(22 June 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, and Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street Press, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. The companies’ complementary content assets will enable libraries, faculty and students to improve research and learning outcomes.
The acquisition brings together Alexander Street’s valuable video, music and unique primary source collections with ProQuest’s extensive aggregation of content, which encompasses nearly a billion searchable items in 20 academic disciplines as well as 270 million pages of historical primary source collections. Together, the companies will deliver an extraordinary and diverse range of content that will seamlessly connect text and video, improving contextual and serendipitous discovery.
“Streaming media is a growing part of the research and learning experience. We see an opportunity to further amplify its usefulness for researchers and learners by connecting it with text, introducing a broader range of relevant and authoritative content,” said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO.
The business, which will be known as “Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company”, will be led by Stephen Rhind-Tutt, its current president.
The companies are committed to a smooth transition, providing the highest quality customer care and support to both ProQuest and Alexander Street customers. Customers will continue to have the information solutions they know and trust from both companies with no disruption to their libraries, researchers or institutions.
Read more about how ProQuest and Alexander Street Press will be better together.
The full announcement is here.