ProQuest is teaming with a variety of other information providers to improve access to dissertations and theses. The company’s massive database of graduate works will be discoverable in context with other relevant content in such research tools as Ei Compendex, The Philosopher’s Index and others. Library Technology brought this information to us in their article, “ProQuest Collaborations improve discovery and access of dissertations.”

It is a win-win situation. Users will benefit from a more comprehensive literature search from their existing discovery workflow and authors benefit by having their work exposed to more researchers.

The content being indexed comes from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT Global), the seminal repository of intellectual property and emerging research from some of the world’s great universities.

It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers, and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.