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December 5, 2019

RMG Consultants, Inc.. 2020 RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: Learning from Past Company Presidents. Learn from Past Company Presidents as They Share Perspectives and Advise the Library Industry at RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Hear and ask about what these former technology company leaders have to say about their Library Industry experiences, perspectives, and advice. What lessons can we learn from our library automation industry's history as we consider how libraries will absorb and adapt the onslaught of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high speed (5G) mobile data technologies, quantum computing? [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative introduces new consortia management capabilities and multi-provider coverage support in Knowledge Base Release 1.2. Innovative Interfaces launched Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.2. As requested by Innovative library partners, this release provides the ability for consortia central offices and member libraries to manage electronic resources with shared workflows, and for any library to view coverage data from multiple content providers together in one place. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2016

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services solidifies software as a service team hiring John Law as Senior Vice President of SaaS Products and Platforms. EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service (SaaS) team hiring John Law as Senior Vice President, SaaS Products and Platforms. Law will oversee a growing EBSCO mission designed to advance progress on open source [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2015

ProQuest ProQuest Ebook Central enters Beta, debuting new features that enhance user productivity. ProQuest continues to innovate the ebook research and management experience with the launch of the beta program for its eagerly anticipated new ebook platform. ProQuest Ebook Central ™ integrates key elements from both ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library, along with all-new functionality, eliminating the complexities surrounding ebooks and delivering a superior experience for end-users and librarians. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest ProQuest makes it easy for libraries to build eCollections of university press titles. Through its robust partnerships with university presses, ProQuest has launched an inventive new option that helps libraries quickly build comprehensive e-book collections in one of the most valued content areas in academic libraries. ProQuest’s new University Press Ebook Subscription offers the most authoritative university press content from one convenient source. The new collection is an example of ProQuest’s commitment to enable libraries’ to build diverse, digital collections that stay ahead of the needs and expectations of students, faculty and scholars. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2015

ProQuest University of Waikato designs a new library system with ProQuest Intota. The University of Waikato joins the growing community of libraries around the world using Intota. The University of Waikato will immediately install Intota v1 which complements print-centric systems and plans to begin using Intota v2 upon its release. [Full Announcement].

April 30, 2015

ProQuest ProQuest to acquire Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Coutts’ acquisitions strengths with ProQuest’s inventive digital tools to deliver a superior end-to-end workflow across print and electronic. Ingram will play a continuing role in print fulfillment in North America, supporting ProQuest with its extensive print inventory, fast on-demand print capabilities and delivery network. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2015

ProQuest ProQuest invites future info pros to apply for annual scholarship. ProQuest is now accepting applications for its 2015 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, which will award US$5,000 to a promising graduate student in library and information sciences. Global in scope, the popular scholarship has been awarded annually for more than 20 years to students who envision new, meaningful expansions of and uses for digital information services. The deadline to apply is March 30. [Full Announcement].

January 5, 2015

ProQuest ProQuest Launches Brand New UKI Edition of Academic Complete. ProQuest ebooks company ebrary has created a brand new version of their award winning Academic Complete™ subscription collection designed specifically for UK and Irish students, faculty and researchers with over 4,000 unique, region specific titles. [Full Announcement].

November 20, 2014

ProQuest ProQuest creates the first complete, digital trove of executive orders and presidential proclamations. ProQuest is enabling researchers to access a critical missing piece for understanding historic events with a first-ever complete, digital collection of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. When complete, the collection will encompass more than 79,000 executive orders, proclamations, directives and policy statements by American presidents from Washington to Obama, bringing together disparate content and making it easy to discover and work with. ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations is part of and can be searched along with ProQuest’s renowned and growing collection of U.S. government content, assembled within a technology architecture that improves research outcomes. [Full Announcement].

November 13, 2014

ProQuest APA makes hundreds of current ebooks available for individual purchase through ebrary. Libraries around the world can now acquire the essential Psychology and Behavioral and Social Sciences titles researchers need under flexible models that meet their budget requirements. The American Psychological Association, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the world’s largest association of psychologists, has joined forces with ProQuest ebook business ebrary to make more than 250 titles published since 2009 available electronically on the ebrary platform. For the first time, individual scholarly, professional, and reference titles, select APA LifeTools trade titles, and other ebooks will be available to libraries for individual purchase under Perpetual Archive (PA), Demand-driven Acquisition, and Short-term Loans models. Libraries can purchase APA titles including the APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods and Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care, Second Edition, directly through ebrary or global distribution partners including YBP and Coutts. [Full Announcement].

