March 6, 2014
EBL unveils the new LibCentral. ProQuest
EBL - Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented its LibCentral administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their own and their users' unique needs. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows, making discovery, selection, acquisition, and management of ebooks simple. With sophisticated tools, it provides the library granular access and permission settings along with insight into overall collection and Demand-driven Acquisition usage. Created through collaboration with customers, LibCentral is a substantial step in the integration of ProQuest's ebook businesses EBL and ebrary, and will become the base of the combined ebook platform.
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest’s cloud-based library services platform, Intota. The CLIC libraries will be taking full advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery service this spring. During 2014 they also plan to implement Intota for assessment and for e-resource management, with other components to follow.
March 4, 2014
ProQuest is seeking applicants for its 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Open to applicants from around the world, the US$5,000 award has been given annually for more than twenty years, supporting promising graduate students in library and information sciences. The winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association's 2014 Annual Conference to be held June 8 – 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
February 6, 2014
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the winner of the 2014 SIIA CODiE Content Award for Best General Reference Service. Representing the information industry’s best products and technologies, this solution is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
January 25, 2014
ProQuest and Ex Libris announced a collaboration to make their key services work better together to improve user experience and support customer choice. The most immediate benefit for mutual customers will be the indexing of dozens of ProQuest’s most widely used content databases in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources. When the first stage of work is completed, ProQuest’s ebrary and EBL-Ebook Library collections will become discoverable by all Primo Central users as well.
January 24, 2014
When it comes to ebooks, social sciences far outperform humanities and STM in the percentage of titles used and the average amount of use per book. However, users working with ebooks on STM subjects tend to be more active with their books in each session, downloading or printing content, etc. These are among the findings of new research from Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver Libraries. Levine-Clark has completed an intensive examination of usage data supplied by ProQuest ebook businesses ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library. His findings are being presented at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia and form the foundation of ongoing study.
For the first time, researchers will have online access to the digital archive of the South China Morning Post as ProQuest adds the acclaimed daily to its Historical Newspapers collection. The South China Morning Post is renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia. Founded in 1903 by Alfred Cunningham and Tse Tsan-tai, a key figure in the Chinese revolt against the last imperial Qing Dynasty at the turn of the 20th century, the newspaper became a platform for advocating the reform movement in China. It is highly regarded by researchers because of the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China.
January 23, 2014
Ingram Content Group and ProQuest’s EBL - Ebook Library, a leading e-book aggregator serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide, today announced that more than 400,000 EBL e-book titles are available through Ingram's OASIS® content platform for academic libraries worldwide.
ProQuest Joins OASPA. ProQuest
ProQuest has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, which represents the interests of Open Access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines. ProQuest is renowned for innovative content and technology solutions that increase the productivity of students, scholars, researchers, professionals and the libraries that serve them. In addition to integrating and aggregating open access content in many of its information solutions, ProQuest publishes Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, an open access journal advancing and supporting environmental research since 2005.
January 22, 2014
Academic Complete, the flagship ebook collection from ProQuest’s ebook platform, ebrary, has added 20,000 titles to its selection of in-demand scholarly academic monographs. The additional titles come from renowned publishers such as Ashgate, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, Peter Lang, MIT Press, and Wiley. Academic Complete now offers a selection of more than 109,000 ebooks, with more than 33 percent published since 2009.
University libraries around the world will be implementing the Intota Assessment collection analytics service from ProQuest. Launched late last year, Intota Assessment provides tools that enable libraries to showcase the value of their collections and demonstrate return on investment for their collection budget. The company reported strong market response to this new service, reinforcing a solution strategy that addresses the pain points libraries face with collection management.
ProQuest is demonstrating the new release of Literature Online, the world’s largest literary research resource. Conferees are viewing the solution’s optimization of content for modern student research habits and needs. Essential for teaching and studying literature for more than 15 years, Literature Online now leverages cloud-based technology and responsive design to make its massive store of essential and in-demand content even more accessible, and easier to use than ever before.
January 20, 2014
Serials Solutions is now called ProQuest. ProQuest
Products and services from ProQuest’s Seattle-based technologies business unit will now carry the ProQuest brand as the name “Serials Solutions” is retired. The change takes place immediately and customers will see the ProQuest name on business cards, email addresses, product information and in connection with products such as the Summon discovery service and the new Intota library management service. The move comes as ProQuest implements an enterprise strategy to integrate and leverage assets across all its businesses, improving service to customers, enhancing product innovation and powering better research outcomes for users.
January 16, 2014
ProQuest today announced four of its content and technology solutions are finalists for the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award. Representing the information industry’s best products and technologies, the following are among 91 finalists across 26 categories.
Buffalo State, the largest campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system will continue to use the Summon discovery service and 360 Link from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, to honor the library’s dedication to proactive and innovative support for research and creativity of Buffalo State students and faculty. Continuing to use the Summon discovery service was a unanimous decision among the library staff, allowing them to connect their users to credible and reliable content from across the breadth of their library’s collections.
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