Upcoming Changes to ProQuest Ebook Subscriptions: Ebook Subscription Removals Notice (06.07.2017)

The ProQuest ebook team would like to notify you of upcoming semi-annual title removals from ProQuest ebook subscription products. These removals will take place on June 21, 2017.

Title removals from subscriptions are mainly due to requests from publishers or to achieve parity across subscription products.

These semi-annual removals represent less than 1% of any subscription.

Below are additional details regarding these subscription changes.

Academic Complete™ (including United Kingdom and Ireland Edition)

  • Number of titles to be removed: 499

College Complete™

  • Number of titles to be removed: 493

Public Library Complete™

  • Number of titles to be removed: 457

Schools and Educators Complete

  • Number of titles to be removed: 165

A subset of these titles will be removed from other ebook subscriptions.

We will remove approximately 900 titles from our subscriptions from multiple publishers including Kogan Page, University of British Columbia Press and F + W Media.

To continue to provide your researchers with access to these ebooks, we’d like to offer you a special 10% discount on perpetual purchase of these titles until June 15th, 2017. 

Removals will be effective June 21, 2017 on your ebook account; with a MARC record update after June 21, 2017. We expect these changes to be reflected in your discovery solution (Summon®, OCLC, etc.) by mid-July 2017.

We are happy to provide the full list of removed titles – and your usage reports for these specific titles – to help you determine which are most valued by your users.

Click here to request a full list of removed titles and your usage report.

Top Academic Complete title, “The Craft of Research”, is being upgraded to new edition this week – copy over any bookshelf notes to the new edition before Jan 19!

Among the top used titles in Academic Complete is The Craft of Research by University of Chicago Press—and it is being updated from the 3rd to 4th edition this week! To prepare for this important update:

  • Check whether you have the 3rd edition saved to your Bookshelf. If you do, search for the 4th edition in your library and add it to your Bookshelf.
  • Check whether you have any notes, highlights, or bookmarks in the 3rd edition. If you do, decide what you want to keep and create them in the 4th edition.

After Thursday, January 19 you’ll no longer have access to the 3rd edition, so take a few minutes today to transfer them to the new 4th edition!

Admins: ebrary perpetual and DDA-discoverable holdings can be set to auto-update in OCLC WorldCat Knowledgebase

ebrary and OCLC have improved the integration of ebrary holdings in OCLC WorldCat knowledge base. Your ebrary perpetual holdings and DDA-discoverable titles can now be automatically updated in WorldCat.

To take advantage of this improved service, email ebooksupport@proquest.com and ask for automated holdings updates between ebrary and OCLC.  Please include your OCLC symbol and your ebrary site ID or URL.

How does the integration work?

  • ebrary sends perpetual and DDA-discoverable holdings information to OCLC for all ebrary sites for whom ebrary has set an OCLC symbol. Currently this feed is set to run every other Tuesday.
  • OCLC processes this data and loads it into WorldCat knowledge base, at the latest by the Monday following.
  • Once implemented, your ebrary perpetual and DDA-discoverable holdings will be maintained automatically in your WorldCat knowledge base.

Note that ebrary subcriptions are handled in a different way.  For subscriptions, you would to into the OCLC WorldCat admin interface and manually select the ebrary subscriptions that you subscribe to. Note, ebrary automatically updates OCLC WorldCat with changes to the contents of all ebrary subscriptions.

If you are not currently subscribing to WorldCat and would like more information, please contact: Sara Finch, finchs@oclc.org.

ebrary MARC update for December – correction

ebrary MARC record pages were auto-updated on 2016-12-21.

If your ebrary MARC records page did not auto-update on this date, it is most likely because you had manually updated earlier in the month.

For directions on retrieving your ebrary MARC records, please refer to:

http://support.ebrary.com/kb/admins-marc-records

 

Subscription customers:  It turns out the larger-than-usual subscription adds and deletes that occur in December (one of the two times per year when scheduled changes are made) were not processed before the MARC auto-update on 12-21.  However, they have now been processed. You can either wait for the next auto-update, which will occur approximately 1-29, or you can click the “Update MARC Data” button on your ebrary MARC records page and process the new line of MARC adds and deletes that will be created.

Upcoming Changes to ProQuest Ebook Subscriptions: Ebook Subscription Removals Notice (12.01.2016)

The ProQuest ebook team would like to notify you of upcoming semi-annual title removals from ProQuest ebook subscription products. These removals will take place on December 21, 2016.

Title removals from subscriptions are mainly due to requests from publishers or to achieve parity across subscription products.

These semi-annual removals represent less than 1% of any subscription.

Below are additional details regarding these subscription changes.

Academic Complete™ (including United Kingdom and Ireland Edition)

  • Number of titles to be removed: 3,776

College Complete™

  • Number of titles to be removed: 583

Public Library Complete™

  • Number of titles to be removed: 1,120

Schools and Educators Complete

  • Number of titles to be removed: 173

A subset of these titles will be removed from other ebook subscriptions.

Approximately 2,379 titles from Taylor & Francis/Ashgate and 1,717 ebooks from other publishers.

To continue to provide your researchers with access to these ebooks, we’d like to offer you a special 10% discount on perpetual purchase of these titles until Dec. 15th, 2016, including 25% on Francis/Ashgate titles. 

Removals will be effective December 21, 2016 on your ebook account; with a MARC record update after December 22, 2016. We expect these changes to be reflected in your discovery solution (Summon®, OCLC, etc.) by mid-January 2017.

We are happy to provide the full list of removed titles – and your usage reports for these specific titles – to help you determine which are most valued by your users.

Click here to request a full list of removed titles and your usage report.