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28 Aug 2014
The Digital Shift Features Michigan State Debut of Summon as its First Web Scale Discovery Service


In an effort to cater to the growth of interdisciplinary research while also simplifying the search experience for undergraduates, the Michigan State University Libraries (MSU) this month debuted Summon from ProQuest as its first web scale discovery service. Branded as SearchPlus by MSU, the discovery layer will offer students and researchers a single entry point for searching the majority of the library’s resources.


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The Digital Shift Features Michigan State Debut of Summon as its First Web Scale Discovery Service

In an effort to cater to the growth of interdisciplinary research while also simplifying the search experience for undergraduates, the Michigan State University Libraries (MSU) this month debuted Summon from ProQuest as its first web scale discovery service. Branded as SearchPlus by MSU, the discovery layer will offer students and researchers a single entry point for searching the majority of the library’s resources.

28 Aug 2014 | Headlines

Managing Research and Authoring Is Now Seamless with Google Docs Add-on for ProQuest Flow™

ProQuest Flow™, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research.

19 Aug 2014 | News Release

The British Library has installed Sydentic Solutions to enhance research time for their users

The British Library delivers access to business and industry, researchers, academics and students across the UK and worldwide. With over six million searches generated by the British Library online catalogue each year, and nearly 400,000 visitors to the reading rooms, the British Library is committed to providing access to their information and incorporating the latest technology... which is why they have chosen to install Syndetic Solutions™.

08 Aug 2014 | News Alert

Library Journal | Resolving the Link Resolver Problem

Steven Bell writes, "after reading two blogs posts by Eddie Neuwirth, I am at least reassured that someone working for a company that makes a link resolver is looking for that solution. Neuwirth offers a rundown of the multiple reasons why link resolvers fail. Even if the technology worked flawlessly, the challenge of updating links to work for thousands of constantly changing databases is daunting. [The blog] ends with a ray of hope. Enhancements are coming that will eliminate the most common barriers in using link resolvers. I am eagerly anticipating the announcement."

07 Aug 2014 | Headlines

Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013, Says Bowker

Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker®, the global leader in bibliographic information.

05 Aug 2014 | News Release

ProQuest helps De Montfort University improve research outcomes for users

When De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, set a goal to improve discoverability of their growing online collections, they turned to ProQuest.

01 Aug 2014 | News Alert

Intota set to transform the electronic resource management at Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi

With a large collection of electronic holdings, the Higher Colleges of Technology in UAE,were looking to improve their existing workflow and ensure better control and visibility over the usage of their collections, and turned to ProQuest Intota™ after hearing about it at their Middle East Symposium, held in October 2013.

24 Jul 2014 | News Alert

ProQuest delivers access to Global Dissertations and Theses in Russia

Russian State Library explained that they went to ProQuest to help expand their collections because “ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is internationally known, and we are grateful to get access to the full range of dissertations from around the world." This purchase will greatly enhance their own collection of more than 900,000 volumes, a number which they see increase by 30,000 each year, including 20,000 Master’s Degrees, and 10,000 Ph.D. dissertations.

17 Jul 2014 | News Alert

ProQuest Transforms Discovery and Research Management with Seamless Solution for Researchers

Reinforcing the value of libraries as the hub for university research, ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow™, a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon® discovery service.

15 Jul 2014 | News Release

The Scoop: ProQuest Customer Luncheon at ALA Annual

American Libraries, George Eberhart attended the customer luncheon hosted by ProQuest during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference where Tom Blanton, NSA Executive Director, was keynote speaker and shared; "the joint effort by the NSA and ProQuest to make these documents accessible “goes right to the heart of ALA’s mission to inform everyone about privacy issues. It should be our mantra: What happens in our users’ computers stays in our users’ computers.”

29 Jun 2014 | Headlines
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