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January 14, 2019

(ProQuest) Librarians can now order print book titles directly from the Alma library services platform, thanks to a new integration between Alma and OASIS, ProQuest’s search, selection, and ordering system. Alma users have the option to search the extensive OASIS catalog, check book prices, and execute an order – all without leaving the Alma interface.

December 5, 2018

(ProQuest) An expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, was announced . It gives libraries access to thousands of additional BBC Studios titles through the Academic Video Online subscription, the world’s largest streaming video subscription service curated for education. BBC Learning distributes some of the most popular video content in the academic space.

November 30, 2018

(ProQuest) The American University of Beirut, an esteemed teaching-centered research university in Lebanon and the Middle East, has signed an agreement to contribute its graduate works to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database, the leading database of dissertations and theses from the world’s greatest universities. It’s the first university in Lebanon to contribute to the database, expanding the breadth of international content in PQDT.

November 8, 2018

(ProQuest) Librarians who use the OASIS system or LibCentral , the administrative portal for the Ebook Central platform, have a new way to influence the future development of these services. ProQuest has announced the launch of Idea Exchange, an online community enabling customers to shape the products and solutions they invest in and use every day.

November 7, 2018

(ProQuest) The use of newspapers in academic research is growing, according to a recent study commissioned by ProQuest and conducted by Dr. Eric T. Meyer, Dean of the School of Information at University of Texas at Austin.

November 6, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest is commencing the development of the Rialto service, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types – books, ebooks, video and more -- from many sources, libraries will have the tools to become more effective and efficient

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.

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