Last week, we cross-linked to EContentMag.com's story, based on ProQuest's press annoucement, on ProQuest's new Black Studies Center. Now another Information Today, Inc. e-publication, NewsBreaks, has published an in-depth story on the Center, by ITI News Bureau Chief Paula Hane, and we'd like to point you to Paula's story for the additional information and insights it includes.
From her report: "The just-launched Black Studies Center is a digital resource developed by ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey division in conjunction with the renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ... The collaborators call the ambitious product a first for the academic community; it creates a framework for undergraduate- and graduate-level Black Studies courses and fills information gaps that have stymied research and study."
Paula spoke to ProQuest vice president of publishing Suzanne BeDell, as well as to Dorothy Ann Washington, librarian at the Black Cultural Center at Purdue University, in reporting "ProQuest Centers on Black Studies." Click HERE to link to the story on ITI NewsBreaks.