A recent agreement between ProQuest and MUP gives libraries access to 630 titles via the Ebook Central platform, where they can acquire them by demand-driven acquisition or single-title purchase.
The focus is on material for K-12 students, though community college students and college freshman may also find it useful helping to tackle the big issues of our day.
Institutions across the UK are choosing to transform their library management systems using the new cloud-based Intota™, from ProQuest. Designed to address the needs of today’s libraries, Intota manages electronic collections and supports the expectations of modern patrons.
ProQuest has digitized the papers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), making their organizational records and their leaders’ personal papers accessible to researchers through the renowned History Vault collection Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century.
Library users will find it easier than ever to discover what to read next as LibraryThing for Libraries™ expands its Book Recommendations feature to include a broader selection of “if you like this, then read that” elements.
Highly Recommended: Most ProQuest products are outstanding and will certainly help develop search, research, and digital literacy in nearly every situation. ProQuest products are well thought out and developed. Some or a combination will enhance use of any library at any level.
This fall, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research Peter Leonard and Public Services Librarian Lindsay King released results from an ongoing project that aims to employ data mining tools in the analysis of Vogue magazine’s sprawling digital archives."The Vogue project occurred because ProQuest, a library resource to which Yale has a perpetual access license, unveiled the entire archive of Vogue — spanning 122 years — for online access in 2011", King said. "Beyond insights into fashion and culture, the project is just one example of how to best implement digital technology to answer humanities-based research questions", Leonard said.
The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, includes all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.
The Library of Congress is part of an extensive network of more than 1,100 libraries in the U.S. federal government. James R. Jacobs, co-founder of Free Government Information, shares his perspective on the challenges and opportunities federal libraries face today: “Federal libraries continue to be in danger of being eliminated, having their budgets cut, losing staff, etc. because each new crop of political appointees is unaware of the value of these libraries in the effectiveness of their agencies.”
Academic libraries building their collections with core titles from Resources for College Libraries™ (RCL) can stretch their collection budget further, making smarter acquisition and deselection decisions.
SCELC chose ProQuest Intota™ Assessment for comprehensive analysis of more than 4.5 million monographs across nine member libraries participating in the pilot project.