24 June 2015 News Releases

ProQuest Makes it Easy for Libraries to Build eCollections of University Press Titles

ProQuest’s new University Press Ebook Subscription offers the most authoritative university press content from one convenient source.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 24, 2015 – Through its robust partnerships with university presses, ProQuest has launched an inventive new option that helps libraries quickly build comprehensive e-book collections in one of the most valued content areas in academic libraries. ProQuest’s new University Press Ebook Subscription offers the most authoritative university press content from one convenient source. The new collection is an example of ProQuest’s commitment to enable libraries’ to build diverse, digital collections that stay ahead of the needs and expectations of students, faculty and scholars.

“At ProQuest we are committed to creative product development that combines our strengths in ways that benefit libraries and their users,” said Kevin Sayar, ProQuest senior vice president, Books. “In this case, we’re leveraging the breadth and quality of our partnerships along with our renowned subscription model to enable any academic library to get the best university press content in a budget-friendly way.”

The collection of nearly 25,000 titles in University Press Ebook Subscription was carefully curated by on-staff librarians and taken from ProQuest’s 200+ global university press partners, such as University of Minnesota Press and University of Pennsylvania Press. This subscription is designed to complement ProQuest’s popular Academic Complete or College Complete ebook subscriptions, enabling libraries to provide a wide selection of authoritative titles to their users.

The University Press Ebook Subscription will be available at the end of June via the ebrary platform and will soon be delivered through the company’s new market-leading solution ProQuest EBook Central, which debuts in 2015. Students and faculty can drill deeper into their research areas by cross-searching this ebook content with ProQuest’s comprehensive and diverse range of content such as newspaper archives, working papers, journal articles, dissertations, and other unique primary sources.

Learn more at www.proquest.com/libraries/academic/ebooks.

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.