From an ebrary press release:
To help K-12 libraries acquire e-books more strategically, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added hundreds of relevant e-books across acquisition models, which provide libraries with the best value when combined. Diversifying acquisition models is a key component of ebrary’s three-step approach: Transition, Diversify, and Streamlineâ„¢.
ebrary’s renamed the Schools and Educators Completeâ„¢ subscription database, which has been updated with thousands of new e-books from renowned publishers such as ALA Editions, ASCD, Classroom Complete, and National Science Teacher Association. The highly affordable database now includes a growing selection of more than 8,500 titles with unlimited, multi-user access and a wealth of information in professional development and training resources. Moreover, almost 4,500 titles in the database have relevance to state, national or provincial curriculum standards — with coverage of all common core subjects — including English Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, and Information Literacy/Technology. Continue reading ebrary launches K-12 Math Pack to align with common core standards
August 8, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that Elsevier Science & Technology Books is adding over 1,000 titles to Academic Completeâ„¢, the industry’s first and most scholarly subscription database of more than 78,000 e-books with unlimited, multi-user access. This marks the first time that these Elsevier titles, covering subjects such as mechanical engineering, chemical and process engineering, and civil engineering as well as environmental energy and alternative energy, have ever been available under a subscription model. The titles include classics of science publishing, including some of Elsevier’s most respected backlist titles.
Elsevier Science & Technology Books now distributes over 12,500 e-books under all of ebrary’s acquisition models including subscription, patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive, supporting ebrary’s new strategic approach to e-book acquisition. Continue reading Over 1,000 Elsevier titles added to ebrary’s Academic Complete
August 6, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — To enable public libraries to affordably and strategically meet the nonfiction e-book needs of patrons, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added over 9,000 new titles from publishers including Bentham Science and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt across acquisition models.
More than 1,100 of the new titles are in subjects including health & fitness, photography and religion and are available through Public Library Completeâ„¢, which provides simultaneous, multi-user access and continued growth. These titles and an additional 7,900 e-books in subject areas such as history, sports, and art are now available for purchase outright or through ebrary’s patron driven acquisition program. Many are also available for short-term loan. Continue reading ebrary adds 9,000 new titles
From an ebrary press release on July 9, 2012: To assist corporate libraries with strategic e-book acquisition, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, now offers two new subscription products in Employee Development and Human Resources hand-selected by its on-staff librarians. The new databases — and over 20 others — enable corporate libraries to affordably expand access to a critical mass of e-books to researchers and employees around the world with unlimited, multi-user access and offset any hosting fee for titles acquired under other models. Continue reading ebrary announces new corporate subscription products
From an ebrary press release:
June 7, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — Less than six months after launching a dedicated iOS app, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new Androidâ„¢ app that will be freely available on Google Play this summer. With the increasing popularity of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, researchers will have a more optimized way to discover and use e-books, online and offline, on any Android device in addition to the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®. Continue reading ebrary launches new Android app
From an ebrary press release:
May 8, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — Students in the United Kingdom who recently participated in ebrary’s Global Student E-book Survey reported a greater preference for digital over printed books and higher usage than their global counterparts in a similar survey conducted in 2011. When asked how often they would choose e-books over printed books, 58% of UK students stated they would “very often” to “often” choose the digital version if it were available compared to 48% of global respondents. Over 85% of UK students indicated they use e-books up to 10 hours per week and only 10% stated that they never use e-books. In contrast, 52% of global participants indicated they use e-books up to 10 hours per week, and another 46% stated they never use e-books. Approximately 5% of UK students indicated they use e-books more than 10 hours per week compared to 2% of global respondents. Continue reading ebrary survey suggests student use of ebooks stronger in the UK
From an ebrary press release: ebrary®, a ProQuest business that has developed a new strategic approach to e-book acquisition based on three steps: Transition, Diversify, and Streamlineâ„¢, today announced a solution specifically for medical libraries that includes new packs in Nursing & Allied Health, Medicine, and Psychology & Social Work. The new, discounted packs include essential e-books from publishers such as Informa Healthcare, F.A. Davis Company, and Oxford University Press that are purchased outright under a perpetual archive model. By combining the packs with other models including subscription, patron driven acquisition, and short-term loan, medical libraries can achieve the greatest return on their e-book investment. Continue reading ebrary launches new medical library packs
From an ebrary press release:
April 16, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the greatest value, according to ebrary®, a ProQuest business. ebrary today announced that Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Leuven University Press, and University of Illinois Press will distribute e-books in Academic Completeâ„¢ as well as other models including perpetual archive, patron driven acquisition, and short-term loan. Academic Complete subscribers will soon benefit from a growing selection of more than 75,000 quality e-books — including 1,800 new titles from Wiley — from over 500 participating publishers.
