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Re: LexisNexis and ProQuest

Oh my, here we go again.

Can't products -- especially commercial products -- better simply 
be called "products", or perhaps "offerings" or suchlike if you 

Who really believes (though I fear many probably hope) that any 
intelligent adult will be won over by the silly and pretentious a 
priori designation "solutions"? For me, at least, it's a signal 
not to purchase the product in question, if I can reasonably 
avoid doing so. (Not to mention the fact that it's an insult to 
the English language as well as the intelligence of (potential) 

- Laval Hunsucker
Breukelen, Nederland

----- Original Message ----
From: "Okerson, Ann" <ann.okerson@yale.edu>
To: "liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu" <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Wed, December 1, 2010 2:41:43 AM
Subject: LexisNexis and ProQuest

Of possible interest to liblicense-l readers, at least to those 
in large research libraries.

November 30, 2010
From: LexisNexis Academic

To sharpen our focus on our core news, business, and legal 
research products, we at LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions 
decided to divest several specialized research products, 
primarily covering government documents and historical 
collections. As a result, on November 30, 2010, the ProQuest 
company purchased print and microform publications bearing the 
Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University 
Publications of America (UPA) imprints, as well as related online 
products from Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis. 
LexisNexis will continue to serve academic institutions and 
public libraries with our LexisNexis Academic, Scholastic, and 
Library Express online database solutions, and we will continue 
to support the administrative functions of academic institutions 
and public libraries with our professional research solutions.