A key feature of UMI
is that it supports multi-platform server environments that are characteristic of today's corporate data centers, including HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris.
This project will be in addition to the 37 million images of contemporary information that UMI
adds to its existing digital collection each year.
She was the perfect speaker for this event, at which UMI
announced its Digital Vault Initiative, even though she never uttered the word UMI
, let alone Digital Vault, and mentioned microfilm only twice.
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Arbour also noted that because only links are included in the application, all access is automatically copyright cleared by UMI
According to the company, UMI
is the world's foremost publisher of doctoral dissertations, with over 99 percent of the accredited institutions of higher education in North America participating in its dissertations program as well as a growing number of universities throughout Europe and Asia.
program provides a cross-section of topics -- management incentives, financial analysis, performance monitoring and leadership skills -- that are germane to both U.
is increasingly offering electronic access to its dissertation database.
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The first agreement gives UMI
exclusive worldwide rights to distribute the content of Dow Jones' print publications as part of the ProQuest Direct online service to 4-year college, university, and junior college libraries (academic markets); school libraries; public libraries; and selected government libraries.
has secured thousands of user licenses so that it may roll out the software to staff worldwide.
, a Bell & Howell company, has released a new Web version of its ProQuest Direct online information system.