ProQuest and Google Collaborate to Improve Researchers’ Workflows

ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.

“At ProQuest, we design our solutions for ease of access for our end-users and customers. That often means teaming with other providers of research tools to make our solutions more valuable and compatible,” said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. “Our relationship with Google is the latest example of actions we’re taking to make it simple for researchers to access content in their libraries no matter where they start their research.”

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The collaboration between Google and ProQuest enables authenticated ProQuest users to be recognised when they search using Google Scholar, directly connecting them to full-text scholarly content in their libraries’ collections. Users who are not recognised will be sent to a landing page with the abstract or an image of the first page, protecting all rights holders. To read full text, the users will authenticate themselves. There is nothing for libraries to set up – the linking will be seamless and automatic.

The agreement with Google is just one in a series of collaborations that ProQuest has with other information providers. Since 2014, it has been working with Ex Libris to enable interoperability of the companies’ discovery and management systems. In 2013, ProQuest and OCLC began a wide-ranging collaboration that shares metadata for ebooks and scholarly journal content.