ProQuest Enhances Performing Arts Databases

Jun 04, 2004


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ProQuest has announced that it has added linking capabilities and COUNTER compliance to its International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (IIMP-FT) and International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA-FT). IIMP and IIPA are now COUNTER compliant. COUNTER is a new international standard for usage statistics, giving administrators a choice between COUNTER or ICOLC-based usage formats. IIMP Full Text now features JSTOR-linking for customers of both IIMP Full Text and JSTOR's Music Collection. Thirty journals indexed in IIMP Full Text, which also have full text available in JSTOR, are linked at article level; users may search the index and navigate directly to the article in the JSTOR archive. In addition, this release features a full set of durable links (OpenURL format) for all journals included in IIMP and IIPA. The IIMP and IIPA databases are available by subscription or permanent access. Free trials are available.

ProQuest Information and Learning collects, organizes, and publishes information for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. The company develops databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey electronic and microform resources, UMI microform and print reference products, eLibrary and SIRS educational resources, and XanEdu online faculty and student resources. ProQuest Information and Learning is a business unit of ProQuest Company.

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