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Pioneering ebook subscriptions will be accessible to Montana colleges and universities on the new Ebook Central

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 19, 2017 – Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services (TRAILS), a consortium of 24 colleges and universities throughout Montana, has chosen ProQuest Academic Complete® and College Complete™ ebook collection subscriptions to provide high-quality content and a powerful, intuitive user experience to its thousands of students, faculty and researchers.

“TRAILS is committed to making more and better information resources available to the students and faculty of Montana colleges,” said Pamela Benjamin, TRAILS’ Coordinator. “Academic Complete and College Complete represent big steps in that direction – not only by the way they balance quality and quantity in the selection of titles, but how these resources support the user from discovery to access to the reading experience. Those are huge benefits to our member libraries and the users they serve.”

Academic Complete and College Complete are renowned as foundational, multi-disciplinary resources with unlimited, multi-user access. Subscriptions are hand-curated by ProQuest’s on-staff librarians and tie to curriculum and graduation rate trending. The subscriptions grow up to 10 percent annually, ensuring library collections meet emerging research needs.

Users will access Academic Complete and College Complete through the ProQuest Ebook Central® ebook platform. Developed with extensive user testing, the Ebook Central® platform is designed specifically for the researcher’s workflow, supporting quick, effective discovery, evaluation, and access. Additionally, it provides time-saving tools for note-taking, highlighting, and citing that are used while researching, keeping users in context and reducing disruptions while they work.

Ebook Central also streamlines librarian workflows. The LibCentraladministrative core includes robust tools for selection across a range of acquisition models, including Access-to-Own, that enable librarians to maximize every budget dollar. Rich reporting and analytics such as real-time usage and expenditure summaries allow assessment of the libraries’ subscriptions, owned collections and  DDA activity. Librarians can even customize the patron experience from within LibCentral.

“Montana is leading the nation in on-time graduation rates. We aim to help them build on that momentum, greeting high school grads with relevant, high quality content that maps to their academic goals,” said Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “We applaud TRAILS’ decision to put Academic Complete and College Complete together. Offering their two and four-year member libraries content segmented to serve the needs of their users will translate into higher usage and lower cost per use.”

About TRAILS

Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services (TRAILS) is a consortium of 24 college and academic libraries throughout the State of Montana formed to optimize the quantity and quality of information resources to students, faculty and researchers at the affiliated institutions. The Consortium’s objectives include equalization of access to high quality materials, reduced duplication of efforts and resources among consortium members, and optimization of resources in the acquisition of research journals and other materials and services.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

19 September 2017


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