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Subject: ProQuest database information
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 11:15:25 EDT
ProQuest database information follows. ProQuest is available at no charge
via many public libraries and at local LDS FHCs.
Other websites suggested by the information below include:
Also search with:
Chadwyck-Healey electronic and microform resources
SIRS educational resources
Serials Solutions e-resource access and management solutions
All these companies have online databases of various types that may be
useful in genealogical research.
Library of Virginia and ProQuest to Digitize Major Historic Newspapers
The following is a press release written by ProQuest:
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28 -- The Library of Virginia is partnering with
ProQuest Information and Learning on the digitization of historically significant
newspapers. The Library is one of six pilot sites to receive funds from the
National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP --
_http://www.neh.gov/projects/ndnp.html_ (http://www.neh.gov/projects/ndnp.html) and _http://www.loc.gov/ndnp_
(http://www.loc.gov/ndnp) ), a long- term effort by the National Endowment
for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to develop an internet-based,
searchable database of U.S. newspapers. ProQuest is working with the Library of
Virginia to digitize key titles covering the time period 1900-1910,
including The Richmond Times-Dispatch. In addition, the Library of Congress has
chosen ProQuest as a partner to digitally convert 10 years of the New York Tribune
to NDNP specifications for inclusion in the NDNP repository.
ProQuest developed its leading digitization capabilities through the
creation of the world's largest digital newspaper archive, ProQuest Historical
Newspapers(TM), encompassing the full runs of America's most notable newspapers
totaling more than 14 million pages of news, dating back to 1764. ProQuest is
working with the Library of Virginia to meet NDNP standards and to make these
newspapers cross-searchable on the robust and well established ProQuest
Historical Newspapers(TM) platform.
----snip----. The company develops premium databases comprising periodicals,
newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly
information from more than 9,000 publishers worldwide. Users access the information
through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck- Healey(TM)
electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference
products, eLibrary® and SIRS® educational resources, and Serials Solutions
e-resource access and management solutions.
----snip---- For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning,
visit _http://www.il.proquest.com_ (http://www.il.proquest.com/) .