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June 29, 2020

(ProQuest) ProQuest, an EdTech leader with the world's largest collection of curated dissertations and theses, and Kudos, the award-winning networking and communications tracking service for accelerating research impact, have today announced an initiative that will help graduate students get the best possible exposure for their publications.

June 22, 2020

(ProQuest) Four universities -- Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, the University of Southern California and Flinders University -- are the latest higher-education institutions to drive research breakthroughs with ProQuest's TDM Studio solution.

June 16, 2020

(ProQuest) ProQuest is improving the accessibility of subscription and open access content on its award-winning platform with a series of enhancements designed to boost research, teaching and learning outcomes.

June 11, 2020

(ProQuest) ProQuest fully supports the right of individuals to protest peacefully to enact much-needed change. Today and every day, we continue to stand in solidarity in the fight against racism and social injustice and affirm that Black Lives Matter.

May 4, 2020

(ProQuest) Education has moved online, and so have provocative discussions around global issues related to bioethics, health policy, politics, history and more. These issues are often critically examined through documentary films – and with the rise in distance learning, the medium is more important than ever. Through a partnership with renowned provider FILM PLATFORM, ProQuest is adding more than 500 influential and thought-provoking new documentaries to its streaming video collection.

March 31, 2020

(ProQuest) In response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ProQuest is launching a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users no-cost access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. The Coronavirus Research Database saves time and improves outcomes for researchers by aggregating authoritative content from ProQuest with content made available at no cost by members of the International Association of STM Publishers – including Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and The BMJ. Journals, preprints, conference proceedings and dissertations provide comprehensive coverage of COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks, such as MERS and SARS, for context around the current global pandemic. Full-text content in the database is available either directly from ProQuest or via links to publisher sites.

March 18, 2020

(ProQuest) ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge.The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an unprecedented effect on higher-education institutions across the globe. Many libraries have found they suddenly need to support a new level of distance learning and research – and access to electronic resources is imperative.To support this urgent need, ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge.Starting this week, ProQuest Ebook Central customers impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to all owned titles from these publishers through mid-June. This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period, helping librarians bridge the gap for their patrons in this rapidly changing environment. The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June.

March 13, 2020

(ProQuest) When ProQuest and Ex Libris announced the acquisition of Innovative, we believed we could accelerate the pace of innovation in our industry and create new and better options for libraries....We are holding off on some other integration plans. As is typical with many merger and acquisition transactions in the United States, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) routinely evaluates the potential impact on competition and customers, and we received a formal notification of a review of the acquisition of Innovative. We remain confident that the acquisition will positively impact the industry and increase choice for libraries worldwide. We are working with the relevant parties and hope to be through this process soon.

February 25, 2020

(ProQuest) Three university libraries – the University of Edinburgh, the University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University – have gone live with ProQuest Rialto, and librarians are already seeing positive results.

January 24, 2020

(ProQuest) Researchers will now be able to uncover new connections and make new discoveries using ProQuest’s TDM Studio service, a pioneering end-to-end solution for text and data mining. TDM Studio puts the power of text and data mining directly into the researcher’s hands, from their initial idea to their final output. With this new solution, creating a content set has been reduced to hours, rather than the months required with traditional approaches. TDM Studio gives researchers the freedom to use the content, methods and tools they prefer – and to collaborate on projects both within and outside their university.

December 4, 2019

(ProQuest) Public libraries who use Apollo, an integrated library system (ILS) from Biblionix that automates circulation management and collection management, now have a new way to improve the discovery experience for their patrons. The Syndetics Unbound catalog enrichment service, designed to transform a library’s catalog or discovery layer, will now be available to public libraries in combination with Apollo.

December 3, 2019

(ProQuest) The ProQuest One Academic database – the new multidisciplinary resource from ProQuest – has been named to Choice Magazine’s highly acclaimed Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2019.

November 20, 2019

(ProQuest) Kentucky students and residents now have access to a wealth of genealogical information through Ancestry Library Edition, the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource.

November 19, 2019

(ProQuest) University of Zagreb – the oldest and largest university in Croatia and a research hub in its region – is the first institution in Eastern Europe to adopt the award-winning ProQuest One Academic from educational technology leader ProQuest.

November 4, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest announced the addition of 7,000 electronic books from Cairn.info to the lineup of aggregator- and publisher-direct platforms available on the OASIS platform.

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