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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.

April 12, 2018

(ProQuest) Novice researchers now have a better way to begin a research project and quickly find reliable information to support their themes and ideas. The easy-to-use eLibrary online resource has a new look and feel that helps K-12 and other students start and successfully complete assignments.

(ProQuest) Researchers at higher education institutions in Turkey have gained access to full-text dissertations and theses from around the globe, thanks to a partnership between ProQuest and TÜBİTAK ULAKBIM, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

April 4, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s guided research and learning resources, reference solutions and ebooks will be available this fall to California’s 6.2 million school children in the state’s 10,000 K12 schools. ProQuest is one of three companies selected as part of California’s new statewide digital educational resources program, which is designed to provide anytime-anywhere access to high-quality authoritative content to educators, students and staff in K12 schools. Encyclopedia Britannica and TeachingBooks.net are the two other selections.

March 27, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has teamed with Cambridge University Press to provide libraries access to the Cambridge Core platform and content via the ProQuest OASIS platform. Over 30,000 ebook titles across 36 subject areas from Cambridge University Press and other publishers become available through the OASIS® selection and purchase system beginning 27th March 2018. Cambridge Core content and platform were developed with extensive user testing and input from more than 10,000 researchers, librarians and authors to ensure support of research and learning goals.

March 5, 2018

(ProQuest) Libraries who choose the Academic Complete subscription, ProQuest’s flagship ebook resource trusted by libraries worldwide, can now provide an enhanced user experience for their patrons in the Ebook Central platform, thanks to a new integration with the Syndetics Unbound service.

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.

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