May 7, 2021

ProQuest Names New Executive Team and Organizes Into Six Business Units

From the Press Release: ProQuest has organized into strategic business units designed to provide strong, clear focus on customer needs. Chief Executive Officer Kurt Sanford, a highly experienced information services executive, joined the company in July and created the new, agile structure consisting of six business units, led by seasoned, proven executives. … Rod Gauvin, […]

Digitization Projects: ProQuest Announces Plans to Digitize NAACP Archives

From a Company Announcement: ProQuest and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are teaming to digitize the association’s archives, bringing one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement to the online world. The collection — nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries […]

Content Discovery: Cornell University Library Selects Summon

From a Summon Announcement: Serials Solutions today announced that Cornell University Library is adopting the Summo service. By utilizing the Summon application program interface (API), Cornell University will integrate the web-scale discovery service’s search functionality with other library applications and learning management systems. This will enable Cornell University to provide greater exposure to the full […]

Industry Briefs: News from EBSCO, Elsevier, and ProQuest (5 Items)

1. EBSCO Discovery Service Expands German Content with the Addition of Social Sciences Information from SOFIS and SOLIS 2. EBSCONET ERM Essentials Made Even Better! 3. Elsevier Introduces SciVerse Scopus Alerts Individual 4. Elsevier and the University of Sydney Announce Prize Winners of 24-Hour Hackathon 5. ProQuest Unlocks New Paths for Research of Key African […]

New White Paper from ProQuest: Scholarly Publishing: “Extending the Reach and Impact of Graduate Works”

The focus is on dissertations. “Extending the Reach and Impact of Graduate Works” (PDF) by Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Publishing at ProQuest Included in the 16 page white paper is a discussion about alternative sources for dissertations, digital repositories, and open access on pages 11-15.

Acquisition: ProQuest Acquires UK's Expert Information, Publisher of Index to Theses and

Content from Expert Information’s Index to Theses and has been available via PQDT [ProQuest Dissertation and Theses]: U.K. & Ireland database. According to the company, “The publishing program behind Expert Information’s products will expand to meet the global information needs of researchers.” More info from the PQ News Release: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert […]

Kurt Sanford Named CEO of ProQuest, Marty Kahn Will Become Vice Charirman of ProQuest Board

Just In From Ann Arbor:   ProQuest today announced that Kurt Sanford will join the Company as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors on July 13, 2011.  Mr. Sanford, a highly experienced information services executive, previously spent the past 14 years at LexisNexis, serving most recently as President, Global […]

Rollout Underway: ebrary Material Now Discoverable and Accessible Using ProQuest Platform

From a ProQuest News Release: ProQuest’s all-new platform is rolling out in libraries around the world, bringing a flexible technological architecture that allows users to dive deeper into multiple content sources in multiple formats– wherever that information may reside.  With the new connecting technology, one search leads users to ebrary’s e-book content that’s side-by-side with […]

Serials Solutions Summon Service Plans to Add Full-Text Indexing of Elsevier Content

From a ProQuest News Release: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect content will be indexed within the Summon web-scale discovery service. Researchers will be able to search the full text of […]

ProQuest and the Copyright Clearance Center Win SIIA CODiE Awards

Winners of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Codie Awards for Business Software have been announced and two companies that are often mentioned on INFOdocket can be found on the list of winners. Summon from ProQuest/Serial Solutions won for Best Enterprise Search Solution and the Copyright Clearance Center was awarded the Best Digital Rights Management […]