DataMarket and ProQuest today announced the creation of ProQuest International DataSets, to be marketed by ProQuest to its thousands of college, university and library partners worldwide. It will be launched this fall and will be one of the largest collections of economic, demographic and social data in the world, accessible to millions of faculty, staff and students.
"Our goal is to give people one place where they can get the data they need to understand the world around them. We are thrilled to be bringing together our technology and data collections with those of ProQuest, which include US and international census and statistical abstracts and the Historical Newspapers archive, as well as unique resources from Oxford Economics. This is only the start of a long-term partnership, and our shared ambition is to create a world-leading gateway to global data and information," said Hjalmar Gislason, founder and CEO of DataMarket.
"Creating resources that can support in-depth data mining takes a unique skill set," said Susan Bokern, ProQuest Vice-President, Information Solutions. "Matching the strengths of ProQuest's team of statistical data experts with those of DataMarket and Oxford Economics is producing a particularly rich and expansive resource."
ProQuest International DataSets will bring complex and diverse data together from hundreds of sources in one place and one format, enabling data to be searched, compared, visualized and shared. The resource will combine the full content set and technology architecture from DataMarket along with content from both ProQuest and Oxford Economics' renowned array of quantitative and qualitative research. It will be fully interactive, allowing users to create their own charts and reports from diverse sources and also embed context and commentary with them. ProQuest International DataSets is the first product being launched under a seven-year agreement signed recently between DataMarket and ProQuest.
DataMarket helps people find and understand data. We bring complex and diverse data together in one place and one format so it can be searched, compared, visualized and shared – between individuals, across groups and organizations, or with the world. DataMarket is licensed to enterprises and data publishers as a white-label SaaS solution and includes seamless access to our ever-expanding collection of facts and figures from leading global data providers. DataMarket is a private company with product development based in Reykjavik and its sales office in Boston, Massachusetts.http://www.datamarket.com.
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and e-books. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information. (http://www.proquest.com)
The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, ebrary, EBL and Serials Solutionsbusinesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, RefWorks Flow, Pivot and Intota, a new library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.