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Librarians are experiencing a rapid shift in demand from print to digital content, including ebooks. Yet libraries are often constrained by systems designed for print, which do not fully support the flexibility of ebooks. This can make figuring out where to start with ebooks difficult. ProQuest is here to help…
More than 740,000 ebooks from leading publishers—including the most university presses—and spanning subjects — are available via mobile access and platforms built for research to users’ on-demand needs and expectations.
Replace just-in-case with just-in-time acquisition via Demand-Driven Access (DDA) that delivers on-demand access to the titles users need. Or, choose subscriptions and perpetual packages hand selected by librarians.
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.
Our flexible models include Subscription, Demand-driven Acquisition, and Perpetual Access, which can be tailored and used in combination to customize for your library’s unique needs and to optimize budgets.
By integrating with Summon and other discovery services and providing free MARC records, ebrary and EBL help users find and use your ebook collection, increasing its usage and showcasing its value.
ProQuest is committed to supporting choice. Ebooks can be ordered and managed directly through ProQuest or through partners such as YBP, Coutts, and others.
Pioneered by ProQuest, subscriptions offer an affordable way for libraries to provide a base collection of ebooks in both single and multi-disciplinary subject areas. Many libraries enhance their collections with Demand-driven Acquisition and Perpetual Archive.
Perpetual access enables libraries to buy and own ebooks, just like print titles. Libraries can select individual titles or pre-selected packs of titles.
Pioneered by ProQuest, Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) enables libraries to provide access to a large number of ebooks of their choice – and only purchase those that are used following a free browse period or when the patron copies, prints, or downloads. When titles are triggered by patron use, the library has the option to purchase the titles (perpetual access) or leverage short-term loans (STLs).
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.
ebrary and EBL continue to partner with the world’s leading publishers including the largest number of university presses.
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.
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.
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.