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3 Digital Library Platforms Honored in Charleston Advisor’s ‘Readers’ Choice’ Awards


November 02, 2021 | 3 min read |

Business resource named ‘Best New Product’ in magazine’s annual awards issue

This blog post was originally published by ProQuest

The Charleston Advisor, a renowned source of reviews for information databases and digital resources, honored three ProQuest products in its 19th annual Readers’ Choice Awards – including ProQuest One Business, which was launched in early 2021 and named “Best New Product” by the Advisor.

Here’s what the editors had to say about the three most recent award-winners from ProQuest:

  • ProQuest One Business (named “Best New Product/Service”): “This new database from ProQuest is a one-stop shop for most business faculty, students, and working professionals…It combines many of the top business-oriented databases on ProQuest in a single portal with a slick and intuitive interface.”(Get more details on ProQuest One Business, a solution designed to support the unique teaching and learning needs of business faculty and students.)
  • Ex Libris Rapido (named “One to Watch”): “The service has been taken to a new level…[Rapido] allows resource sharing features to be built right into the Primo discovery without forcing the patron to go to a separate website to request books, articles, and other materials not locally held. The expedited workflows greatly assist library staff in filling requests while patrons have one stop shopping for most bibliographic needs that cannot be met by the local library.”(Learn more about Rapido, a discovery-to-delivery library resource sharing platform focused on staff efficiency and user services.)
  • Ex Libris Pivot-RP (awarded for “Best Effort): “Ex Libris…has released an updated version of their database for research funding opportunities…many of the other tools in this domain are quite expensive. The service has great content, an intuitive interface and clear navigation.”(Read about Pivot-RP, a tool that provides access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities for researchers.)

Award-winners were selected by an editorial board in a September 2021 virtual meeting. Though typically given out every year, the Readers’ Choice awards were skipped in 2020 due to the pandemic – so this year’s awards cover an extended period, says the Advisor.

“Over the past two years, the ProQuest and Ex Libris teams have worked tirelessly with our customers to understand the new challenges they’re facing, and to build solutions that make a real difference,” said [TBD]. “It’s a great honor be recognized by Charleston Advisor readers and editors in this unique edition of the Readers’ Choice awards. Thank you to all of our users – and we’ll continue to invest in the products and solutions that improve your teaching, learning and research outcomes.”

Read the full Charleston Advisor article (or download the PDF or HTML version).

Learn more about Ex Libris integrated library system.