Publishers beef up on eBook offerings

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.

Here’s a snippet of the eBook offerings from LJ:

“Many libraries now offer ereaders for checkout, but the biggest ebook force in the academic library world continues to be through library subscriptions for downloading to a patron’s computer, notably from NetLibrary, ebrary, Books 24×7, and Knovel; on the public library front it is OverDrive. Cambridge University Press joined other publishers with their own platforms, with its new Cambridge Books Online, 6000 academic and professional ebooks available directly from Cambridge. Brill introduced ebook collections in the humanities and social sciences. Ebook Starter Packs from ebrary will make it easier for libraries to purchase titles in 24 high-use academic subject areas such as career guides, infectious diseases, and special needs education. Gale is adding 100 Rough Guides travel titles to its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) ebook collection, and Baker & Taylor will partner with Gale to distribute GVRL to academic and public libraries.

ABC-CLIO launched its new eBook Collection, which brings together content from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Praeger, Linworth, and Libraries Unlimited. Elsevier added eBook Specialty Collections to its MD Consult medical service; Emerald added two ebook series; Books24x7 has added the Leadership Development Channel, a video collection, to its ebook holdings. Swets is beta testing an ebooks portal.”