Interview with Kari Paulson, President of EBL and Kevin Sayar, Senior VP of ProQuest

January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week, ProQuest announced a definitive agreement to acquire EBL.  I had a chance to interview two of the primary individuals involved in this acquisition, Kari Paulson, President of EBL, and Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President of ProQuest.  Kari and Kevin discussed with me how the acquisition plans developed, what customers can expect in the […]

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ProQuest to acquire EBL, ebrary and EBL services to merge

January 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments

ProQuest has done it again.  Just two years after the acquisition of ebrary, they announced today plans to acquire EBL.  EBL, a global ebook aggregator, was founded in 2004 and offers over 300,000 titles in their collection.  They have long been a competitor for ebrary, offering similar monograph content to academic and special libraries worldwide. […]

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ebrary launches Nordic Collection

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

December 18, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that it is forging ahead with its efforts to support non-English language programs for customers around the world. The company is launching a new e-book subscription database, ebrary Nordic Collection™, as well as recently acquired content from renowned German publishers […]

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ebrary’s Academic Complete awarded LJ’s Best E-book Database

November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congratulations to ebrary on receiving the Best E-book Database award from Library Journal. More from the press release:  November 1, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that its flagship e-book subscription collection, Academic Complete™, has been awarded the title of Library Journal’s Best E-book Database.  The award, which […]

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ebrary launches K-12 Math Pack to align with common core standards

August 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: To help K-12 libraries acquire e-books more strategically, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added hundreds of relevant e-books across acquisition models, which provide libraries with the best value when combined. Diversifying acquisition models is a key component of ebrary’s three-step approach: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline™. ebrary’s renamed the Schools and […]

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Over 1,000 Elsevier titles added to ebrary’s Academic Complete

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

August 8, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that Elsevier Science & Technology Books is adding over 1,000 titles to Academic Complete™, the industry’s first and most scholarly subscription database of more than 78,000 e-books with unlimited, multi-user access.  This marks the first time that these Elsevier titles, […]

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ebrary adds 9,000 new titles

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

August 6, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – To enable public libraries to affordably and strategically meet the nonfiction e-book needs of patrons, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added over 9,000 new titles from publishers including Bentham Science and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt across acquisition models. More than 1,100 of the new titles are in […]

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ebrary announces new corporate subscription products

July 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release on July 9, 2012:  To assist corporate libraries with strategic e-book acquisition, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, now offers two new subscription products in Employee Development and Human Resources hand-selected by its on-staff librarians. The new databases – and over 20 others – enable corporate libraries to affordably expand access to […]

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ebrary launches new Android app

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: June 7, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Less than six months after launching a dedicated iOS app, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new Android™ app that will be freely available on Google Play this summer.  With the increasing popularity of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, […]

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ebrary survey suggests student use of ebooks stronger in the UK

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: May 8, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Students in the United Kingdom who recently participated in ebrary’s Global Student E-book Survey reported a greater preference for digital over printed books and higher usage than their global counterparts in a similar survey conducted in 2011.  When asked how often […]

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