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June 11, 2020 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ProQuest Issues Statement Against Racism and in Solidarity With Protesters

Matti Shem Tov, CEO of ProQuest, issued the following statement, saying, in part:

We are saddened and outraged by the senseless deaths of George Floyd and so many other people of color, and by the much longer history of racism both in the U.S. and around the world. These events are tragic and reprehensible. As demonstrations for justice continue across the U.S. and around the world, we wish to state—unequivocally—that ProQuest stands for equality, justice, and the right to be able to live free of fear and oppression.

ProQuest fully supports the right of individuals to protest peacefully to enact much-needed change. Today and every day, we continue to stand in solidarity in the fight against racism and social injustice and affirm that Black Lives Matter.

While words are important, actions are needed to make change happen. … We are making a $25,000 donation to support the important work of the Legal Defense and Education Fund at the NAACP … [and] continuing our long-standing alliance with the American Library Association’s Spectrum Scholarship program, making another three-year commitment totaling $173,000 to support the education of librarians who represent the under-represented in the library community.

For more information, read the blog post.



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