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October 20, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s comprehensive collection of Early English Books Online now includes even more exceptional works from the dawn of printing in England from 1473 to 1700, enabling thousands of rare, delicate resources to be accessible online to researchers around the world. With EEBO’s September 2016 release, scholars can now explore an additional 631 scanned image titles acquired from 27 unique archives, bringing the total to nearly 132,000 titles.

October 13, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Janet Hogan as a leader of its Global Human Resources organization.

October 11, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is launching Syndetics Unbound, a new catalog enrichment service that combines and reimagines two best-of-breed technologies, the Syndetic Solutions service and the LibraryThing for Libraries system. By allowing libraries to easily embed rich information and guided discovery directly into their existing catalogs, Syndetics Unbound helps transform the traditional online catalog into a dynamic, attractive showcase. Patrons get a modern, convenient experience that includes expansive coverage of global books and media.

October 7, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest Early English Books Online has been chosen by the National Institute of Informatics and Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources consortium as a joint consortium product for academics and researchers across the country.

September 30, 2016

(ProQuest) Graphiq is the latest in a series of tech companies turning to Bowker, an affiliate of ProQuest, to connect them with metadata to enhance their businesses. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest's renowned metadata.

September 21, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with Oxford University Press to make thousands of ebooks available on University Press Scholarship Online platform via the OASIS system. A groundbreaking online library, UPSO grants access to more than 20,000 monographs in subjects covering almost every area of academia. With an ever-growing family of publishers – including Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press and Edinburgh University Press – contributing their outstanding scholarly lists to the platform, UPSO library is an essential resource, built around high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books. This agreement expands the rich selection of ebook platforms already represented via the OASIS system.

September 13, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has been chosen over 30 other information and technology providers by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science to support and enhance scholarship by supplying dissertations and theses to 50 Russian institutions.

September 2, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with Wiley to make ebooks on the Wiley Online Library platform available for purchase via OASIS.

August 26, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest enriched its book offerings with new print and ebook titles and with advancements that simplify access to content. In addition to launching its innovative Access-to-Own acquisition model on the Ebook Central platform, the company has debuted new ebook subscriptions, an online ebook catalog and expanded acquisition options for both print and electronic titles on the OASIS platform – all designed to improve librarian workflows.

August 10, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to distribute a streaming version of the Visual History Archive, dramatically improving access to 53,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses.

August 4, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s highly-anticipated Access-to-Own ebook acquisition model is now available, enabling libraries to offer access to diverse content while applying spending on short-term loans to title ownership. Access-to-Own empowers libraries to build quality ebook collections based on the real needs of their users.

June 26, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with major publishers in the academic book market to empower customers via its OASIS system with the ability to order ebooks from even more ebook platforms. In the coming months, ebook platforms from such scholarly book publishers as Oxford University Press and IGI Global will be accessible from OASIS. Discussions regarding partnerships with other key academic publishers, including Taylor and Francis Group, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, World Scientific are also underway.

(ProQuest) An authoritative and user-friendly reference point for researchers, teachers, and students, ProQuest’s new Reference Ebook Subscriptions include 500+ high quality, reference-only ebooks, handbooks, encyclopedias, manuals, guides, and dictionaries. Intended to make more high-demand reference content available to more academic and public libraries than ever before, these Reference Ebook Subscriptions carry many titles offered in subscription for the first time.

June 24, 2016

(ProQuest) With its newest acquisition model launching next month, ProQuest has grown the number of titles available through Access-to-Own to almost 400,000 and dramatically increased publisher participation in just eight months. ProQuest developed Access-to-Own in collaboration with libraries and publishers around the world to provide a usage-based acquisition model that offers a balanced approach and a wider array of frontlist as well as backlist titles to libraries and the researchers they serve.

June 22, 2016

(ProQuest) Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. The companies’ complementary content assets will enable libraries, faculty and students to improve research and learning outcomes. The acquisition brings together Alexander Street’s valuable video, music and unique primary source collections with ProQuest’s extensive aggregation of content, which encompasses nearly a billion searchable items in 20 academic disciplines as well as 270 million pages of historical primary source collections. Together, the companies will deliver an extraordinary and diverse range of content that will seamlessly connect text and video, improving contextual and serendipitous discovery.

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