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February 13, 2017

(ProQuest) A collaboration between Western Sydney University and ProQuest provides digital textbooks for commencing university students through the University's library, reducing the cost of education to students and increasing access to required learning materials.

(ProQuest) The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services Collection Management Section announced the recipient of the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Corey Halaychik, Assistant Professor and Head of Acquisitions & Continuing Resources at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is recognized for his leadership in improving workflow management in both the licensing of electronic resources through the University of Tennessee master agreements program and for co-founding The Collective. The award recognizes significant and innovated contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The recipient receives a $2,000 award generously donated by ProQuest and a citation. The ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation will be presented on Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

February 10, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has launched a program to provide no-cost access to its databases for students and researchers who have been separated from their universities and libraries because of travel bans or other immigration changes. The company has an email hotline ContinueMyResearch@proquest.com where these displaced researchers can arrange for access to the materials they need to continue their work.

February 8, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s latest whitepaper “Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve” is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book market, the paper combines commentary from UK librarians with global data to highlight the complexities of managing book collections and the opportunities presented by evolving content types.

January 19, 2017

(ProQuest) Through a new addition to its Pivot service, ProQuest is further simplifying the workflow of researchers by integrating funding and publishing opportunities into one easy-to-use environment. The Papers Invited® database, a comprehensive collection of calls for papers issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all academic disciplines, is now available via Pivot.

January 17, 2017

(ProQuest) Scholars of literature have multiple options for accessing the Modern Language Association International Bibliography database, but only ProQuest’s delivery of the essential tool through its newly redesigned literature platform has been named to Choice’s selection of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016.

January 12, 2017

(ProQuest) One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street’s popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery.

January 10, 2017

(ProQuest) Michigan State University is one of a growing number of institutions using video testimonies from genocide survivors to inspire learning and new research insights across multiple academic disciplines. The University is providing its students, faculty and researchers with access to University of Southern California Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, the world’s largest collection of eyewitness accounts from genocide witnesses and survivors, available through ProQuest.

January 5, 2017

(ProQuest) A recent ProQuest survey of over 200 librarians from university, community college, high school and public libraries collected this insight and delved deeper into what librarians are doing to drive development of information literacy.

December 8, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has been named an honoree of a 2017 CSO50 Award from IDG's CSO. This prestigious award salutes 50 select organizations whose security initiatives contribute to outstanding business value and thought leadership. CSO is a renowned source of news, analysis and research on a broad range of security and risk-management topics.

December 7, 2016

(ProQuest) Hartford Public Library has teamed with ProQuest to offer a more dynamic and engaging patron experience with Syndetics Unbound, a catalog enrichment service that combines two best-of-breed technologies: the Syndetic Solutions service and the LibraryThing for Libraries system.

December 1, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has been chosen as a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework content provider, which will allow purchasers from UK National Health Service organizations to search, select and order titles from the OASIS® system. OASIS offers the broadest book database in the industry and powerful search tools to help locate titles quickly and efficiently.

November 1, 2016

(ProQuest) With the addition of the World Scientific platform, customers may choose from more than 6,000 titles from the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.

(ProQuest) The momentum continues as ProQuest joins forces with yet another publisher group – Taylor and Francis – to provide libraries with more choices for purchasing ebooks though OASIS.

October 28, 2016

(ProQuest) A newly released ProQuest survey of more than 600 libraries found that 82 percent of academic libraries consider space reclamation a priority or believe it will be in the near future. More than a third have prioritized repurposing space for more than five years.

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