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September 16, 2014

ProQuest Establishes Key Ebooks Partnership with Leading Irish Booksellers. ProQuest

ProQuest Ebooks has partnered with O’Mahony’s, Irish booksellers and library suppliers, to deliver key content from leading publishers to institutions across Ireland and the UK.

September 3, 2014

Ingram and ProQuest Expand Ebook Collaboration. ProQuest

Ingram Content Group and ProQuest announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide. Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library available through Ingram's OASIS content platform. Ingram has now added ebrary’s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companies’ shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders, EBL has also been integrated with Ingram's e-book approval plans and Demand-Driven Acquisition services.

August 19, 2014

Managing research and authoring is now seamless with Google Docs add-on for ProQuest Flow. ProQuest

ProQuest Flow, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can find, share and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a common virtual workspace, supported by automated citations and bibliographies. The free add-on is available in the Google Add-on Store.

August 5, 2014

Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013. ProQuest

Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information. The two percent decrease reverses the sector’s growth in 2012 over 2011, but points to a relatively stable market for print works despite competition from ebooks. The figures were revealed today in Bowker’s annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print database.

July 29, 2014

ProQuest Transforma el Discovery y la Gestión de la Investigación con una Solución Perfecta para Investigadores. ProQuest

Para reforzar el papel de las bibliotecas como centro de la investigación universitaria, ProQuest está transformando los flujos de trabajo de principio a fin, integrando Flow, una solución de gestión de investigación y colaboración, con el servicio de Discovery Summon. Usado como la portal de ingreso a los recursos de la biblioteca, el Servicio Summon ofrece la posibilidad de descubrir todo el material académico de vuestras colecciones. La perfecta integración de Flow y Summon, y el acceso integrado a través de ambas plataformas permiten a los usuarios guardar referencias bibliográficas, compartir contenido y colaborar con sus compañeros. Al combinar estas dos potentes soluciones, se crea una experiencia de usuario intuitiva, moderna y convincente mientras aumenta las posibilidades de compartir el conocimiento y la colaboración entre investigadores.

July 18, 2014

ProQuest y Etech en Santiago de Chile. ProQuest

Finalmente se llevó a cabo el almuerzo ProQuest & Etech Day en el centro de la ciudad de Santiago, en la calle Roger de Flor, donde se dió el encuentro de diferentes instituciones académicas importantes de Chile, ávidas de conocer las novedades que ProQuest & Etech llevaron exclusivamente para los profesionales chilenos.

July 15, 2014

ProQuest transforms discovery and research management with seamless solution for researchers. ProQuest

ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow, a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon discovery service. Serving as the digital front door to the library, the Summon service provides discovery of academic materials across collections. With the seamless integration of Flow and Summon, persistent access across both platforms enables users to save reference citations, share content and collaborate with colleagues. Combining these two powerful solutions creates an intuitive, modern, compelling user experience while increasing engagement, knowledge-sharing and collaboration among researchers.

July 6, 2014

MSU Libraries implement Summon discovery tool. ProQuest

The Michigan State University Libraries have selected the Summon discovery service from ProQuest for implementation at the nation’s pioneer land-grant university. The service launched at the beginning of this month with a number of activities planned to educate students and faculty about this new tool.

June 27, 2014

ProQuest will launch new Historical Statistical Resource and expanded Newspaper Archives. ProQuest

ProQuest unique primary sources that enable scholars to improve their research outcomes with expanded historical archives of newspaper content and an inventive new statistical archive. Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. digitizes more than 130 years of Statistical Abstracts of the U.S., extracts the tabular content, and converts it into an Excel format, making these annual collections of data on the United States and its people easy to search and access.

June 26, 2014

ProQuest debuts beta of new Ebook Reader on ebrary platform. ProQuest

ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebrary platform. The ebrary Reader delivers a modern experience, with a simple interface, intuitive navigation and user-centered design. The Reader represents the best-in-class user experience being developed for the integrated platform that will unite ProQuest’s businesses ebrary and Ebook Library – EBL.

June 25, 2014

Intota enables transformation of library workflows. ProQuest

Libraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota, a transformative Library Services Platform that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management systems, Intota features e-resource lifecycle management including, Demand Driven Acquisition and the industry’s most authoritative and comprehensive Knowledgebase of library resources.

ProQuest Improves Access to Full-text with New 360 Link Technology. ProQuest

ProQuest today announced new functionality for its 360 Link link resolver, improving the research experience by delivering superior full-text access to discovered content in a library's collection. 360 Link now utilizes Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) technology in combination with a new Sidebar Helper frame giving libraries the opportunity to further assist patrons at the point of need. Currently in Beta and available at the end of July to all 360 Link customers as part of their subscription, the enhancements were developed in close collaboration with four customers: Bowling Green State University, Cornell University, Duke University and East Carolina University.

ProQuest broadens commitment to Spectrum Scholarship Program. ProQuest

Libraries serve as the foundation for life-long learning in our society but as they transform, the need for a new generation of culturally diverse librarians becomes critical. The American Library Association (ALA) announced Library Champion ProQuest will broaden the scope of its longstanding support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.

June 24, 2014

Ben Lewis joins ProQuest. ProQuest

ProQuest has named Ben Lewis as its new Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Mr. Lewis leads ProQuest’s global strategy function and assists on both internal and external business development activities. He reports to CEO Kurt Sanford.

ProQuest expands Workflow Solutions leadership team with Roger Retke. ProQuest

ProQuest has appointed Roger Retke to the newly-created position of Vice President, Strategic Projects. In this role, Mr. Retke will lead the overall strategy and operational implementation of ProQuest discovery and library management technology solutions. Mr. Retke joins the Workflow Solutions leadership team and brings a track record of success in strategic management and execution that will be applied to planning, development, and execution of the ProQuest enterprise strategy.

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