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Jisc chooses ProQuest to deliver key ebook content

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ProQuest has teamed with Jisc to create a custom ebooks collection that provides key texts for further education (FE) institutions across the UK. The move expands the relationship between ProQuest and Jisc; it already provides access to more than 400 ebooks to 400 colleges across the UK.

The new special collection of 73 titles has been created using content from such publishers as Hodder Education, Bloomsbury, Taylor & Francis, and Pearson.

'The Jisc ebooks for FE service is committed to providing essential resources to learners and practitioners at all levels within the FE and Skills sector, said Catherine John, FE and skills licensing manager, Jisc Collections. 'Chosen through extensive community consultation, these e-books have been selected for their relevance and currency and continue to be free at the point of use. These new titles not only help to provide an up to date service, but also offer learners the opportunity to access content at any time and from any location.'

The books are currently accessible through ProQuest’s ebrary platform, which provides full integration of search results with a variety of third-party federated search products. Covering a variety of subjects including business studies, engineering, health and social care, and fashion and textiles, the books have been specifically chosen to enhance the research productivity of students across the UK.

'We are committed to providing essential research materials for students at all levels and our partnership with Jisc allows us to reach students across the country,' said Kevin Sayar of ProQuest. 'The new collection supports the Jisc’s subscription model that ensures new editions are available on a regular basis, keeping the collection current.'