Electric Library Canada Joins Micromedia ProQuest; Agreement Expands Distribution to Canadian K-12 Market

Feb 04, 2003

ProQuest Information and Learning has announced that Electric Library Canada--a Canadian-based service that provides a subscription-based online research tool--will be represented by Micromedia ProQuest, the ProQuest Information and Learning's Canadian division. Launched in April 1998, the Electric Library Canada service is the result of an exclusive marketing and distribution license between bigchalk, a K-12 information provider, and Rogers Media Inc., a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. ProQuest acquired bigchalk in December 2002. Subscribers to Electric Library Canada have access to a database of reference materials from both Canadian and international sources. The service delivers full-text articles from almost 800 magazines and journals, 300 newspapers and newswires. It also contains over 160,000 photos, 2,700 maps, and over 200,000 television, radio, and government transcripts. Canadian content sources on the database include Maclean's, Canadian Business, Canadian Geographic, The National (CBC), CanPIX Image Archive, Computing Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and more. Electric Library Canada operations will be integrated into Micromedia ProQuest operations.