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October 10, 2018

(ProQuest) According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of more than 28 percent in 2017, up from an 8 percent increase during the prior year. The total number of self-published titles grew from 786,935 to 1,009,188, surpassing the million mark for the first time.

October 9, 2018

(ProQuest) More than 55,000 interviews with survivors of and witnesses to genocide are now available via streaming video to members of Hungary’s Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) – providing researchers an evocative, deeply personal view of the impact of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity.

October 3, 2018

(ProQuest) The new Student Success video series, available through ProQuest’s Academic Video Online subscription product, was designed to meet this demand. Based on the Cognella Series on Student Success, a collection of books from academic publisher Cognella, Student Success videos offer practical, research-based advice to help college students develop the skills to support a happy, healthy and productive higher education experience.

September 26, 2018

(ProQuest) From Broadway plays to training videos, the Alexander Street platform’s vast online library of high-quality streaming video has transformed the way people teach, learn and research. Now, 36,000 titles from this ProQuest collection are available on the OASIS® platform, allowing academic librarians to acquire videos in the same workflow they use to order books.

August 9, 2018

(ProQuest) Academic libraries can now search for and acquire SAGE Knowledge content directly through the OASIS platform, ProQuest’s search, selection and ordering system for print and ebooks.

July 31, 2018

(ProQuest) Hachette Book Group has teamed with Bowker to integrate tens of thousands of reader reviews of adult, youth and audio books featured on its website, making its visitors’ experiences more productive and engaging. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for content and technology from ProQuest and partners such as LibraryThing.

July 26, 2018

(ProQuest) From the Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the Antarctic icecaps to the evolution of a species, the BBC Landmark Video Collection from BBC Studios offers a unique HD view into the beauty of our world. Now, a partnership between BBC Studios and ProQuest enables educators and students to access the collection through academic and public library customers globally. This partnership enhances the service to end users by providing streaming access to cutting-edge series like Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

July 24, 2018

(ProQuest) There’s a new way for academic libraries to curate their ebook collections in critical subjects like physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. 26,000 ebook titles on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect platform are now available through OASIS, ProQuest's free web-based system for searching, selecting and ordering print and electronic books – giving ProQuest customers an additional way to acquire this sought-after content.

June 22, 2018

(ProQuest) While peer-reviewed journals remain an essential resource, faculty and students are depending on a wide variety of content types including primary sources, dissertations, videos, and more for success in research and teaching. A recent ProQuest survey confirmed this trend and provides insight into the reasons why today’s academic community looks beyond journals for information.

June 20, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world.

(ProQuest) Researchers who use ProQuest’s industry-leading Ebook Central platform will soon be able to download more than 100,000 DRM-free full books and DRM-free chapters from nearly 1 million books for access on any device. The move is part of ProQuest’s ongoing commitment to improve usability and remove obstacles to access.

June 18, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Oren Beit-Arie as Chief Strategy Officer. After successfully leading Ex Libris strategy, he has assumed a new role overseeing the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with general managers across the company, he will manage a comprehensive product roadmap and support the development and launch of critical initiatives.

May 17, 2018

(ProQuest) EdTech leader ProQuest has been ranked by Forbes as one of America’s best mid-size employers. The ranking is the result of an independent survey of American workers about their feelings about their own company and others in their industry.

April 23, 2018

(ProQuest) Sixty years’ worth of content from The Korea Times is now available through ProQuest, thanks to a new partnership with the newspaper’s publisher. Using the ProQuest platform, users can browse, read cover-to-cover, or search full digitized issues of the paper – including images – from 1956 to 2016. The oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, The Korea Times is globally recognized for its coverage of international business, economic and financial news, as well as perspectives on regional issues and events. On the ProQuest platform, researchers can quickly find The Korea Times content they need with features like hit highlighting, searchable PDFs, full-image downloads, and more.

April 19, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest and the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, a technological university in Valencia, Spain, have announced a partnership that equips the university’s library with the same business and technology resources as 4,000 companies and government institutions worldwide – helping prepare students for academic and professional success.

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