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ProQuest Central earns 2010 CODiE Award for Best Online General Reference Service

ProQuest took top honors for <em>ProQuest Central</em> at last night’s CODiE Award ceremony in New York. Highly competitive and much coveted industry prizes, CODiES are presented annually by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and are designed to recognize exceptionally newsworthy products and services. <em>ProQuest Central</em> received the CODiE for the Best Online General Reference Service.

ProQuest Central was launched in 2008 and is the world’s largest aggregated full-text database. It provides integrated access to millions of full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations, as well as business and market reports from around the world. With information on more than 160 topics, it is a groundbreaking resource for libraries of all types.

“ProQuest’s goal is to consistently innovate and make all kinds of research easier, more productive and more accurate,” said Marty Kahn, ProQuest CEO. “To have a panel of our industry peers recognize ProQuest Central as the best of the year – especially given the quality of the other finalists – is wonderful affirmation of our progress toward that goal.”

The CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program, which provides member companies with a unique opportunity to earn praise from their competitors. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the CODiE Awards program has raised the standard for excellence and serves as prestigious representation of outstanding achievement and vision in the software and information industry.

ProQuest, an active member of SIIA, has received seven CODiE Awards since 1986, making it one of the most honored companies serving the library community. The 2010 awards were presented in conjunction with the SIIA Information Industry Summit January 26 in New York City.

About ProQuest

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that provide the most successful ways for people to search, find, use, and share information.

A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any level and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.

The company is nearing launch of an all-new platform that will transform delivery of several highly-regarded individual platforms into a consolidated research experience that will encompass all ProQuest family products over time.  Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

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27 January 2010

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