January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) — As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a quarter-million e-books to ProQuest’s monumental content offerings. The combined collection will enable users to search seamlessly across multiple formats — books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, video, and more — and across eight centuries of the world’s knowledge. Continue reading Proquest Acquires ebrary
Subscribers to ebrary’s Academic Complete now have the ability to upload and share their own PDF documents. It’s all part of a new service called DASH – (Data Sharing, Fast). Those attending the ALAMW meeting in Boston next week can check it out. The complete press release is below.
From an ebrary press release:
November 30, 2009 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced the availability of Title Previewâ„¢, a new Software as a Service (SaaS) feature that enables publishers, aggregators, corporations, and others to effectively market their digital content and increase leads. Anyone may try Title Preview by visiting http://librarytitles.ebrary.com.
From an ebrary press release:
ebrary Launches Free H1N1 (Influenza) Searchable Information Center
New Site Makes PDF Documents from Government Agencies and Other Authoritative Sources More Discoverable
November 16, 2009 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has created a publicly available research center featuring a highly interactive, searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Available today at http://h1n1.ebrary.com, the new site contains a growing selection of reports, papers, newsletters, posters, and other important materials from government agencies and other trusted sources.
Results of CIBER study on library finances, presented by Mark Kendall of YBP and Christopher Warnock of ebrary.
These notes were done on the fly, forgive any typos.
- 589 responses
- 71% academic libraries responded – most in north america (was Mexico in the NA grouping?), 55% USA
- 87% members of consortium
- 420 responses
- libraries with budgets of less than 2 million were majority of respondents
- budget reductions of 20% or more in most north american libraries
- 40% believe this will be stable over the next year
- non north american libraries were a bit more optimistic about budgets
- 40-44% feel budgets will stand still (but they are not counting inflation as a factor) Continue reading Initial CIBER study results on library finances presented at Charleston Conference
Tish Wilson from ebrary just emailed me this press release:
CIBER Opens Global Library Survey in Conjunction with Charleston Conference, ebrary, and YBP
September 28, 2009 — London, UK — The CIBER research group at University College London (UCL) today invited all libraries to participate in an international survey examining challenges, trends, and best practices in tough economic times. Based on input from nearly 200 librarians worldwide, the questionnaire is now available and will remain open through October 18. Results of the survey, which is co-sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services and ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, will be announced at the Charleston Conference, November 4-7 in Charleston, SC, USA. Continue reading Librarians – CIBER Global Library Survey open through October 18th
I received this press release today from ebrary.
YBP to Co-Sponsor CIBER’s Library Survey with ebrary, Results to be Announced at Charleston Conference
September 22, 2009 — Charlotte, NC –Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services today announced that it is co-sponsoring CIBER’s library survey with ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies. Based on input from more than 170 librarians worldwide, the CIBER survey will examine electronic resources challenges, trends and best practices in tough economic times. The survey questionnaire will be available to all libraries later this month, and results will be announced at the Charleston Conference, November 4-7 in Charleston, SC. Continue reading YBP and ebrary co-sponsor CIBER study on electronic resources challenges, trends, best practices
Company Adds InfoTools, Highlighting, Notes, and Other Features to QuickView, Offers New Bookshelf Functionality
June 15, 2009 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — This week, ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, is shipping a number of powerful new features that make it quicker and easier to discover, use, and manage information online. Continue reading ebrary Announces Significant Technology Enhancements
ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote, Adds Printing to QuickView, Offers Search by Collection
May 18, 2009 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has enhanced its industry-renowned interface with a number of new capabilities that make content discovery, usage, and management quicker and more productive.
All ebrary products now integrate with RefWorks and EndNote for easy citation management. End-users may choose to enable RefWorks, EndNote, or both. Once enabled, these options appear under the new InfoToolsâ„¢ menu in ebrary’s QuickViewâ„¢ Reader, which does not require any software downloads or installations, as well as in search results and personal bookshelves. Continue reading ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote