ProQuest Gains Rights to Distribute Non-Embargoed Springer Journal Content
Premium set of Business, Medical, and General Reference content available as upgrade to select ProQuest Database Customers
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 23, 2006 - ProQuest Information and Learning announced today an agreement with Springer Science and Business Media that will bring un-embargoed full-text Springer business, general reference, and medicine journals to ProQuest's online databases, including ABI/INFORM Global, ProQuest Medical Library, ProQuest Health & Medical Complete and ProQuest Research Library. This agreement allows ProQuest to distribute the journal content electronically to libraries around the world and strengthens the relationship between the two companies while expanding the reach of this content beyond traditional markets.
"We are pleased to leverage our strong customer relationships to bring Springer's essential STM and business journal content to a greater number of libraries," said Todd Fegan, Vice President of Publishing for ProQuest Information and Learning. "Our partnership with Springer brings a new model to the market that gives small to medium sized public, government, and academic library customers more options for journal content. The un-embargoed content allows libraries to meet patron needs for immediate access to the most up-to-date information available."
Through this agreement libraries with ABI/INFORM Global, ProQuest Medical Library, ProQuest Health & Medical Complete, and ProQuest Research Library can upgrade their subscriptions to include these premium content packages for a modest increase in price. Libraries can upgrade to any of several subject-based content sets including business, medical, and general reference packages.
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.