August 19, 2014
ProQuest Flow, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can find, share and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a common virtual workspace, supported by automated citations and bibliographies. The free add-on is available in the Google Add-on Store.
August 5, 2014
Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information. The two percent decrease reverses the sector’s growth in 2012 over 2011, but points to a relatively stable market for print works despite competition from ebooks. The figures were revealed today in Bowker’s annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print database.
July 15, 2014
ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow, a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon discovery service. Serving as the digital front door to the library, the Summon service provides discovery of academic materials across collections. With the seamless integration of Flow and Summon, persistent access across both platforms enables users to save reference citations, share content and collaborate with colleagues. Combining these two powerful solutions creates an intuitive, modern, compelling user experience while increasing engagement, knowledge-sharing and collaboration among researchers.
July 6, 2014
The Michigan State University Libraries have selected the Summon discovery service from ProQuest for implementation at the nation’s pioneer land-grant university. The service launched at the beginning of this month with a number of activities planned to educate students and faculty about this new tool.
June 27, 2014
ProQuest unique primary sources that enable scholars to improve their research outcomes with expanded historical archives of newspaper content and an inventive new statistical archive. Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. digitizes more than 130 years of Statistical Abstracts of the U.S., extracts the tabular content, and converts it into an Excel format, making these annual collections of data on the United States and its people easy to search and access.
June 26, 2014
ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebrary platform. The ebrary Reader delivers a modern experience, with a simple interface, intuitive navigation and user-centered design. The Reader represents the best-in-class user experience being developed for the integrated platform that will unite ProQuest’s businesses ebrary and Ebook Library – EBL.
June 25, 2014
Libraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota, a transformative Library Services Platform that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management systems, Intota features e-resource lifecycle management including, Demand Driven Acquisition and the industry’s most authoritative and comprehensive Knowledgebase of library resources.
ProQuest today announced new functionality for its 360 Link link resolver, improving the research experience by delivering superior full-text access to discovered content in a library's collection. 360 Link now utilizes Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) technology in combination with a new Sidebar Helper frame giving libraries the opportunity to further assist patrons at the point of need. Currently in Beta and available at the end of July to all 360 Link customers as part of their subscription, the enhancements were developed in close collaboration with four customers: Bowling Green State University, Cornell University, Duke University and East Carolina University.
Libraries serve as the foundation for life-long learning in our society but as they transform, the need for a new generation of culturally diverse librarians becomes critical. The American Library Association (ALA) announced Library Champion ProQuest will broaden the scope of its longstanding support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.
June 24, 2014
Ben Lewis joins ProQuest. ProQuest
ProQuest has named Ben Lewis as its new Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Mr. Lewis leads ProQuest’s global strategy function and assists on both internal and external business development activities. He reports to CEO Kurt Sanford.
ProQuest has appointed Roger Retke to the newly-created position of Vice President, Strategic Projects. In this role, Mr. Retke will lead the overall strategy and operational implementation of ProQuest discovery and library management technology solutions. Mr. Retke joins the Workflow Solutions leadership team and brings a track record of success in strategic management and execution that will be applied to planning, development, and execution of the ProQuest enterprise strategy.
June 18, 2014
Boopsie announced a partnership with ProQuest and the launch of a new integration available on Boopsie's library-branded mobile apps. Boopsie has worked closely with the ProQuest eLibrary product team to provide a new, seamless integration between Boopsie's library-branded apps and ProQuest's eLibrary resource.
June 16, 2014
ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from renowned publishers Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic Complete, the flagship ebook database from ebrary. The new content will improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database – the popular LibraryThing for Libraries Book Display Widget -- will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage.
June 9, 2014
ProQuest awarded the 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Erin Zerhusen, an MLIS student at the University of Maryland. The scholarship -- named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online information retrieval services – received a record number of applicants in 2014. It will be presented June 10 at the Special Libraries Association's annual conference in Vancouver.
June 2, 2014
For the first time, researchers will have online access to the digital archive of the Austin American Statesman as ProQuest adds the acclaimed daily to its Historical Newspapers collection. As the leading newspaper in the state capital of Austin and central Texas, the historical Austin American Statesman provides researchers with a unique, regional perspective on the political, economic, cultural, and social landscape of Texas and the American Southwest from the late 19th through the 20th century.
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