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the Derwent section
This section offers historical snapshots, during his period in charge, of the business Monty founded.
(For those with no previous background, the Intro section is more appropriate and should be read first.)
1960-1: A landmark period involving:-
Mid-1960s: A period of rapid expansion, as shown by:-
Turnover and profit figures in the lead-up to the 1966 buyout by Thomson.
1968: Was Farmdoc a book? (Questions arising from the UK Copyright Act)
-1972: Leadup to the launch of World Patents Index (A detailed briefing to Thomson directors; and a memoir chapter that gives more background.)
1974: The start and finish of a presentation that Monty gave to a WIPO convened conference in Moscow. DWPI had now launched, but the first four days of the event appeared to have pretended that it did not exist. Monty had some spiky things to say about that.
1976: DWPI goes online -- motivations for being an early adopter
1976, a 'nitty-gritty' look at the DWPI production process.
1984: the work of the Production Division -- 14,000 books per week and more.
1989: launch of Markush DARC --  Anglo-French co-operation at the leading edge.
Looking back: Value added from the start
Looking back: Database entrepreneurs -- Monty in context.
International perspective: Appreciation from Japan
Perspective internationale: Montagu Hyams par Philippe Borne
(For the website of Derwent today, go to https://clarivate.com/derwent/)
The Personal section includes memoir extracts plus other material on Monty's life in general.
It includes an overview Reference timeline of his life and the business.