Full-text search the HathiTrust collection on Summon

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release:  Serials Solutions and HathiTrust today announced an agreement to enable full-text search of the entire HathiTrust collection of digitized scholarly books from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers and faculty at institutions with the Summon™ service will be able to use the library’s own website to search the full […]

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Why ProQuest Bought ebrary – Eric Hellman

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Eric Hellman has a really nice article describing why ProQuest bought ebrary.  It’s available on his blog, Go To Hellman, but here is an excerpt: “Take a look at the New York Times homepage. Then take a look at CNN.com or MSNBC. How do you tell which website belongs to a newspaper and which ones […]

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Proquest Acquires ebrary

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research.  The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a […]

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