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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.

October 16, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest está ampliando su alcance a los clientes en todo el mundo con el despliegue de su siguiente portal en idioma local. La última novedad en esta iniciativa es para los países de habla hispana de América Latina y viene pisando los talones del lanzamiento del portal en portugués el mes pasado.

October 13, 2015

(ProQuest) The ProQuest Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Administrator, a popular submission and review platform, now enables dissertations and theses authors to add or create an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) when they submit their work. ORCID is a community-driven initiative that allows researchers to easily and precisely distinguish their work through the assignment of a unique identifier that's maintained in a central registry. ORCIDs will be assigned as part of the deposit process into ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global), the renowned database of graduate works from the world's leading universities.

October 9, 2015

(Moody’s Corporation) Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has placed ProQuest LLC's (ProQuest) ratings on review for downgrade, including the B2 corporate family rating , Ba2 First out revolver, and B2 1st lien term loan rating, following the announced acquisition of Ex Libris Group which is a global provider of library automation solutions. The review for downgrade will focus on the leverage levels and interest coverage pro-forma for the acquisition as well as the improvement in the strategic position of the combined entity. We anticipate any downgrade to be limited to one notch.

October 8, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, has launched three new options to support unique teaching and learning workflows: SIPX Central, SIPX Campus and SIPX for MOOCs. The SIPX innovative digital course materials solutions address a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. By connecting students to materials that are open access or already purchased and available to them through their university library, the SIPX solutions have saved its customers and students $3.67M to date.

October 6, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management, discovery and research workflows.

(ProQuest) ProQuest, proveedora de soluciones de información, fundamental para la investigación mundial, firmó un acuerdo para adquirir Ex Libris Group, proveedora líder global de soluciones de automatización para bibliotecas. Las capacidades de ProQuest y Ex Libris cubren habilidades en forma impresa, electrónica y los contenidos digitales, así como soluciones para la gestión de la biblioteca, el descubrimiento y los flujos de trabajo de investigación.

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