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Tuesday, 30th November 2010

ProQuest Acquires Two Properties from LexisNexis: Congressional Information Service & University Publications of America

From a ProQuest Announcement:

ProQuest is expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis. Widely respected for their unique contributions to research, CIS includes one of the world’s most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while UPA includes deep historical sets.

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Among the acquired product lines' best known works is the Congressional Collection, a one-of-a-kind resource that enables simple access to the full text of the breadth of governmental output -- congressional publications, bills, laws and other research materials – and award-winning Statistical Insight, which captures data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. The microfilm vault of government documents encompasses text of congressional hearings dating from 1789...

“As LexisNexis continues to transform its portfolio of products and services, we are very pleased to place this business unit with ProQuest as it is an excellent fit for them and their customers,” said Mike Simmons, senior vice president of Specialty Businesses at LexisNexis. “We look forward to working with ProQuest – including licensing back certain legislative content sets from ProQuest for our legal professional customers.”

CIS and UPA editorial staff members join ProQuest and will continue to be based in their Bethesda (MD) offices. Product names will remain the same, but will begin to include the ProQuest brand in 2011.

Customers can find answers to their questions about the transition from LexisNexis to ProQuest at www.proquest.com/go/CISUPAinfo.


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