East View – Advancing Scholarship in the Digital Age

East View is a leading provider of native and translated foreign language information products and services, including databases, periodicals, books, and microforms from Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We serve all geographies and many market segments, including academic institutions, government organizations, corporations, public and federal libraries, and law firms.

East View offers your organization a variety of critical information resources. We reliably deliver up-to-the-minute news on current events and the changing political winds, updates on new and draft legislation, elusive market data, financial figures, official standards, industry directories, and new advertising opportunities. Since 1989, East View has developed a reliable and extensive acquisition network capable of satisfying the most sophisticated (as well as simple) information needs. Rely on us for uncommon information from extraordinary places, in all formats, in vernacular and English.

Exceptional Service

East View has a proven track record supporting librarians in all facets of their work. From the largest organizations to the most specialized libraries, East View is committed to providing customers superior service. Our goal is to make the acquisition of foreign content easy and ensure smooth access and supported by our experienced staff librarians and book specialists who understand the needs of libraries.


Our History

In 1989, a Soviet military specialist and an American graduate student decided to start a business by distributing recently de-classified Soviet military journals. East View Publications, Inc. was born.

It was the beginning of the end of the Cold War, and an opportunity to provide a higher level of customer service to a growing customer base was where they could excel. East View Publications saw remarkable growth and became East View Information Services, along with the imprint, East View Press. The company’s original map department expanded into East View Geospatial and East View Map Link.

Minneapolis became the location of East View headquarters in 1990 and is now complemented by offices in Moscow, Kyiv, Nairobi, Beijing, and Hong Kong to reflect our global procurement experience and capabilities.

East View is a multi-lingual organization with language competencies on staff of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, and Yoruba.

Today East View aggregates, produces and hosts content from around the world. “We have grown to become the preferred, single-source supplier to major academic customers across many disciplines as well as to government sectors in many countries for hard-to-find information that often needs some value-added features. Whether by mounting on our database platforms, creating original metadata to aid discovery, translating, or simply finding the highly valuable needle-in-the-haystack, all East View companies are devoted to sourcing and adding value to uncommon information from extraordinary places,” says Kent D. Lee, President, CEO and Co-Founder.

Dima Frangulov, Vice President and Co-Founder, likens East View’s growth to the opening up of nations and regions around the world. “Authoritative information produced and consumed by government agencies, academic scholars, and industry professionals is what East View is all about. East View provides open source information that would otherwise be very difficult for scholars, bureaucrats and professionals to acquire. It has been amazing to see our worldwide staff take our original mission with Russian information and expand it into several other regions and types of information.”

East View thanks the many customers from around the world that have come to rely on East View’s procurement and solution capabilities.



Grant Bistram
Chief Marketing Officer
Larry Bogoslaw
Director of East View Press
Dave Gunnarson
Chief Information Officer
Robert E. Lee
Director of Digital Publishing
Zinaida Somova
Director of Operations
Steven Stoner
Director of Finance and Accounting
Olga Tabolina
Director of Data Production Division
Tammy Byrne Ziegler
Director of Sales

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