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-- ProQuest’s New Literature Online Platform Optimizes Content for Students and Researchers
MidWinter attendees are buzzing about the new release of Literature Online®, the world’s largest literary research resource. Conferees are viewing the solution’s optimization of content for modern student research habits and needs. Essential for teaching and studying literature for more than 15 years, Literature Online now leverages cloud-based technology and responsive design to make its massive store of essential and in-demand content even more accessible, and easier to use than ever before. Read more here.
-- ProQuest Unlocks the Archives of South China Morning Post for Researchers
The South China Morning Post is renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia. Founded in 1903 by Alfred Cunningham and Tse Tsan-tai, a key figure in the Chinese revolt against the last imperial Qing Dynasty at the turn of the 20th century, the newspaper became a platform for advocating the reform movement in China. It is highly regarded by researchers because of the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China. Read more here.
-- ProQuest Joins OASPA
ProQuest has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), which represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines. Read more here.
-- ebrary and EBL Data Study Sheds Light on Ebook Use
New research from ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library and Michael Levine-Clark (Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver Libraries) shows that social sciences far outperform humanities and STM in the percentage of titles used and the average amount of use per book. However, users working with ebooks on STM subjects tend to be more active with their books in each session, downloading or printing content. Levin-Clark examined usage data (more than 7,000 libraries and over a half-million titles) supplied by the ProQuest ebook businesses. His findings are being presented at the Midwinter Conference on January 24 at 4 p.m. Read more here.