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ProQuest

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789 E. Eisenhower Box 1346
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-1346
United States
Toll free: 800-521-0600
Phone: 734-761-4700
Fax:
Web site: http://www.proquest.com/
Email: info@proquest.com


Board of Directors

  • Robert N. Snyder -- Chairman and Founder, Cambridge Information Group
  • Andrew M. Snyder -- Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Information Group
  • Matti Shem Tov -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Executives

  • Matti Shem Tov -- President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Robert VanHees -- Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Roger Valade -- Chief Technology Officer
  • Kevin A. Norris -- Chief People Officer
  • Yair Amsterdam -- Senior Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience and Operations
  • Rich Belanger -- Senior Vice President and General Manager, Books Division
  • Rafael Sidi -- Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Information Solutions
  • James Holmes -- Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

Company Ownership

Part of Cambridge Information Group. Cambridge Information Group is owned by the family of Robert N. Snyder. ProQuest is majority owned by Cambridge Information Group with minority investment by Goldman Sachs.


Library automation systems

ProQuest offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Intota (0 libraries, 0 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    0 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 0 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by ProQuest.

ProQuest offers an OpenURL Link Resolver:

  • 360 Link used in 335 libraries, 494 facilities in libraries.org)

Corporate Chronology

Dec 15, 2015   Ex Libris acquired by ProQuest.
Apr 30, 2015   Ex Libris acquires oMbiel, a leading provider of mobile campus solutions.
Jan 28, 2015   Ex Libris launches Leganto course list management platform.
Jun 24, 2014   ProQuest releases foundation version of Intota, providing management of electronic resources.
Jan 20, 2014   ProQuest retires Serials Solutions brand.
Nov 21, 2013   Initial version of Intota Assessment launched by ProQuest.
Nov 4, 2013   Goldman Sachs makes minority investment in ProQuest with ABRY Partners selling its stake in the company.
Aug 20, 2013   Nielsen acquires business intelligence and commerce solutions products from R. R. Bowker.
Jun 25, 2013   ProQuest appoints Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions.
May 14, 2013   ProQuest acquires EBL.
Jul 13, 2011   Kurt Sanford named Chief Executive Officer of ProQuest.
Jun 22, 2011   Serials Solutions announces strategy to build Web-Scale management solution, later branded as Intota.
Jun 1, 2011   ProQuest acquires British Nursing Index.
Jan 6, 2011   ProQuest acquires ebrary.
Dec 10, 2010   Serials Solutions launches 360 Access Control hosted proxy service.
Sep 6, 2010   Michael Gersch has been named ProQuest Senior Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions.
Jan 22, 2009   Ex Libris launches bX Web 2.0 Usage-Based Scholarly Recommendation Services.
Jan 19, 2009   Serials Solutions launches Summon discovery service.
Nov 1, 2008   ProQuest announces RefWorks-COS as a unified brand.
Jul 1, 2008   ProQuest acquires Dialog.
Mar 17, 2008   Serials Solutions assumes responsibility for AquaBrowser Library from Bowker.
Feb 14, 2008   WebFeat acquired by ProQuest and merged into Serials Solutions.
Jan 18, 2008   ProQuest acquires RefWorks.
Jan 10, 2008   Serials Solutions renames AMS as 360 Core Basic E-Resource Access and Management.
Jan 10, 2008   Serials Solutions brands its e-resource knowledgebase as KnowledgeWorks.
Nov 15, 2007   Serials Solutions launches the 360 Counter E-Resource Assessment Service.
Jun 30, 2007   Remnant of ProQuest Company changes name to VoyagerLearning following sale of ProQuest Information and Learning to Cambridge Information Group.
Jun 21, 2007   R.R. Bowker acquires Medialab Solutions, developer of AquaBrowser Library.
Jun 2007   Serials Solutions takes responsibility for Ulrich’s products.
May 4, 2007   ProQuest CSA renamed to ProQuest.
Mar 29, 2007   Serials Solutions re-brands its products under the Serials Solutions 360 suite.
Feb 9, 2007   Cambridge Information Group completes acquisition of ProQuest Information and Learning.
Dec 15, 2006   Cambridge Information Group announces intent to acquire Proquest Information and Learning with ABRY Partners, LLC as minority investor.
Dec 12, 2005   CSA acquires Community of Science.
Oct 4, 2005   Serials Solutions launches E-Resource Management System.
Jun 9, 2005   Jane Burke Named General Manager of Serials Solutions.
Jan 13, 2005   Serials Solutions launches Central Search federated search product.
Jan 1, 2005   ProQuest acquires of Voyager Expanded Learning.
Sep 27, 2004   R.R. Bowker acquires Syndetic Solutions.
Mar 9, 2004   Serials Solutions acquired by ProQuest.
Jul 23, 2003   ProQuest acquires SIRS Publishing from EGEG Holdings Corp..
Dec 5, 2002   Serials Solutions launches OpenURL link resolver Article Linker, later branded as 360 Link.
Jan 31, 2002   ProQuest acquires Micromedia.
May 2001   RefWorks founded with the backing of Cambridge Information Group in partnership with CSA..
2001   Bell & Howell launches ProQuest Company.
2001   Cambridge Information Group acquires Bowker.
Mar 2000   Serials Solutions founded.
Oct 1999   Bell & Howell acquires Chadwyck-Healey.
Aug 1999   Bell & Howell acquires Electric Library from Infonautics.
1990   Medialab Solutions founded.
1989   Community of Science (COS) founded.
1985   Bell & Howell acquires University Microfilm International from Xerox.
1985   Reed Holdings Inc. acquires University Microfilm International from Xerox.
1973   Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey founds Chadwyck-Healey.
1971   Cambridge Information Group founded by Robert N. Snyder and Philip E. Hixon.
1967   Xerox acquires R.R. Bowker.
1962   Xerox acquires University Microfilms International for $8 million.
1955   Cambridge Scientific Abstracts founded.
1938   Eugene B. Power founds University Microfilm International.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of ProQuest, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2017). New Leadership for ProQuest and Ex Libris

