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ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris

“We are pleased to announce that ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris. Together, our complementary skills and capabilities will accelerate innovation for libraries worldwide. We are fortunate to work with customers and users who are generous with feedback about the pressing challenges they face and how we can help them. We hear that the pace of change in the library world is increasing every day and that the systems that libraries rely upon need to constantly improve. Workflows for library resource management are disparate, making navigation of the complex and rapidly evolving technology and content environment more challenging for library patrons, learners and researchers.” (via Proquest)

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Cornell University Library and ProQuest Team Up for Faster, More Efficient Book Selection and Acquisition

“ProQuest is working with Cornell University Library to develop a dynamic book-selection system that will aggregate metadata from multiple sources into a single streamlined interface. This will enable highly efficient selection and acquisitions workflows. The custom interface is part of a new agreement in which Cornell University Library will use ProQuest as the primary source for its English-language print books, a significant expansion of Cornell University Library’s long-standing relationship with Coutts Information Services for print and ebook Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs.” (via Proquest)

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ProQuest Collaborations Improve Discovery and Access of Dissertations

“ProQuest is teaming with a variety of other information providers to improve ease of access to dissertations and theses by making them discoverable in context with other relevant content. The company’s massive database of graduate works is being indexed in such research tools as Ei Compendex, The Philosopher’s Index and others adding major new avenues of discovery. Users of these resources will benefit from a more comprehensive literature search from their existing discovery workflow, while dissertation authors benefit by having their work exposed to more researchers.” (via Proquest)

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Entire Harper’s Bazaar Archive to be Accessible for First Time Online

“ProQuest is creating the first digital archive of Harper’s Bazaar, spanning 1867 through the current issue. Research outcomes in areas as wide-ranging as fashion, design, art, women’s studies, gender studies, marketing and business will be improved through simple online access and precision searching of both text and images from the magazine’s entire run. Accessible later this year on the ProQuest platform, the Harper’s Bazaar Archive will be cross-searchable along with the Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily archives and the rich variety of sources needed to generate pioneering research, such as scholarly journals, working papers, conference proceedings, ebooks, newspapers and other primary sources.” (via Proquest)

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ProQuest Transforms Research with Digitization of Rare, Historical Works from Bibliothèque nationale de France

“Researchers can now explore early European history and culture as it happened with ProQuest’s release of the first 2 million pages in its massive digitization project with Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) in Paris. When complete, the project will give researchers cover to cover access to more than 28,000 rare European books printed from 1400 to 1700 – 10 million pages – in crisp, fully searchable images. Approximately 5,800 titles are now available in Collections 4 and 6 of ProQuest’s Early European Books, enabling researchers around the world to benefit from the Library’s centuries of acquisition, curation and preservation.” (via ProQuest)

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Effort Makes Texts of Early English Books Available Online

“A partnership is making the texts of the first printed editions of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton and other early English books available online. The University of Michigan Library, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473 to 1700. These include more than 5,600 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.” (via AP)

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ProQuest Digitizes the Early 20th Century’s Most Influential British Magazines

“ProQuest is improving outcomes for researchers of British politics, news, culture and society by boosting the availability of digital primary sources from the first half of the 20th century. Its new British Periodicals Collection III digitizes the archives of the most important magazines of the period – all highly influential in their mix of news, politics, art, photography, literature and satire – and extends the scope of the popular British Periodicals program. The collection enriches context-based exploration of important attitudes, events and movements, such as empire and decolonization, first-wave feminism, and consumer society. British Periodicals Collection III is part of ProQuest’s massive global digitization program that’s rescuing rare, important and fragile print works and making their contents available to researchers.” (via Proquest)

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ProQuest ends dissertation sales through Amazon

“ProQuest will no longer sell the dissertations in its database through third-party retailers such as Amazon, the company announced on Monday, responding to confused scholars who found their research for sale online. The change will hopefully put an end to the all-too frequent episodes when academics discover their work has been made available in ways they don’t recall authorizing. ProQuest acknowledged its third-party retailer program has been plagued by that issue in an email to Inside Higher Ed.” (via insidehighered)

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ProQuest Enriches Ebook Value with New Content and Features in ebrary Academic Complete

“ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from renowned publishers Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic Complete®, the flagship ebook database from ebrary®. The new content will improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database – the popular LibraryThing for Libraries™ Book Display Widget – will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage. “ebrary is committed to meeting the demands of libraries who want to make the most of their collection budgets and deliver the highest quality content and features to their users,” said Kari Paulson, vice-president and general manager, ProQuest Ebooks. “The new titles from Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health are an important expansion of ebrary’s service because of their extraordinary quality and comprehensiveness. And we’re delighted that the LibraryThing for Libraries Book Display Widget will further promote ebook collections.” (via Proquest)

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Jisc and ProQuest enable access to essential digital content

“A new agreement for a national license between Jisc and ProQuest will enable access for the UK higher education community to two major digital archives: Early European Books Collections 1-4 and The Vogue Archive. Providing access to almost 25,000 rare and often unique books, Early European Books is a key resource for those with a strong research interest in the period from 1450 – 1700, delivering a wide variety of primary sources from one of the most fascinating and influential periods in Western history and has been developed in collaboration with a range of major European libraries.  Very few libraries have access to such a large corpus of works as Early European Books offers and researchers and students will now be able to view this material wherever and whenever they choose.” (via Jisc)

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