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November 19, 2020

ProQuest ProQuest integrates ebook data with Talis Aspire, simplifying reading list workflows. ProQuest has collaborated with Talis, a SAGE Publishing Company, to integrate ProQuest Ebook Central platform pricing and holdings data into Talis Aspire, a tool used by libraries to create and manage resource lists to support university curriculum. Using Talis Aspire, faculty can create reading lists for their courses and send these lists to the library for review and purchase. Now, when a requested book is available through the ProQuest Ebook Central platform, Talis Aspire will display prices, available access models and information on what the library already owns, avoiding duplication. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2020

ProQuest McGraw Hill now provides digital textbooks to academic libraries on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform. Learning science company McGraw Hill has begun making its widely used digital textbooks available for sale and distribution to U.S. academic libraries through Ebook Central, the eBook platform from EdTech leader ProQuest, a leading partner to academic libraries in the U.S. and globally. [Full Announcement].

November 12, 2020

ProQuest University of Johannesburg joins ProQuest Dissertations and Theses publishing program. The University of Johannesburg has joined the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses publishing program and will now contribute its graduate students' dissertations and theses to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database, the leading source of emerging research from universities around the world. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

ProQuest Federal Trade Commission closes its review of ProQuest’s acquisition of Innovative Interfaces. ProQuest announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed its review of Ex Libris' acquisition of Innovative. Innovative is now part of the ProQuest corporate family. Operationally, Innovative will run independently as a ProQuest entity and peer company to Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest Underline Science announces new appointments to Board of Directors. Underline Science, the premier virtual conference venue for events in science, medicine and academia, announced that it has appointed Robert VanHees, President and Chief Financial Officer of ProQuest, and Rafael Sidi, formerly SVP at ProQuest and General Manager of the ProQuest Information Solutions business unit, to its board of directors. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2020

ProQuest Free Resource for Students, Educators and Patrons Chronicles the Struggles and Triumphs of Black Americans. EdTech leader ProQuest announced the launch of the Black Freedom Struggle website – a curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, this resource is freely available on the web and to libraries for anyone studying U.S. Black history. [Full Announcement].

October 23, 2020

ProQuest Underline Science announces investment from ProQuest. Underline Science , the premier virtual conference venue for events in science, medicine and academia, announces a significant investment from ProQuest, a global leader in educational technology. The investment from ProQuest will enable Underline to extend the reach of its video platform for scientific and scholarly conferences, redoubling the impact of this knowledge, and providing opportunities to accelerate scientific discovery. [Full Announcement].

October 19, 2020

ProQuest Panel will tackle challenges around global health, social justice and COVID-19. Is it possible to fight infectious disease like COVID-19 – and create a more just world in the process? The founders of Partners In Health, a nonprofit social justice organization with deep experience in treating infectious disease outbreaks globally, will tackle this question – and more – in a free virtual event hosted by EdTech leader ProQuest and documentary curator FILM PLATFORM. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2020

ProQuest Brill Ebooks now available in the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces. Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill ebooks through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2020

ProQuest California K-12 students get expanded access to ProQuest Resources for virtual learning. As Californians begin a school year like no other, access to authoritative databases for teaching and learning is critical. Through the California K-12 Online Content Project, managed by the California State Library, all public school districts and charter schools in the state get unlimited access to a wealth of ProQuest and other resources for the duration of the 2020-21 school year. These resources – made available since 2018 through schools – will also now be available through public libraries across the state. [Full Announcement].

August 27, 2020

ProQuest University of Liverpool Joins ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Publishing Program. The University of Liverpool has joined the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses publishing program and will now contribute its graduate students' dissertations and theses to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, the leading global source of emerging research from universities around the world. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 2020

ProQuest Audio-described video improves accessibility for Academic Video Online users. ProQuest announced the addition of audio descriptions to its most-watched video titles in the Academic Video Online and ProQuest One™ Academic platforms, making educational streaming video more accessible to visually impaired users. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2020

ProQuest Calgary Herald archive brings provinces history to Alberta residents. Academic, public and special libraries across Alberta have banded together to provide the province with online access to the entire archive of the Calgary Herald, the largest and oldest daily newspaper in Alberta, from 1883-2010. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2020

ProQuest ProQuest and Kudos Help Graduate Students Gain Visibility for their Dissertations and Theses. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2020

ProQuest Four Leading Research Universities Choose ProQuests TDM Studio Solution for Text and Data Mining. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2020

ProQuest ProQuest streamlines discoverability of subscription and open access content. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2020

ProQuest ProQuest's Message on Equality and Justice. 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. [Full Announcement].

May 4, 2020

ProQuest ProQuest Enhances Distance Learning with Documentaries from FILM PLATFORM. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 31, 2020

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database gives ProQuest users no-cost access to essential coverage of COVID-19 and more. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2020

ProQuest Coronavirus-Impacted Libraries Get Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings. 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. [Full Announcement].

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