The board of directors of ProQuest has announced that Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, will assume leadership of the entire ProQuest organization, succeeding current CEO Kurt Sanford. This change comes a year and 4 months after the acquisition of Ex Libris, a move that significantly expanded the position of ProQuest as a content, services, and technology company for libraries. This move represents an interesting change in ProQuest where the top leadership comes from the technology sphere rather than the publishing industry.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (November 2015). ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris

In a move that alters the business dynamics of the library technology sector, ProQuest has announced that it will acquire Ex Libris in a deal expected to close later in 2015. Ex Libris, under the ownership of Golden Gate Capital since November 2012, will become a wholly owned business of ProQuest. This merger significantly extends ProQuest's offerings of technology-based workflow and resource management tools and places a broader portfolio of products under the responsibility of Ex Libris. While this merger represents a major step in the evolution of the industry, it is not anticipated to compromise the availability of current product offerings. Longer-term product strategies will be developed over time in collaboration with the company's customer base.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2014). ProQuest Launches the Intota Foundation Release

ProQuest has released the initial version of Intota, its library services platform that has been under development since 2011. Fully integrated with the Summon discovery service, this version of Intota builds on Intota Assessment, released in November 2013. It adds to the package management tools for electronic resources; the new ProQuest global knowledgebase of metadata describing the holdings of electronic, digital, and print resources; and specialized functionality to support new models of resource procurement, such as demand driven acquisition of library materials. ProQuest designates the current package as the “foundation” release of Intota, upon which will be layered additional modules and functionality


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2014). ProQuest Unifies its Business, Drops Serials Solutions Brand

In a move that reflects a strategy of a more unified corporation structure with more cooperation among its products and services, ProQuest has officially discontinued the Serials Solutions brand and made other organizational changes in recent months.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2014). Flow: Proquest’s new Platform for Citation Management and Research Collaboration

