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ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that its flagship e-book subscription collection, Academic Complete™, has been awarded the title of Library Journal’s Best E-book Database.

ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that its flagship e-book subscription collection, Academic Complete™, has been awarded the title of Library Journal’s Best E-book Database.  The award, which was voted on by numerous reference librarians, further strengthens Academic Complete’s position as the best valued e-book database in the industry and marks the second highly esteemed title for Academic Complete in addition to the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) designation.

“With Academic Complete approaching its 10th anniversary, we are very grateful to be recognized as a quality e-book database by our customers,” said Kevin Sayar, President and General Manager of ebrary. "We look forward to increasing the value of our flagship product as it is an integral part of librarians’ e-book acquisition strategies."

Academic Complete is a key component to ebrary’s strategic approach to e-book acquisition based on three steps:  Transition, Diversify, and Streamline™. Many ebrary customers use Academic Complete as an affordable, high quality base collection of academic e-books with coverage in all disciplines, then examine their usage statistics to determine where to apply additional budget in patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive.

Additional features and benefits of Academic Complete include the following:

  • Continued collection growth
  • Dedicated apps for the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™
  • DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast) for fully searchable digital repositories
  • ebrary InfoTools™ turns words into portals to additional knowledge
  • Granular usage statistics
  • Chapter ranking of search results
  • Personal bookshelves 
  • Highlighting and annotating
  • Text-to-hyperlinks
  • Text-to-speech
  • Automatic citations
  • RefWorks and EndNote integration
  • Integrated with Summon and the ProQuest platform

Library Journal also awarded ProQuest’s CultureGrams the title of Best for Reports. With its aim is to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's peoples by documenting the unique details of their customs, traditions, and daily life, CultureGrams has consistently struck a chord with librarians and educators in the education, government, and non-profit arenas.

Learn More at Charleston
To learn more about Academic Complete or other ebrary and ProQuest news, visit us at the 2012 Charleston Conference, November 7 – 10, in Charleston, SC.

About ebrary (
ebrary helps customers acquire e-books strategically through a three step approach: Transition, Diversify and Streamline™.  The company believes that by challenging the e-book status quo, organizations can effectively serve the diverse and growing needs of researchers and maximize their budgets. Founded in 1999, long before e-books were popular, ebrary is a ProQuest business located in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

16 November 2012

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