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The Jisc program’s goal is to lower customer cost, leveraging the collective purchasing power of UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to enable wider adoption of digital archives.
More than 6.5 million assignments of the ISO-certified naming standard International Standard Name Identifier, known as "ISNI", are ensuring the right information gets connected with the right name.
ProQuest's innovative Pivot™ service, a web-based resource that identifies active sources of funding and matches them with researchers in one step, has enhanced its popular "recommender service" to make it easier for users to zero in on the best opportunities and collaborators.
ProQuest has promoted Jonathan Collins to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Collins, who has been interim CFO since April, oversees all ProQuest’s financial functions, including financial operations, accounting, procurement, facilities, treasury, taxation and investor relations.
Serving “gamers” at the library just got a little easier as a new addition to ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™ enables these often-loyal users to access rich content on video games right from the library OPAC or discovery layer. Video Game Enriched Content contains game covers, user ratings, the Maturity Standard Rating (such as “Everyone” or “Teen”) and more for 70,000 U.S. titles and nearly 20,000 U.K. titles.
ProQuest has appointed Tony Rummans as Vice President Global Sales. In this role, Rummans will be responsible for leading the Global Sales organization, helping to drive the strategic transformation of ProQuest's integrated go-to-market approach. In addition, Mr. Rummans will also serve on the Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience leadership team.
ProQuest hosts customer appreciation breakfast with keynote speaker Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Peter Arnett, who was single-handedly responsible for preserving the entire archive of unpublished stories and service messages written by the AP’s Saigon Bureau, a repository that is now available in ProQuest’s History Vault collection.
Electronic publisher ProQuest celebrated its 75th anniversary at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference by showcasing the founder of University Microfilms International (UMI), its predecessor company.
ProQuest is arming researchers studying the history of art and architecture with a comprehensive digital archive of the magazines considered the most accurate 20th-century chronicles of these disciplines.
Information industry veteran Rafael Sidi has joined ProQuest as General Manager, ProQuest Information Solutions. In his new role, he will lead strategic development of the company’s content-rich solutions for academic markets globally.
On the heels of its acclaimed resurrection of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, ProQuest will debut two major data resources in 2013. ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World, and ProQuest International DataSets, will be released in early August and September, respectively.