15 June 2008 News Releases

ProQuest Launches CSA Illustrata: Technology and Establishes Partnership for Deep Indexing of Emerald Journals

ProQuest will collaborate with Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the world's leading publisher of management research, to offer deep indexing for 68 distinguished Emerald journals through CSA Illustrata.

ProQuest will collaborate with Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the world's leading publisher of management research, to offer deep indexing for 68 distinguished Emerald journals through <i>CSA Illustrata</i>.  Deep indexing allows users to identify hidden, relevant content in tables, figures, and other illustrations from these leading journals, and to link out to the articles in their library's electronic subscriptions, significantly increasing research productivity.

"Key publisher partnerships like the one with Emerald have helped us to expand the deep indexing for tables and figures that is available to support critical research areas," said Mark Hyer, ProQuest vice president of publishing. "Emerald is a respected publisher whose journals support a wide range of disciplines within the technology area.  Emerald publications will be a terrific complement to the ever-growing resources available through CSA Illustrata."

Richard Hollingworth, Chief Development Officer at Emerald, commented, "We are delighted to collaborate with ProQuest and offer deep indexing to our customers.  By broadening the scope of search tools and facilitating access to research findings, this partnership fits perfectly in our ongoing programme to enhance the quality of our online journal collections through leading technology and innovation."

Deep indexing for Emerald Journals will help to fuel the growth of CSA Illustrata: Technology, which is designed to improve research power and efficiency in aerospace, materials science, high technology, and engineering. CSAIllustrata: Technology includes deep indexing for nearly 1.6 million tables and figures. CSA Illustrata: Technology  will now incorporate key journals from Emerald, including:

  • Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology*
  • Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials*
  • British Food Journal
  • Management of Environmental Quality
  • Construction Innovation
  • Engineering Computations
  • Sensor Review
  • Soldering & Surface Mount Technology
  • International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
  • International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow*


Released in early 2007 with a Natural Sciences module, CSA Illustrata debuted a patent-pending process of deep indexing, which surfaces relevant data and research findings by identifying tables, charts and other illustrations from journal articles and indexing them for retrieval through a common search.  Since last year's release, CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences has been quickly embraced by researchers, librarians and reviewers, who have hailed it as a major innovation supporting the research process. It has been honored as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine, a Library Journal Best Reference, and was just named a CODiE award winner for Best Online Science or Technology.

Additional information about CSA Illustrata and its powerful application of deep indexing is available at www.proquest.com/go/illustrata.

About Emerald
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world's leading publisher of management research. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, nearly 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. Emerald is COUNTER-compliant, meeting the international code of practice for reports that measure usage of online information products and services consistently.

Emerald's publishing philosophy is "Research You Can Use", which means that our content is both rigorous and relevant, connecting the academic world with the world of management practice.

The Emerald online collection of journals, abstracts and resources, Emerald Management Xtra, serves business schools and management departments world-wide. For managers in corporate and public organizations, Emerald Management First provides fast access to applied research, ideas, insights and interviews from the world's best management thinkers. http://www.emeraldinsight.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.