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April 28, 2011 — 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 ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ProQuest’s Deep Indexing Technology Awarded Patent; Now Available on New ProQuest Platform

ProQuest has been awarded a patent for its Deep Indexing technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ProQuest extracts and indexes data about graphic objects in journal literature to allow it to be searched as effectively as full text. Deep indexing was pioneered in CSA Illustrata, earning the sci-tech database multiple industry awards for giving researchers the ability to surface relevant information that would be missed by other search methods. Deep Indexing is now available in the all-new ProQuest platform, allowing the innovation to be used across a much broader range of data.

Marty Kahn, ProQuest CEO says, “The creation of a single, unified platform enables us to leverage this kind of innovation across the breadth of ProQuest content, rather than confining it to a handful of databases.”

ProQuest’s Deep Indexing creates metadata from the elements within illustrations so these graphics—including table, charts, photos, drawings, etc.—can be searched for relevant content. Before the debut of ProQuest’s new unified platform, the technology was available for scientific and technology journals. Deep Indexing now becomes one of the platform’s advanced content management tools that can be used across ProQuest data.

Migration to the new ProQuest platform is in full swing around the world, with hundreds of libraries up and running successfully. Built from the ground up, the new platform is based on years of extensive student observations, surveys of more than 6,000 end users, focus groups, and individual interviews, along with ongoing interactions with users, librarians, and faculty. Its core is a single platform for all content, offering a consolidated user experience. 

Source: ProQuest

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