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Agreement enables libraries to enrich service to family historians and academic researchers

ProQuest is significantly expanding its rich selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from valuable local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present. ProQuest will offer libraries the option to purchase a perpetual archive rather than just subscriptions. Further, there will be Academic and Public library versions that break’s massive content into state level products and individual titles.

"'s content is an extraordinary addition to ProQuest’s news product line, deepening the service that libraries of all kinds are able to provide to their patrons,” said Chris Cowan, Vice-President, ProQuest Information Solutions. "We're particularly excited about the benefits libraries will be able to extend to family historians for genealogical research and to the academic community, where this service will be an excellent source for longitudinal and comparative analyses of events and people."

" focuses on small, local newspapers, providing an important complement to ProQuest Historical Newspapers' selection of major world dailies," said Erik Swierk, General Manager, "Like the ProQuest news databases, is designed for researchers of all levels and includes intuitive tools for fast searching and browsing. Its pages are fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content."

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The largest collection of historic newspaper content online, unlocks the world's newspaper archives with innovative technologies that enable high quality digital archiving solutions for newspapers, libraries, and institutions globally.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

11 March 2013

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