Thursday, December 21, 2006

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Genealogy Blog » Genealogy on the Internet -- Today & Everyday: "BETHESDA, Md.-(Business Wire)-December 15, 2006 - Cambridge Information Group (CIG) announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire ProQuest Information and Learning, a segment of ProQuest Company (NYSE:PQE), for approximately $222 million.

Under the agreement, CIG will combine its Bethesda, Maryland-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company. The new company plans to continue operations in both locations.

Both CSA and ProQuest offer libraries and their users access to high-quality electronic resources. CSA and ProQuest will serve a combined customer base of more than 25,000 library customers.

CSA’s products include CSA Illumina, the platform from which more than 100 scholarly databases in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities and technology fields are made accessible; Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System, a powerful tool for library professionals who need to identify, analyze, evaluate and create reports about the library’s print and electronic serials holdings; and the recently launched CSA Illustrata, which permits searching and retrieval of charts, graphs, illustrations and their captions within articles and documents.

ProQuest provides global access to one of the largest online content repositories in the world."


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