An EBSCO press release received today discusses a new eBook subscription collection for corporations. Interestingly, ProQuest just announced a research service, Udini, for individuals (appeared to be focused on articles and news sources, not ebooks). Here’s the complete EBSCO press release:
IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first e-book subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore™ is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content.
The BusinessCore collection includes thousands of full text e-book titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. With BusinessCore, professionals are provided with an easy way to access e-books specific to their corporate research and learning needs. The collection provides a robust e-book experience that includes the ability to search alongside EBSCO’s industry-leading magazine and journal collections, create and add notes and bookmarks, as well as save research for future reference. Users can print, email and save chapters, or transfer them to a number of e-book readers and mobile devices including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Digital Book.EBSCO Publishing Vice President of Product Management, Tad Goltra, says the new collection adds to the e-book options EBSCO is making available. “Customers now have the option to purchase subscription access, add to their permanent collection, or use a mixture of both to meet their business reference needs.”
The BusinessCore collection offers more than 5,600 e-book titles and presents detailed, in-depth coverage of a wide variety of business topics including: leadership & management, marketing, project management, business communications, finance & accounting, human resources and sales. The collection also provides many authoritative titles on more specialized subjects such as: mergers & acquisitions, green business, strategic planning, negotiating, time management and corporate learning materials.
Annual subscription is the latest way EBSCO enables corporate libraries to add e-books to their collection. Corporate libraries or learning departments are also able to purchase titles to add to their permanent collection, lease titles they only need for a short time, and place other titles in a collection to be purchased only if/when users need them (Patron Driven Acquisition).
As with all e-books available from EBSCO, BusinessCore will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost® content. The BusinessCore subscription collection may also be integrated into corporate portals and Intranets, learning management systems (LMSs), as well as mapped to an organization’s key competencies. Customers thus have easy access to relevant content wherever and whenever needed.
More information about eBook subscription collection is available at: www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator and e-book provider serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases and 300,000 e-books providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate Plus™, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.