DeGruyter White Paper on Patron Driven Acquisition

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

DeGruyter has released a white paper titled, Patron Driven Acquisition: A Model for Providing Complete Access to Electronic Content While Limiting Costs For Libraries.  It discusses a new business model for electronic content – books, journals, and databases. DeGruyter White Paper Below are a couple of snips from the white paper: “Based upon feedback from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

DeGruyter acquires Versita, increasing their open-access publishing business

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

News from DeGruyter on a recent acquisition of Versita, an open access publisher. More from the press release: Berlin, January 9, 2012 De Gruyter, the Berlin-based academic publishing company, is acquiring the publisher Versita. As a service provider to academic organizations and bodies, Versita publishes over 230 journals on Open Access basis, i.e. outside the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Open Access · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

Harvard University Press Partners with DeGruyter for eBook Sales

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

DeGruyter and Harvard University Press just announced a new collaboration.  DeGruyter will serve as a sales partner for HUP’s eBook collection, both front and backlist.  The titles will be available on DeGruyter’s recently released interface which integrates book, journal, and databank content.  More information on the announcement is in the press release at the bottom […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · University Press · Vendor News

Interview with David Swords, Editor of Patron Driven Acquisitions: History and Best Practices

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Earlier this week I had a chance to interview David Swords, VP of Sales and Marketing for EBL.  David is also the Editor of a new DeGruyter/Saur title, Patron Driven Acquistions:  History and Best Practices.  In the interview David discusses the content of the book and inserts specific examples of PDA programs in libraries today. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition