(24 June 2015, Mountain View, CA) ProQuest has launched the beta program for its eagerly anticipated new Bbook platform. 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. “We appreciated the introduction to the beta, and some excellent new features have us optimistic about ebook perceptions and use,” said Alison Pepper, eCollections Coordinator, University of Wollongong. “With multiple pathways for access, our clients often don’t make the distinction between proprietary databases and the library’s interface, so the Ebook Central reputation is our reputation. Based on what we have seen so far, Ebook Central appears to offer an intuitive user experience; a feature that is highly sought after by students and staff.”
ProQuest Ebook Central combines the strengths of the EBL and ebrary platforms.
Read the announcement in full here.