From a Cambridge press release: Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the addition of six more academic presses to its University Publishing Online (UPO) platform.
2012 will see the addition of content from Anthem Press, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, Nottingham University Press, Pickering & Chatto and the University of Adelaide Press.
Launched in October 2011, University Publishing Online provides access to thousands of titles from scholarly Presses around the world, accessible through quick, powerful search and browse functionality. Continue reading University Press Online adds six new partners
eBook preservation has been a hot topic of late. There have been several presentations at Charleston and Internet Librarian about eBook preservation. Additionally, Amy Kirchhoff from Portico wrote a chapter on eBook preservation for the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2 title. Today, Cambridge University Press announced they will make an annual contribution to support Portico’s eBook preservation service. Here is more from the press release:
Portico is pleased to announce that Cambridge University Press will preserve its Cambridge Books Online content with Portico. Through this agreement, Cambridge extends its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive. Continue reading Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks
Another option for university press eBooks and digital content has emerged, this time from Cambridge University Press. Their new platform, University Publishing Online, launched today. It currently offers over 13,000 front and backlist titles from 4 publishing partners (2 additional partners will be added in early 2012). Here is more from the press release:
Cambridge University Press’s new integrated eBook and digital content offering, University Publishing Online, launched today (1 November). Continue reading Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online
From an ebrary press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans. Currently in beta, this groundbreaking model provides libraries with all of the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the added advantage of only paying if titles are used.
ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can be a library’s standalone cost-saving service, or used in conjunction with ebrary’s Patron Driven Acquisition program to offer an additional layer of mediation before titles are triggered for purchase. As YBP’s preferred e-book vendor, ebrary also makes Short-Term Loans available through YBP’s Demand Driven Acquisition service. Continue reading ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans
From an OCLC Press Release: In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local.
OCLC has recently added content to WorldCat Local from EBSCO; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Modern Language Association; ProQuest and the U.S. Department of Energy. There are now more than 400 million articles, 170 million books, 10 million eBooks and 1,100 databases accessible through the WorldCat Local service.
Additional agreements have been signed with ABC-CLIO, American Psychological Association, Association for Computing Machinery, BioMed Central, BioOne, Cambridge University Press, Emerald, IGI Global, Sabinet, Sage, Taylor & Francis and World Bank Publications. Continue reading More Content Added to WorldCat Local
Cambridge launched a new and improved interface for their eBooks, Cambridge Books Online. It’s a great looking and intuitive interface with a wide array of features. There are a couple of important things to know about searching CBO up front. First, the basic citation and table of contents information is freely available for anyone to search, logins and authentication are only required for viewing PDFs of chapters. Second, Cambridge journal content is also indexed in the CBO interface. Once selected to view, a user is then taken to the journals interface for the content (CJO). I’ve listed some general comments about the content and interface features below. Most of the interface changes were implemented based on user feedback. I’m sure there is much more to explore in this product, but here are a few things to start:
Cambridge Books Online (searching eBooks and journal content)
Content – The platform contains 10,000 book titles (and simultaneously searches thousands of journal articles) from across all of the subject areas that Cambridge publishes — Humanities, Social Science, Science and Medicine. Additionally, Only Cambridge University Press titles appear on the platform and new titles are added each month during the first week of the month. Cambridge will be migrating their existing and new reference titles in early 2011. Textbooks are not included. Continue reading Cambridge Books Online, a glimpse at the new interface
ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model. It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions. A brief history:
ALAMW Conference, 2009. ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer suggestions.
January, 2010, the PDA pilot testing is extended while ebrary conducts additional surveys.
October, 2010 – The ebrary PDA model is Live!
The key features of the PDA model, from the ebrary press release include: Continue reading ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live
ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that its flagship subscription e-book database, Academic Completeâ„¢, now exceeds 50,000 titles from the world’s leading publishers. Academic Complete continues to be the largest multidisciplinary e-book database licensed to libraries throughout the world, under a simultaneous, multi-user access model with continual growth. Furthermore, it is the only e-book product that enables libraries to upload and integrate their own digital materials such as theses and dissertations, yearbooks, and newspapers with DASH!â„¢ (Data Sharing, Fast).
Academic Complete includes e-books, reports, maps, and other authoritative titles from publishers including The McGraw-Hill Companies, John Wiley & Sons, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and many others. The selection may be previewed at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/academiccompletetitles/home.action.
ebrary announced today the availability of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) on their platform. ebrary is the first aggregator to offer CHOICE OAT.
From the press release:
ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, has partnered with CHOICE to offer digital editions of more than 1,000 of CHOICE’s recent Outstanding Academic Titles. Published annually, the CHOICE OAT list represents the top 10% of more than 7,000 academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources reviewed by CHOICE that year. Continue reading ebrary Now Offering CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles
For the introductory material on the session, please see part one of this blog post.
Second group – Lenny Allen, OUP, Erin Igoe, Cambridge UP, Tony Horava, OCUL, Joy Kirchner, COPPUL
- Lenny – budget and workflow are concerns, always looking a year in advance.
- Erin – CBO general ebook platform focused on perpetual access of titles; forthcoming developments – digital collections from Cambridge Libary, New Cambridge history of Islam; discussing the best use of delivering print materials in a digital format that will be most useful, relevant and user friendly. Always looking at discoverability and functionality, they really want to be at the simultaneous release of p and e, it’s the workflow issue that is holding things up. Lots of opportunities for ILL, PDA, metadata (better and more consistent fashion), use reports. Suggests that librarians keep pushing the envelope with publishers. Continue reading Mad World of eBooks, part two – ALA discussion
On Saturday morning at ALA, a group of librarians and publishers gathered together to discuss the world of eBooks, particularly aspects of consortial purchasing. Each hour of the discussion a panel of publishers and librarians was on hand to lead the discussion.
The event was organized by Michael Zeoli at YBP, Julie Gammon at the University of Akron, and Tony Horava at OCUL. Michael began the event with general slides about eBook and print book availability and sales. He also offered a few anonymous comments from librarians. I’ll try to get copies of his slides to post. Continue reading Mad World of eBooks part one – ALA discussion
Today’s LJ Academic Newswire reported on Database Marketplace 2010. They listed several new interfaces and features from eBook publishers. For the full story, visit the LJ Academic Newswire. Continue reading Publishers beef up on eBook offerings
I recently posted about the ebrary 50% off ebook title sale, which included a few publishers. We’ll it’s grown now to include many more publishers. See the press release below and use the real-time link of publishers for the most accurate list. Continue reading 50% off ebook titles – more publishers added
I’ve resisted posting information about sales and specials from various publishers and aggregators for fear of favoritism, but this eBook deal is pretty good, crosses many publishers, and could save libraries lots of money (which is the main reason I’ll post it). If other aggregators have similar announcements, I’ll be glad to post those in order to be fair. Here are the details: Continue reading Attention Libraries – Discounted eBooks – backlist titles 50% off