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

CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

East Texas Baptist University Launches Open Access Collection using ebrary’s DASH!

February 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today that East Texas Baptist University has launched a selection of bible commentaries and study aids written by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics at ETBU. The collection, currently at 27 items, is openly available at  http://site.ebrary.com/lib/etbu.   Created by the university’s librarians using DASH!™, a complimentary feature of many of ebrary’s e-book products, […]

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Proquest Acquires ebrary

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

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 announces public library program

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced a new pilot program for it’s new public library collection.  The collection contains 20,000 titles ranging from fiction to life skills, and careers to arts and crafts.  Simultaneous, multi-user access is available for this collection in addition to ebrary’s DASH (Do-it-yourself publishing platform). Local public high schools get free access with the public […]

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ebrary launches natural disaster information center

March 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

ebrary launched a natural disaster and extreme weather information center last week.  The information center was created using ebrary’s DASH (data sharing, fast) API and includes a collection of publicly available PDF files and Word docs.  Every word on every document can be searched and content is also organized by broad categories like floods, hurricanes, […]

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ebrary announced DASH – Data Sharing, Fast

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

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.

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