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July 28, 2021

Roger Schonfeld Moderates Panel at Charleston In Between

Clarivate Acquires ProQuest

On Wednesday, July 28, at 10:30 am, Roger Schonfeld is moderating a virtual panel on Clarivate’s acquisition of ProQuest (for more about the acquisition, please see Roger’s post on The Scholarly Kitchen).  The panel includes the following speakers: Claudio Aspesi, Consultant, SPARC Michael Clarke, Managing Partner, Clarke & Esposito Gwen Evans, Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier Dracine Hodges, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Duke University James Phimister, Managing Director, Market Development, Analytics, and Customer Insights, NEJM Group/New…
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October 6, 2015

What Are the Larger Implications of ProQuest’s Acquisition of Ex Libris?

Today brings news of a major consolidation in the library vendor marketplace, with ProQuest acquiring Ex Libris. This is just the latest of an intense round of acquisitions in the vendor/intermediary marketplace and in addition to some thoughts on this particular deal it is a good moment to reflect more broadly on what is taking place. ProQuest operates a content platform, which includes many types of content from journals and books to newspapers and special collections. Based in part…
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July 10, 2015

Resources for Reinvestment in Academic Libraries

At ALA Annual in San Francisco last month, one of the interesting panels that I attended featured the executive leadership of six library technology companies. The moderator, Marshall Breeding, started things off with a question about how each company’s business model helped it serve library needs. OCLC’s Skip Prichard spoke about his organization’s governance as a partnership of libraries, while ProQuest’s Kurt Sanford emphasized that because it is family-owned his organization can take a long-term perspective. I…