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ProQuest is accelerating the interoperability of its products and services on all fronts to ensure that no matter where a researcher starts, connecting with our content is simple and seamless. To this end, ProQuest’s data sharing agreements with both Ex Libris and OCLC will improve the discovery experience of our mutual users and greatly enhance interoperability.

Ex Libris Agreement – January 25, 2014 Users will improve discovery of content in dozens of ProQuest's most widely used content databases by indexing them in the Ex Libris Primo® Central Index of scholarly electronic resources. When the first stage of work is completed, ProQuest’s ebrary® and EBL-Ebook Library® collections will become discoverable by all Primo Central users as well. In addition, future enhancements will be made to the The Summon Service® to increase its level of interoperability with Ex Libris’ Alma® unified resource management service.

Read the press release here.

OCLC Agreement – February 3, 2014 Users can improve discovery of content from the award-winning ProQuest® Central database by using WorldCat Discovery Services, due to the transfer of 320 million records from 88 collections to OCLC. In addition, access to EBL and ebrary ebooks will improve at a later date due to the indexing of full-text (for the time being, we are integrated for automated DDA holdings management). OCLC will also provide access to metadata and holdings information in WorldCat, which will lead to future enhancements to the Summon® Discovery Service.

Read the press release here.  

25 Feb 2014

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