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2014-10-01 12:28:24

Full of free resources and advice, the library is a great place to celebrate Family History Month ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is Family History Month and a great time to add to or begin researching a family tree. This increasingly popular hobby has been given a boost from the sheer volume of resources now available to find ancestors. Millions of pages of historical census data, military records, newspapers, birth and death records are accessible online and easily...

2014-09-22 12:25:19

ProQuest and Rutgers University collaborate to widen access to papers that document the inventor's life and work ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest and Rutgers University are teaming to make the University's acclaimed Thomas A. Edison Papers more accessible to scholars and students around the world. More than 175,000 of Edison's laboratory notebooks, diaries, business records, correspondence, and other documents will now be available in ProQuest® History Vault,...

2014-08-15 12:24:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest LLC, a global information firm central to research, released its second quarter 2014 financial results (through June 30, 2014) on August, 14, 2014. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. (ET), CEO Kurt Sanford and CFO Jonathan Collins will host a conference call for lenders and bond investors to discuss the results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a Call-in details are available on ProQuest's secure...

2014-07-15 08:25:55

ProQuest integrates Flow research management and collaboration solution with Summon discovery service SEATTLE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing the value of libraries as the hub for university research, ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow((TM)), a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon(®) discovery service. Serving as the digital front door to the library, the Summon service provides discovery of academic...

2014-06-26 12:26:10

Showcasing another step in integration of ebrary and EBL, new Reader reveals close collaboration with users MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebrary® platform. The ebrary Reader delivers a modern experience, with a simple interface, intuitive navigation and user-centered design. The Reader...

2014-06-25 12:25:36

ProQuest extends library services platform with industry-first capabilities SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Libraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota((TM)), a transformative Library Services Platform (LSP) that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management...

2014-06-24 08:28:22

Global executive to lead strategy and business development ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a "Ben's 17 years of experience in senior strategy...

2014-06-24 08:28:20

Senior executive brings experience in strategic implementation ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-06-16 12:24:58

New titles from Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health plus Book Display Widget improve research outcomes, boost ebook discoverability and usage in ebrary's flagship subscription MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from renowned publishers Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic Complete®, the flagship ebook database from ebrary®. The new content will improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database -...

2014-06-09 12:26:58

U-Maryland Student is selected from record number of applicants ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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