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2014-06-25 12:25:31

Innovations increase link reliability and move the user experience beyond traditional OpenURL link resolvers SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest today announced new functionality for its 360 Link link resolver, improving the research experience by delivering superior full-text access to discovered content in a library's collection. 360 Link now utilizes Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) technology in combination with a new Sidebar Helper frame giving libraries the...

2014-06-25 12:25:28

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce CHICAGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Libraries serve as the foundation for life-long learning in our society but as they transform, the need for a new generation of culturally diverse librarians becomes critical. The American Library Association (ALA) announced Library Champion ProQuest will broaden the scope of its longstanding support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program....

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...

2014-06-02 12:25:55

Austin American Statesman archive is added to ProQuest® Historical Newspapers collection ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-05-21 12:25:08

Forward-thinking discussions provide roadmap for achieving long-term sustainability ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of library leaders are today participating in a forum that will provoke discussion regarding the emerging trends affecting libraries. Rapid changes in technology, education, economics and societal trends are contributing to new challenges and opportunities for libraries of all types to transform themselves. In response to these changing...

2014-05-09 12:24:27

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest LLC, a global information firm central to research, will release its first quarter 2014 financial results (through March 31, 2014) on Monday, May 12, 2014. On Tuesday, May 13, 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...

2014-05-07 12:26:39

More than a third of contributors in Books In Print have an ISNI NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of Bowker® Books In Print shows that a full 33 percent of its contributors have the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) connected with their names and in use in the database. ISNI was created just over two years ago and has topped 8 million assignments, 2.33 million of which are represented in Books In Print, showing rapid uptake...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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