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Join ProQuest at OLA 2019

We're looking forward to seeing you in Toronto in January!

Visit ProQuest and Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, at booth #405 at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, and enter our drawing for a set of Apple AirPods!

Learn about new products, tools, tips and acquisition insights from ProQuest to support better research and learning at your library. 


Register for these noteworthy sessions from ProQuest

Save a spot now for our two conference sessions and be one of the first 50 to check in at each to receive a special gift at your seat.

How Libraries Can Be the Heroes in an Ever-Changing Scholaryly Landscape

How Libraries Can Be the Heroes in an Ever-Changing Scholarly Landscape

The good news: academic research is expanding beyond the traditional boundaries of scholarly journals and Western-based sources to include multimedia formats, open access, text and data mining, and the inclusion of diverse and global voices.

The not-so-good news: Scholars, faculty and students are required to sort through an enormity of scholarly content in databases, archives and an endless array of online sources.

That’s where the library comes in. In this session, you’ll learn how libraries can support their institution’s increasing need for varied, rich and diverse content in a way that is simple and effective. Libraries can both serve the needs of their users and reinforce their position as an authoritative information provider and curator. You’ll see how libraries who provide a unified, discipline-focused approach to collections management can effectively support research, teaching and learning in their institution and academic community at large.

Thursday, January 30:

Time 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Speaker: Katie Birch,
Vice President of Product Management, ProQuest


The Price is Right - Making Access Affordable for All Libraries

The Price is Right - Making Access Affordable for All Libraries

Join us for a conversation about ebook acquisition trends and how purchase decisions are being influenced by pricing. We’ll compare acquisition data from Canadian academic libraries with their worldwide peers – and engage live polling to learn more about what matters to local librarians. Finally, we’ll discuss how aggregators are helping to bring more expansive access options to libraries everywhere, making ebooks affordable for all library budgets.

Friday, January 31:

Time 9:00 am - 9:40 am

Speaker: Whitney Murphy, Senior Manager, Strategy & Market Support, ProQuest




Check out IdeaHub sessions! Get the latest updates live - plus get a ProQuest giveaway, while supplies last.


Can One Collection Meet Your Teaching, Learning AND Research Needs?

Can One Collection Meet Your Teaching, Learning and Research Needs?

Access to multiple content types is essential for success in teaching, learning and research. According to a ProQuest survey, faculty reported that a mix of materials – including video, journals, books and more - allows students to...

  • understand concepts and ideas more fully (96%)
  • conduct a more thorough literature review (93%)
  • produce better quality assignments (91%)

Join us at ProQuest's IdeaHub on Thursday to find out how the world's largest interdisciplinary collection, ProQuest One Academic, addresses the needs and more of faculty, students and librarians.

Thursday, January 30:

Time 11:30 am - 11:55 am

IdeaHub area, Exhibit Hall

Speaker: Kathleen McLellan, Lead Product Marketing Manager, ProQuest


Streamline course materials and embed your library in teaching and learning

Streamline Course Materials and Embed your Library in Teaching and Learning

Does your library want to make a bigger contribution to teaching and learning? Ex Libris Leganto helps users easily manage and access a wide range of course materials including physical items, electronic and digital content, OER, open access resources and more. Learn how your academic library can better understand  what is being used in courses, promote library materials and work more collaboratively with instructors to improve the student experience and contribute to institutional access.

Thursday, January 30:

Time 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

IdeaHub area, Exhibit Hall

Speaker: Jessie Ransom, Product Specialist, Teaching & Learning, Ex Libris


Resistance, Rights and Reconciliation - Researching Indigenous History with Canadian Primary Sources

Resistance, Rights and Reconciliation – Researching Indigenous History with Canadian Primary Sources

Indigenous studies are an increasingly in-demand area of research and learning. Using national and local Canadian primary source content, we'll explore historical context for deeper understanding of issues impacting Canada's First Nations, the Métis, and the Inuit. We'll also share exciting news on the 2020 ProQuest Primary Sources product roadmap.

 

Friday, January 31:

Time 11:30 am - 11:55 am

IdeaHub area, Exhibit Hall

Speaker: Shannon Ratzer, Sales Specialist, ProQuest