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Alexander Street joins ProQuest

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Alexander Street, a provider of streaming videos and music as well as primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies.

The acquisition brings together Alexander Street’s video, music and unique primary source collections with ProQuest’s aggregation of content, which encompasses nearly a billion searchable items in 20 academic disciplines as well as 270 million pages of historical primary source collections.

‘Streaming media is a growing part of the research and learning experience. We see an opportunity to further amplify its usefulness for researchers and learners by connecting it with text, introducing a broader range of relevant and authoritative content,’ said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO.

‘This is a fantastic combination that brings together Alexander Street’s unique video and primary source content with ProQuest’s extensive aggregated content, books and workflow and research tools. Together, we will enable the development of better, more robust resources for our customers around the world.’

The business will be led by Stephen Rhind-Tutt, its current president. It will maintain its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

‘This acquisition is going to enable Alexander Street to fulfill its mission to make silent voices heard more effectively than ever before,’ said Mr. Rhind-Tutt. 'I’m hugely excited by the potential new products we can create together.’