Oren Beit-Arie • ProQuest
The higher education environment is shifting. User and institutional needs as well as use cases are expanding, while the spectrum, diversity and scale of scholarly content along with the way it’s published and consumed is evolving. Aggregation platforms– which sit at the intersection of publishers, universities, libraries, and end users – are in a unique position to introduce new opportunities for all stakeholders in this dynamic, networked environment.
In this session, Oren will discuss the changing landscape, highlighting trends from recent market studies, and will share ProQuest’s strategy to transform traditional content syndication and aggregation into a range of education and research technologies and solutions, enabling publishers of all sizes to benefit from scale, integration with institutional workflows, support emerging methods of research and teaching, increase content discovery and dissemination, drive more insights and usage, and open channels to new audiences.
Oren Beit-Arie oversees the continuing development of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with leaders across the organization, he supports the development and launch of critical initiatives, through the introduction of innovation, new products and partnerships.
Oren brings a wealth of experience in operations, product management and strategy. He was one of the primary developers of the ANSI/NISO Z39.88 (OpenURL) standard and has led the development of SFX link-resolver and a range of other solutions in the realm of electronic scholarly resources, including bX, a usage-based article recommender. In his recent role as Chief Strategy Officer for Ex Libris, Oren focused on strategic developments and new product initiatives. He led the vision and creation of the company’s cloud-SaaS strategy, the Primo discovery solution, Alma – the next-generation library services platform and most recently Esploro, the newly developed research services platform.
Oren earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from The Hebrew University and a master’s degree in theoretical linguistics from Tel Aviv University. He is based in Boston, MA.