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ebrary Ships New Mobile App; Integrates with Baker & Taylorís Title Source 3
ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced it launched a new app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Available on the App Store, the free new app gives researchers an optimized way to experience authoritative content—both online and offline—from multiple sources. With ebrary’s new app, researchers can access content on the ebrary platform, including ebooks that their librarians acquire from leading publishers and documents uploaded and integrated by librarians with DASH! (Data Sharing, Fast). Additionally, researchers can import their own personal research—outside of the ebrary platform—through the app itself.
To make it easier to use ebrary—with or without the app—ebrary also announced the ability for researchers to sign-in with their Facebook usernames and passwords.
ebrary’s parent company ProQuest also announced the upcoming launch in the first half of 2012 of a mobile interface for its platform. Mobile initiatives are also in place or in development at Bowker, RefWorks, and Serials Solutions, all part of the ProQuest family.
ebrary announced that a selection of more than 268,000 ebooks is now integrated with Title Source 3, Baker & Taylor’s ordering platform used by academic, school, and public libraries worldwide. Librarians who order books through Title Source 3 now have the option of choosing digital versions on the ebrary platform, which provides both online and offline access.
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