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February 13, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest SAFE (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content purchased by customers. The SAFE service will launch using Amazon Glacier, the long-term backup and data-archiving resource from Amazon Web Services, chosen for its ability to ingest and protect ProQuest’s 600 terabytes of data. ProQuest will complete the first phase of the SAFE implementation by populating the dark archive with ebook content in 2018 and will support ongoing deposits.

February 9, 2018

(ProQuest) The Tempest, King Lear, Hamlet and other famous performances filmed at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-Upon-Avon theater are now available to students and educators through ProQuest company Alexander Street.

February 5, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Rich Belanger as senior vice president and general manager of its Books business unit. Roger Valade has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Kevin Sayar, co-founder of ebrary and leader of the ProQuest Books team since 2011, is taking on an advisory role where his expertise will continue to help ProQuest’s Books business grow and thrive.

February 2, 2018

(ProQuest) For the first time, dissertations from the Philippines are available to researchers around the world through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the largest database of graduate research collected from the world’s greatest universities.

January 25, 2018

(ProQuest) Academic institutions across Scotland, together with special libraries, will now have access to an extensive collection of resources following ProQuest’s appointment to the print and ebook framework agreements for the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges for LIB1007 AP Print Books & Standing Orders and LIB1004 AP eBooks and eBook Collections.

January 23, 2018

(ProQuest) The Human Rights Studies Online database, from Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company, was recognized by Choice as one of the magazine’s 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners for curating and contextualizing human rights atrocities from the 20th and early 21st centuries.

January 17, 2018

(ProQuest) A unique and comprehensive set of Civil War manuscripts and records is now available on a History Vault module – and Choice has recognized it as one of the magazine’s 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners.

December 20, 2017

(ProQuest) The popularity of high-quality documentaries for research and learning is growing as students and faculty increasingly rely on these resources for deeper understanding of events. Now, libraries can quickly and affordably expand their collections to include premier documentaries. Docuseek2, a leading distributor of documentary films in the education space, has teamed with Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, to bring their second edition collection of 1,800 titles to researchers and educators.

December 18, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest Ebook Central has significantly enhanced its accessibility support to make content, including scholarly ebooks, easier to read and navigate, ensuring all researchers have equal access to its interface and content regardless of challenges, such as visual impairment.

December 17, 2017

(ProQuest) Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate and the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, has recently concluded an agreement with Enago, an internationally trusted name in author services for the global researcher community. This collaboration will benefit Bowker’s customers who can now avail themselves of Enago’s high-quality English editing and translation services to improve their manuscripts.

December 14, 2017

(ProQuest) Book+Main, a social media company that enables readers to engage with their favorite authors and discover new ones, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

December 7, 2017

(ProQuest) Academic libraries are struggling to meet a rising demand for non-English language content, according to new survey results published by ProQuest. Rising international student enrollments and the popularity of programs that use foreign language content are increasing the importance of foreign language materials in library collections, yet more than a third of respondents say they are falling short in making these resources available to students, faculty and researchers.

December 6, 2017

(ProQuest) Siteabook, a social community for reading enthusiasts is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata that will enhance their users’ online experience. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

November 20, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest is adding 24 primary sources to its offering through the Jisc Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot, following the successful adoption of its databases by 20 universities during the initial period earlier this year. The Jisc program’s goal is to lower customer cost, leveraging the collective purchasing power of UK Higher Education Institutions to enable wider adoption of digital archives. The program will now run through July 2018.

November 16, 2017

(ProQuest) TitlePager, a resource that enables authors to create great landing page sites for their titles, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

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