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Why ebooks?

The flexibility of electronic resources combined with years of working with print can make figuring out where to start with ebooks difficult. ProQuest is here to help…

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ProQuest Calls Integrated Ebook Platform ProQuest Ebook Central™

ProQuest Ebook Central™ aims to be the “go-to” ebook source for librarians and users.

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Springer titles are now available for PDA and STL through ProQuest ebrary

Titles from the leading academic publisher Springer have been available through ProQuest EBL’s Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) and Short-term Loan (STL) models for some time now.

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ProQuest Launches A Brand New UKI Edition of Academic Complete™

ProQuest® ebooks company ebrary® has created a brand new version of their award-winning Academic Complete™ subscription collection, designed specifically for UK and Irish students, faculty and researchers, with over 4,000 unique, region-specific titles.

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Meet All Users’ Content Needs

We offer a growing selection of more than 740,000 ebooks from leading publishers—including the most university presses—with coverage of all subjects.  Mobile access and platforms built for research meet users’ on-demand needs and expectations.

Save Money with Flexible Models

We offer the most flexible modes including Subscription, Demand-driven Acquisition, Short-term Loans and Perpetual Access which can be tailored and used in combination to meet libraries’ specific needs and budget requirements.

Save Time with DDA and Packs

Take the guesswork out of collection development with Demand-Driven Access (DDA), giving users on-demand access to the titles that they need, or choose subscriptions and perpetual packages hand selected by librarians.

Increase Usage and Discovery

By integrating with Summon and other discovery services and providing free MARC records, ebrary and EBL help users find and use your ebook collection, showcasing its value.

Prove Your Value

Leverage our analytics and usage reports to prove library value to key stakeholders.  Our Patron Analytics can be used to tie library usage to information literacy, retention rates and more.

Leverage Your Existing Workflow

Ebooks can be ordered and managed directly through ProQuest or through partners such as YBP, Coutts, Swets and others.

Subscription:  Highly Affordable, Unlimited Access

Subscriptions are an affordable way to offer coverage of all academic subject areas with Academic Complete™ or single subjects like Business, Humanities, Medicine, Engineering and Technology. All ProQuest subscriptions offer unlimited access and continued growth at no extra cost.

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Demand-driven Acquisition:  Only Pay if Used

ProQuest’s DDA model enable libraries to offer wide-scale yet controlled access to vast numbers of titles of their choice, while only having to purchase those that are used.  Libraries may leverage Short-term Loans, mediation, fund codes and profiles.

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Short-term Loans:  Affordable Access, No Commitment

ProQuest offer flexible options for Short-term Loans, which may be used as an additional layer of mediation before titles are triggered for purchase under our Demand-driven Acquisition programs or as a supplement to traditional ILL.

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Perpetual Access: Flexible Purchasing

Available with unlimited-user, three-user and single-user licenses, this model enables libraries to buy individual titles as well as discounted packs. ProQuest’s Non-Linear™ Lending and Extended Access™ allow libraries to reduce upfront costs and prevent turnaways.

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World-Renowned Publishers

ebrary and EBL continue to partner with the world’s leading publishers including the largest number of university presses.

Book Vendors and Resellers

We partner with book vendors such as YBP, Coutts, Swets and others, enabling libraries to acquire titles using their existing print and digital workflow. Our resellers distribute our solutions to libraries and other institutions around the world.

Consortia and Regional Networks

To help libraries efficiently and affordably acquire the ebooks their students need, we continue to partner with consortia and regional networks.  We have also pioneered Demand-driven Acquisition programs specifically for consortia.

Technology and Discovery Partners

Teamwork is key to supporting the entire ebook workflow, so we continue to integrate and enhance our solutions with both ProQuest and third-party party technologies and services.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

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