13 January 2009 News Releases

ProQuest Named One of the "Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry" for Eighth Consecutive Year

For the eighth consecutive year, ProQuest has been recognized on EContent magazine's annual EContent 100 List of "Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry."

For the eighth consecutive year, ProQuest has been recognized on EContent magazine's annual EContent 100 List of  "Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry."  ProQuest, an information partner to libraries and researchers of all types, creates research solutions that connect people and information.  It has been included on the EContent 100 List every year since the inaugural list was published in December 2001.  Considered an industry leader, ProQuest's ability to continually evolve to serve rapidly changing expectations captured the judges' notice.  

"During the past eight years that ProQuest has earned a position on the EContent 100 list, the company has definitely evolved," said Michele Manafy, editor-in-chief of EContent magazine.  "But what remains consistent is their dedication to libraries and the people they serve. That dedication is a big part of why they continue to be one of the companies that matter most in the digital information industry."

"ProQuest has continually kept ahead of the changing needs of all types of researchers," said Marty Kahn, CEO of ProQuest. "By combining the right content with precision search technology, we are able to empower people with information.  I believe ProQuest’s longevity on the EContent 100 list is a reflection of that commitment."

EContent is a widely-respected source for information about the digital content industry. The magazine has a mission to clearly identify and explain emerging digital content trends, strategies, and resources that will help readers navigate the content maze and find a clear path to profits and improved business processes.

Its EContent 100 List is compiled through a painstaking process of review by EContent's staff and contributing editors, as well as a panel of industry analysts.  Companies' activities from the past year are reviewed, along with their current impact on the digital content industry. The judges spend months voting, commenting, and debating on which companies have the most significant impact.

More information on the 2008 winners of the EContent 100 awards can be found online at www.econtentmag.com.  In addition, the winners will be honored at the Buying & Selling eContent 2009 conference being held April 5-7, 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Kahn will deliver the conference’s keynote address.

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.