ProQuest Gains Rights to Distribute The Globe and Mail
Prestigious title added to acclaimed newspapers and K-12 databases
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 27, 2006 - ProQuest Information and Learning announced an agreement with The Globe and Mail division of Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc. that will bring the full text of The Globe and Mail to the company’s online databases, including ProQuest Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand Complete, International Newsstand, and eLibrary® Canada Curriculum Edition. This agreement allows ProQuest to distribute the newspaper content electronically to educational institutions and libraries around the world.
“The Globe and Mail is considered by many to be Canada's most prestigious English-language Canadian newspaper. The paper has been in existence since the mid-1800s and is strongly regarded for its business, national and international coverage,” said Rod Gauvin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Publishing for ProQuest Information and Learning in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “The addition of this renowned source to Canadian Newsstand, confirms its position as Canada's leading online newspaper database.”
“We're delighted to expand our current relationship with ProQuest to now include the distribution of our current content within schools, colleges, universities and libraries,” explained Sandra Mason, General Manager, Digital Media for The Globe and Mail. “ProQuest has proven their ability to maximize the distribution of the Globe and Mail content in their core market segments."
The agreement provides easy access to Canada's most prestigious newspaper, up through today's issue. This popular Canadian newspaper will be available by subscription in ProQuest Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand Complete, and International Newsstand. This addition to ProQuest Newsstand complements the online historical newspaper product Canada's Heritage from 1844, an online retrospective of The Globe and Mail also distributed by ProQuest. The Globe and Mail will also be available in eLibrary Curriculum Edition, serving the K-12 educational market.
More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.