ANN ARBOR, MI, April 30, 2014 – Korean Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), a consortium with 300 members, expands its holdings of scholarly periodicals from ProQuest. Periodicals Archive Online connects researchers to a rich digital archive of leading historical periodicals, spanning more than two centuries of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The ability to search across all of these journals simultaneously allows researchers to uncover valuable material and insights in subject areas and publications that they might not otherwise explore, thereby, helping to increase unique research output.
The purchase of Collection 2 provides access to 100 additional titles that comprise more than 500,000 articles, covering 30 key subject areas and 12 languages. Researchers can swiftly access relevant material from a variety of publication types, encompassing major scholarly titles, magazines/reviews, venerable trade publications and older general interest titles from the nineteenth century.
"This addition to our ProQuest collection illustrates our continued commitment to providing our universities with important research resources in humanities and social sciences, and represents a key academic asset for our country. This shared access sponsored by KERIS enables institutions of all sizes to benefit from this permanent digital archive and increases our return on investment," said D.H. Son, director, academic research information division, KERIS. "Our members highly value the marketing and training support they receive from ProQuest. Attention to end-user satisfaction and providing key user statistics further demonstrates the value delivered by ProQuest."
"Working with KERIS is a collaborative effort and ensures we provide the best solution for meeting the requirements of its members to improve researchers and librarians outcomes," said Boe Horton, vice president sales, Asia Pacific region, ProQuest. "We understand the unique attributes of large consortia and recognize the importance of promoting and improving library resource sharing among Korean universities."
With each journal in Periodicals Archive Online digitized from its first issue, the archive offers an overview of the history of scholarship in numerous fields, as well as thousands of articles that illuminate contemporary attitudes, events and interests at the time of their publication. Advanced search capabilities and post-search filters allow users to quickly and efficiently navigate this wealth of content and locate the most relevant items.
Established in 1999, the Korean Education and Research Information Service (KERIS) promotes public education through the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in schools. For higher education and academic research, the organization aims to increase Korea's competitiveness by operating the participatory academic research content service for advancing the teaching/learning methods and sharing content. The mission of KERIS is to develop human resources through e-Learning, regain public trust in education, lay a foundation for a knowledge and information-based society by activation of e-Learning, and to enhance national education and research competitiveness through academy digitalization.
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The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, EBL, ebrary and Serials Solutions businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, Flow, Pivot and the Intota library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.