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A comparative survey on the changing role of the librarian in Mainland China and Taiwan

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Conita Leung, ProQuest's Digital Publishing Director, presented a comparative survey on the changing role of librarian in Mainland China and Taiwan at this year's LibrAsia conference. 2014 was the first year that ProQuest was asked to speak at this conference.

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22 Jul 2014

Meet Olivia Dorsey, Spectrum Scholarship Recipient from UNC Chapel Hill

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Since 2001, ProQuest has funded 142 Spectrum Scholars through direct contribution and sponsorship of the Scholarship Bash. When it was decided that the Scholarship Bash would no longer take place, the Office for Diversity and ProQuest created an alternative funding solution that expands the scope of engagement with the Spectrum Scholars.

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21 Jul 2014

ProQuest delivers access to Global Dissertations and Theses in Russia

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Founded in 1862, the Russian State Library (RSL) holds a formidable amount of historical information, including unique collections of Russian and foreign documents, in approximately 247 languages. The RSL prides itself on the unique content that it has available for researchers and students. With a strong foundation of original dissertations on a variety of subjects and specializations (excluding medicine and pharmacy), they wanted to increase this further and turned to ProQuest.

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17 Jul 2014

ProQuest Research Companion Wins Best in Show at ISTE 2014

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The influential trade publication Tech & Learning named Research Companion Best of Show. The award was made on the basis of its “quality and effectiveness,” “ease of use,” and for its “creative use of technology."

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17 Jul 2014

Learn about the new 360 Counter Interface... and sign up for training!

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Over the next six months, customers will have access to both the Intota Assessment E-Resources reporting and 360 Counter's, in order to provide some time to become familiar with the new interface.

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16 Jul 2014

Bury the bun-and-sensible-shoes stereotype!

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As arts librarians pack their suitcases to prep for next week’s ARLIS conference in Manchester, UK, we take a sneak peek inside to reveal the best in librarian fashion.

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16 Jul 2014

ProQuest Transforms Discovery and Research Management with a Seamless Solution for Researchers

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ProQuest is now integrating Flow research management and collaboration solution with the Summon discovery service.

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15 Jul 2014

Looting, Degenerate Art and WWII: Learn how the real Monuments Men came about

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In the years leading up to World War II, much of the world was still struggling to recover from the First World War. Artistic aesthetics reflected a turn towards innovation and new ways of depicting the upheaval of modern life. During WWII, art played a significant role, embodying opposing philosophies, and became a dangerous occupation for many artists who had flourished in the pre-war era, but were now on the wrong side of Hitler's directives.

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15 Jul 2014

Why Kaiser Wilhelm was Annoyed, and Other Pre-WWI Tidbits You Can Find in ProQuest Content

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On the eve of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Kaiser Wilhelm II was already playing at war by insisting that courtiers be in military style uniforms. Going so far as to call the U.S. Ambassador an "undertaker" for being in his normal evening attire was somewhat precognizant of the carnage to come.

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14 Jul 2014

The artistic legacy of the Great War

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World War I brought changes to the art world that would have lasting impacts well into the Second World War and beyond. Artists were instrumental in perceptions of the war through their depictions of the front, propaganda materials, military service, and social commentary. Their work reflects changing sensibilities through the lens of aesthetics -- the decline of idealism and the rise of Modernism.

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14 Jul 2014

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