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Busy Times at ProQuest

Magazine article Information Today

Busy Times at ProQuest

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Earlier, I mentioned ProQuest's new interface, due to launch this summer. This updated version of the ProQuest service will include ProQuest Smart Search, which the company says gives users suggestions for enhanced searching, and several new e-mail options for sending articles and marked lists. The new interface will be available for use on every proprietary ProQuest product. A demonstration of the new interface and complete descriptions and guides of its features will be available soon on the ProQuest Information and Learning Web site.

Not only has ProQuest been busy with the upgrade, it also announced a number of partnerships and acquisitions over the last several months. In early June, it acquired the Nineteenth Century Short-Title Catalogue List (NSTC), a well-known bibliographic database that catalogs the 19th-century holdings of eight top research libraries. NSTC was formerly owned and maintained by ABC-CLIO, which moved the collection from multiple CD-ROMs and integrated it so users could search across the series on the Web. ProQuest plans to make NSTC the "bibliographic cornerstone" of its digital publishing efforts for 19th-century content. …

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