Continue reading ebrary adds titles from Wiley and 50 new publishers to Academic Complete
From an ebrary press release:
April 10, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — To strengthen its new approach to strategic e-book acquisition based on three steps: Transition, Diversify, and Streamlineâ„¢, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, is expanding its e-book selection across acquisition models.
More than 1,800 new e-books from Wiley and 2,300 new titles from publishers including Princeton University Press and World Scientific & Imperial College Press will be available in Academic Completeâ„¢, which will offer unlimited access to a growing selection of more than 75,000 quality titles. An additional 6,300 e-books from publishers such as MIT Press, Oxford University Press, and University of Illinois Press will be available through other ebrary models including patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive. Titles can be ordered through ebrary as well as partners and book vendors such as YBP. Continue reading ebrary expands collection, 10,000 new titles added
From a February 21 ebrary press release:
ebrary®, a ProQuest business and leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced that the social media data of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey is now publicly available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys along with the full report.
Among other key findings, the addendum revealed the following:
- While 41% of students are currently using social media for research or study, 59% are not. Reasons for not using social media include that existing sites are not a reliable source of information.
- When asked if they would use social media to share research with peers, 58% of students indicated “likely” to “very likely,” while 43% stated “unlikely.”
- 35% students indicated they would “likely” to “very likely” pose a question to a librarian using social media, compared to 45% who would “likely” to “very likely” use social media to pose a question to faculty.
- When asked if they would use social media to connect with students with similar academic interests, 69% stated “likely” to “very likely,” while 31% stated “unlikely.”
Continue reading ebrary releases social media data from Global Student E-book Survey
An ebrary press release on a new app for offline reading of content – for iOS device. January 20, 2012 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — The demand for e-book accessibility, especially on mobile devices, is growing significantly. In ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey, announced today and available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys, 60 percent of respondents indicated that downloading e-books onto mobile devices is “very important” — a 16 percent increase over results from a similar survey that ebrary sponsored in 2008. In ebrary’s recent Download Survey, librarians marked the iPad® as more important to providing offline access than desktops and laptops. Continue reading ebrary releases iOS app for eBooks
New eBook content for ebrary – nearly 300 AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) titles to be available very soon. More from the press release:
ebrary®, a ProQuest business and leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced that it has partnered with AIAA, the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Under terms of the agreement, nearly 300 AIAA e-books will be available on the ebrary platform to libraries throughout the world, under a variety of acquisition models. Continue reading AIAA eBooks available for ebrary platform
This is a very interesting development in eBook access from Local Knowledge Online (LKO) and ebrary. It’s not for libraries, but for individuals. LKO is offering individuals a subscription plan to ebrary’s business collections. Monthly subscription prices range from $9.99 to $25.00 depending on the collection (single-user license only). Quarterly and annual subscription rates are also available ($27.99 – $240.00). According to Kevin Cronin, Founder and President of LKO, “the primary difference between individuals vs library customers subscribing to ebrary is discovery. Instead of discovering ebrary content via a library OPAC, individuals will discover the ebrary content via LKO’s federated search.”
