ProQuest Dialog™ Earns AIIP’s 2011 Technology Award

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Information pros present Dialog’s new search service with top honors

Dialog's Libby Trudell and AIIP's Cindy Shamel

In one intuitive interface, ProQuest Dialog will provide guided search and browsing for end users and precision search and results manipulation for professional searchers.

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) has named ProQuest Dialog™, the search service specially designed for professional research, as the winner of its twelfth annual AIIP Technology Award. The award recognizes innovative products that enhance the working environment of the independent information professional and was presented at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, CA. ProQuest Dialog is a service of Dialog, a business unit of ProQuest.

“When ProQuest acquired Dialog in 2008, we pledged to reinvent and reinvigorate this classic information company. The launch of ProQuest Dialog was a huge milestone in delivering against our vision,” said Tim Wahlberg, ProQuest Vice President and General Manager of Dialog. “It’s tremendously rewarding for our new service to be recognized in this way by our core user community – information professionals. An honor like this is very motivational for our team that is completely devoted to building a service that information professionals can always count on.”

ProQuest Dialog simplifies searching across the unique breadth of content in Dialog® and DataStar®. Its design is based on over 24 months of research and testing— with multiple roles across organizations, from professional searchers to corporate end-users. In one intuitive interface, ProQuest Dialog will provide guided search and browsing for end users and precision search and results manipulation for professional searchers. Among its advanced search features are automatic text translation of search results, left-hand truncation, iterative filtering and date histograms.

More information about ProQuest Dialog is available on Dialog.com. For more information about the AIIP Technology Award, including a listing of past winners, visit http://www.aiip.org/AIIPTechnologyAward.

About AIIP
The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP,http://www.aiip.org) is the premier industry association for independent information professionals. The membership consists of more than 500 business owners from countries around the world whose firms provide information-related research and consulting services across a wide variety of industries. AIIP’s members specialize in business research, competitive intelligence, market analysis, database development, training, and library management consulting. Some of the vertical industries AIIP members work in include scientific, medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory, information technology, education, financial services, manufacturing, nonprofits and life sciences.

For more information about the Association of Independent Information Professionals, contact AIIP headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA, at 1.225.408.4400 or office(at)aiip(dot)org.

About Dialog

ProQuest’s business unit Dialog pioneered online searching in advance of the Internet. As the global leader in providing mission-critical information that drives innovation by professionals of all kinds including scientists, engineers, legal practitioners and business analysts, Dialog is renowned for enabling precision search of content from the world's most authoritative publishers. Sources include massive deep web repositories of scientific, technical and biomedical literature, patents and trademarks, and thousands of industry, news and company information sources – now being made accessible through the powerful and intuitive ProQuest Dialog™ search service on the new ProQuest platform.

Professional searchers such as librarians, researchers and information users from corporate, professional and government organizations in more than 100 countries prize Dialog for depth of content, advanced searching and the ability to provide complete solutions.

Dialog is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina, with offices in Sunnyvale, California, and London. Learn more about Dialog (http://www.dialog.com) and the entire ProQuest family of brands and companies at http://www.proquest.com.

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