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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.

November 13, 2017

(ProQuest) Troy University is the first in Alabama to offer its researchers access to the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive®. Available to academic libraries through ProQuest, this fully streaming, primary-source archive includes more than 55,000 interviews with survivors of and witnesses to some of humanity’s most serious and solemn events, including the European Holocaust, the Nanjing, Rwandan, Cambodian, and Guatemalan genocides and contemporary antisemitism. Access to the Visual History Archive enriches the University’s growing Holocaust education and research program.

November 1, 2017

(ProQuest) O’Reilly Media’s completely new version of Safari: O’Reilly’s Learning Platform for Higher Education is now available from ProQuest. This version of Safari features both a new student experience and a new business model that provides academic institutions with easier, more affordable access for their entire student body.

October 24, 2017

(ProQuest) Western Sydney University has joined the ProQuest® dissertations and theses publishing program. The university will contribute its graduate students’ dissertations and theses to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, the leading global source of emerging research from the world’s greatest universities. WSU research output and its researchers will be visible to hundreds of thousands of PQDT users and be broadly discoverable via citations in numerous major subject indexes.

October 18, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest and bibliotheca are teaming to integrate the power of the Syndetics Unbound service into the library selfCheck experience. The Syndetics Unbound enrichment service integrates seamlessly with a library’s existing catalog to provide interactive exploration, increasing circulation of the library collection. Backed by comprehensive data from ProQuest and LibraryThing, Syndetics Unbound provides the highest quality enrichments and best coverage for both public and academic libraries.

October 17, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has added 6,000 ebooks from Taylor and Francis to the Academic Complete collection. Focused on offering a balance of quality and quantity, the pioneering subscription now offers unlimited, multi-user access to a growing selection of more than 150,000 ebooks from the world’s leading publishers.

October 12, 2017

(ProQuest) In the first year of its availability on Bowker Identifier Services’ website and ecommerce store (www.myidentifiers.com), the ScoreIt! enhanced writer technology developed by Inkubate, has doubled its user base. ScoreIt! enables authors to run a comparative analysis of their manuscript against the writing styles of commercially published authors. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN registration agency for the U.S. and its MyIdentifiers website connects authors to the resources they need to effectively publish and market their books.

(ProQuest) Visitors to the Bowker website myidentifiers.com will now be able to access StreetLib, a publishing platform offering all the essential book publishing tools in one place. StreetLib supports authors and publishers by providing the services necessary to publish and sell books online in multiple formats. It also provides technical and commercial assistance to help its users get the most out of its services. Bowker’s Myidentifiers.com is the official ISBN registration site for American publishers. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate.

(ProQuest) Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that number was 247,210.

October 11, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform has enhanced its book detail pages to boost usability with simplified workflows, more chapter-level capabilities, and improved file naming conventions that make it easy to organize downloaded resources.

October 2, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest and Google are expanding their collaboration by indexing almost half a million full text dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the leading source of emerging research from the world’s great universities. Google Scholar users can now seamlessly discover and access this set of full text dissertations in their libraries’ subscription collections. The user experience is improved and libraries benefit from increased usage for their content investment.

September 19, 2017

(ProQuest) Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services, a consortium of 24 colleges and universities throughout Montana, has chosen ProQuest Academic Complete and College Complete ebook collection subscriptions to provide high-quality content and a powerful, intuitive user experience to its thousands of students, faculty and researchers.

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