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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries

North Carolina libraries receive grant to develop new eBook business models & make statements on values

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal reported today that the four universities that make up the Triangle Research Libraries Network received a $41,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop new models for consortial ebooks pricing and acquisition. From LJ:  ”Some answers to the ebook model dilemma may be in the offing, from the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)—a collaborative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Library News · Standards

COUNTER Data Influences eBook Purchasing Decisions

October 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A survey of over 300 librarians around the world conducted by MPS Limited found that 97% of librarians use usage statistics, with 87% of librarians using COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for eJournals, and 66% for eBooks. Almost half of those who aren’t yet using COUNTER-compliant usage data for eBooks expect to do so within the next […]

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IGI Global offers array of eBooks, databases, and forthcoming library science series

October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

I knew upon seeing the mailing address of IGI Global – Chocolate Ave. in Hershey, PA, that I would like them.  But, upon leaving the NY offices I was presented with a box of chocolates, and I liked them even more.  What I didn’t know but soon came to discover, was the enormous amount of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

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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New Book About eBooks in Libraries – Release in August

August 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to inform you that No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries will be released in late August.  This edited book, published by ALA Editions, discusses a variety of eBook topics for school, public, and academic libraries.  Since I have a bit of clout with the publisher, I’m able to release the TOC and introduction […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

ebrary offers new COUNTER compliant usage stats

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

June 29, 2009–Palo Alto, CA, USA–ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has developed new COUNTER-compliant usage statistics that make it easier for customers to view and analyze how e-books and other electronic materials are being used.  ebrary will showcase its new granular reports at ALA Annual (booth […]

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eBooks usage revealed, a webinar from Springer

September 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

This morning I “attended” the Springer webinar on eBook usage.  It was very informative and obviously focused on Springer content, but it did confirm some of my suspicions about eBook usage.   Here are some highlights: They use COUNTER, as do most other eBook publishers/aggregators.  COUNTER is incredibly detailed with usage stats….are you using yours to […]

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