Cronin described the access process:
The ebrary content is discovered through an LKO’s search – http://www.localknowledgeonline.com/ We are federating eBook search and consolidating results which will now include titles from ebrary business collections. Users will have single sign-on registration (user name/password) through our site and subscribing ebrary users will be linked directly into the ebrary content when they select a title. Users without an ebrary subscription will have options for a limited preview of the ebrary collection, sign up for a free trial or subscribe to ebrary. Individuals that subscribe to ebrary will have the same ebrary experience as institutional library users. If you visit our preview site you’ll see the familiar ebrary interface – http://site.ebrary.com/lib/localkobctp/home.action
I suspect we will see more of this in the future from a variety of eBook vendors. Here’s more from the press release: Continue reading Individual subscriptions to ebrary business collections via Local Knowledge Online
ebrary is announcing the availability of the 2011 Global Student E-book Survey. Full results (downloadable) will be available in January. Those of you attending the Charleston Conference next week can get a sneak peek at the results during a session on Friday (details below). Here is more from the press release:
ebrary Surveys Suggest Students’ Research Needs Unmet, Results to be Presented at Charleston
November 1, 2011 — Palo Alto, CA, USA — In an ongoing effort to better understand the research requirements and expectations of students, especially as they relate to books, ebrary® today announced the initial results of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey. A comparison of the new survey with the same survey conducted in 2008 implies that aggregators, publishers, and librarians need to better collaborate to address students’ information and research needs. Continue reading ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey results
Great news from ebrary about the ability to download eBook content to devices. ebrary conducted a study early this year about downloading capabilities. The results of this study discovered that 92% of libraries found offline access to be more or equally important to online access. Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing discussed the survey results during an interview in June. Here’s more from the ebrary press release about the new download functionality:
To further provide researchers with access to authoritative information whenever and wherever they need it, ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the ability to download e-books onto multiple devices including the Kindle, iPad, iPhone, laptops and other devices. Additionally, the company announced a dedicated mobile application is in development and slated to ship later this year. Continue reading ebrary now offering eBook downloads
This is from an ebrary press release dated 8/22/2011: ebrary ® announced new publishing partners University of Arizona Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Oklahoma Press, Wayne State University Press, Michigan State University Press, Mercer University Press, The University of Arkansas Press, Kassel University Press, Leuven University Press, The University Press of North Georgia, and the Urban Institute Press. ebrary now offers the most comprehensive selection of titles from 120 university press partners worldwide including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, Yale University Press, and many others.
The publishers’ scholarly monographs and other authoritative materials will be available under a unique mix of models to address libraries’ evolving collection strategies and acquisition workflows. ebrary offers subscription, title-by-title perpetual archive purchases and Starter Packs, patron driven acquisition, short-term loans, and publisher packages. As YBP’s preferred e-book vendor, ebrary is also seamlessly integrated with YBP’s approval plan and new demand driven models. Titles are delivered on ebrary’s platform, which includes powerful functionality for researchers including InfoToolsâ„¢ and sharable bookshelves.
ebrary developed an open access collection of e-books related to the events of September 11th at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/september11/. Libraries can include that link on their homepage and enable anyone with access to an Internet connection to download and read any or all of 15 full-text e-books throughout September. The selection includes We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant America After 9/11, by Tram Nguyen, Reclaiming the Sky: 9/11 and the Untold Story of the Men and Women Who Kept America Flying by Tom Murphy, Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11, Damon DiMarco and Thomas Kean, and Shock of the News: Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11by Brian Monahan. This is a fully-functional site with access to all of ebrary’s research tools at absolutely no cost.
On Sunday I met with Matt Barnes, Vice President of Marketing, for ebrary. Matt and I discussed ebrary’s new patron driven acquisition model, searching ebrary content through the ProQuest interface, and the results of an ebrary mobility study on the need for downloadable ebooks. Matt shares a few of the results, which are not yet published.
The news many have awaited since ProQuest’s acquisition of ebrary – ebrary content is now discoverable through ProQuest databases. In fact, the databases are interlinked. The Academic Complete collection will launch first, with additional titles available by fall.
More from the press release: Just over five months after acquiring e-book innovator ebrary®, ProQuest launched technology that will link the companies’ search platforms, enabling users to discover e-books in the context of their libraries’ ProQuest content and use tools from both environments. ProQuest’s all-new platform is rolling out in libraries around the world, bringing a flexible technological architecture that allows users to dive deeper into multiple content sources in multiple formats– wherever that information may reside. With the new connecting technology, one search leads users to ebrary’s e-book content that’s side-by-side with relevant reports, videos, journal and newspaper articles, and more. One click moves them quickly to the full-text whether it’s housed in the ebrary or ProQuest platform. Continue reading ebrary content now discoverable in ProQuest databases
This was announced on June 8th, but I’ve just received the press release. ebrary now has 210 titles available in a corporate computing subscription database.
More from the press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide, today announced the availability of its new Corporate Computing subscription database. The growing collection features over 210 titles in Certification & Compliance, Databases, Software Engineering, Internet & Web Development, and other subject areas from Wiley (including Wrox, Sybex, and Dummies); Elsevier (including Syngress and Morgan Kaufmann); Taylor & Francis (including Auerbach and CRC Press), and other leading publishers. The selection, which is also available for purchase, may be previewed by visiting http://corptitles.ebrary.com and clicking on “Corporate Computing.” Continue reading ebrary launches corporate computing database