CRKN Partners with ProQuest to Bring Periodicals Archive Online to Leading Research Institutions in Canada

    ANN ARBOR, MI, June 19 /CNW/ - The acclaimed Periodicals Archive Online
will be available to 67 key research institutions in Canada through an
arrangement between Micromedia ProQuest and the Canadian Research Knowledge
Network (CRKN). Periodicals Archive Online is renowned for its access to
international, scholarly literature from 37 subject areas in the arts,
humanities and social sciences, spanning nearly 200 years. CRKN is expanding
the universe of digital information to build research capacity in Canada's
    "Periodicals Archive Online is well-suited to meet the growing need for
humanities research throughout Canada," said Simon Beale, Senior Vice
President of Global Sales for ProQuest. "We're honored that CRKN has chosen
Micromedia ProQuest as a partner in fulfilling its goal of expanding access to
scholarly, digital content in the Canadian research community."
    Deb deBruijn, CRKN Executive Director, says, "CRKN is pleased to partner
with Micromedia ProQuest in bringing this high caliber content to our
universities' researchers and students. The national agreement for Periodicals
Archive Online will provide a rich and unique set of resources for our
community, and will foster innovative and interdisciplinary research across
    Periodicals Archive Online's six multidisciplinary collections offer a
total of 500 full-run titles with more than 1.7 million articles and
10 million pages in full text. Nearly 20% of the titles from the databases are
in languages other than English, including coverage of leading research
publications in French, Spanish, and German. Its platform includes powerful
features that support the research process. For example, a Quick Search
feature on every page of the service is augmented by sophisticated
"post-search" results filtering that helps users get to relevant results
quickly. A special "My Archive" feature saves searches, records and notes for
future research sessions in a personal research area. Periodicals Archive
Online also offers free MARC records, Z39.50 support for federated searching,
OpenURL compliance, citation software support, and COUNTER-compliant usage
    ProQuest's partnership with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network to
provide Periodicals Archive Online is part of the company's ongoing initiative
to expand access to the world's most significant research collections, and
builds upon earlier agreements to provide Canada's Heritage from 1844 -- The
Globe and Mail, ProQuest(R) Historical Newspapers, and the House of Commons
Parliamentary Papers 19th and 20th Centuries.
    More information about Periodicals Archive Online is available at

    About CRKN:

    The Canadian Research Knowledge Network is a partnership of Canadian
universities, dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research
enterprise in Canada. Through the coordinated leadership of librarians,
researchers and administrators, CRKN undertakes large-scale content
acquisition and licensing initiatives in order to build knowledge
infrastructure and research capacity in Canada's universities.
    This agreement was reached under CRKN's Digital Content Infrastructure
for the Human and Social Sciences (DCI) Project. The DCI project was funded
under the Canada Foundation for Innovation's National Platforms Fund, in
partnership with 8 provincial governments and 67 Canadian universities.

    About ProQuest

    ProQuest provides seamless access to and navigation of more than
125 billion digital pages of the world's scholarship, delivering it to the
desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from
arts, literature, and social science to science, technology, and medicine.
ProQuest is part of Cambridge Information Group
    ProQuest's vast content pools are available to researchers through
libraries of all types and include the world's largest digital newspaper
archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 titles
and spanning more than 500 years, the pre-eminent dissertation collection, and
various other scholarly collections. Users access the information through the
ProQuest(R) and CSA Illumina(TM) online information systems,
Chadwyck-Healey(TM) electronic and microform resources, UMI(R) microform and
print reference products, eLibrary(R) and SIRS(R) educational resources,
Ulrich's(R) Serials Analysis System, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials
Solutions(R) resource management tools. Through the expertise of business
units Serials Solutions and RefWorks/COS, ProQuest provides technological
tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their
information resources. For more information, visit,, and

For further information:

For further information: North America, Tina Taylor, Publicist, (734)
272-7224,, or Outside of North America, Sharlene
Tilley, Director of International Marketing, +44 (0) 1223 271 437,, both of ProQuest; or CRKN Media, Louisa Hood,
Communications Officer of Canadian Research Knowledge Network, (613) 907-7031,
cell, (613) 851-5163,, Web Site:, http://www.ResearchKnowledge.cap://

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