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Overview

What if you could offer an ebook experience that’s intuitive for you and your patrons? What if you could manage all aspects of your collection — discovery, selection, acquisition, administration, and reporting — all on one platform? And what if that platform provided access to more than a million ebooks, with 100,000 new titles added each year? It’s all possible with Ebook Central from ProQuest.

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Usability Enhancements

Enhanced “book detail” page to help students pinpoint the exact content they need for research or classwork — at both the chapter and subchapter level — and access it online or download it for later use.

Clear table-of-contents-level prompts for reading online or downloading, plus DRM-free chapters with file names that reflect the chapter title.

More intuitive features, including a simplified login process and informational dialog boxes that provide helpful hints.

News Release

Syndetics Unbound Integration

Libraries who subscribe to Academic Complete®, ProQuest’s flagship ebook resource, can now provide an enhanced user experience for their patrons in the Ebook Central® platform, thanks to a new integration with the Syndetics Unbound™ service.

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Access-to-Own (ATO)

ATO is an exclusive usage-based acquisition model that helps libraries offer a diverse selection of ebooks while investing in owned content that delivers better ROI, plus:

  • Increased availability to frontlist content with access to titles previously embargoed from short-term loan.
  • Greater affordability because costs are only incurred on loans and loan fees are applied to the price of the book.

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Explore our multiple acquisition models — which can be used in any combination to meet your content needs, enhance workflows and bring value to your library. You have the power to build a collection that delivers the ebooks your patrons need at an affordable price.

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Subscribe for Unlimited Content

Enjoy simultaneous, multi-user access and continued collection growth at no additional cost.

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Perpetual

Develop Your Collection with Perpetual Purchase

Buy individual titles and give your users continued access to essential content. Title-by-title perpetual purchases are easier than ever with one-click and shopping cart options.

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Demand+Driven

Usage-Based Collection Development with Demand-Driven Acquisition

Offer immediate access to a wide pool of ebooks — but only pay for the individual titles after a free browsing period.

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World-Renowned Publishers
We partner with the world’s leading publishers, including the largest number of university presses.
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Book Vendors and Resellers
We partner with book vendors such as YBP, Coutts, and others, enabling libraries to acquire titles using their existing print and digital workflows. Our resellers distribute Ebook Central solutions to libraries and other institutions around the world.
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Public Schools Government Libraries

Technology and Discovery Partners
Teamwork is key to supporting the entire ebook workflow, so we continue to enhance our solutions with both ProQuest solutions and integration with third-party party technologies and services.
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