[Michlib-l] SLA-MI May Event: ProQuest Tour

Randy Dykhuis DykhuisR at mcls.org
Tue May 13 19:13:49 EDT 2014


The SLA-Michigan Chapter is sponsoring a tour of ProQuest's Digital 
Factory, and we have some openings for those who may be interested. 
Registrations will be taken until all the space is filled. Sorry for the 
late notice. We hope to see some of you next week.

What: Tour of ProQuest’s Digital Factory

In this unique opportunity, come tour the “production” floor where content 
is digitized, archived, and indexed on a daily basis.  

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 8:00am – 10:00am 

Where:  ProQuest Headquarters 
789 E. Eisenhower Parkway 
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108 
It is on the corner of State Street (exit 177 of 94) and Eisenhower 
(across from Briarwood Mall)

Event Details:

Due to security, you MUST RSVP in ADVANCE by May 16th
Arrive at ProQuest HQ by 8am
Light refreshments will be available
Attendees will be split into groups with both groups taking the tour and 
participating in the network/product updates
Tour of ProQuest’s Digital Factory
Product Updates / Refreshments / Networking
Tour takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes with a 30 minute round trip 
shuttle from their HQ offices to the factory “floor.” 

Program Sponsorship:  
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious 
research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge 
including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, 
historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users 
across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, 
share, create and manage information. As the global leader in providing 
mission-critical information that drives innovation by professionals of 
all kinds including scientists, engineers, legal practitioners and 
business analysts, ProQuest’s Dialog is renowned for enabling precision 
search of content from the world's most authoritative publishers. Sources 
include massive deep web repositories of scientific, technical and 
biomedical literature, patents, and thousands of industry, news and 
company information sources — now being made accessible through the 
powerful and intuitive ProQuest Dialog™ search service. Professional 
searchers such as librarians, researchers and information users from 
corporate, professional and government organizations in more than 100 
countries prize Dialog for depth of content, advanced searching and the 
ability to provide complete solutions.

Cost:
SLA Michigan Chapter Members – Free
All Library Science Students – Free
Non-student who are non-members – $15

 
SLA Members who attend this event will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon 
gift card, which will be awarded at the holiday party in December.

Register at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLA-MI-ProQuest

Not a Michigan member but want to become one? Join or add the Michigan 
chapter to your membership.

 

Christine Flott
Publicity Coordinator


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