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.
Russian State Library explained that they went to ProQuest to help expand their collections because “ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is internationally known, and we are grateful to get access to the full range of dissertations from around the world." This purchase will greatly enhance their own collection of more than 900,000 volumes, a number which they see increase by 30,000 each year, including 20,000 Master’s Degrees, and 10,000 Ph.D. dissertations.
Reinforcing the value of libraries as the hub for university research, ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow™, a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon® discovery service.
American Libraries, George Eberhart attended the customer luncheon hosted by ProQuest during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference where Tom Blanton, NSA Executive Director, was keynote speaker and shared; "the joint effort by the NSA and ProQuest to make these documents accessible “goes right to the heart of ALA’s mission to inform everyone about privacy issues. It should be our mantra: What happens in our users’ computers stays in our users’ computers.”
Ancestry, the world's largest online family history resource, and ProQuest announced today an expanded agreement to create broader and deeper opportunities to deliver premier genealogy resources to libraries worldwide.
News release regarding ProQuest unique primary sources that enable scholars to improve their research outcomes with expanded historical archives of newspaper content and an inventive new statistical archive. From June 27, 2014.
The Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA), a Division of the American Library Association, announced William (Bill) Forsyth, director of product management for ProQuest, is the recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company award. The award, $1,500 and a citation donated by the Genealogical Publishing Company and sponsored by the History Section of RUSA, was created in 1992 to encourage, recognize and commend professional achievement in historical reference and research librarianship. Mr. Forsyth’s outstanding contributions to the field sustain the importance of genealogy in historical research. He is a widely recognized expert in genealogy and a frequent speaker. Mr. Forsyth is an active member of RUSA, completing a two-year term as Chair of the Local History Committee and will begin a new term as a member of the Genealogy Committee. He also serves on the Records Preservation and Access Committee and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebrary® platform.
Libraries serve as the foundation for life-long learning in our society but as they transform, the need for a new generation of culturally diverse librarians becomes critical. The American Library Association (ALA) announced Library Champion ProQuest will broaden the scope of its longstanding support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.
Libraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota™, a transformative Library Services Platform (LSP) that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management systems, Intota features e-resource lifecycle management including, Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) and the industry’s most authoritative and comprehensive Knowledgebase of library resources.
ProQuest has appointed Roger Retke to the newly-created position of Vice President, Strategic Projects. In this role, Mr. Retke will lead the overall strategy and operational implementation of ProQuest discovery and library management technology solutions. Mr. Retke joins the Workflow Solutions leadership team and brings a track record of success in strategic management and execution that will be applied to planning, development, and execution of the ProQuest enterprise strategy.