A Multi-Faceted ProQuest and ExLibris Collaboration Announced
ProQuest Database and Ebook Content via ExLibris Primo
The most immediate benefit for mutual [ProQuest and ExLibris] customers will be the indexing of dozens of ProQuest’s most widely used content databases in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources. When the first stage of work is completed, ProQuest’s ebrary and EBL-Ebook Library collections will become discoverable by all Primo Central users as well.
While ProQuest’s Summon discovery solution includes this content already for its many customers, enabling its full indexing in Primo Central will further enhance its discoverability to users of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.
The companies will also work together to identify and investigate additional points of integration with their respective library management software solutions.
Ex Libris Alma: ProQuest Summon and PDA From ebrary/EBL
Users of the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management service, and libraries using the Voyager or Aleph integrated library system will be able to deploy ProQuest’s Summon to make their library collections discoverable, just as Primo can be accessed by ProQuest management customers.
Ex Libris Alma customers can look forward to operational improvements, including the availability of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) of titles from ebrary and EBL-EBook Library.
Future plans include facilitating more streamlined acquisitions workflows and the integration of holdings updates that will help mutual customers reduce operational costs and benefit from automated and more efficient processes.
ProQuest Intota customers will have the benefit of knowing that interoperability on their behalf is part of the ongoing development focus.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.