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
ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.Â It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.Â A brief history:
ALAMW Conference, 2009.Â ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer suggestions.
January, 2010, the PDA pilot testing is extended while ebrary conducts additional surveys.
October, 2010 – The ebrary PDA model is Live!
The key features of the PDA model, from the ebrary press release include: Continue reading ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live
ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that its flagship subscription e-book database, Academic Completeâ„¢, now exceeds 50,000 titles from the worldâ€™s leading publishers.Â Academic Complete continues to be the largest multidisciplinary e-book database licensed to libraries throughout the world, under a simultaneous, multi-user access model with continual growth.Â Furthermore, it is the only e-book product that enables libraries to upload and integrate their own digital materials such as theses and dissertations, yearbooks, and newspapers with DASH!â„¢ (Data Sharing, Fast).
Academic Complete includes e-books, reports, maps, and other authoritative titles from publishers including The McGraw-Hill Companies, John Wiley & Sons, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and many others.Â The selection may be previewed at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/academiccompletetitles/home.action.