Five months after its acquisition of ebrary, ProQuest is linking the two companies' search platforms to enable users to discover ebooks in the context of their libraries' ProQuest content and use tools from both environments. The platform is rolling out in libraries around the world, and it adds a flexible technological architecture that lets users look deeper into multiple content sources in multiple formats.
The new connecting technology helps lead users to ebrary's ebook content alongside relevant reports, videos, and journal and newspaper articles. The first release supports discovery of titles in ebrary's Academic Complete ebook database, containing over 70,000 e-books. Later this year, the integration will be expanded to enable a simultaneous search of ebrary's growing selection of more than a quarter million e-books.