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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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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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ProQuest Welcomes Coutts and MyiLibrary

ProQuest is expanding our solutions and expertise in ebooks to print, delivering improved productivity for our customers and a better research experience.

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ebrary Adds Thousands of New Titles for Purchase, and DDA

Ebrary added over 4,100 titles for purchase by the end of April 2015.

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Meet All Users’ Content Needs

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.

Save Time with DDA and Packs

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.

Showcase 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.

Optimize Your Budget with Flexible Models

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.

Increase Discovery and Usage

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.

Leverage Your Existing Workflow

ProQuest is committed to supporting choice. Ebooks can be ordered and managed directly through ProQuest or through partners such as YBP, Coutts, and others.

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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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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