ProQuest is supporting libraries specializing in Asian Studies or interested in building their Chinese-language collection with carefully selected scholarly titles from renowned Chinese publishers and university presses – all available for perpetual access. Until now, acquiring a comprehensive, high quality collection of Chinese-language titles has been time-consuming and difficult for librarians. Now, ProQuest simplifies the acquisition process for librarians and improves the research experience for students, researchers, and faculty.
The available titles represent the start of an ongoing commitment by ProQuest, with new publishers joining all the time. ProQuest will begin on building this offering with the following publishers:
“This is a great example of how ProQuest’s ebook resources consistently make in-demand, but hard to find content more available and accessible, improving the workflows of both librarians and the researchers they serve,” said Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager Books at ProQuest. “We’re delighted to welcome these new publishing partners and looking forward to building on this outstanding foundation.”
These authoritative Chinese-language titles will be available on ProQuest’s new Ebook Central, EBL and ebrary platforms. The Ebook Central platform launched earlier in 2016 and supports users with an intuitive, user-centric design that makes it faster and easier to discover, evaluate, and access titles while increasing user engagement with time-saving tools for note-taking, highlighting, and instant citing. Users can read online or take advantage of offline reading options including DRM free chapter downloads and full book downloads and the user interface can be translated into traditional and simplified Chinese.