28 June 2008 News Releases

ProQuest and Dow Jones Extend Alliance

ProQuest has extended its exclusive distribution agreement with Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group for an additional three years.

Dow Jones Factiva provides centralized access to what many librarians feel are indispensable sources of information. Its online interface, Factiva.com, combines more than 17,000 sources of news from 159 countries and in 22 languages. This broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on business issues.  Dow Jones Factiva complements such acclaimed ProQuest information products as ABI/INFORM® -- a suite of business databases in use in the top business schools throughout the world.

"The partnership between ProQuest and Dow Jones  combines ProQuest's deep understanding of libraries and their users with Dow Jones Factiva's premium news and information content and services to provide the best business news resource in the library market," said Simon Beale, senior vice president of global sales for ProQuest.  "Dow Jones is a core partner for ProQuest and we are delighted to continue and grow our relationship. We're looking forward to another three years of collaboration on product enhancements and new product ideas that will best serve the needs of researchers in the library space."

"Our continued collaboration with ProQuest supports Dow Jones's dedication to powering users with the information they need to make better decisions faster," said Richard Hanks, chief operating officer, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. "ProQuest has been a valued partner for Dow Jones for many years. Dow Jones shall continue to deliver a powerful business and research tool with robust and comprehensive content to the academic market."

 Since 1997, ProQuest has partnered with Dow Jones, allowing the news provider to reach academic and public libraries.  In 2005, the collaboration expanded to include global distribution of Factiva.com, for the academic market -- including for-profit and distance-learning institutions -- and public libraries.  In 2006, the agreement expanded further to include distribution to corporate and government sectors in Latin America.  Now, ProQuest and Dow Jones renew their commitment through 2011. 

Free trials of Factiva.com are available. Libraries may receive more information by contacting their ProQuest account representative.  For details visit  www.proquest.com or www.proquest.co.uk.  More information about the Dow Jones Factiva suite of offerings is available at www.solutions.dowjones.com

About ProQuest
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey™, UMI®, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.

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.

For more information, visit www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, www.cig.com.