Want to send my thanks to ProQuest and Bernan Press for saving the Statistical Abstract of the United States and continuing its publication in print and online. Last year’s announcement that publication would cease was a stunner (actually, more of a “WHAT WAS THE GOVERNMENT THINKING??!!!!), and given that this is a resource I use constantly AND point soooooooo many faculty and students to as a “must know about and use,” I’m extremely grateful to ProQuest and Bernan Press for having the sagacity to step in and keep the title going.
That said, I’m hoping, right along with many of my colleagues, that they’ll keep the web version open access. It might be a good idea for you folks to let ProQuest and Bernan Press know how much their timely intervention means to the world of research, and that keeping a version of the file open access will be a really popular move. ProQuest’s Product Suggestion Form offers an easy means of doing this.
More as it happens, and the quantitative means for recording it continue to be available — thanks to ProQuest and Bernan Press,