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January 27, 2015

ProQuest, University of Michigan Library and Bodleian Libraries provide 25,000 early modern books as open access text. ProQuest

The full text of more than 25,000 titles from the acclaimed ProQuest resource Early English Books Online (EEBO) are now openly available on the websites of the University of Michigan Library and the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. The new open access titles are the result of work of the Text Creation Partnership, a longstanding effort to transcribe early modern print books, creating standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions. Through funding from ProQuest, Jisc and a collective of libraries, these text files are jointly owned by more than 150 libraries worldwide, creating a significant database of foundational scholarship.

January 22, 2015

Shanghai Library Increases the Value of their Collections with Chinese Newspapers Collection. ProQuest

Shanghai Library has added ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Chinese Newspapers Collection to enhance their library offerings. Providing access to these twelve sources, which cover more than a century of content, the Chinese Newspapers Collection will complement their other resources through a digital environment that enables precision search and creative exploration, to simplify the research experience for the patrons of Shanghai Library.

January 20, 2015

ProQuest Digitizes the Early 20th Century’s Most Influential British Magazines. ProQuest

ProQuest is improving outcomes for researchers of British politics, news, culture and society by boosting the availability of digital primary sources from the first half of the 20th century. Its new British Periodicals Collection III digitizes the archives of the most important magazines of the period – all highly influential in their mix of news, politics, art, photography, literature and satire – and extends the scope of the popular British Periodicals program. The collection enriches context-based exploration of important attitudes, events and movements, such as empire and decolonization, first-wave feminism, and consumer society. British Periodicals Collection III is part of ProQuest’s massive global digitization program that’s rescuing rare, important and fragile print works and making their contents available to researchers.

January 5, 2015

ProQuest Launches Brand New UKI Edition of Academic Complete. ProQuest

ProQuest ebooks company ebrary has created a brand new version of their award winning Academic Complete™ subscription collection designed specifically for UK and Irish students, faculty and researchers with over 4,000 unique, region specific titles.

December 10, 2014

ProQuest taps Kristi Marchbanks to lead Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience. ProQuest

ProQuest has named Kristi Marchbanks as its Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience. In her new role, Ms. Marchbanks will lead the development and execution of innovative go-to-market strategies across the ProQuest enterprise.

December 2, 2014

Bowker to include ISNI in ONIX 2.1. ProQuest

ProQuest affiliate Bowker will now include the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier in its ONIX 2.1 data feeds to retailers such as Barnes and Noble, as well as all the major search engines, ensuring that authors are accurately identified in search and discovery. ISNIs are unique 16-digit codes applied to public identities. This single identifier is leveraged across many applications, syncing alternate or disparate spellings of the same name, and eliminating confusion when names are the same or alike. ONIX 2.1 is used by the book trade to automate the exchange of massive amounts of metadata about books in any format. With more than 2.3 million authors now using ISNIs, their inclusion in ONIX will significantly boost the system's precision.

November 20, 2014

ProQuest creates the first complete, digital trove of executive orders and presidential proclamations. ProQuest

ProQuest is enabling researchers to access a critical missing piece for understanding historic events with a first-ever complete, digital collection of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. When complete, the collection will encompass more than 79,000 executive orders, proclamations, directives and policy statements by American presidents from Washington to Obama, bringing together disparate content and making it easy to discover and work with. ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations is part of and can be searched along with ProQuest’s renowned and growing collection of U.S. government content, assembled within a technology architecture that improves research outcomes.

November 13, 2014

ProQuest meets discovery expectations for the library system of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. ProQuest

With a wide range of content available, the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras was in search of an easy to use solution that would improve access and discovery of their library collections. After evaluating discovery tools for nearly two years, the library system of UPRRP selected and launched an integrated solution from ProQuest - the Summon service, 360 Link and Syndetic Solutions, to deliver an unprecedented research experience for their library patrons.

APA makes hundreds of current ebooks available for individual purchase through ebrary. ProQuest

Libraries around the world can now acquire the essential Psychology and Behavioral and Social Sciences titles researchers need under flexible models that meet their budget requirements. The American Psychological Association, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the world’s largest association of psychologists, has joined forces with ProQuest ebook business ebrary to make more than 250 titles published since 2009 available electronically on the ebrary platform. For the first time, individual scholarly, professional, and reference titles, select APA LifeTools trade titles, and other ebooks will be available to libraries for individual purchase under Perpetual Archive (PA), Demand-driven Acquisition, and Short-term Loans models. Libraries can purchase APA titles including the APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods and Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care, Second Edition, directly through ebrary or global distribution partners including YBP and Coutts.

November 12, 2014

My Intota streamlines library management workflows. ProQuest

Day-to-day library collection management activities for academic librarians using ProQuest Intota now benefit from a new workflow feature called My Intota. My Intota provides an “Activities” and “Databases” workspace that includes tasks, deadlines and associated action steps--with multiple filtering capabilities and access to more detail relevant to the specific task--all within an easy-to-navigate single interface.

November 11, 2014

Snowden’s leaks and the documents that tell the history of electronic surveillance now accessible online for researchers. ProQuest

In 2013, when Edward Snowden leaked classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents, he brought the world’s attention to the issues of privacy, security and global surveillance, begging questions with few simple answers. Now, researchers can go deeper into this controversial topic by exploring its history and impact through primary sources. Digital National Security Archive’s Electronic Surveillance and the National Security Agency: From Shamrock to Snowden brings together the world’s most comprehensive, publicly available collection of materials on the subject. Each piece has been carefully gathered and selected by the staff of the National Security Archive (the Archive) – an award-winning nonprofit research institute, library and publisher of declassified documentation based at The George Washington University. The works have been digitized, supported with precision search tools and are now accessible to libraries and researchers via ProQuest.

November 6, 2014

Intota set to transform library management at key institutions in the UK. ProQuest

Institutions across the UK are choosing to transform their library management systems using the new cloud-based Intota, from ProQuest. Designed to address the needs of today’s libraries, Intota manages electronic collections and supports the expectations of modern patrons.

November 5, 2014

ProQuest Boosts Study of American Civil Rights Movement by Digitizing SNCC and CORE Papers. ProQuest

ProQuest continues to advance the study of the civil rights movement in America. The company has digitized the papers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Congress of Racial Equality, making their organizational records and their leaders’ personal papers accessible to researchers through the renowned History Vault collection Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century. The digitization of SNCC and CORE papers enables researchers to access documents from all four leading organizations in the U.S. civil rights movement. ProQuest has also digitized the papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

November 4, 2014

LibraryThing for Libraries answers: What Do I Read Next?. ProQuest

Library users will find it easier than ever to discover what to read next as LibraryThing for Libraries™ expands its Book Recommendations feature to include a broader selection of “if you like this, then read that” elements. The new, free and automatic upgrade to current subscribers to LibraryThing for Libraries’ Catalog Enhancement Package will display book recommendations by the same author, similar authors, genres and more, all based on the library’s current holdings. The upgrade enhances LibraryThing for Libraries’ unique tag-based discovery and links to other book editions and translations, creating more ways for users to find books they will love.

October 28, 2014

University Libraries in Hong Kong add value to their collections with digital access to South China Morning Post archives. ProQuest

The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, includes all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.

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