ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 23, 2015 â€“ ProQuest aims to improve outcomes of research on 20th century events and the people who made them happen by expanding its visionary ProQuestÂ® History Vault collection of digitized primary sources. Three new modules provide online access to hard-to-find original documents chronicling the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century (Federal Government Records supplement); the New Deal and World War II (President Franklin D. Rooseveltâ€™s Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies); and critical intelligence efforts during wartime from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961). History Vault is part of ProQuestâ€™s expansive digitization program that enables students and scholars to explore history as it happened and from diverse, often personal vantage points.
ProQuest and National Security Archive team on CIA Covert Operations II,now on the ProQuest platform
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 18, 2015 — As Americans once again scrutinize elements of the Patriot Act, the National Security Archive and its publishing partner ProQuest are providing new avenues for research on government spying. The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) has expanded to include CIA Covert Operations II: The Year of Intelligence, 1975, a collection of 1,000 declassified documents that reveal the inner-workings of Americaâ€™s spy agencies during a season of intense public inquiry. With this collection, DNSA becomes available on the ProQuest platform, enabling all DNSA documents to be cross-searched with the diverse content that students and faculty require to fully explore their area of research, such as newspaper archives, working papers, journal articles, ebooks, and other unique primary sources.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 1, 2015 — ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Couttsâ€™ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well. They are being added to ProQuestâ€™s Books unit, which encompasses the widest selection of ebooks supporting research and a rapidly evolving technology framework for discovery, access and management of book content. ProQuestâ€™s vision is to combine these collective strengths, creating an integrated workflow for print and digital content that will save librarians time and provide a superior book experience for end users.
Libraries will gain widest selection of titles, integrated print and ebook systems, plus continued access to Ingramâ€™s fast print fulfillment and delivery
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2015 — ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Couttsâ€™ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuestâ€™s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Couttsâ€™ acquisitions strengths with ProQuestâ€™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.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 8, 2015 â€“ ProQuest (through its affiliate Bowker) has acquired Palo Alto-based SIPX, creator of a unique digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library. Â Continue reading ProQuest Acquires SIPX
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 24, 2015 â€“ ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.
â€œAt ProQuest, we design our solutions for ease of access for our end-users and customers. That often means teaming with other providers of research tools to make our solutions more valuable and compatible,â€ said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. â€œOur relationship with Google is the latest example of actions weâ€™re taking to make it simple for researchers to access content in their libraries no matter where they start their research.â€ Continue reading ProQuest and Google collaborate with full text indexing
ANN ARBOR, Mich., (February 25, 2015) — ProQuest is improving research outcomes for scholars of Spanish literature by amping the power of the classic BibliografÃa de la Literatura EspaÃ±ola (BLE). The resource is now available on the ProQuestÂ® platform, enabling users to apply content tools and cross-search with their libraryâ€™s larger ProQuest collection, including PRISMA, for a smoother, faster workflow. Continue reading BibliografÃa de la Literatura EspaÃ±ola now available on ProQuest
ANN ARBOR, Mich., February 20, 2015 â€” ProQuest will continue its longstanding relationship with YBP, enabling libraries to purchase its selection of more than 730,000 ebooks through the GOBI platform. ProQuest titles will continue to be offered through all available purchase models, including Perpetual Archive, Short-Term Loans, Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) and Extended Access. Customer contracts with ProQuest will be unaffected by the recent change in YBPâ€™s ownership and account contacts will remain the same as before. Continue reading ProQuest continues collaboration with YBP
ANN ARBOR, Mich., February 12, 2015 â€“ Researchers can now explore early European history and culture as it happened with ProQuestâ€™s release of the first 2 million pages in its massive digitization project with BibliothÃ¨que 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 â€“ 10 million pages â€“ in crisp, fully searchable images. Approximately 5,800 titles are now available in Collections 4 and 6 of ProQuestâ€™s Early European Books, enabling researchers around the world to benefit from the Libraryâ€™s centuries of acquisition, curation and preservation.
Explore pages from books in this collection here: http://bit.ly/BnFimages Continue reading ProQuest releases rare, historical works from BibliothÃ¨que nationale de France
ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 30, 2015 — ProQuest unveiled the name of its eagerly anticipated new ebook platform: ProQuest Ebook Centralâ„¢. Launching in mid-2015, ProQuest Ebook Central will integrate key elements from both ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library, along with all-new functionality, delivering a next-generation experience for researchers and librarians around the globe.
â€œWe selected a simple name that captures the essence of what this platform will be: the â€˜go-toâ€™ source for ebooks for both researchers and librarians,â€ said Kari Paulson, vice president, market development, ProQuest. â€œProQuest Ebook Central will have the widest selection of quality content and the most acquisition options in an intuitive, user-friendly platform that simplifies the workflow for both librarians and patrons. It will be the complete solution that our customers and their users want.â€ Continue reading Introducing ProQuest Ebook Central, a new integrated ebook platform