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Literature Online is moving to the main ProQuest Platform!

ProQuest is pleased to inform you that starting mid-December 2018, Literature Online will be available on the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform and cross-searchable with ProQuest journals, newspapers, and other relevant content.

The new site will be available in parallel with the current legacy Literature Online user experience until August 1, 2019.  This parallel access period will give users ample time to try new features on the main ProQuest Platform, while continuing to access the current Literature Online site.

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With Literature Online on the main ProQuest Platform you can expect the same depth and breadth of primary works, journals and reference materials, but with new user-driven enhancements and functionality built to accommodate the new Literature Online user experience on the ProQuest Platform.
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Highlights

What To Expect



HIGHLIGHTS


Enhanced Literature Online User Experience on the ProQuest Platform
Cross search a wealth of relevant content on the ProQuest Platform and benefit from an improved user experience for Literature Online, including easier and quicker access to the different types of content literature researchers need.
 

Literature Online Home Page
Enhanced Author Pages Based on User Feedback
Authors are frequently the axis upon which users engage with content and Author Pages provide a “one-stop” entry point to get all information related to an author including biographies, primary texts, criticism, reference works, multi-media resources and other related content.
 
 
Literature Online Author Page
 
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WHAT TO EXPECT - FAQ

What is happening with Literature Online?
Starting in mid-December Literature Online will be available on the main ProQuest Platform and cross-searchable with ProQuest journals, newspapers, and other relevant content.

The new site will be available in parallel to the current Literature Online site through August 1, 2019, giving users ample time to try new features on the main ProQuest Platform, while continuing to access the current legacy Literature Online site.

When will Literature Online be available on the ProQuest Platform?
Beginning in mid-December, Literature Online will be starting its move from the current user experience to the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform.  Both sites will be accessible in parallel until August 1, 2019.

What is changing with Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform?
You can expect the same depth and breadth of primary works, journals and reference materials, but with new user-driven enhancements and functionality built to accommodate the Literature Online user experience on the main ProQuest Platform.

Where can I access Literature Online on the main ProQuest Platform?
Starting in mid-December Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform will be accessible at:  https://search.proquest.com/lion

How long will the current legacy Literature Online interface be available?
The current legacy Literature Online user experience will remain available until August 1, 2019, giving users ample time to get comfortable with the benefits of the new LION experience within the ProQuest Platform.  Both sites will run in parallel until August 1, 2019.

Do I need to take any action such as updating links or updating MARC records?
No!  The current Literature Online site will migrate gracefully to the new site on the main ProQuest Platform.

On August 1, 2019, all bookmarks, links, and MARC records will redirect automatically to the new Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform. 

There is no need to take any action unless you want to migrate your campus users earlier.  Should you choose to do that, follow these steps:

What will happen at the end of the dual access period (parallel access of both sites) in mid-2019?
On August 1, 2019, all bookmarks, links, and MARC records will redirect automatically to the new Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform. 

How will discovery services account for Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform?
Both Ex Libris Primo and Summon will enable the new feed to the new access URL at the time of launch so they can support queries to both the legacy and the new site until the end of the dual access period which is August 1, 2019.  At that time, the instance on the legacy site will be disabled and customers will have to select the new instance in their discovery tools.

The moment you want to direct your Primo/Summon users to the new Literature Online you would need to disable the current legacy Literature Online and enable the new one instead.

What will happen to usage statistics?
Usage statistics are accessible in the ProQuest administrator module at https://admin.proquest.com/
As you use both the legacy interface and the new site in parallel, you will see two versions of Literature Online in your usage statistics.  Once you stop using the legacy interface you will see only one version in usage reports.

What will happen to items saved within "my archive" in the legacy Literature Online user experience?
Items saved in "my archive" within the legacy Literature Online user experience will not automatically port over into the new Literature Online site on the main ProQuest platform. There is extended time where both sites are running in parallel and users can use this dual access period create their "my archive" within the new LION site on the main ProQuest platform.


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