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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ProQuest to digitize 15,000 international dissertations and theses

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

April 8, 2013 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest is digitizing more than 15,000 dissertations from premier European universities, providing broad, online access to these works for the first time. Digital discovery of the works from University College London, University of Aberdeen, Cardiff University, University of Leicester, University of Bath and University of Valencia will be […]

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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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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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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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ProQuest offers free access to Queen Victoria’s journals through June 30th

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

For the first time ever, all the personal journals of Queen Victoria have been made available to search and read online. This unique resource, developed in partnership by the Bodleian Libraries, the Royal Archives and ProQuest, is freely available for the public to access at www.queenvictoriasjournals.org through June 30, 2012. The journals, which span Victoria’s […]

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ProQuest launches Udini, a direct to consumer research service

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

Received this press release from ProQuest today about a new direct to consumer research service, complete with peer reviewed journals.  Information Today has more details on the program in NewsBreaks (including pricing).  Below is the full press release: May 7, 2012 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Knowledge powerhouse ProQuest is launching an inventive new research service […]

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The Statistical Abstract lives on – ProQuest will publish starting in 2013

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Wonderful news today from ProQuest. They will continue the tradition of publishing the Statistical Abstract of the United States, beginning with the 2013 edition (in print and digital formats).  They will partner with Bernan Press who will continue the tradition of publishing the print edition.   No word on pricing at this time.  Here is […]

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New Oxford University Press content added to Summon

September 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Five additional OUP resources are now discoverable in Serials Solutions’ Summon.  The indexing includes metadata and full text from Grove Art Online, Grove Music Online, American Dictionary of National Biography Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online and Oxford Reference Online. More information is in the press release:

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