Building on the longstanding success of RefWorks, ProQuest launched Flow in April 2013 as its new generation platform for citation management and facilitating collaboration among researchers with analytics on the use patterns of resources. As a tool that sits between content and the researcher, Flow can be seen as a critical product for libraries and for ProQuest in its role as a content provider. Through RefWorks, ProQuest and its parent company CIG have been involved in citation management for more than a decade. Flow is positioned to move beyond basic citation management, providing an environment to foster engagement among researchers and a new layer of end-user interactions across its product lines. ProQuest announced in January 2014 that it is offering of a free version of Flow to qualified researchers.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (May 2013). Serials Solutions to Launch Summon 2.0

Serials Solutions will launch Summon 2.0, a major update of its Web-scale discovery service, expected to be available in June 2013. Summon 2.0 brings in a number of new major features, as well as optimizing some recently added capabilities. As part of the transition to Summon 2.0, Serials Solutions will make improvements to its underlying technical platform. Serials Solutions launched the genre of Web-scale, index-based search, announced in January 2009, with its first live implementation in July 2009 at Grand Valley State University.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2013). Serials Solutions Announces Intota Assessment

Serials Solutions announced that it plans to provide Intota Assessment for use in 2013, prior to the entirety of the product. This strategy reinforces one of the key principles underlying the data-oriented design of Intota. To support more informed decision- making in areas such as collection development, Intota Assessment will use operational data and metrics from all aspects of the library's systems in addition to data drawn from the company's knowledgebases and bibliographic products.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2012). Serials Solutions launches Summon Suggestions for enhanced research assistance

Serials Solutions has added a new cluster of features to its Summon discovery service, announced in November 2012, designed to provide additional research assistance to library patrons beyond the presentation of search results. These features, based on the context provided by the user's search query, provide automated tools that can be customized by the library as well as real-time assistance capabilities.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Serials Solutions: Summon and Intota

Serials Solutions continues to expand the reach of its Summon discovery service, both in terms of the content addressed and the number of library subscribers, as it prepares to enter the realm of library automation.


(January 21, 2012). Web-Scale management solution has a new name: Intota

The discovery and management family of services from Serials solutions has a name: it will be called Intota


(June 22, 2011). Serials Solutions announces development of New Web-Scale Management Solution to improve the efficiency of library operations

Serials Solutions announced the development of a new web-scale management solution that will dramatically improve workflows for librarians, further increasing productivity and quality of service to their patrons. Built entirely new from the ground up, Serials Solutions will provide librarians with a single, comprehensive service that will eventually eliminate the need for integrated library systems, improve efficiencies and address the challenges libraries experience today when managing their physical and electronic content and collections. The new Serials Solutions service will address the industry’s fundamental shift to electronic content, while still supporting librarians’ needs to manage their print and local collections. To do this, Serials Solutions will develop a solution that enables the cohesive management of a libraries’ collection, including the ability to select, purchase, catalog, circulate, compare, manage, fulfill, assess and report on their content, regardless of format. The service will also tightly integrate into the discovery process, working with the Summon™ service as well as other discovery solutions, creating an integrated, end-to-end solution.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2011). Serials Solutions to Build Web-Scale Management Solution

Serials Solutions has announced that its project to develop a new platform to manage all types of library materials, spanning both electronic and print resources, is underway. This new product will extend the company's existing services that focus on electronic resources into a comprehensive platform that addresses all types of content. Serials Solutions has temporarily dubbed the new product Web-Scale Management Solution, but will ultimately coin a new product name. In the same way that Serials Solutions considers Summon a Web-Scale discovery service, this new product will apply the same characteristics to internal library management. These characteristics include a highly-scalable platform addressing a comprehensive view of library collections, delivered through software-as-a-service with Web-based interfaces.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2009). Summon: A New Search Service from Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions announced a new discovery service called Summon that aims to provide a unified search tool for library users. The goal of this tool is to provide access to all of a library’s content, print and electronic, through a single search box.

At the heart of summon lies a very large index of content that the company is building from a variety of sources. This index includes the full text of a large body of articles provided by many different publishers as well as open access content. Summon aims toexpand its index to include all of the content represented in a library’s collection of subscriptions, its local print holdings and other resources.


(July 9, 2004). ProQuest acquires Serials Solutions

ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired Seattle-based Serials Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of e-journal management and linking services.



