Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections, joins Pro Quest as a new business unit.
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts gets an early license to experiment with CD-ROM technology and partners with the National Library of Medicine to create Medline on disc, ushering in a new era in information accessibility.
The first Internet accessible instance of UMI launches. UMI digitizes Early English Books, enabling libraries to deliver five centuries of world scholarship to the desktops of their users.
Library of Congress names UMI its official off-site repository for American dissertations. While ebooks are in their infancy, Kevin Sayar and Christopher Warnock launch ebrary, a company that will enable libraries to simply and strategically build their collections with models that will prove essential.
University of Washington librarian Peter Mc Cracken teams with his brothers Steve and Mike to develop technological solutions to relieve the headaches of librarians and library patrons in navigating electronic resources.