From an EBSCO email: As of this week, eBooks are now downloadable from the EBSCOhost mobile site, so users can more easily find eBooks to view offline on mobile devices. eBooks downloading from EBSCOhost Mobile is only available on iOS (Apple) and Android devices. In addition, iPad users see the full version of EBSCOhost and should refer to that eBooks Help page for downloading eBooks.
From an EBSCO Press Release on 4/26/12: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment to enhancing the quality of the e-book user experience while simplifying collection development with the release of 39 new e-book Subject Sets. These sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their e-book collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.
The latest e-book Subject Set releases span key collection areas, including arts & humanities, business & economics, career & education, health & medical, personal growth & how-to, science & technology and social sciences. In response to increased demand from libraries, EBSCO has augmented its offerings in career & education, business & economics and health & medical titles, while enhancing and expanding content in the key areas most sought after by library users. Continue reading
eBooks on EBSCOhost now offers a subscription program – Academic Subscription Collection, including nearly 70,000 titles. More from the press release:
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first subscription eBook collection. eBook Academic Subscription Collection™ supplies full-text eBooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities. Nearly 70,000 titles are included in eBook Academic Subscription Collection. Continue reading
Great news from EBSCO at the ALAMW conference this week. At the lunch and learn sessions they announced they are eliminating the legacy NetLibrary fees for eBooks. Here is more information I received from the Senior Director of eBook Products at EBSCO.
Effective February 1, EBSCO will eliminate the legacy NetLibrary fees. This means eBooks on EBSCOhost will simply be the publisher suggested eBook list price. So…
- No markups
- No set up fees
- No annual hosting, platform, access or maintenance fees
- No annual Adobe Content Server subscription fees
- No download fees
- No fee for MARC records
…you get the idea — No Markup. No Fees. No kidding!
And, through March 31st, all eBooks and Audiobooks purchased on EBSCOhost earn a 5% rebate as part of the Grow Your Collection on Us promotion.
eBooks on EBSCOhost can be ordered via YBP (GOBI); Baker & Taylor’s Title Source or by contacting your EBSCO Publishing sales representative.
eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launched this week. Hopefully you have all received the new url for access to your collections. I gave my eBook collection a test spin this morning and it worked well. The interface is very intuitive, particularly for those who are EBSCOhost users. The same features apply. Search results are returned at the book level, but the most relevant pages from the book are displayed and hyperlinked in the detailed record. Searching within a book title is an option. Users can print/email up to 60 pages. Emailing a citation provides a persistent link to the book. Downloading titles for offline reading is an option as well, but the library must have the Adobe Content Server in place via EBSCO (for a nominal fee) in order to offer the service. Users can create a MyEBSCO account to save their preferences, search histories, create RSS feeds, and more.
Here is more information about the launch and future business models from an EBSCO press release: EBSCO Publishing’s (EBSCO) extensive collection of more than 300,000 eBook and audiobook titles (formerly from NetLibrary®) are now integrated on EBSCOhost®. EBSCOhost now provides content from the most in-demand publishers available via new acquisition models including expanded ownership plans to serve the unique needs of libraries and their patrons. EBSCO is also paving the way for new models such as short-term leases, subscription models and expanded Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) which will be introduced within the next few months. Continue reading
A year after acquiring NetLibrary™ from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost®. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library’s collection of eBook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to explore their own eBook collections on EBSCOhost. The preview is designed to showcase the look and feel of eBooks on EBSCOhost and provide a live environment for librarians and users to test and trial the functionality. Continue reading
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released 24 new eBook subject sets for the eBooks on EBSCOhost product (the “soon to be” former NetLibrary). The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of eBooks that are offered in convenient collections grouped by subject matter. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 24 new subject sets that are now available include: Continue reading