June 16, 2014 â€“ Mountain View, CA â€“ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from renowned publishers Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic CompleteÂ®, the flagship ebook database from ebraryÂ®. The new content will improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database â€“ the popular LibraryThing for Librariesâ„¢ Book Display Widget — will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage. Continue reading New content, LibraryThing for Libraries widget added to ebrary
I received news from De Gruyter about a new partnership with Princeton University Press.Â The official announcement will be released tomorrow, but I was able to speak with Sven Fund, Managing Director, De Gruyter, for more information about this partnership.Â The official press release is below.
Is this partnership with Princeton University Press exclusive?
This agreement is non-exclusive. Princeton UP will work with other distributors as well. We are confident that both our business models and our user friendly policy including price parity with print editions, unlimited simultaneous users and perpetual access are compelling to library customers. Continue reading Princeton University Press partners with De Gruyter for distribution
Glad to see this news from Oxford University Press about a new title by title purchasing model for OSO.Â New titles will also be released more frequently, another great bonus.Â Â Here’s the official press release:
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce two significant enhancements to Oxford Scholarship Online. Effective immediately, all books can now be purchased individually, on a title by title basis, by institutions worldwide. Secondly, vastly improving the speed to market of the digital version, we are now releasing new titles on the platform 10 months a year, up from 3 times a year. Continue reading Oxford Scholarship Online announces title by title purchasing and more release dates
Knowledge Unlatched released a pilot progress report summary today.Â It is available for download.Â Some highlights of the report are listed below.
1.Â The model is cost-effective and financially viable:
“The Pilot established that authors, librarians, publishers and research funders are all willing to engage with the basic KU model. It also demonstrated that the model is cost-effective for scholarly communities and financially viable for publishers. 297 libraries from 24 countries signed up for the Pilot Collection, exceeding the original target by almost 50%. This reduced the cost for every library Continue reading Knowledge Unlatched pilot project report available
Just received an email from Valerie Yaw at JSTOR with great news for libraries using GOBI.Â You can now purchase JSTOR ebooks through GOBI.Â Valerie said that both a single-user model and unlimited-user model (available for 60% of titles) are available through GOBI.Â The unlimited-user model offers unlimited simultaneous use, unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads, and unlimited printing and copy/paste.Â Libraries will need to sign JSTORâ€™s participation agreement for Books, available on their website here: http://about.jstor.org/agreements-riders.Â They offer tiered savings to libraries, and once they have an agreement on file, the library will see pricing in GOBI that reflects their savings level.Â Continue reading Books at JSTOR titles now available via GOBI
BOSTON â€” The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) have partnered with DPLA by contributing more than 390,000 items, including antique maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, newspapers, and research publications. All will become accessible to DPLAâ€™s global audience of students, teachers, scholars, developers, and the public. Continue reading DPLA partners with the University of Florida, nearly 400,000 items accessible
Very pleased to see a good colleague of mine (and the first person brave enough to do an interview with me for NSR back in 2008) launch his own digital media company – Mission Bell Media.Â The web site is beautiful and worth a look and a read, as I’m sure the content will be as well.Â More from the press release below.
Just launched: Mission Bell Media
At the intersection of leadership and librarianship Continue reading Mission Bell Media launches
Great ebook discovery news for users of Summon. Now both ebrary and EBL full text content are indexed in the Summon. I’m amazed at the use stats on my ebook collections that are indexed in discovery tools.Â This should be a big boost for EBL title use.Â More below from the press release.
May 6, 2014 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest is boosting the visibility of ebooks in library collections by indexing the full text of the entire catalog of EBL – Ebook Library in its SummonÂ® discovery service. EBLâ€™s expansive catalog of more than 400,000 ebooks is now even more discoverable alongside titles from ebrary, which have been full-text indexed in the Summon service since 2012. The work to broaden discovery and accessibility of ebooks is occurring simultaneously with another major project: the integration of EBL and ebrary into a single ebook solution. Continue reading Full text of EBL catalog now discoverable in Summon
Passing on more news of free content from Oxford University Press.Â This time it is to celebrate the launch of Mississippi Scholarship Online.Â See below for more details.
We are thrilled to announce that Mississippi Scholarship Online has launched on University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)! The University Press of Mississippi is the sixteenth press to join UPSO and brings content in the areas of comic studies, popular culture, film, television, black culture and history, southern history, southern literature, African American literature, American music, and Caribbean studies.
In celebration of the launch of Mississippi Scholarship Online, we’ve made a selection of chapters from some of the press’ key titles free and available for one month. Continue reading University Press of Mississippi joins UPSO, select chapters free for one month
New York, NY, April 7, 2014–In celebration of National Library Week in the US (April 13 -19, 2014), a week taken to highlight the value of libraries and librarians, Oxford University Press (OUP) will be making all OUP online products, excluding journals, freely available in the US. This free access will begin on April 13 and end on April 19 at this url:
Access will be disseminated via a single username and password.
â€œWe are so excited to free up all of our online content and give it back to the library community, which has given us so much over the years,â€ notes Stephen Selgrade of OUPâ€™s Online Marketing team.Â â€œThis is truly an unprecedented amount of free content, from over 30 online databases, covering everything from law to medicine, science to humanities, and math to art and music. Whether you are an academic scholar, high school student, librarian, lawyer, doctor, or an individual searching to learn something new, youâ€™ll be able to find high quality scholarship that fits your needs.â€
Resource Centers for librarians, students and professors:
If you need additional resources, tools, and ideas to help you make the most of Oxfordâ€™s online resources, please visit the following Resource Centers: