News 2015 - ProQuest Moves 12 Million Pages of History From Archive Box to Search Box in 2014

abernard102@gmail.com 2015-02-02

Summary:

"ProQuest continues to lead worldwide digitization of content that improves research outcomes. In 2014, the company digitized approximately 12 million pages of historical documents, moving them from archive box to search box. The company’s expert digitization and curation of vast and varied information is supported with advanced technologies. Now, these rare, previously inaccessible and unconnected documents can be discovered, explored and used by researchers in new and meaningful ways. Via collaborations with libraries, museums and other non-profits, ProQuest digitized content as diverse as French books printed before 1500, declassified documents predating and surrounding the Snowden leaks, and academic video collections. In total, it’s the equivalent of a physical stack of documents reaching 5,000 feet -- four times the height of the Empire State Building. Highlights include ..."

Link:

http://www.proquest.com/about/news/2015/ProQuest-Moves-12-Million-Pages-of-History-From-Archive-Box-to-Search-Box-in-2014.html

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Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » abernard102@gmail.com

Tags:

oa.new oa.comment oa.proquest oa.digitization oa.glam oa.galleries oa.archives oa.museums oa.history oa.ssh oa.ch

Date tagged:

02/02/2015, 09:56

Date published:

02/02/2015, 04:56