ProQuest Ebook Central Enters Beta

Jun 25, 2015

ProQuest launched a beta program for its new ebook platform. ProQuest Ebook Central integrates key elements from both ebrary, and EBL - Ebook Library,along with all-new functionality. Beta users include libraries at Oxford University, University of Michigan, Fordham Law Library and University of Wollongong. 

ProQuest Ebook Central combines the strengths of the EBL and ebrary platforms. The company says the platform's administrative portal simplifies the ebook workflow with a streamlined acquisition process; customizable administrative tools and support for all access models, including Extended Access, eliminating user turn-aways; real-time usage and expenditure analytics; built-in interoperability with key vendors. Ebook Central's patron experience encompasses ebrary's new Reader. Designed to work on a variety of devices, the Reader's text and page quality boosts readability while new options, including direct chapter downloads from results and detail pages, give users more control of their reading experience.