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May 26, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has added an additional 58 highly influential scientific and medical journals from Springer Nature to its databases. New titles include seven Nature Reviews journals in clinical medicine, biology, and materials sciences and several academic & society titles published by Springer Nature, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Translational Psychiatry.

May 19, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX, provider of innovative course materials solutions for higher education, has saved students and universities an estimated $5.9M* by making it easy for faculty to share their selected classroom readings, including surfacing relevant quality reading options available to their students at no cost. Cost savings are growing as more universities embrace the SIPX® solution, including Vanderbilt University, Pierce College (a member of the California community college system), Hamline University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Lipscomb University, Lesley University, Normandale Community College, and a first Canadian pilot school Wilfrid Laurier University.

May 10, 2016

(ProQuest) FastPencil and Infinity Publishing are teaming with ProQuest affiliate Bowker to deliver key technology and services for self-publishers via PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Creators of a self-publishing and services solution which combines a SaaS application with an author support model, FastPencil and Infinity Publishing platforms enable publishers to get their content out to the public simply and efficiently.

April 26, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest announces the launch of nine regional databases of locally published scholarly journals across all major disciplines. With over 3,000 academic titles across the nine databases, published by scholarly organizations and societies, educational institutions, and academic presses, each collection represents hundreds of the most authoritative scholarly publishing in that geographic area.

April 23, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest Ebook Central, an innovative ebook platform, was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Scholarly Research Information Solution, which recognizes the "research information solution that provides high quality content and meets rigorous standards for the academic and scientific researchers and professionals." Finalists represent the information industry's best products, technologies, and services in the software, content and business technology.

April 15, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is enabling automated updates from ORCID to scholar profiles in its popular Pivot research solution. Now, citations added or updated in a scholar’s ORCID profile will cascade near real time and seamlessly into their Pivot profile.

April 9, 2016

(ProQuest) Across the UK, use of ProQuest’s flagship Early English Books Online (EEBO) and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) is steadily increasing, according to a new joint study conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute on behalf of ProQuest and Jisc.

April 7, 2016

(ProQuest) As part of its continuing commitment to support Open Educational Resources, ProQuest is making OER content more discoverable and visible to instructors through SIPX and Summon. OpenSUNY OER textbooks are now indexed and available in Summon, and soon the full catalogue of OpenStax OER content will be as well -- and connected into SIPX’s course materials technology. As a result, improved visibility of these open resources in campus Learning Management System environments will make adoption easier for instructors.

April 6, 2016

(ProQuest) Universities can now offer access to the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s renowned Inspec database via the ProQuest platform. Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Inspec is one of the world’s most definitive sources of specialized scientific and technical literature, containing more than 16 million abstracts and indexing records. This content continues to be available to corporate researchers via ProQuest Dialog. University researchers can now access Inspec through the ProQuest platform, which enables it to be cross-searched with hundreds of other databases.

March 31, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is supporting libraries specializing in Asian Studies or interested in building their Chinese-language collection with carefully selected scholarly titles from renowned Chinese publishers and university presses – all available for perpetual access. Until now, acquiring a comprehensive, high quality collection of Chinese-language titles has been time-consuming and difficult for librarians. Now, ProQuest simplifies the acquisition process for librarians and improves the research experience for students, researchers, and faculty.

March 30, 2016

(ProQuest) Continuing to meet the need for online accessibility and discoverability of historical collection, Jisc, who provide digital solutions to UK’s research and education institutions, has purchased a second collection of 50 titles from ProQuest's Periodicals Archive Online resource on behalf of all UK universities, colleges and research councils.

(ProQuest) Key titles from renowned publisher Simon & Schuster are now available for the first time to the academic library market as ebooks through ProQuest’s MyiLibrary® platform. More than 1,200 titles in subject areas such as business, psychology, history, social sciences, political sciences and literature will provide libraries with more options to serve students, faculty, and researchers.

March 23, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is providing support to research projects across the US with data from its Dissertations and Theses Global database. Through a new program, ProQuest assists researchers on their projects by pulling content from the database that will add significant insights to the project.

March 15, 2016

(ProQuest) After months of intensive testing with library beta partners and researchers from around the world, ProQuest launched ProQuest Ebook Central. With the widest selection of content, the most flexibility, and backed with the market’s most sophisticated administrative engine, Ebook Central enables libraries to significantly improve users’ ebook research outcomes and boost the productivity of their staff.

February 11, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest and the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) International Centre are joining forces to improve the electronic loading and matching of serial titles for any product or system. The organizations are pinpointing active serial titles without an ISSN and assigning an appropriate identifier. Under the supervision of the International Centre, national ISSN Centers determine whether the ISSN is simply missing, or has never been assigned.

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