ProQuest Ebook Central Enters Beta, University Libraries in Five Countries Testing New Service, Features
ProQuest Ebook Central integrates key elements from both ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library, along with all-new functionality, eliminating the complexities surrounding ebooks and delivering a superior experience for end-users and librarians.
Beta users include libraries at Oxford University, University of Michigan, Fordham Law Library and University of Wollongong.
The beta release also includes several new features including including improved search incl. explanation of ranking, a “smart bookshelf”, option for the library to add their own logos/text to the the homepage, and customizable links.
ProQuest Ebook Central is scheduled to launch later this year.
For more details about the beta and new features see the complete news release.
See Also: ProQuest Ebooks Homepage
See Also: ebrary and EBL Will Be Integrated Into a New Platform, ProQuest E-Book Central (January 30, 2015)
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