31 May 2012 News Releases

Serials Solutions Appoints Paul Brennan to Head Content Operations

In this new role, Brennan will develop the vision and drive content operational excellence for Serials Solutions and Bowker®, an affiliated business of ProQuest.

Seattle, WA – May 31, 2012 – Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, announced today that Paul Brennan has joined the company as Senior Director, Content Operations. In this new role, Brennan will develop the vision and drive content operational excellence for Serials Solutions and Bowker®, an affiliated business of ProQuest. These businesses together comprise ProQuest Workflow Solutions which develops discovery solutions, data aggregation, library management and analysis services.

“The quality of the metadata we include in our solutions is critical for libraries to effectively manage their resources and for library patrons to discover materials,” said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager of ProQuest Workflow Solutions. “Content operations including data architecture, workflows, and the impact of metadata normalization for online discovery of resources are core to our business. Paul’s expertise in these areas and his ability to optimize content-related technology investments will benefit users of both Serials Solutions and Bowker offerings.”

Previously, Brennan introduced advanced industry practices to improve content integrity, operational efficiency and requirements adherence at Gracenote, a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content and data services for digital entertainment solutions. His progressive career path also includes a decade of experience at Muze Inc. as senior vice president, media information services, which included P&L responsibility, strategic planning and execution, business process improvement and global content development.

Brennan holds a degree in electrical services engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He also attended New York University for advanced courses in global affairs and business project management.

About Bowker
Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide.

Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest and the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey with additional operations in England and Australia. Learn more about Bowker at www.bowker.com.

About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions provides industry-leading technology solutions for libraries worldwide. The company helps libraries work better by providing innovative, practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery and management. Driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and coupled with unparalleled client support services, these solutions uniquely merge unsurpassed understanding of libraries. Serials Solutions is a dedicated partner of libraries working to remain vital and relevant to their users and communities.

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest® business, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.