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September 17, 2020

(ProQuest) Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill ebooks through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces.

September 14, 2020

(ProQuest) 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.

August 27, 2020

(ProQuest) 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.

July 23, 2020

(ProQuest) 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.

July 20, 2020

(ProQuest) 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.

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.

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