From an ebrary press release:Â ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.Â 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.
ebraryâ€™s new Short-Term Loans can be a libraryâ€™s standalone cost-saving service, or used in conjunction with ebraryâ€™s Patron Driven Acquisition program to offer an additional layer of mediation before titles are triggered for purchase.Â As YBPâ€™s preferred e-book vendor, ebrary also makes Short-Term Loans available through YBPâ€™s Demand Driven Acquisition service. Continue reading ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans→
January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) â€“ 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.Â The agreement will marry both companiesâ€™ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a quarter-million e-books to ProQuestâ€™s monumental content offerings.Â The combined collection will enable users to search seamlessly across multiple formats â€“ books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, video, and more â€“ and across eight centuries of the worldâ€™s knowledge. Continue reading Proquest Acquires ebrary→
ebrary announced today the availability of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) on their platform.Â ebrary is the first aggregator to offer CHOICE OAT.
From the press release:
ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, has partnered with CHOICE to offer digital editions of more than 1,000 of CHOICEâ€™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→
Those of you with Blackwell (or considering Blackwell) may want to sit in on some of their webinars. Â They work with ebrary, Myilibrary, and EBL, and offer webinars on connecting your electronic resources to each of these ebook aggregators. Â They are offering a webinar this Wednesday on ebrary, details are below.JoinÂ Blackwell for aÂ 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. Weâ€™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.Â 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 meÂ for login instructions.Erik Christopher, Blackwell Digital Services Sales Manager, Toll Free: 1-800-525-7964Erik.Christopher@Blackwell.com
Last week, ebrary announced the availability of Software as a Service (SaaS) for government documents.Â According to the press release, “With ebraryâ€™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→
ebrary launched a natural disaster and extreme weather information center last week.Â 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.Â Every word on every document can be searched and content is also organized by broad categories like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc.Â ebrary’s InfoTools is also available with the information center.Â 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.Â It’s all part of a new service called DASH – (Data Sharing, Fast).Â Those attending the ALAMW meeting in Boston next week can check it out.Â The complete press release is below.
November 30, 2009 â€“ Palo Alto, CA, USA â€“Â ebraryÂ®, 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.
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 â€“ Palo Alto, CA, USA â€“Â ebraryÂ®, 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.Â 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.
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