ProQuest News

Monday Jun 17, 2019

All 642 Press Releases from ProQuest

10 most recent items:


June 13, 2019. U.K.’s National Theatre Collection comes to ProQuest. ProQuest announced the upcoming launch of its new National Theatre Collection, a collaboration with the U.K.’s National Theatre to offer a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive. <<more>>


May 17, 2019. Atairos makes investment in ProQuest. ProQuest and Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, announced that Atairos will acquire an ownership position in ProQuest. ProQuest will use the proceeds from the transaction to repurchase most of the shares owned by entities affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, which will retain a minority interest in the Company. Cambridge Information Group will maintain its majority ownership of ProQuest. CIG has been the majority owner of ProQuest since 2007, overseeing a period of growth through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions that have helped ProQuest customers respond to changing environments. <<more>>


April 24, 2019. Liverpool John Moores University chooses ProQuest One Academic. The library at Liverpool John Moores University – a leading research university in the U.K. – has selected ProQuest One Academic as a single solution to improve research, teaching and learning outcomes for faculty and students. <<more>>


April 18, 2019. Western Sydney University, ProQuest extend Digital Textbook Program. Western Sydney University announced the extension of its partnership with ProQuest to offset one major piece of that cost – textbooks. Through WSU’s digital textbook program, all 10,000 first-year students at the university’s 10 teaching campuses located across the Western Sydney region in Australia receive access to textbooks through Ebook Central, ProQuest’s ebook platform. More than 200 titles from 60 leading academic publishers are available electronically at no cost to students via the WSU library. <<more>>


April 9, 2019. Marian Roberge joins ProQuest as Human Resources leader. ProQuest, a leader in educational technology, has named Marian Roberge as its new Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. Ms. Roberge will oversee organizational development, talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management and development, and employee experience for the company, whose employees are based in nearly 40 countries around the world. <<more>>


March 27, 2019. New Alexander Street video interface dramatically improves searching and viewing experience. A cinematic visual experience, intuitive design, innovative search, and recommendation capabilities are now available to faculty and students who use video on ProQuest’s Alexander Street platform. ProQuest announced the launch of a new interface for its Alexander Street streaming video products, including Academic Video Online, the world’s largest academically focused streaming video collection. The new interface is simpler and faster with a continued focus on content and features for the academic market – including on-screen transcripts, clip-making abilities and single-sign-on technology for seamless use with learning management systems. <<more>>


March 7, 2019. Extensive catalogue of CNN films, documentaries, interviews and content added to Academic Video Online. More than 450 documentaries, interviews and special films originally released by CNN are now available to academic libraries through the Academic Video Online streaming video collection, marking the first time CNN content is available in a video database for the library market. <<more>>


January 28, 2019. OASIS platform adds 34,000 ebooks from Project MUSE. More than 34,000 ebooks from Project MUSE, focused on humanities and social sciences, are now available for title-by-title purchase in the OASIS platform. These Project MUSE ebooks are all digital rights management -free – which means users can access them from any personal device or reader without download, print or copy/paste restrictions. <<more>>


January 23, 2019. ProQuest launches ProQuest One Academic. ProQuest launches the first product in its ProQuest One initiative, a series of solutions that will enable libraries to serve broad, evolving learning and research mandates faster and more powerfully, ultimately improving outcomes for their institutions. ProQuest One debuts with the launch of the ProQuest One Academic product: the world’s most comprehensive interdisciplinary destination for research, teaching and learning. This pioneering resource unifies more than 250 years of curated content across journals, ebooks, video, dissertations, newspapers and more, covering 175+ subjects, organizing it within a single experience to improve research outcomes and teaching workflows. <<more>>


January 14, 2019. OASIS platform integrates with Alma system for print book ordering. Librarians can now order print book titles directly from the Alma library services platform, thanks to a new integration between Alma and OASIS, ProQuest’s search, selection, and ordering system. Alma users have the option to search the extensive OASIS catalog, check book prices, and execute an order – all without leaving the Alma interface. <<more>>