Intellogist has followed the development of ProQuest Dialog from the announcement of the product to a demonstration of the new system, and we’ve been impressed with the combination of intuitive search and navigation features and broad coverage of most files available on the the Dialog and (now discontinued) DataStar platforms. ProQuest is still in the process of transferring all databases previously available on the Dialog platforms to the new ProQuest Dialog system, but the migration process for customers from Dialog to ProQuest Dialog has already begun. ProQuest has released a number of training and information tools to get Dialog users familiar with the ProQuest Dialog platform, and a migration leadership team and Global Customer Support team have been put in place to ensure a smooth transition. Most intellectual property databases have not yet been added to ProQuest Dialog, but many important scientific databases are already accessible on the platform. The full transition is slated to take place in 2013 (and all intellectual property databases will eventually be added to the platform), so prior art searchers should learn about the features of this important new platform that will replace all Dialog products (and has already replaced DataStar products).
After the jump, read the latest news from the migration team at ProQuest, and learn about the most important resources for ProQuest Dialog training and migration news!