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May 7, 2015

(ProQuest) The University of Waikato joins the growing community of libraries around the world using Intota. The University of Waikato will immediately install Intota v1 which complements print-centric systems and plans to begin using Intota v2 upon its release.

May 5, 2015

(Moody’s Corporation) Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) says ProQuest LLC's (ProQuest) $15 million add on term and $15 million revolver increase will not impact the existing B2 corporate family rating, the Ba2 rating on the First Out revolving credit facility or the B2 rating on the 1st lien term loan. The outlook remains stable. The add on term loan, a draw on the revolver, and cash from the balance sheet are expected to help fund the acquisition of Coutts Information Services (Coutts) and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group.

April 30, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Coutts’ acquisitions strengths with ProQuest’s inventive digital tools to deliver a superior end-to-end workflow across print and electronic. Ingram will play a continuing role in print fulfillment in North America, supporting ProQuest with its extensive print inventory, fast on-demand print capabilities and delivery network. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.

April 14, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has partnered with the National Library of Scotland to create the very first digitised collection of 19th Century House of Lords Parliamentary Papers, providing online access to previously unseen and valuable historical documents.

April 9, 2015

(ProQuest) Evaluated for excellence and innovation, four of ProQuest’s content and education solutions are finalists for five 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards, presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. Providing diversity and depth with unique, specialized and curated content are compelling distinctions of ProQuest Dialog and ProQuest History Vault within the aggregated content category. ProQuest Research Companion, an information literacy solution, is a finalist for two education awards, and ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher is a finalist for the ninth consecutive year.

April 7, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest (through its affiliate Bowker) has acquired Palo Alto-based SIPX, creator of a unique digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library.

March 25, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.

March 20, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has been chosen by Jisc to continue to provide key ebooks to Further Education Institutions across the UK. Following its 2014 tender announcement for provision of ebooks for the UK Further Education community, Jisc elected to renew its existing contract with ProQuest, which has been in place for over five years. The new agreement runs through 2016 and enables more than 400 colleges across the UK to access more than 400 key ebooks at no cost via ProQuest’s ebrary platform.

March 11, 2015

(ProQuest) Concordia University Wisconsin selected Intota and Syndetic Solutions from ProQuest to improve upon the productivity of library staff and continue to enhance the research experience for their students. As a long-time, satisfied customer of 360 Link, 360 Counter and the Summon® Service, Concordia is eager to build upon its solutions from ProQuest and streamline library management workflows with the transformational library services platform.

March 4, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is advancing the research experience for family history enthusiasts and genealogical experts with a new version of its popular HeritageQuest® Online, a treasury of high quality genealogical and historical information. This authoritative family history resource, which can be accessed from the library or remotely through the library portal, has a new interface powered by Ancestry, enriching the search experience and streamlining the research process.

February 20, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest will continue its longstanding relationship with YBP, enabling libraries to purchase its selection of more than 730,000 ebooks through the GOBI platform. ProQuest titles will continue to be offered through all available purchase models, including Perpetual Archive, Short-Term Loans, Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) and Extended Access. Customer contracts with ProQuest will be unaffected by the recent change in YBP’s ownership and account contacts will remain the same as before.

February 12, 2015

(ProQuest) Researchers can now explore early European history and culture as it happened with ProQuest’s release of the first 2 million pages in its massive digitization project with Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. When complete, the project will give researchers cover to cover access to more than 28,000 rare European books printed from 1400 to 1700 – 10 million pages – in crisp, fully searchable images. Approximately 5,800 titles are now available in Collections 4 and 6 of ProQuest’s Early European Books, enabling researchers around the world to benefit from the Library’s centuries of acquisition, curation and preservation.

February 9, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is now accepting applications for its 2015 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, which will award US$5,000 to a promising graduate student in library and information sciences. Global in scope, the popular scholarship has been awarded annually for more than 20 years to students who envision new, meaningful expansions of and uses for digital information services. The deadline to apply is March 30.

February 3, 2015

(ProQuest) Inta Cinite’s “Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector” was the most accessed dissertation on ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Database® (PQDT) in 2014. Dr. Cinite’s research was conducted as she completed her PhD at Canada’s Carleton University and was among the works most often consulted by researchers in 3,000 university libraries throughout the world.

January 30, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest unveiled the name of its eagerly anticipated new ebook platform: ProQuest Ebook Central. Launching in mid-2015, ProQuest Ebook Central will integrate key elements from both ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library, along with all-new functionality, delivering a next-generation experience for researchers and librarians around the globe.

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