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DIALOG: Change, Stability, and Challenges
Online - Medford
Subjects: United States; Internet services industry
Author: Keiser, Barbie E
Date: Jan/Feb 2011
Start Page: 29
Pages: 4
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ProQuest Dialog announced the first launch of its new platform via a press release dated Aug 24, 2010. Although the new search platform will roll out gradually, first to "pharmaceutical and biomedical researchers in corporate and government organizations," much of Dialog's documentation and search assistance remains freely available. At its general Web site, Dialog features overviews for 26 of the most heavily used databases. Quantum2 is Dialog's leadership development program; it is designed to help information professionals expand their visibility and value. The Quantum2 program has its own set of training Webinars designed not around the Dialog product but around making a user a better information professional. Dialog's What's New section gives access to company and product news releases. However, it's difficult to see the difference between the two groupings on the page. If there is one area where Dialog could have raised the bar, it would have been to enthusiastically embrace social networking tools.

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