ProQuest Dialog™ Earns AIIP’s 2011 Technology Award
Information pros present Dialog’s new search service with top honors
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 24, 2011 - The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) has named ProQuest Dialog™, the search service specially designed for professional research, as the winner of its twelfth annual AIIP Technology Award. The award recognizes innovative products that enhance the working environment of the independent information professional and was presented at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, CA. ProQuest Dialog is a service of Dialog, a business unit of ProQuest.
"When ProQuest acquired Dialog in 2008, we pledged to reinvent and reinvigorate this classic information company. The launch of ProQuest Dialog was a huge milestone in delivering against our vision," said Tim Wahlberg, ProQuest Vice President and General Manager of Dialog. "It's tremendously rewarding for our new service to be recognized in this way by our core user community – information professionals. An honor like this is very motivational for our team that is completely devoted to building a service that information professionals can always count on."
ProQuest Dialog simplifies searching across the unique breadth of content in Dialog® and DataStar®. Its design is based on more than 24 months of research and testing – with multiple roles across organizations, from professional searchers to corporate end-users. In one intuitive interface, ProQuest Dialog will provide guided search and browsing for end users while and precision search and results manipulation for professional searchers. Among its advanced search features are automatic text translation of search results, left-hand truncation, iterative filtering and date histograms.
The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP,www.aiip.org) is the premier industry association for independent information professionals. The membership consists of more than 500 business owners from countries around the world whose firms provide information-related research and consulting services across a wide variety of industries. AIIP’s members specialize in business research, competitive intelligence, market analysis, database development, training, and library management consulting. Some of the vertical industries AIIP members work in include scientific, medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory, information technology, education, financial services, manufacturing, nonprofits and life sciences.
For more information about the Association of Independent Information Professionals, contact AIIP headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA, at 1.225.408.4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This energetic, fast-growing organization includes the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, the new ProQuest Dialog™ service, and business units ebrary®, Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS™, and Bowker®.