It seems interesting to me that Naxos appears to be interfacing well with libraries. First we had pointers in OCLC records for the digital files of Naxos releases, to the Naxos Web site. Now, Naxos being available to Proquest subscribers... Karl Cambridge, UK, March, 21, 2006 ProQuest Information and Learning has partnered with Naxos, provider of music sound recordings on the web, to offer the first integration of music sound files within a music reference database. The agreement will enable mutual users of Naxos Music Library and Chadwyck-Healey International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) to access sound recordings of music, composers, or artists referenced or reviewed in the IIMP abstracts and articles. Users will be able to access periodical content from IIMP and go directly into Naxos Music Library to listen to the music, composer, or artist referenced or reviewed in the IIMP abstracts and articles. Users of both Naxos and IIMP can access 130,000 tracks (from 8,800 CDs), the entire Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues, and other licensed independent labels. Entire CDs and individual tracks are available. ProQuest is also licensing composer information, glossary, pronunciation guide, music fundamental terms (definitions), and opera synopses from Naxos. IIMP offers researchers detailed indexing and abstracts for 560,000 articles from music journals worldwide. Covering all types of music and including scholarly and educational journals and music magazines. IIMP indexes 400 international music periodicals including 30 important titles from first issue to current. The full-text version offers 100 journals with searchable full-text and page images and 11 full-run titles. Researchers can access half million records and the largest backfile available for music periodicals - 300,000 records from 1874 to 1996.