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ebrary adds 9,000 new titles

August 6, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – To enable public libraries to affordably and strategically meet the nonfiction e-book needs of patrons, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added over 9,000 new titles from publishers including Bentham Science and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt across acquisition models.

More than 1,100 of the new titles are in subjects including health & fitness, photography and religion and are available through Public Library Complete™, which provides simultaneous, multi-user access and continued growth.  These titles and an additional 7,900 e-books in subject areas such as history, sports, and art are now available for purchase outright or through ebrary’s patron driven acquisition program.  Many are also available for short-term loan.    Continue reading

ebrary announces new corporate subscription products

From an ebrary press release on July 9, 2012:  To assist corporate libraries with strategic e-book acquisition, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, now offers two new subscription products in Employee Development and Human Resources hand-selected by its on-staff librarians. The new databases – and over 20 others – enable corporate libraries to affordably expand access to a critical mass of e-books to researchers and employees around the world with unlimited, multi-user access and offset any hosting fee for titles acquired under other models.  Continue reading

ebrary launches new Android app

From an ebrary press release:

June 7, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Less than six months after launching a dedicated iOS app, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new Android™ app that will be freely available on Google Play this summer.  With the increasing popularity of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, researchers will have a more optimized way to discover and use e-books, online and offline, on any Android device in addition to the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®. Continue reading

ebrary survey suggests student use of ebooks stronger in the UK

From an ebrary press release:

May 8, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Students in the United Kingdom who recently participated in ebrary’s Global Student E-book Survey reported a greater preference for digital over printed books and higher usage than their global counterparts in a similar survey conducted in 2011.  When asked how often they would choose e-books over printed books, 58% of UK students stated they would “very often” to “often” choose the digital version if it were available compared to 48% of global respondents.  Over 85% of UK students indicated they use e-books up to 10 hours per week and only 10% stated that they never use e-books.  In contrast, 52% of global participants indicated they use e-books up to 10 hours per week, and another 46% stated they never use e-books.  Approximately 5% of UK students indicated they use e-books more than 10 hours per week compared to 2% of global respondents. Continue reading

ebrary launches new medical library packs

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a ProQuest business that has developed a new strategic approach to e-book acquisition based on three steps: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline™, today announced a solution specifically for medical libraries that includes new packs in Nursing & Allied Health, Medicine, and Psychology & Social Work. The new, discounted packs include essential e-books from publishers such as Informa Healthcare, F.A. Davis Company, and Oxford University Press that are purchased outright under a perpetual archive model.  By combining the packs with other models including subscription, patron driven acquisition, and short-term loan, medical libraries can achieve the greatest return on their e-book investment. Continue reading

ebrary adds titles from Wiley and 50 new publishers to Academic Complete

From an ebrary press release:

April 16, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA –  Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the greatest value, according to ebrary®, a ProQuest business.  ebrary today announced that Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Leuven University Press, and University of Illinois Press will distribute e-books in Academic Complete™ as well as other models including perpetual archive, patron driven acquisition, and short-term loan.  Academic Complete subscribers will soon benefit from a growing selection of more than 75,000 quality e-books – including 1,800 new titles from Wiley – from over 500 participating publishers.

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ebrary expands collection, 10,000 new titles added

From an ebrary press release:

April 10, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – To strengthen its new approach to strategic e-book acquisition based on three steps:  Transition, Diversify, and Streamline™, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, is expanding its e-book selection across acquisition models.

More than 1,800 new e-books from Wiley and 2,300 new titles from publishers including Princeton University Press and World Scientific & Imperial College Press will be available in Academic Complete™, which will offer unlimited access to a growing selection of more than 75,000 quality titles.  An additional 6,300 e-books from publishers such as MIT Press, Oxford University Press, and University of Illinois Press will be available through other ebrary models including patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive.  Titles can be ordered through ebrary as well as partners and book vendors such as YBP. Continue reading

ebrary releases social media data from Global Student E-book Survey

From a February 21 ebrary press release:

ebrary®, a ProQuest business and leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced that the social media data of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey is now publicly available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys along with the full report.

Among other key findings, the addendum revealed the following:

  • While 41% of students are currently using social media for research or study, 59% are not.  Reasons for not using social media include that existing sites are not a reliable source of information.
  • When asked if they would use social media to share research with peers, 58% of students indicated “likely” to “very likely,” while 43% stated “unlikely.”
  • 35% students indicated they would “likely” to “very likely” pose a question to a librarian using social media, compared to 45% who would “likely” to “very likely” use social media to pose a question to faculty.
  • When asked if they would use social media to connect with students with similar academic interests, 69% stated “likely” to “very likely,” while 31% stated “unlikely.”

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ebrary releases iOS app for eBooks

An ebrary press release on a new app for offline reading of content – for iOS device.  January 20, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – The demand for e-book accessibility, especially on mobile devices, is growing significantly.  In ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey, announced today and available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys, 60 percent of respondents indicated that downloading e-books onto mobile devices is “very important” – a 16 percent increase over results from a similar survey that ebrary sponsored in 2008.  In ebrary’s recent Download Survey, librarians marked the iPad® as more important to providing offline access than desktops and laptops. Continue reading

AIAA eBooks available for ebrary platform

New eBook content for ebrary – nearly 300 AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) titles to be available very soon. More from the press release:

ebrary®, a ProQuest business and leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced that it has partnered with AIAA, the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Under terms of the agreement, nearly 300 AIAA e-books will be available on the ebrary platform to libraries throughout the world, under a variety of acquisition models. Continue reading