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Learn more at ProQuest’s free session at ALA Annual

The demands on library collections are changing. While journal and ebook content continue to be essential, faculty members and scholars are looking for more to support their research, learning and teaching. ProQuest’s faculty research points to the importance of access to a broad spectrum of content that includes reports and statistics, working papers, primary sources, dissertations, conference proceedings and more.

In addition, the development of a vast range of available mobile access and network services, has transformed user expectations.

Join ProQuest and Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy for the University of California Davis Library, as he presents “A Hollow Sphere: The rise of interactivity and the submergence of publishing” at our ALA event on New Content, New Platform Upgrades, New Experiences. In this fascinating session, Peter will show us how the act of publishing is becoming less important than creating opportunities for continual engagement. The forces at work? Information that can be delivered with precision into highly contextualized environments, augmenting both personalization and the ability for readers to interact with texts and data in new ways. Independent discovery that is becoming secondary to machine-based recommendations, and curation technologies.

Peter surveys these trends and guides us to a holistic understanding of these transitions, before moderating updates on ProQuest’s response to these trends that enable librarians to adapt and succeed in shifting environments:

>> By providing unique primary sources along with ebooks, the best in journals, and a full complement of content types, libraries can better align with the needs of researchers and faculty. ProQuest’s long tradition of preserving fragile documents, and now film and video, enables libraries to provide access to these important archives. Our staff of scholars continually monitors research trends, identifying information gaps, and provide solutions to improve research outcomes across disciplines. The session includes a roundup of diverse new content solutions across subject areas. 

>> Supported with user-centered design that makes it easy to discover, access, mine and manage, diverse content from ProQuest keeps libraries at the center of student and faculty research success. Our platforms are designed for particular content types, providing appropriate tools at the time they’re needed, and are linked for integrated search and discovery. We’ll preview upcoming ProQuest interface enhancements and provide a live demonstration of the new Ebook Central.


>> Teaching and learning activity, a core component of the typical school’s mission, is ripe with new opportunities for libraries to succeed. SIPX will introduce its technology to show how libraries can get a real understanding of what content is used in these activities, and how to get themselves more involved in bringing value and cost-savings to instructors and students by making library subscription investments more visible and used in teaching channels – benefits that extend broadly over an entire campus and beyond in online education initiatives.

Want to know more? Reserve your seat now at our session at the American Library Association Annual Conference 2015. ProQuest: New Content, New Platform Upgrades, New Experiences, Saturday, June 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. PDT, to see how to empower users to reach new levels of research and education productivity and success.

Hurry to secure your spot – a very limited number of seats remain for this session.
23 Jun 2015

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