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ProQuest Dialog, ETD Administrator, Statistical Abstracts and Summon earn prestigious recognition for SIIA Content CODiE Awards

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 16, 2014 - ProQuest today announced four of its content and technology solutions are finalists for the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award. Representing the information industry’s best products and technologies, the following are among 91 finalists across 26 categories.

    Best Search Technology Solution: ProQuest® Dialog®
    Best Scholarly Publishing Information Solution: ProQuest® ETD Administrator
    Best General Reference Service: ProQuest® Statistical Abstracts
    Best Search Technology Solution: Summon®

"Earning this distinction in the search technology category for two of our flagship products – Dialog and Summon – affirms our innovation in developing solutions that provide superior discovery and access to content," said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. "We are equally pleased with the recognition earned for ETD Administrator and Statistical Abstracts – two solutions that showcase content depth and accuracy, platform flexibility and features that are relevant to their respective users."

"The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year and our finalists set the standard for innovation and quality in the media, publishing and information service markets," said Kathy Greenler Sexton, Vice President and General Manager for the Content Division at SIIA. "Each and every finalist should be commended for their innovation and market-leading products and services. I look forward to seeing them all at the Information Industry Summit in January."

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Details about each finalist are listed at

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

About ProQuest (
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary® and EBL® businesses — and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the ProQuest Flow™ collaboration platform, the Pivot™ research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

16 January 2014

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