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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
- 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
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:
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
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.