October 30, 2014

Roundup: New Services and Digitized Content From ProQuest, OCLC, and EBSCO

Some of the many company announcements out of ALA 2012. ProQuest Releases More Digitized NAACP Archives Material Ahead of Schedule 12 New Publishers Sign With OCLC To Provide Metadata and Full Text to Several WorldCat Services EBSCO Partners With Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and OCLC for Enhanced Discovery

ProQuest and Elsevier Expand Agreement for Medical Publications

From ProQuest: ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional acclaimed health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest’s information products. The new three-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries’ entire ProQuest collections. [Clip] […]

New Column: “What ProQuest’s Udini Means for Libraries”

Henrietta Thornton-Verma from Library Journal and I have co-authored a column and it’s now live on LibraryJournal.com. The piece looks at the recently launched Udini research service from ProQuest and discusses our views about what Udini and similar services (available from others with more likely coming in the future)  mean for libraries and librarians. We […]

Serial Solutions Will Make Europeana and European Library Material Discoveable via Summon Discovery Service

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From the Serial Solutions Web Site: In cooperation with the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), the Summon Web-scale Discovery service from Serials Solutions will make the vast collections of The European Library and Europeana discoverable in the Summon unified index. Summon users will be able to search across hundreds of millions of records from […]

ProQuest To Begin Publishing "Statistical Abstract of the United States" (Print & Electronic Versions)

via ProQuest: ProQuest will rescue one of researchers’ most valued reference tools when it takes on publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States beginning with the 2013 edition. The move ensures continuation of this premier guide to an extraordinary array of statistics, which has been published since 1878. The U.S. Census Bureau, responsible […]

UK: Volume of eBook Purchases Rising But Value of eBook Sales Shrinking

From a BML/ProQuest News Release: E-book sales are rising to offset a decline in physical book purchases, but only in volume. With the lower price points of e-books versus their print counterparts, the value of book sales is shrinking.” “The Books & Consumers survey shows that in the 48 weeks ending 27th November 2011, compared […]

RSC Publishing Announces Deals With Major Discovery Services

From the Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Publishing is pleased to announce new agreements for our content to be indexed in Serials Solution Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Illustrata, and OCLC Worldcat, aligned with our key priorities for discoverability of content. RSC Publishing is taking major steps in partnering with third party solutions to make our content […]

Fashion: ProQuest Launches Two Week Free Trial of Vogue Archive

From ProQuest: The award-winning Vogue Archive—every page from every issue of American Vogue from 1892 to today—will be available for free trial on ProQuest’s websites and online industry news sources around the world from February 2 through February 16. The new product, which puts 120 years of fashion and culture online within fingertip reach, has […]

Pop Culture: ProQuest Will Release Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive in 2012

From ProQuest: For the first time, researchers will be able to explore every edition, cover-to-cover of nearly 30 major entertainment trade and consumer magazines in a single online search. The Archive’s 2.5 million full-color pages will be accessible in the ProQuest research environment, enabling it to be easily searched, managed, shared and used to create […]

ProQuest Names New Executive Team and Organizes Into Six Business Units

From the Press Release: ProQuest has organized into strategic business units designed to provide strong, clear focus on customer needs. Chief Executive Officer Kurt Sanford, a highly experienced information services executive, joined the company in July and created the new, agile structure consisting of six business units, led by seasoned, proven executives. … Rod Gauvin, […]