ProQuest has launched its newly improved RefWorks® reference management platform, simplifying and improving research and collaboration workflows. With full-text management and tools for collaboration, the new RefWorks platform addresses the needs of students, faculty and librarians with an innovative feature set. Libraries that offer this service to their constituents have access to administrative controls that help their institutions respect intellectual property rights, professional support for themselves and their end-users, and analytics that provide a consistent source of information on patron and content usage. From the rest of the press release: Continue reading ProQuest reimagines RefWorks, reference management service for students, faculty and librarians
January 11, 2011 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest will digitize more than 30,000 rare early books from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, capturing every volume in high-resolution color scans. This is the third major European national library to participate in ProQuest’s Early European Books project after the Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen and the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze in Italy. As with the agreements in Denmark and Italy, the material will be free to access in the host country. Continue reading ProQuest to Digitize 30,000 rare early books from National Library of the Netherlands
January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) — As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a quarter-million e-books to ProQuest’s monumental content offerings. The combined collection will enable users to search seamlessly across multiple formats — books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, video, and more — and across eight centuries of the world’s knowledge. Continue reading Proquest Acquires ebrary
I knew upon seeing the mailing address of IGI Global – Chocolate Ave. in Hershey, PA, that I would like them. But, upon leaving the NY offices I was presented with a box of chocolates, and I liked them even more. What I didn’t know but soon came to discover, was the enormous amount of eBooks, journals, and databases they have produced since their founding in 1988.
Here are some highlights of the products, available and forthcoming, from IGI Global: Continue reading IGI Global offers array of eBooks, databases, and forthcoming library science series
PubFactory is an online publishing platform for publishers or libraries that is xml based, and supports ePub, DocBook, TEI, and NLM Journal formats. They also support ONIX and RDF for metadata and PDF (metadata and full text searching/viewing). Continue reading PubFactory
Company Adds InfoTools, Highlighting, Notes, and Other Features to QuickView, Offers New Bookshelf Functionality
June 15, 2009 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — This week, ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, is shipping a number of powerful new features that make it quicker and easier to discover, use, and manage information online. Continue reading ebrary Announces Significant Technology Enhancements
ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote, Adds Printing to QuickView, Offers Search by Collection
May 18, 2009 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has enhanced its industry-renowned interface with a number of new capabilities that make content discovery, usage, and management quicker and more productive.
All ebrary products now integrate with RefWorks and EndNote for easy citation management. End-users may choose to enable RefWorks, EndNote, or both. Once enabled, these options appear under the new InfoToolsâ„¢ menu in ebrary’s QuickViewâ„¢ Reader, which does not require any software downloads or installations, as well as in search results and personal bookshelves. Continue reading ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote