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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.

October 20, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s comprehensive collection of Early English Books Online now includes even more exceptional works from the dawn of printing in England from 1473 to 1700, enabling thousands of rare, delicate resources to be accessible online to researchers around the world. With EEBO’s September 2016 release, scholars can now explore an additional 631 scanned image titles acquired from 27 unique archives, bringing the total to nearly 132,000 titles.

October 13, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Janet Hogan as a leader of its Global Human Resources organization.

October 11, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is launching Syndetics Unbound, a new catalog enrichment service that combines and reimagines two best-of-breed technologies, the Syndetic Solutions service and the LibraryThing for Libraries system. By allowing libraries to easily embed rich information and guided discovery directly into their existing catalogs, Syndetics Unbound helps transform the traditional online catalog into a dynamic, attractive showcase. Patrons get a modern, convenient experience that includes expansive coverage of global books and media.

October 7, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest Early English Books Online has been chosen by the National Institute of Informatics and Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources consortium as a joint consortium product for academics and researchers across the country.

September 30, 2016

(ProQuest) Graphiq is the latest in a series of tech companies turning to Bowker, an affiliate of ProQuest, to connect them with metadata to enhance their businesses. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest's renowned metadata.

September 21, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with Oxford University Press to make thousands of ebooks available on University Press Scholarship Online platform via the OASIS system. A groundbreaking online library, UPSO grants access to more than 20,000 monographs in subjects covering almost every area of academia. With an ever-growing family of publishers – including Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press and Edinburgh University Press – contributing their outstanding scholarly lists to the platform, UPSO library is an essential resource, built around high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books. This agreement expands the rich selection of ebook platforms already represented via the OASIS system.

September 13, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has been chosen over 30 other information and technology providers by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science to support and enhance scholarship by supplying dissertations and theses to 50 Russian institutions.

September 2, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with Wiley to make ebooks on the Wiley Online Library platform available for purchase via OASIS.

August 26, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest enriched its book offerings with new print and ebook titles and with advancements that simplify access to content. In addition to launching its innovative Access-to-Own acquisition model on the Ebook Central platform, the company has debuted new ebook subscriptions, an online ebook catalog and expanded acquisition options for both print and electronic titles on the OASIS platform – all designed to improve librarian workflows.

August 10, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to distribute a streaming version of the Visual History Archive, dramatically improving access to 53,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses.

August 4, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s highly-anticipated Access-to-Own ebook acquisition model is now available, enabling libraries to offer access to diverse content while applying spending on short-term loans to title ownership. Access-to-Own empowers libraries to build quality ebook collections based on the real needs of their users.

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