ebrary content now discoverable in ProQuest databases

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

The news many have awaited since ProQuest’s acquisition of ebrary – ebrary content is now discoverable through ProQuest databases.  In fact, the databases are interlinked. The Academic Complete collection will launch first, with additional titles available by fall. More from the press release:  Just over five months after acquiring e-book innovator ebrary®, ProQuest launched technology […]

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Summon secures Elsevier content

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Big news from Serials Solutions today – they will index Elsevier content from ScienceDirect! More from the press release: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect® content will be indexed within the […]

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Open Access eBooks, part 4, by Eric Hellman

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s blog, Go To Hellman – The fourth section my book chapter on Open Access eBooks looks at theier relationship with libraries.  I previously posted the Introduction,  What does Open Access mean for eBooks and Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-Books. I’ll be posting one more section, a conclusion. Thank you […]

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University of Michigan Library opens ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collections Online to the public

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

The University of Michigan Library is opening to the public 2,229 searchable keyed-text editions of books from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).  The texts are available to the public at no cost. ECCO is a research database containing significant English- and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century and important works […]

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ebrary and YBP launch demand driven acquisition/short-term loan model

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, today announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition model that may be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program enables libraries to cost-effectively and efficiently provide patrons with access to vast […]

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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 to Digitize 30,000 rare early books from National Library of the Netherlands

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 11, 2011 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – ProQuest will digitize more than 30,000 rare early books from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, capturing every volume in high-resolution color scans. This is the third major European national library to participate in ProQuest’s Early European Books project after the Danish Royal Library, […]

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Credo Reference Searchable on Summon

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news for reference discoverability, Credo Reference will soon be available on ProQuest’s Summon discovery service.  From the press release: With this new agreement, the Summon™ service will now include results from Credo’s reference content—together with Credo Topic Pages—providing the overview and background information that researchers need when beginning to explore a new topic. 

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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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