconic service. Today we’re delivering on that promise with a dramatic advancement for information-reliant industries,” said Tim Wahlberg, ProQuest Senior Vice-President and General Manager of ProQuest Dialog. “This innovation goes well beyond modernizing Dialog’s search experience. It removes pricing barriers to search and browsing and also supports document sharing within R&D workflows, enabling more users to participate in mission-critical projects.”

Dialog was the first commercial online information service, launched decades in advance of the Internet under the visionary leadership of Roger K. Summit. Dialog became a foundation for information professionals and researchers around the world who relied on the broad content collection and command line searching. Until now, using Dialog has required intensive training and practice, leaving it inaccessible to a new generation of users. Further, the underlying product architecture was not adaptable. Over the years and through a series of acquisitions, multiple attempts to update Dialog occurred, but all were hampered by the complexity of functionality and content.


ProQuest Dialog will be “migration ready” in July. Account management and support teams will actively work with customers to transition to the new service by the end of the year, when the legacy system will be retired.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to ProQuest Dialog Web Site

See Also: ProQuest Dialog Pricing Info

See Also: ProQuest Dialog “Bluesheets” (Database Info)

See Also: Learn More About Dialog Founder, Roger Summit ||| 2

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