ProQuest, University of Michigan Library and Bodleian Libraries are making the full text of 25,000 booksÂ printed between 1473 and 1699Â available as open access content. These are works from the seminal ProQuest databaseÂ Early English Books Online and transcriptionsÂ are care ofÂ the Text Creation Partnership (TCP). Details are in the news release below and at the link. Continue reading ProQuest, UM, Oxford team to provide 25,000 early books as open access text
CAMBRIDGE, UK, January 5, 2015 â€“ ProQuestÂ® ebooks company ebraryÂ® has created a brand new version of their award winningÂ Academic Completeâ„¢Â subscription collection designed specifically for UK and Irish students, faculty and researchers with over 4,000 unique, region specific titles.
Recognizing the importance of providing key content to this region, this new edition of Academic Complete delivers more than 115,000 titles, and is the first locally-tailored content edition which goes beyond territorial rights adjustments. Providing simultaneous, multi-user access the UKI edition contains over 4,000 specially selected titles which are only available to this region and consist of the most relevant publishers and topics. This local version will only be available in the UK and Ireland with the same overall number of titles as the standard Academic Complete. Continue reading ProQuest launches new UKI edition of Academic Complete
Nashville, TN and Ann Arbor, MIâ€“ Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest LLC today announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide.
Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library (EBL) available through Ingram’s OASISÂ® content platform. Ingram has now added ebraryâ€™s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companiesâ€™ shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders,Â EBL has also beenÂ integrated with Ingram’s e-book approval plans and Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) services. Continue reading Ingram and ProQuest expand eBook collaboration
ebrary will be launching a new and improved ebrary reader in the next few months.Â Many of the new features are listed below (and also available in a ppt).Â As a result of the new reader, ebrary will be retiring the dedicated mobile app on August 4th.Â The new ereader is designed with laptop and tablet use in mind, tablets using the Bluefire app as access point (which has already been available for some time).
New features of Reader:
- Clearer user permissions & information on ebooks for patrons
- Intuitive navigation to find popular features faster
- Higher text quality & display options for better readability
- Focus on streamlining key tasks:
Copy, print, download, in-book search
- Enhanced support for accessibility needs (Q4)
June 26, 2014 (Mountain View, CA.)– ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebraryÂ® platform. The ebrary Reader delivers a modern experience, with a simple interface, intuitive navigation and user-centered design. The Reader represents the best-in-class user experience being developed for the integrated platform that will unite ProQuest’s businesses ebrary and Ebook Library — EBL. Continue reading ProQuest announces beta of new ebrary reader, designed for evolving expectations of researchers
June 16, 2014 â€“ Mountain View, CA â€“ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from renowned publishers Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic CompleteÂ®, the flagship ebook database from ebraryÂ®. The new content will improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database â€“ the popular LibraryThing for Librariesâ„¢ Book Display Widget — will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage. Continue reading New content, LibraryThing for Libraries widget added to ebrary
Great ebook discovery news for users of Summon. Now both ebrary and EBL full text content are indexed in the Summon. I’m amazed at the use stats on my ebook collections that are indexed in discovery tools.Â This should be a big boost for EBL title use.Â More below from the press release.
May 6, 2014 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest is boosting the visibility of ebooks in library collections by indexing the full text of the entire catalog of EBL – Ebook Library in its SummonÂ® discovery service. EBLâ€™s expansive catalog of more than 400,000 ebooks is now even more discoverable alongside titles from ebrary, which have been full-text indexed in the Summon service since 2012. The work to broaden discovery and accessibility of ebooks is occurring simultaneously with another major project: the integration of EBL and ebrary into a single ebook solution. Continue reading Full text of EBL catalog now discoverable in Summon
March 24, 2014 (ANN ARBOR, MI) — ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, 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 associationâ€™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 ProQuestÂ® History Vault, an initiative to digitize historically rich primary sources, opening their discovery to broader audiences. Â Continue reading ProQuest completes digitization of the NAACP papers
Just received this press release from ProQuest.Â I’m really excited to see this new platform and take it for a spin.Â It sounds like it contains what I feel is one of the key components of ebook purchasing – flexibility.
March 6, 2014 (Melbourne, AU) — EBL – Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented its LibCentral administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their own and their usersâ€™ unique needs. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows making discovery, selection, acquisition, and management of ebooks simple. With sophisticated tools, it provides the library granular access and permission settings along with insight into overall collection and Demand-driven Acquisition usage. Created through collaboration with customers, LibCentral is a substantial step in the integration of ProQuestâ€™s ebook businesses EBL and ebrary, and will become the base of the combined ebook platform. Continue reading EBL unveils the new LibCentral, the foundation for an integrated EBL and ebrary ebook platform
DUBLIN, Ohio, and ANN ARBOR, Mich. February 3, 2014â€”More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuestÂ® 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 worldâ€™s most-widely used library collections, enriching the content and creating connections for users of both ProQuest Central and WorldCat Discovery. Continue reading ProQuest and WorldCat partner, over 320 million records now discoverable in WorldCat Discovery Services