ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 9, 2005 - ProQuest Information and Learning has appointed Jane Burke as Vice President, ProQuest Information and Learning, and General Manager of Serials Solutions, a Seattle-based business acquired by the company in July 2004. Ms. Burke will report to Skip Prichard, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, ProQuest Information and Learning.
"With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a track record of successful leadership, Jane is uniquely qualified to lead the Serials Solutions team into its next growth phase," said Mr. Prichard. "We are delighted and honored that Jane has joined ProQuest."
Ms. Burke is a well-known and respected leader in the information solutions industry. Prior to joining ProQuest, she co-founded and served as President/CEO of Endeavor Information Systems until its sale to Reed Elsevier. Under her direction, the information retrieval company grew to $25 million in sales, with a reputation for being customer-centric. In addition to working as a librarian at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville, Illinois early in her career, Ms. Burke served as President of NOTIS Systems and, most recently, was a director of new business development for Cadmus Professional Communications, a $450-million publisher services company.
"The Serials Solutions founders have built a very successful business helping librarians make better use of their electronic resources," said Ms. Burke. "I'm eager to work with them to build on this momentum to achieve the next stage of growth."
"Jane Burke brings a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge to our team," commented Steve McCracken, Vice President and Co-Founder. "We are excited by her ability to help Serials Solutions deliver on our vision of complete solutions for today's electronic collections."
Ms. Burke earned master's degrees in library science from Dominican University (formerly Rosary College) and in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Always an involved member of the library community, she now serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwestern University Library and on the Board of Directors for the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Among her many awards, Ms. Burke was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions, part of ProQuest Information and Learning, provides complete e-journal access services to over 1300 libraries worldwide. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps librarians and patrons by providing complete solutions for today's electronic collections. Its products include E-Journal A.M.S., Full MARC Records service for e-journals, Article Linker - Serial Solutions' comprehensive OpenURL link resolver, Central Search - Serials Solutions' federated search system and its newest product ERMS, a lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com.
About ProQuest Information and Learning
ProQuest Information and Learning is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information worldwide for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. Known widely for its strength in business and economics, general reference, humanities, social sciences, and STM content, the company develops premium databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more than 8,500 publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey electronic and microform resources, UMI microform and print reference products, eLibrary, SIRS and Voyager Expanded Learning educational resources, and XanEdu online faculty and student resources.
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