20 February 2015 News Releases

ProQuest Continues Collaboration with YBP

ProQuest will continue its longstanding relationship with YBP, enabling libraries to purchase its selection of more than 730,000 ebooks through the GOBI platform.

ANN ARBOR, MI, February 20, 2015 – ProQuest will continue its longstanding relationship with YBP, enabling libraries to purchase its selection of more than 730,000 ebooks through the GOBI platform. ProQuest titles will continue to be offered through all available purchase models, including Perpetual Archive, Short-Term Loans, Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) and Extended Access. Customer contracts with ProQuest will be unaffected by the recent change in YBP’s ownership and account contacts will remain the same as before.

“Like all of our many partnerships, our participation in GOBI is based on our commitment to unbiased access to information, and to collaborations that make workflows seamless,” said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. “We are continuing our relationship with YBP without disruption to support these commitments. This is driven by what’s best for our customers and the patrons they serve.”

Read more about what’s behind ProQuest’s decision here.

ProQuest has a legacy of leadership in ebooks with meaningful innovations that assist library patrons in achieving superior research outcomes in the most efficient way possible.  Today, ProQuest offers the most ways to buy ebooks and the largest selection of titles available on any platform, providing affordable access to a universe of content. Librarians value ProQuest’s industry-leading admin experience that offers the best tools to manage and analyze their ebook collections and their patrons’ research usage.

ProQuest is committed to maintaining this heritage of innovation. Later this year, the company will launch its eagerly anticipated new ebook platform: ProQuest Ebook Central™. ProQuest Ebook Central will integrate key elements from ProQuest ebook businesses ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library, along with all-new functionality, delivering a next-generation experience for researchers and librarians around the globe. Featuring a user-centered design, ProQuest Ebook Central will improve ebook research and management experiences from end to end.

Librarians can get specific information about their accounts and suggestions for addressing their ebook needs through their ProQuest representatives. More general information can be found at www.proquest.com.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL® and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® Flow™ collaboration platform, the Pivot™ research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.