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Overview

Why ProQuest for ebooks?

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…

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ebrary Title Preview and EBL Choice

As we prepare for the upcoming launch of ProQuest Ebook Central, we’re migrating ebrary and EBL websites to this page. This includes access to our ebook catalogs such as Title Preview and Choice as well as a selection of pre-packaged products.


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ProQuest Launches Ebook Central

With the widest selection of content, the most flexibility, and backed with the market’s most sophisticated administrative engine, Ebook Central enables libraries to significantly improve users’ ebook research outcomes and boost the productivity of their staff.


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ProQuest Introduces "Access-to-Own" Demand-Driven Ebook Acquisition Model

In collaboration with libraries and publishers around the world, ProQuest will pilot a new ebook acquisition model called “Access-to-Own,” the latest in a series of flexible access models offered by the industry-leading information solutions provider.


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Support Researchers with a Modern Ebook Platform

ProQuest Ebook Central offers titles from hundreds of trusted publish on one modern, intuitive platform Its intuitive, mobile-optimized design lets researchers get “anytime access” to the content they need – from a single chapter to an entire book.

Improve Ebook Workflows and Prove ROI

LibCentral – the librarian administrative and acquisitions interface included with Ebook Central – supports discovery, selection, acquisition, administration, and real-time usage and expenditure analytics.

Explore a Vast Selection Scholarly Content

Choose from 810,000 ebooks and 1,350 imprints from more than 650 publishers on one platform.

Get the Most from Your Budget

Find the best fit for your budget and needs with e Subscription, Demand-driven Acquisition, and Perpetual Access models you can tailor and customize.

Increase Discovery and Usage

By integrating with Summon and other discovery services and providing free MARC records, Ebook Central helps users find and use your ebook collection, increasing its usage and showcasing its value.

Download DRM-Free Chapters and Full Titles

Ebook Central’s quick intuitive interface allows a choice of easy DRM-free download at the chapter level or full book download with expanded DRM.

Subscription:  Highly Affordable, Unlimited Access

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.

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Perpetual Access: Flexible Purchasing

Perpetual access enables libraries to buy and own ebooks, just like print titles. Libraries can select individual titles or pre-selected packs of titles.

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Demand-driven Acquisition: Only Pay if Used

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).

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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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In addition to the sites below, please review our list of pre-packaged products by segment.

Academic

With coverage in all academic disciplines, our curated scholarly ebooks from leading publishers will support the diverse needs of your university researchers and faculty.

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Community College

Learn more about our ebook subscriptions and packs of perpetual access titles developed for community, further education, technical and vocational colleges around the world.

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Corporate

Choose ebook content in key subject areas designed for corporate and special libraries.

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Government

Available through several purchase models to match the changing realities of government funding, select ebook content government libraries.

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Public

Fill your public library with ebooks covering a broad range of subjects designed to appeal to patrons seeking to be informed, enriched, and entertained.

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Schools

Find ebook subscriptions and packs of perpetual access titles designed specifically for K-12 libraries.

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World-Renowned Publishers

We partner with the world’s leading publishers including the largest number of university presses.

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Book Vendors and Resellers

We partner with book vendors such as YBP, Coutts, 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.

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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.

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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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