Reprieve: The Statistical Abstract Lives On

The Statistical Abstract Lives On – Proquest will Publish Starting in 2013
Sue Polanka | Points of Reference – A Booklist Blog
March 22, 2012

ProQuest Picks up Where the Census Bureau Left Off: The Statistical Abstract of the United States Will Be Back This Year

Researchers’ cherished guide to social and economic stats gets a new lease on digital and print life

March 22, 2012 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest will rescue one of researchers’ most valued reference tools when it takes on publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States beginning with the 2013 edition. The move ensures continuation of this premier guide to an extraordinary array of statistics, which has been published since 1878. The U.S. Census Bureau, responsible for publishing the work, announced in March 2011 that it would cease production of the Statistical Abstract after the 2012 edition, prompting widespread concern among librarians, journalists, and researchers about the disappearance of this essential research tool.

If you were not aware of the impending demise of The Statistical Abstract, see this previous post.

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