The British Library – one of the world’s largest libraries – is improving the performance of its online catalogue with Syndetics Unbound.
A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2013 increased to more than 458,564, up 17 percent over 2012 and 437 percent over 2008.
Students looking for help writing research papers can turn to an online reference manager to streamline the process. Several popular tools provide platforms that store articles, features that generate bibliographies, and functionality that encourages collaboration on projects. But these tools aren’t just for people taking college courses. Anyone who needs a way to keep his research organized can benefit from one of the following services.
ProQuest’s ebrary and EBL TMF service helps ebooks customer, University of Leicester, to accurately and quickly match print and electronic books ISBNs to various collections within their ebrary and EBL products. It is a complete assessment service which provides three key elements: data cleaning, data matching and a detailed reporting output, which recommends the most efficient and inexpensive options based on the customer’s own data.
ProQuest and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have teamed to create the first online archive of the EIU’s global economic analyses – a single source for unbiased, comprehensive reports and statistical data on approximately 200 countries.
Librarians frequently utilize reviews of books, serials and other research materials to determine what to include in their collections. Essential to research at all levels, new open access and niche serials titles are often missed by librarians because these types of titles are not included in trusted sources.
NC LIVE, a renowned consortium that provides digital content and services to public and academic libraries in North Carolina, is replacing a significant portion of its cadre of databases with ProQuest resources, enabling it to work within tight budget parameters without sacrificing quality to its member libraries.
Magazines For Libraries™ Update has been providing authoritative reviews of serials titles since January 2012. Now available online at ProQuest.com, this new format is more of a blog, with reviews being posted much more frequently and on a continuous basis, giving better flexibility and the chance to review new titles faster.
There are several potential benefits to libraries of using cloud-based resources and services. These include increased efficiencies, opportunities for collaboration, decreased need for in-house technical expertise, cost savings, and more timely access to the latest IT functionality. The cloud also promises improved workflow, automated software updates, redundancy, and back-ups. ‘Libraries have a real need for efficiency in processing operations, notably combining maintenance of print and electronic content in a single set of workflows,’ said Burke. ‘The new model systems offer unified workflows for all types of content within a single solution. They also offer the platform to provide qualitative benefits, such as a centralised knowledgebase. A robust knowledgebase is critical to delivering unified collection management.’
October is Family History Month and a great time to add to or begin researching a family tree. This increasingly popular hobby has been given a boost from the sheer volume of resources now available to find ancestors.
Saint Peter’s University will meet the research needs and expectations of its library users with an integrated suite of ProQuest discovery services – the Summon® discovery service, the 360 Link link resolver and Syndetic Solutions™. The addition of these services at Saint Peter’s library will ensure that its users can search across their collection to reliably access content, offering their researchers the most compelling discovery experience.