Recently, we made the decision to stop Deep Indexing content and discontinue ProQuest Illustrata™ Technology and ProQuest Illustrata™ Natural Science in February 2016.
Current subscribers of ProQuest Illustrata Technology and ProQuest Illustrata Natural Science
If you subscribe to either of these two products we will be following up with you directly and upgrading you to the appropriate content sets which best meets your needs. Below are some important points on the discontinuation of these products and Deep Indexing content.
- There are other ways to access visual materials in ProQuest: A quarter of ProQuest content is in text and graphics format, meaning thumbnail images will be visible to users as a finding tool, and full size images will be available for detailed image analysis.
- There will be no changes to usage reporting: Illustrata and Deep Indexing usage will no longer be tracked after they are removed in February 2016. However, usage reports for this content will remain visible to customers in the ProQuest Admin Module (PAM).
- No full text content loss, overall content loss will be minimal: There will be no loss of full text and full text + graphics images because of the removal of Deep Indexed content. For the most part the A&I record will remain in product minus the images. However, a very small percentage of A&I records will be removed.
- Future innovation: We realize how valuable visual search can be to researchers. This decision allows us to develop an even better way for researchers to discover images, figures, tables, and other relevant visual materials related to their research tasks.
- Deep Indexed content: In addition to the discontinuation of the two ProQuest Illustrata products, Deep Indexed content will no longer be available in ProQuest. This includes the silos of Deep Indexed content included as part of select Business, Social Science, Medical, and, Science & Technology databases.
Please contact support if you have questions or concerns.