Scholarly Content. Discovered.

We are committed to delivering high quality and standardized information about your publications to drive discovery, sales, and use.

Designed for print or electronic editions of academic content, including books or journals, ProtoView bridges the gap for discovery.


Publishers choose ProtoView to reach areas of the supply chain only available to third-party content. Our professionally-written summary abstracts and supporting metadata are sent to a network of licensing partners where they serve as advertising for your titles indefinitely within the scholarly supply chain. Members of the Ringgold distribution network include ProQuest, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, GOBI Library Solutions, and Gale/Cengage, among others, including major online booksellers.

Librarians, students, researchers – all book buyers rely on searches to find content. Enhanced metadata drives this discovery. Each ProtoView record features Ringgold keywords, author affiliations synchronized to Ringgold Identify, as well as full bibliographic information. A full range of options is available to add content to each title record, including chapter summaries, cover images, TOCs, ORCIDs, among others. A great example of how our data helps you is illustrated by how GOBI Library Solutions incorporates ProtoView data into GOBI3: Our abstracts are associated with titles listed in GOBI Library Solutions’ leading acquisition platform and presented directly to those making decisions about book purchases. No other service provides this level of access to collection development professionals.

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