From an ebrary press release: To make it easier for libraries to keep their e-book collections current and timely, ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the commencement of its “Topic of the Week” program. Each week, ebrary’s on-staff librarians will select important topics and highlight relevant e-books on the ebrary website (www.ebrary.com). Anyone may freely browse these e-books using ebrary Title Preview™, and libraries have the option of purchasing individual titles at a discount with minimum order.
This week’s topic is Egypt, featuring e-books such as Egypt (Middle East: Region in Transition), by Laura S. Etheredge (Britannica Educational Publishing, 2011). Additional titles on Egypt may be previewed at www.ebrary.com.
Once purchased, Topic of the Week titles can be seamlessly integrated with other ebrary products including Academic Complete™, ebrary’s award-winning subscription e-book database that offers unlimited access to a growing selection of more than 52,000 multi-disciplinary titles, as well as other perpetual access titles and e-books acquired through Patron Driven Acquisition.
January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – 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. The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a quarter-million e-books to ProQuest’s monumental content offerings. The combined collection will enable users to search seamlessly across multiple formats – books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, video, and more – and across eight centuries of the world’s knowledge. Continue reading
ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that its flagship subscription e-book database, Academic Complete™, now exceeds 50,000 titles from the world’s leading publishers. 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. 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!™ (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. The selection may be previewed at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/academiccompletetitles/home.action.
Subscribers to ebrary’s Academic Complete now have the ability to upload and share their own PDF documents. It’s all part of a new service called DASH – (Data Sharing, Fast). Those attending the ALAMW meeting in Boston next week can check it out. The complete press release is below.
I’ve resisted posting information about sales and specials from various publishers and aggregators for fear of favoritism, but this eBook deal is pretty good, crosses many publishers, and could save libraries lots of money (which is the main reason I’ll post it). If other aggregators have similar announcements, I’ll be glad to post those in order to be fair. Here are the details: Continue reading