October 23, 2014

Ex Libris Rollins College selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that Rollins College, a historic private liberal arts institution in Florida, has opted for the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Until now, Rollins has been running two library systems simultaneously, SirsiDynix Symphony and ProQuest Serials Solutions, as well as the ProQuest Summon discovery solution. The migration to Alma and Primo will enable Rollins to consolidate library management and discovery into one platform. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2014

ProQuest California Library Consortium evaluates usage of millions of monographs to create collaborative library collections. Libraries worldwide are transforming their spaces to better align with the changing needs of their communities. The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) has initiated a collection analysis project to gain insight on collection overlap and usage as a basis for establishing a sustainable shared collections program among its members. SCELC chose ProQuest Intota Assessment for comprehensive analysis of more than 4.5 million monographs across nine member libraries participating in the pilot project. [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2014

Ex Libris Las Colecciones de ProQuest ya se encuentran indexadas y descubribles a través del Índice Primo Central de Ex Libris. ProQuest y Grupo Ex Libris, líderes de la industria de la información, se complacen en anunciar que más de 200 bases de datos de ProQuest han sido indexadas en el Índice Primo Central de Ex Libris, haciendo el contenido fácilmente descubrible a través del servicio de descubrimiento Primo de Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

September 25, 2014

ProQuest Mobile Optimized K-12 Resources Empower Educators and Engage Students. Educators and students this fall are benefiting from online resources from ProQuest that are mobile optimized, include new instructional tools and features, and vetted content aligned to national standards. Now formatted for easy screen reading on a variety of smart phones and tablets, today’s anytime-anywhere learner can access full-text and image information in the SIRS Issues Researcher research resources. Delivering a more seamless experience for the student using a mobile or desktop device, source information is displayed, making it easy to select articles, media or website links. Additionally, prominent one-click link features foster collaboration with other students and make citation effortless with direct export to the EasyBib citation tool. [Full Announcement].

September 24, 2014

ProQuest University of Canterbury simplifies library collection management with Intota Assessment. The University of Canterbury recently selected Intota Assessment from ProQuest as the best solution to address challenges in evaluating usage of their libraries’ collections and making collection management decisions based on evidence. Detailed overlap analysis helps a library determine what resources to renew, acquire or weed to generate greater return on investment of their collection. Additionally, quantitative and qualitative analysis helps identify trends or spot other collection development opportunities. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2014

ProQuest ProQuest enhances Intota Assessment collection analysis with new Title Linking functionality. Academic libraries building their collections with core titles from Resources for College Libraries can stretch their collection budget further, making smarter acquisition and deselection decisions. Using the enhanced Recommendations and Deselection reports in Intota Assessment, libraries can simply compare by subject area their collection to RCL core titles, quickly determine a match to their current holdings, and easily identify alternative formats in their collection or in market. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2014

ProQuest Self-Publishing Continues to Grow in U.S., Says Bowker. new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2013 increased to more than 458,564, up 17 percent over 2012 and 437 percent over 2008. Print titles were up a very strong 29 percent over 2012, indicating the format’s continuing relevance to self-publishers. While self-publishing continues to grow, the pace appears to be normalizing after several explosive years. [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2014

Ex Libris London School of Economics and Political Science Goes Live with Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that the London School of Economics and Political Science Library has become the 100th institution to go live with Ex Libris Alma. Libraries in nine countries are now using Alma to streamline library operations and enable them to provide higher quality services to end users. Over 360 institutions worldwide have selected Alma as their next generation resource management solution. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2014

ProQuest ProQuest debuts beta of new Ebook Reader on ebrary platform. ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebrary platform. The ebrary Reader delivers a modern experience, with a simple interface, intuitive navigation and user-centered design. The Reader represents the best-in-class user experience being developed for the integrated platform that will unite ProQuest’s businesses ebrary and Ebook Library – EBL. [Full Announcement].