Ann Arbor, MI May 20, 2011. ProQuest, an information firm central to research, commented on Google's newspaper digitization news, noting that it has been pleased to partner with Google over the past two years in the Google News Archive project both by contributing its own microfilm assets, as well as facilitating the digitization of newspaper publishers' microfilm archives.
As a company committed to providing research solutions, ProQuest is willing to work further with publishers to secure and archive their files that Google digitized and indexed. ProQuest is working now with publishers to build more value for their historical content. The Google News Archive has been an ambitious undertaking; and the company looks forward to expanding its foundation to increase opportunities for researchers and publishers alike.
Publishers are invited to contact ProQuest for further information. Visit the company at www.proquest.com.
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