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The Unusual Case of Adam Matthew
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: Acquisitions & mergers; Publishing industry; Software & computer services industry; Western Europe
Author: Poulson, Deborah
Date: May 2014
Start Page: 1
Pages: 2
Section: FEATURE
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Acquiring companies often bring their new purchases into the corporate fold, rebranding products and revising workflows to align with the parent organization. This wasn't the case when academic and professional publisher SAGE acquired Adam Matthew, a primary source collections publisher, in October 2012. Adam Matthew is tagged "A SAGE company," but it retains its independence in day-to-day operations. Adam Matthew was attractive to SAGE because of its high-quality and interesting, innovative, and creative products, according to Stephen Barr, president of SAGE International. Changing technology allows Adam Matthew to update its products, including making related collections cross-searchable. These collections are "major legacy investments" for universities, according to Khal Rudin, director of Adam Matthew, and it's important for the collections to be available for many generations to come.

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