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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.

February 8, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is collaborating with the Universal Short Title Catalogue at St. Andrews University in Scotland to leverage the USTC to improve access and discoverability of materials essential to researchers of the early modern era.

January 19, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has introduced an integration of the Summon discovery service with the SIPX course materials solution that delivers libraries an innovative, cost-saving approach for the seamless sharing of library collections and open access content into course materials workflows. The sophisticated Summon-SIPX connection bolsters the relevance, visibility, and value of the library across campus by making it easy for instructors to discover and assign any readings they want to use in traditional and online classes, including showcasing library holdings and open content.

January 7, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX is paving the way for higher education institutions and campus leaders to reduce students’ cost of education by leveraging increased use of open educational resources as part of the SIPX complete course materials solution.

December 22, 2015

(ProQuest) More than 100 years of prestigious British lifestyle content is available in Country Life Archive, now a standalone database, which enables researchers to access more primary sources of British culture from across the twentieth century.

December 15, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of cloud‑based solutions for higher education. The businesses’ complementary assets are being integrated, enabling existing services to be enhanced and sparking the creation of all-new solutions that will help libraries seize opportunities in rapidly changing technology, content, and user environments.

November 18, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, saving students and universities more than $3.67M to date, has launched new capabilities that make creating and sharing digital course materials easier.

November 17, 2015

(ProQuest) A new API enables select content from the powerful ProQuest Dialog information service to be integrated into organizational workflow tools – such as intranets, analysis and visualization programs, and SharePoint sites. The API gives researchers the ability to retrieve and manipulate select content from leading biomedical, engineering, news and trade, and patents databases in a format that works best for them.

November 16, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has expanded its database of British Periodicals with the launch of Collection IV. British Periodicals is a unique, transformative resource charting contemporary comment on the interests, attitudes, and events across three centuries of British history, politics and culture. From the 17th through the 20th centuries the collections enable users to search in depth across a vast array of material, which would previously have been inaccessible to them.

November 13, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has teamed with Jisc to create a custom ebooks collection that provides key texts for Further Education Institutions across the UK. The move expands the relationship between ProQuest and Jisc that already provides access to more than 400 ebooks to more than 400 colleges across the UK. The new special collection of 73 titles has been created using content from such publishers as Hodder Education, Bloomsbury, Taylor & Francis, and Pearson, and focuses on core subjects on the syllabus for A Level, BTEC and NVQ students.

November 12, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is opening new paths to the study of American Indians and the American West during the pivotal, often calamitous,19th and 20th centuries by digitizing key 20th century records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes, together with other rich primary source collections from the U.S. National Archives and the Chicago History Museum that focus on the 19th Century. In total, 36 new collections in American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971 join the expansive content in ProQuest® History Vault, a resource designed specifically to improve research outcomes.

November 10, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has won the Best Interface award in The Charleston Advisors Annual Readers’ Choice Award in recognition of its newly-enhanced ProQuest® platform. Now in its fifteenth consecutive year, the awards identify and honor the best digital products of interest to libraries.The newly-enhanced platform was launched in August this year following deep analysis of researcher behaviours on the platform, including extensive testing with users and librarians, beta testing with a variety of customer development partners, and large scale A/B testing.

November 5, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest and global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ have announced a multi-year agreement that will enable BMJ’s complete collection of highly influential medical journals to be added to ProQuest collections.

November 4, 2015

(ProQuest) In collaboration with libraries and publishers around the world, ProQuest will pilot a new ebook acquisition model called “Access-to-Own,” the latest in a series of flexible access models offered by the industry-leading information solutions provider. Access-to-Own facilitates title ownership by applying budget dollars spent on rentals to perpetual purchases. The model, which utilizes Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA), addresses short-term loan (STL) pricing concerns and provides access to more front list content than may be available with short-term loans, and results in more content ownership.

October 22, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, has signed a three-year deal with Arizona State University, the largest public university in the U.S. with over 90,000 students. ASU will integrate the SIPX Central service—a scalable, self-service configuration that enables anyone at the school to set up course readings—into the campus’ Blackboard learning management system. The technology is unique, sophisticated, yet user-friendly and helps get more library resources and open access content into the hands of instructors. The service will reduce the cost of course materials for students and simplify sharing of the course readings between instructors and students.

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