ProQuest's collaboration and document management tool Flow is now accessible free for researchers -- including those in institutions that don't subscribe to the service. This enables users to discover and manage content, store and organize documents, and through integration with Microsoft Word, write papers, supported with instant bibliographies and annotation. Plus, Flow's social capabilities allow simple document sharing.
Subscribing libraries can tap into Flow usage data, revealing patterns that help them understand what their users are researching and which resources are most useful to them. Flow was introduced in mid-2013. In addition to providing usage statistics, institutional subscriptions enable libraries to offer a premium service to their users, including a remarkable 10GB of storage per user (free accounts have 2GB storage), unlimited collaborators (free accounts can have up to 10 collaborators per project).