ProQuest is always looking for new ways to serve researchers, regardless of where they start their search. Last year, we added the ebrary ebooks tab to the ProQuest platform interface, giving researchers the opportunity to cross-search their library’s ebrary ebook holdings with their ProQuest databases. For the August 2014 release, we’ve taken this integration a step further by adding related ebrary® ebooks from your library’s collection to the ‘More like This’ section on the document view pages.
You may be wondering what this means for you and your researchers:
>> When a researcher views a document on the ProQuest platform, they will be served up to three ebooks from their institution’s collection, including subscribed, purchased, demand-driven, or short-term loan titles.
>> The recommended ebooks will relate to the document they are currently viewing on the platform.
>> Clicking on the ebook title opens a separate tab or window to display the ebook on the ebrary platform.
>> This functionality on the ProQuest platform is enabled for all customers with at least one ebrary ebook and requires no set up by the researcher or library.
>> Please note that this ebook discovery can’t be configured or turned off by the library administrator or user. We feel it is an added-value feature for users to discover more of the relevant ebook content you’ve already acquired or selected from ProQuest… and we hope you’ll agree.
We will announce additional enhancements in 2015 that will make it even easier to discover ebrary and EBL ebooks from the ProQuest platform. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Feedback is always welcomed and is encouraged, so let us know what you think. We believe this new feature will make the research experience more useful and increase the value of both the ebrary and ProQuest content a library has to offer.
Go ahead and check out this latest enhancement today!