Great news from ebrary about the ability to download eBook content to devices.Â ebrary conducted a study early this year about downloading capabilities. Â The results of this study discovered that 92% of libraries found offline access to be more or equally important to online access. Â Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing discussed the survey results during an interview in June. Â 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, ebraryÂ®, 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.Â 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
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.Â Matt shares a few of the results, which are not yet published.Â For more information on ebrary, visit www.ebrary.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt’s interview and over 40 others are available on the NSR interviews page.
ALA is a great time to connect with librarians and publishers for audio interviews. Â Today I met with Dan Stasiewski at OverDrive to discuss the new OverDrive WIN platform features and Rick Lumsden from Encyclopaedia Britannica to discuss the new Britannica eBook platform. Â Tomorrow I’ll be with Matt Barnes of ebrary to discuss the new PDA business model and a recent survey ebrary conducted on downloadable ebooks. Â I hope to get these posted early next week. Stay tuned.
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