University Press Online adds six new partners

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Cambridge press release: Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the addition of six more academic presses to its University Publishing Online (UPO) platform. 2012 will see the addition of content from Anthem Press, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, Nottingham University Press, Pickering & Chatto and the University of Adelaide Press. Launched […]

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Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks

December 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

eBook preservation has been a hot topic of late.  There have been several presentations at Charleston and Internet Librarian about eBook preservation.  Additionally, Amy Kirchhoff from Portico wrote a chapter on eBook preservation for the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2 title.   Today, Cambridge University Press announced they will make an annual contribution to support […]

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Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

Another option for university press eBooks and digital content has emerged, this time from Cambridge University Press.  Their new platform, University Publishing Online, launched today.  It currently offers over 13,000 front and backlist titles from 4 publishing partners (2 additional partners will be added in early 2012). Here is more from the press release: Cambridge […]

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Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.  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. ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can […]

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More Content Added to WorldCat Local

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local. OCLC has recently added content to WorldCat Local from EBSCO; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Modern Language Association; ProQuest […]

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Cambridge Books Online, a glimpse at the new interface

October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Cambridge launched a new and improved interface for their eBooks, Cambridge Books Online.  It’s a great looking and intuitive interface with a wide array of features.  There are a couple of important things to know about searching CBO up front.  First, the basic citation and table of contents information is freely available for anyone to […]

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ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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ebrary’s Academic Complete Tops 50,000 Titles

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

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, […]

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ebrary Now Offering CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the availability of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) on their platform.  ebrary is the first aggregator to offer CHOICE OAT. From the press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, has partnered with CHOICE to offer digital editions of more than 1,000 of CHOICE’s recent Outstanding Academic Titles. […]

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