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April 20, 2017

(ProQuest) The addition of Volume III: Judaism expands Alexander Street’s renowned Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library to encompass, at completion, 100,000 pages documenting the evolution of Judaism from the 1890s to the 2010s. Many of the documents have never been published before.

April 13, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest and China Academic Library Information System, a consortium of Chinese higher education libraries, have expanded their long-standing collaboration and are now enabling unprecedented, global access to more than 270,000 dissertation abstracts from China’s premier universities. The records, captured in English, are available in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global Database, allowing 3,000 universities around the world to discover graduate research from institutions in China. The collaboration advances global research by making a more complete picture of scholarship discoverable. It also enables Chinese universities to disseminate their students’ work outside of their country.

April 11, 2017

(ProQuest) Documents, including with wartime telegrams, orders, battle reports from subordinates and correspondence (including personal letters to his wife) comprise the Robert E. Lee Papers, curated in a new addition to ProQuest History Vault: Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army.

March 30, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest is collaborating with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to offer a selection of Chinese- language ebooks, enabling libraries to provide resources demanded by researchers. The growing collection spans thousands of titles available on the Ebook Central®, ebrary® and EBL platforms. The platforms’ multi-language interfaces accommodate readers of traditional and simplified Chinese, and other languages.

March 29, 2017

(ProQuest) To preserve and promote its world-class research, the University of Manchester has signed a two-year Digital Archiving and Access Program agreement with ProQuest. In the first year alone, ProQuest will digitize thousands of theses, improving worldwide access and preserving them for generations of researchers.

March 21, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with Rittenhouse Book Distributors so libraries can order ebooks from the R2 Digital platform via the OASIS system. This partnership brings to eight the number of partner platforms to join OASIS over the past year.

March 14, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest is working with Jisc to enable UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to build strong, user-centered research collections that better support their research focus areas and budgets.

March 8, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with Gridlogics to provide intellectual property searchers with the industry’s most comprehensive set of search, workflow, analytics and visualization tools. Using a single interface, ProQuest Dialog users can search the world’s largest collection of prior art along with 33 full-text patent authorities, 69 bibliographic authorities, and three patent families.

February 28, 2017

(ProQuest) Robert VanHees has joined ProQuest as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s financial functions, including financial operations, accounting, procurement, treasury, taxation and investor relations.

February 21, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with De Gruyter to make De Gruyter ebooks available for purchase through the OASIS system.

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.

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