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2014-06-27 16:23:10

Market leaders expand agreement to provide highly regarded resources for libraries, researchers, and family history enthusiasts PROVO, Utah and ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry, the world's largest online family history resource, and ProQuest announced today an expanded agreement to create broader and deeper opportunities to deliver premier genealogy resources to libraries worldwide. Under the new multi-year agreement, ProQuest will be distributor of both...

2014-06-27 08:23:54

Digital access to more than a century of "Stat Abs" and journalist reporting on pivotal decades of Atlanta's history provide rich, new insights for researchers ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest unique primary sources that enable scholars to improve their research outcomes with expanded historical archives of newspaper content and an inventive new statistical archive. Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. digitizes more than 130 years of Statistical...

2014-06-26 12:31:38

RUSA recognizes professional dedication and expertise in genealogical reference and research ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA), a Division of the American Library Association, announced William (Bill) Forsyth, director of product management for ProQuest, is the recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company award. The award, $1,500 and a citation donated by the Genealogical Publishing Company and sponsored by the...

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...

2014-06-25 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 -...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'