v25 #6 Publisher Profile: ProQuest

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proquest789 Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI  48106
Additional offices located throughout the U.S.
and around the world.
Phone:  (734) 761-4700  •  www.proquest.com

Affiliated companies:  ProQuest encompasses affiliated company Bowker and businesses such as Dialog, ebrary, and EBL.

Officers:  Kurt P. Sanford, Chief Executive Officer;  Jonathan Collins, Chief Financial Officer;  Rich Belanger, Chief Information Officer;  Kevin A. Norris, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Global Content Alliances;  Kellie Teal-Guess, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources;  Michael Gersch, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales, and Customer Experience & Service;  Simon Beale, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest U.S. Government, Public Library and Schools;  Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Workflow Solutions;  Rafael Sidi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Information Solutions;  and Tim Wahlberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Dialog.

Key products and services:  Notable research tools include the Summon discovery service, the ProQuest Flow collaboration platform, the Pivot research development tool, and the Intota library services platform.

Via ProQuest, researchers can access the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses;  20 million pages and three centuries of global, national, regional, and specialty newspapers;  major European rare book collections such those of the national libraries of France, the Netherlands, and the Library of Florence;  and archives that provide unique counterpoints — the records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, personal notes from AP reporters on the front lines of Vietnam, Queen Victoria’s personal diaries, and plantation records from the Slave era in the Southern U.S.

ProQuest’s aggregated content covers the spectrum of publishing: humanities and arts, business and industry, science, technology, medicine and health, news, and popular culture.  This extraordinary volume of information is made easily navigable through expert editorial management and continually evolving technology.  The company’s renowned abstracting and indexing enables every user to be an expert searcher by expanding the breadth of content a single keyword can uncover and by guiding users to relevant sources they may have never known about.

Core markets/clientele:  26,000+ Libraries, in 152 countries;  including Academic, Community College, Corporate, Government, Law, Medical, Public, and K-12 libraries.  ProQuest products and services are used in 100% of Top 400 Institutions listed in the Times Higher Ed and 100% Top 400 Institutions listed in the U.S. News & World Report.

History and brief description of your company/publishing program:  ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information.  Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and eBooks.  ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create, and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students, and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, ebrary, and EBL businesses — and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, the ProQuest Flow collaboration platform, the Pivot research development tool, and the Intota library services platform.  The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.


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