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ProQuest Completes Digitization of NAACP Papers

“ProQuest has completed the digitization of the archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), making one of the most famous chronicles of the civil rights movement accessible to millions of researchers and students.

Nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from the association’s national, legal and branch offices throughout the United States are now fully searchable and accessible through academic, research and public library websites as part of ProQuest® History Vault, an initiative to digitize historically rich primary sources.” (via ProQuest)

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320 million records from ProQuest Central now discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services

“More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuest® Central database are now discoverable, and the full text associated with those records is now accessible to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. The new discovery experience is possible through a data exchange agreement signed in 2013 by OCLC and ProQuest to enhance library discovery for users of WorldCat Discovery Services and the ProQuest Central full-text database. The program shares metadata from some of the world’s most-widely used library collections, enriching the content and creating connections for users of both ProQuest Central and WorldCat Discovery.” (via ProQuest)

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ebrary’s Academic Complete Tops 100,000 Titles

“Academic Complete™, the flagship ebook collection from ProQuest’s ebook platform, ebrary, has added 20,000 titles to its selection of in-demand scholarly academic monographs. The additional titles come from renowned publishers such as Ashgate, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, Peter Lang, MIT Press, and Wiley. Academic Complete now offers a selection of more than 109,000 ebooks, with more than 33 percent published since 2009.” (via ProQuest)

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OCLC and ProQuest work together to automate e-book collection management

“A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users for easy access to those titles. The initiative builds on OCLC’s work with ProQuest’s e-book businesses to support Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) workflow and e-book access.” (via PRNewswire)

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ProQuest Appoints Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager

“ProQuest, an information company central to global research, appointed Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions. In this role, Brine will provide the vision, strategy and global leadership to deliver discovery and management solutions to libraries. With more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies through growth initiatives, Brine balances business rigor with focus on quality and customer service.” (via PRNewswire)

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ProQuest Names Allana Mayer 2013 Summit Scholarship Winner

“ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, has awarded the 2013 Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Allana Mayer, an MLIS student at McGill University in Montreal. The scholarship – named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online information retrieval services – will be presented June 9 at the Special Libraries Association’s annual conference in San Diego. “We’re so inspired by Allana’s imaginative application of the principles of information science to advance the preservation of art and cultural history,” said Maria Ziemer, Global Manager of the ProQuest Graduate Education Program. “It’s an honor for us to help her continue her education.” (via ProQuest)

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ProQuest to Distribute NewspaperARCHIVE to Libraries Worldwide

“ProQuest is significantly expanding its rich selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from valuable local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present. ProQuest will offer libraries the option to purchase a perpetual archive rather than just subscriptions. Further, there will be Academic and Public library versions that break NewspaperARCHIVE.com’s massive content into state level products and individual titles.”

via ProQuestPress Release

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OCLC and ProQuest Collaborate to Enhance Library Discovery

“ProQuest and OCLC are launching a far-reaching data exchange program that will enhance the library discovery experience for users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local service, ProQuest’s Summon® service, the full-text of ProQuest Central and ebrary e-books. The program shares metadata across some of the world’s most-widely used library resources, enriching the discoverability and comprehensiveness of all the services.”

via OCLC

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ProQuest and Bibliothèque National de France Advance Access to Important and Rare Works via Early European Books ProgramWorks via Early European Books Program

“ProQuest and the Bibliothèque national de France BnF in Paris are joining forces to expand access to the Librarys rich historical treasures. As part of its Early European Books program, ProQuest will digitize about 70,000 volumes from BnFs collection of European books printed before 1700. The collection, which is world renowned for its breadth and quality, includes 3,000 works printed before 1501, providing researchers with simple, online insight into early European history and culture.”When we speak to users of Early European Books around the world, the Bibliothèque national de France is one of the most-requested sources of content,” said Mary Sauer-Games, ProQuest Vice-President, Information Solutions. “This collection represents centuries of effort to acquire and preserve books on all manner of subjects. It is thrilling for us to be able to work with such a prestigious institution and to make this content easily available to researchers across the globe.”

via ProQuestPress Release

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