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CAMBRIDGE, UK, January 5, 2015 – ProQuest® ebooks company ebrary® has created a brand new version of their award winning Academic Complete™ subscription collection designed specifically for UK and Irish students, faculty and researchers with over 4,000 unique, region specific titles.
Recognizing the importance of providing key content to this region, this new edition of Academic Complete delivers more than 115,000 titles, and is the first locally-tailored content edition which goes beyond territorial rights adjustments. Providing simultaneous, multi-user access the UKI edition contains over 4,000 specially selected titles which are only available to this region and consist of the most relevant publishers and topics. This local version will only be available in the UK and Ireland with the same overall number of titles as the standard Academic Complete.
Kari Paulson, ProQuest vice president and general manager, ebooks said, “We are delighted to offer the UK and Ireland this new local edition of Academic Complete. Providing unique and relevant content to support research, teaching and learning outcomes is at the forefront of what we at ProQuest aim to provide.”
Included in the purchase of the new Academic Complete UKI Version is the LibraryThing for Libraries Book Display Widget. This enhancement drives discoverability and usage of titles by enabling libraries to easily create virtual book/ebook displays and highlight key titles in their collection front and center on their homepage, Facebook page, blog and other digital display areas.
Winner of multiple awards, Academic Complete is a multidisciplinary subscription collection that provides a comprehensive foundation of ebooks for researchers at all levels. It can be de-duplicated against the library’s firm and PDA titles from both ebrary and EBL. With scholarly ebooks from leading publishers and coverage across all academic disciplines, Academic Complete is an ideal foundation for a university ebook collection. Upholding institutional missions to provide the most relevant British and Irish content for students of law, social sciences, history, English Language and English Literature is now even easier with this Academic Complete UK and Ireland edition.
About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)
ebrary is a leading provider of ebooks and research technology to libraries worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company offers more than 450,000 ebooks from over 500 trusted publishers under flexible models including subscription (like the award-winning Academic Complete™), perpetual archive (purchase), patron driven acquisition, and short-term loans. A ProQuest® business, ebrary is currently integrating with EBL - Ebook Library (www.eblib.com), fellow ebook pioneer and ProQuest company, to provide an unparalleled ebook solution, built on over 24 years of combined experience.
About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.
The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL® and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® Flow™ collaboration platform, the Pivot™ research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.