Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce SLSP has opted to base Switzerland’s national library service for academic universities on the Alma library services platform, with the Primo solution providing discovery and delivery services.
ProQuest has appointed Roger Retke to the newly-created position of Vice President, Strategic Projects. In this role, Mr. Retke will lead the overall strategy and operational implementation of ProQuest discovery and library management technology solutions. Mr. Retke joins the Workflow Solutions leadership team and brings a track record of success in strategic management and execution that will be applied to planning, development, and execution of the ProQuest enterprise strategy.
ProQuest has named Ben Lewis as its new Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Mr. Lewis leads ProQuest’s global strategy function and assists on both internal and external business development activities. He reports to CEO Kurt Sanford.
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Guests last night attended a special event held by ProQuest at the Royal Society of Medicine in London to launch the 2014 edition of The Annual Register. The event, held each year, celebrates a new volume of the publication which provides expert analysis of developments in every country of the world, as well as the fields of economics, the environment, science and the arts, religion and the law.
ProQuest, an information company central to global research, has awarded the 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Erin Zerhusen, an MLIS student at the University of Maryland. The scholarship – named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online information retrieval services – received a record number of applicants in 2014. It will be presented June 10 at the Special Libraries Association's annual conference in Vancouver.
The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Papers, History Vault is the digitized, full-text, searchable content of the NAACP’s archives. "The content here is astounding in quantity and quality. The image resolution is excellent, even for hand-written items. Searching this file is a valuable history lesson in itself... This file’s print counterpart is the most heavily used collection in the Library of Congress’s Manuscript Division, and it’s all the more impressive that researchers can now have 24/7/365 access to this remarkable record. An essential acquisition for libraries serving scholars in civil and human rights, American history, criminal justice, social choice and political theory, military history, and sociology. A tremendously significant historical resource."
The Petroleum Institute University and Research Center (PI) is committed to “providing excellence in its undergraduate and graduate academic programs alongside fundamental and applied research.” To streamline and simplify the integration process by dealing with a single provider, Vanessa Middleton Head Librarian at PI turned to ProQuest to provide a selection of resource databases and search and discovery solutions.
Appalachian State University needed to reclaim space on their shelves and ProQuest is helping them to do just that. The library realized that it had a great number of paper documents that were under-utilized by the students and essentially wasting much needed space on their shelves because they were difficult to search. Gaining access to the information in those government documents would be invaluable for over 17,000 students that attend ASU in North Carolina.
News release announcing that for the first time, researchers will have online access to the digital archive of the Austin American Statesman as ProQuest adds the acclaimed daily to its Historical Newspapers collection. As the leading newspaper in the state capital of Austin and central Texas, the historical Austin American Statesman provides researchers with a unique, regional perspective on the political, economic, cultural, and social landscape of Texas and the American Southwest from the late 19th through the 20th century. From June 2, 2014.
ProQuest solutions has recently been chosen by the Cyprus Academic Library Consortium (CALC) to provide valuable information on a wide variety of subjects to its members which include the three public and four private universities in Cyprus.