Credo Reference is now partnering with ebrary® to provide a user-friendly customization option for the new Credo Topic Pages. Libraries who subscribe to the Credo Reference customized product and ebrary will now be able to research their ebook content directly from the Credo Topic Pages. Designed to provide contextualized, orderly access to authoritative content, each of the approximately 9,000 Credo Topic Pages is a starting point that assembles topical material from resources within and outside the library.
ebrary announced the availability of two new ebook collections, one for business and the other for aerospace.
The Business Complete collection offers about 1600 business eBook titles ranging in topics from leadership to accounting and HR to sales and marketing.
The Aerospace collection (number of titles not mentioned in PR) contains such topics as aerodynamics and aeronautics, turbulence, fluid dynamics, shipbuilding, and vibration.
Those of you with Blackwell (or considering Blackwell) may want to sit in on some of their webinars. They work with ebrary, Myilibrary, and EBL, and offer webinars on connecting your electronic resources to each of these ebook aggregators. They are offering a webinar this Wednesday on ebrary, details are below.Join Blackwell for a FREE Infotools webinar on August 19th, 11am PDT.If you have ebrary or have an interest in ebrary as your ebook aggregator, join us and see how you can connect all your electronic resources you currently own to ebooks on the ebrary platform. We’ll show you how Infotools can connect your current resources and how Blackwell makes the acquisitions, collection development and discovery of ebooks easier and efficient.If you cannot make the webinar or if you wish to attend another time, contact me to set one up. We also work with Myilibrary and EBL platform as well, feel free to contact me to setup webinars for those as well.Please RSVP to me for login instructions.Erik Christopher, Blackwell Digital Services Sales Manager, Toll Free: 1-800-525-7964Erik.Christopher@Blackwell.com
ebrary announced a new pilot program for it’s new public library collection. The collection contains 20,000 titles ranging from fiction to life skills, and careers to arts and crafts. Simultaneous, multi-user access is available for this collection in addition to ebrary’s DASH (Do-it-yourself publishing platform). Local public high schools get free access with the public library subscription. The ebrary school library program (announced earlier this year) is a subset of the public library collection.
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
Last week, ebrary announced the availability of Software as a Service (SaaS) for government documents. According to the press release, “With ebrary’s SaaS, agencies, institutes, and centers can transform any PDF documents into searchable, highly interactive databases that can be integrated into master sites, providing a seamless way for end-users to find the important information they need online.” Continue reading ebrary offers SaaS for government documents
Last week ebrary announced the addition of a 6,000+ eBook collection for school libraries. The collection, selected by a librarian, is designed for high school, vocational schools, and college prep schools and the public libraries that support them. The collection is subscription based, allowing for unlimited simultaneous use – which will be much needed in a classroom environment. A list of titles is available online.
ebrary’s long time partner, e-Libro also announced a Spanish language eBook collection to support school libraries. Their title list is also online.
More information is in the press release.
ebrary launched a natural disaster and extreme weather information center last week. The information center was created using ebrary’s DASH (data sharing, fast) API and includes a collection of publicly available PDF files and Word docs. Every word on every document can be searched and content is also organized by broad categories like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. ebrary’s InfoTools is also available with the information center. For more information, see the press release.
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.
Some interesting eBook white papers, surveys and reports:
Springer eBook white papers
ebrary ebook survey results
Glad to see (press release below) that the patron driven model is going well for another e-book aggregator. Librarians – please take a look at the PDA survey from ebrary. It’s extensive, detailed, and asks very specific questions about workflow. The results should be really interesting. Continue reading ebrary PDA pilot extended, PDA survey announced
From an ebrary press release:
Final survey report now freely available courtesy of Charleston Conference, YBP, and ebrary
December 21, 2009London, UKCIBER research group at University College London today announced the availability of the final report for its global library survey that concerns challenges, trends, and best practices during tough economic times. Co-sponsored by Charleston Conference, Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services, and ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, the survey was completed by 835 institutions around the world. Anyone may receive a complimentary copy of the final report by registering at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/inforequest/survey2009.jsp. Continue reading CIBER Announces Results of Global Library Survey, Findings to Be Discussed at ALA Midwinter
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
ebrary is launching a monthly sweepstakes for a free ebook a month for one’s institution – complete with ebrary’s InfoTools. To enter, just recommend an ebrary title. Details of the contest are below, in the ebrary press release. This is a fun idea, but I have to chuckle. Can you imagine having a sweepstakes for a free print book? Oh, what technology will do. Continue reading ebrary announces sweepstakes for free ebooks
New from ebrary, a subscription database on food science. According to the press release, “With more than 110 current and essential reference works, handbooks, manuals, and e-books from the industry’s top publishers such as CRC Press, Elsevier, Marcel Dekker, and Woodhead Publishing, the subscription database covers such topics as food manufacturing and processing, safety, quality assurance, nutrition, ingredients, storage and preservation, and government regulations. To preview the selection visit http://site.ebrary.com/lib/foodscience.
Continue reading ebrary launches food science collection
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