Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books: read.dukeupress.edu. Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase.
Features of the new Drupal-based site developed by HighWire include responsive design, tailoring the attractive and functional interface to any device; DRM-free content; individual chapter downloads; and such tools as advanced search filters, social sharing, and reading recommendations, all of which deliver a rich, user-friendly reading and research experience. Continue reading
Highwire announced the launch of Folio, a new eBooks product, this past week during the Frankfurt Book Fair. Folio is built on the Highwire Open platform. According to the press release, “Folio is a flexible ebook solution designed for publishers to rapidly bring their books online. Key components of the product include a publisher home page, an informative book landing page and a user friendly ereader view. Folio is currently showcasing the library release of the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection.
More information about Folio is available here: http://highwire.stanford.edu/products/ebooks.dtl
January 17, 2013 – – Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce a major expansion of their partnership to include the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Beginning with the 2014 collection, e-Duke Books, an annual collection of at least 100 new electronic books published by Duke University Press as well as more than 1,500 backlist titles, will move to HighWire’s Open Platform and the newly developed Folio e-book solution.
With the launch of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection on HighWire, Duke University Press’s readers and library subscribers will benefit from HighWire’s long record of innovation and reliability. The integrated platform will connect users with content more effectively by incorporating searching across all of Duke’s publications—not only e-books but their highly ranked journals as well. Continue reading
Ebook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On
For the second consecutive year, YBP sponsored a special meeting of academic library consortia and publishers at the ALA Annual Conference. They invited select representatives of each community to discuss the special issues regarding the creation, distribution, models and formats of ebooks in consortia. Below is a summary of the presentations and discussion from the program. Mark Kendall and Ann-Marie Breaux from YBP took notes, other commentary is from Michael Zeoli.
Patron-Driven Acquisitions have exploded and many consortia have organized pilot programs; there have been many developments among publishers in terms of making front list titles available electronically and offering new collection options; and the vendors have been developing in tandem with libraries and publishers to support new collecting channels and services, integrating these with traditional ones. Continue reading
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. Published annually, the CHOICE OAT list represents the top 10% of more than 7,000 academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources reviewed by CHOICE that year. Continue reading
Super cool! Duke University Press has just released their scholarly eBook collection. The collection includes over 100 titles and is run on the ebrary platform. If you are not familiar with ebrary, they are an eBook aggregator and offer institutions the opportunity to load their own material into the ebrary platform. Clearly, Duke University Press has taken advantage of this option, which is the first I’ve seen. The Duke content is not part of other ebrary collections, but can be cross searched with titles libraries already own in ebrary.
Those who purchase the eBooks can also get access to 900 backlist titles, depending on which years they purchased the print. And, for an extra $500.00 libraries will receive the cloth editions of all titles from a given year.
Duke was actually bold enough to post their pricing – way to go Duke! And, it’s incredibly reasonable. For the 100 title collection, prices range from $500 to $6000 depending on a library’s Carnegie classification. So, if my math is right (which usually isn’t), that’s 100 titles for $5.00 each up to $60.00 each. No, that’s not a typo, I didn’t misplace the decimal point! I’d like to see those kind of prices for all my eBooks
University Presses, jump on the ebrary wagon. This is awesome. Hey ebrary, will you work with independent publishers too? If so, Kevin Sayer, then you’re truly a rock star!