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1 Introduction to ProQuest Company Rebecca Larkin Area Sales Manager

2 Corporate brand Structural divisions Product brands ProQuest Information and Learning Business Solutions UMI ProQuest XanEdu Chadwyck- Healey ProQuest SBUInternational SBU XanEdu SBU


4 ProQuest Information and Learning Established in 1938 by Eugene Power in Ann Arbor as University Microfilms Name changes –University Microfilms International –UMI –Bell & Howell Information and Learning –ProQuest Information and Learning Formats –print-on-demand, microform, CD-ROM, online

5 ProQuest Information and Learning One of the world’s leading information providers to the academic community –serving libraries in more than 100 countries –head office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA –major publishing and sales office in Cambridge, England –large abstracting and indexing facility in Louisville, Kentucky, USA –sales offices in Germany, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Australia –sales office for China in Beijing

6 ProQuest Information and Learning 8,000 serials in microform, many from their first issues to today 400 research collections in microform, comprising millions of documents, books, articles, images 1.6 million doctoral dissertations Abstracting and indexing of 7,000 journals and newspapers Digitisation of almost 4,000 journals and newspapers –selective digitisation of the Vault More than 100 online and CD-ROM products and services

7 ProQuest Our brand for aggregated databases of journals and newspapers and for products and services in business and economics, the social sciences, science, technology and medicine and reference for North America Top-quality manual indexing and abstracting of journals linked to online full-text delivery Powerful search and retrieval software, simple interface and delivery system for 4,000+ concurrent users More than 20 major aggregated databases of journals –ABI/INFORM: the world’s leading database for business and economics, in more than 1,200 business schools and universities

8 Chadwyck-Healey Our brand for databases in the humanities and softer social sciences and reference services Highest-quality digitisation of historical works Strong editorial skills to create reference and learning services –Literature Online: more than 300,000 works of English and American literature, with journals, bibliographies, biographies and reference works –PCI Full Text: bibliographic records for more than 12 million articles from 3,500 journals from their first issues to the 1990s –Full text of the complete runs of 200 journals, with 100 more titles added every year –KnowEurope, ProQuest Reference Asia: China - our first reference database on Asia

9 UMI Our brand for microform publications and dissertations The largest commercial microform vault in the world –comprehensive indexing of 95% of US doctoral dissertations from 1861 to today; over 1.6 million records –all available on microform and print-on-demand; all since 1997 available electronically –400 microform research collections –thousands of journals and newspapers in microform for collection development and gap-filling

10 Developments 2002-2003 ProQuest interfaces in languages other than English –Spanish, German and French available now –Chinese, Japanese and Korean scheduled for 2003 ProQuest content in languages other than English –extensive licensing of non-English-language content Localisation of ProQuest databases –development of products and services built around content from Asia, Europe, etc –better serving customers outside the English-speaking world

11 Securing key content New agreements with MCB University Press (Emerald), Oxford University Press, Henry Stewart, Barmarick Press, Aspen, INFORMS to name a few Wiley’s Bold Ideas collection –40 titles in business, management and finance –Includes Strategic Management Journal Selected Palgrave Macmillan and Kluwer titles Emphasis on international content Some content is embargoed

12 ProQuest Platform

13 ProQuest Advantages Interfaces for novice and advanced users Aggregated packages are efficient and economical ProQuest has more full text than any comparable package Full image format gives you all the charts, graphs, tables and formulas

14 ProQuest key features Single, integrated platform Detailed abstracts and indexing Range of search options – basic, guided, advanced, natural language, publication Comprehensive publication information including coverage dates, embargoes, previous journal title Linking technologies: –SiteBuilder –ProQuest CrossLinks Covers a range of subject areas including: –business, health and medical, general reference, science and technology, education

15 Improvements to ProQuest Expanded coverage date information Local language interfaces and content New title list system Topic Finder enhancements Browse Lists enhancements Export citations directly into bibliographic software Recent Searches One-click printing

16 Local-language content First set of journals are now in ProQuest Further issues to follow soon after, with issues back to 2000 New targets being pursued A+I in English; page images presented in PDF format; no full text, but searching possible

17 Local-language interfaces In addition to English and Spanish, the ProQuest interface and content is now also available in German and French Search screen, results screen, article view, Marked List screen are all translated As are Thesaurus, Topic Finder Trees, and the online Help Key benefit: users can switch between interfaces in a single ProQuest session


19 ProQuest Interface Examples

20 Search for a title

21 Issues available and publication information

22 French and German interfaces




26 Using Topic Finder

27 Using Browse Lists Terms returned from all browse lists

28 Marked List screen

29 Combining searches

30 Printing

31 ProQuest CrossLinks

32 CrossLinks Local Holdings Administrator A simple, convenient solution for librarians to set up and maintain links from ProQuest holdings to their other full-text resources Lets you tie your ProQuest databases to your OPAC, ejournals, aggregator databases, SFX, and more They are a way of linking out of ProQuest, as opposed to SiteBuilder which is a way of linking in SiteBuilder allows you to link from your OPAC into ProQuest: enabling you to integrate ProQuest into your library and teaching resources CrossLinks allow you to link from PQ A+I to full text outside PQ

33 What’s new in ProQuest CrossLinks The ability to create as many links as required Predefined links to SFX, OCLC, Swets and other services Ability to set up subscription wide linking at the click of a button Ability to create custom groups to simplify linking New holdings icon

34 New Icon New holdings Icon

35 More choice of links Multiple links

36 View links from full text too 1.Select Cite/Abstract from within the full text 2.Any default links that have been set up will appear

37 Safari Tech Books Online

38 Joint venture between O’Reilly and The Pearson Technology Group – respected industry leaders that together publish over half of all IT books published Access to the best content - over 750 books currently available Subjects include Creative Media, Perl, Programming, e- Business, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development and more Customised collections – institutions can choose which books they wish to subscribe to Cross-searchability - books can be searched simultaneously, by keyword or by subject area Currency – new books are added each month and in many cases appear in Safari Tech Books Online before appearing in print



41 THANK YOU The Quorum, Barnwell Road Cambridge, CB5 8SW United Kingdom Tel: +44 1223 215512, Fax: +44 1223 215514 Email: Rebecca Larkin - ProQuest Information and Learning

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