is the on demand technology platform which IBM uses for Business Performance Transformation Services (BPTS), traditional IT outsourcing arrangements, remote management of IT systems on client premises, software as a service, and Web hosting.
is calling this massive conversion from microform to electronic format the Digital Vault Initiative.
, Fritsch was Canadian Area Manager, responsible for managing UMI
's distributor relationships north of the border, including the largest microform sale at that time in the company's history.
This summer at ALA I was impressed by a number of new projects and products, but the showstopper for me was a UMI
breakfast program-not so much for culinary reasons as for intellectual content.
Both new databases feature UMI
's ProQuest Direct interface, which, according to UMI
, makes searching easy enough for novices yet sophisticated enough for experts.
During numerous meetings and focus group sessions, these common library functions were consistently mentioned as being vital to librarians, researchers, and others," said Daniel Arbour, vice president of marketing and product development at UMI
Under the terms of the agreement, UMI
becomes the worldwide agent for the National Library of Canada (NLC), which publishes dissertations and theses through its Canadian Theses Service.
Established in August 1999, the UMI
is based upon the need to invest not only in physical infrastructure, but also in the people who manage the systems.
publishes more than 90 percent of all dissertations submitted annually from accredited institutions of higher learning in North America, as well as from a growing number of colleges and universities in Europe and Asia.
collects, organizes, and delivers value-added information to customers in universities, libraries, schools, and businesses in more than 160 countries.
In addition to these valuable comments, UMI
conducted extensive market research and usability studies earlier in the year.
and Dow Jones Interactive Publishing (DJIP) have announced that they signed a three-part agreement designed to expand access to information to their customers.