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“Information industry veteran Rafael Sidi has joined ProQuest as General Manager, ProQuest Information Solutions. In his new role, he will lead strategic development of the company’s content-rich solutions for academic markets globally…

Mr. Sidi comes to ProQuest after a dozen years at Elsevier, where he held several senior positions, including head of product management and development for many of the company’s largest, most successful and innovative products, including ScienceDirect, SciVerse, Engineering Village, illumin8 and Elsevier’s first e-book platform, Referex.  He also led efforts that created the first STM online application marketplace and developer network.  His product management roles served customers globally in academic, corporate and government markets.   Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Sidi was Director of e-commerce operations for Bolt Media Inc., a teen-age social network platform…”

InfoDocket reports that Jason Griffey, the founder and developer of LibraryBox has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund version 2.0 of wi-fi enabled device.  Griffey was hoping to raise $3,000. The campaign was to run through July 28, 2013.  However “in only a few hours (literally) Jason Griffey’s Kickstarter campaign for LibraryBox 2.0 has met and passed the $3,000 goal.”  Naturally donations are still being accepted and the campaign continues to run.

“In a Nutshell: LibraryBox uses open source technology to provide content to users via a small wi-fi enabled device. Users can access the content even if they don’t have Internet access or are entirely off the power grid.

History: Learn about the history and development of LibraryBox thus far in this blog post by Jason Griffey…”

ProQuest… appointed Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions. In this role, Brine will provide the vision, strategy and global leadership to deliver discovery and management solutions to libraries. With more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies through growth initiatives, Brine balances business rigor with focus on quality and customer service…

Most recently, Brine served as Vice President & General Manager for the EasyLink and Fax and Document Distribution business unit at OpenText, a $1.2 billon enterprise information software company. In this role he was responsible for all facets of the business, including business unit and product strategy, and go-to-market planning. His achievements include successfully launching new products and significantly enhancing existing ones, improving customer satisfaction, and exceeding revenue goals multiple years in a row.

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/06/28/4985016/rafael-sidi-joins-proquest.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/06/28/4985016/rafael-sidi-joins-proquest.html#storylink=cpy



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