EBL unveils the new LibCentral, the foundation for an integrated EBL and ebrary ebook platform

March 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just received this press release from ProQuest.  I’m really excited to see this new platform and take it for a spin.  It sounds like it contains what I feel is one of the key components of ebook purchasing – flexibility. March 6, 2014 (Melbourne, AU) — EBL – Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented […]

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ProQuest automates ebrary and EBL holdings into Summon and 360 services

November 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier this week, ProQuest announced a partnership with OCLC to automate ebook collection management.  Today, they expand that announcement to include Summon and 360.  The project is currently in beta testing.  More from the press release below: ANN ARBOR, MI — November 7, 2013 — ProQuest is streamlining librarian workflows by automating holdings updates for […]

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OCLC and ProQuest partner to automate eBook collection management

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

With this new service, libraries can request that ebrary and EBL provide OCLC with holdings data for purchased collections and DDA repositories.  See the complete press release below. DUBLIN, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Mich., November 4, 2013—A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – […]

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ProQuest signs O’Reilly Media for ebrary ebooks

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

2500 titles from O’Reilly Media and other partner publishers are included for the ebrary platform. EBL is not included at this time, but will be in the near future due to the merger of the products.  See more from the press release below: October 24, 2013 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Libraries are better […]

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EBL & ebrary integration: a status update interview with Kathy Masnik

September 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last January, ProQuest announced plans to acquire EBL and merge the service with ebrary.  Kari Paulson and Kevin Sayer spoke with me right after the announcement about the acquisition and plans for integrating the two platforms.  In May of 2013, the process was complete.  Since that time, staff at ProQuest have been very busy with […]

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ProQuest completes acquisition of EBL

May 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last January ProQuest  announced a definitive agreement to acquire EBL.  Today, they are announcing that the acquisition of EBL has been completed.  The details from the press release are below.   You may also be interested in listening to an interview I conducted with two of the primary individuals involved in this acquisition, Kari Paulson, formerly […]

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ebrary releases two new ebook subscription databases – Military Complete and Project Management

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

April 8, 2013 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, is significantly expanding support for corporate and government libraries with two new e-book subscription databases, Military Complete™ and Project Management. The company has also added more than 4,900 new titles to its Government Complete™ collection.  

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ebrary and ProQuest content discoverable in single, integrated search

April 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

Good news for ebook discovery. April 9, 2013 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest is streamlining research by enabling ebrary® and ProQuest® content to be discovered within a single search experience. Now, researchers can surface e-books side-by-side with relevant reports, videos, journal and newspaper articles and more in one step. The advance in searching comes via […]

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ebrary launches new German-language e-book database

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

4,500 hundred titles in this new German-language collection featuring several prominent publishers.  Subscription pricing available. More from the press release: ebrary Launches Deutsche Sammlung – Company releases German-language e-book subscription database covering multiple disciplines Palo Alto, CA – March 12, 2013 – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new German-language e-book subscription database for […]

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eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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