ebrary offering a September 11th open access collection through end of month

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

ebrary developed an open access collection of e-books related to the events of September 11th at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/september11/. Libraries can include that link on their homepage and enable anyone with access to an Internet connection to download and read any or all of 15 full-text e-books throughout September.  The selection includes We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories […]

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Interview with ebrary’s Matt Barnes about PDA and downloadable ebooks

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Sunday I met with Matt Barnes, Vice President of Marketing, for ebrary. Matt and I discussed ebrary’s new patron driven acquisition model, searching ebrary content through the ProQuest interface, and the results of an ebrary mobility study on the need for downloadable ebooks.  Matt shares a few of the results, which are not yet […]

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Forthcoming audio interviews for NSR – OverDrive, Britannica, ebrary

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA is a great time to connect with librarians and publishers for audio interviews.  Today I met with Dan Stasiewski at OverDrive to discuss the new OverDrive WIN platform features and Rick Lumsden from Encyclopaedia Britannica to discuss the new Britannica eBook platform.  Tomorrow I’ll be with Matt Barnes of ebrary to discuss the new […]

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ebrary content now discoverable in ProQuest databases

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

The news many have awaited since ProQuest’s acquisition of ebrary – ebrary content is now discoverable through ProQuest databases.  In fact, the databases are interlinked. The Academic Complete collection will launch first, with additional titles available by fall. More from the press release:  Just over five months after acquiring e-book innovator ebrary®, ProQuest launched technology […]

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ebrary launches corporate computing database

June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

This was announced on June 8th, but I’ve just received the press release.  ebrary now has 210 titles available in a corporate computing subscription database. More from the press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide, today announced the availability of its new Corporate Computing subscription database. The growing […]

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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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ebrary and YBP launch demand driven acquisition/short-term loan model

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, today announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition model that may be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program enables libraries to cost-effectively and efficiently provide patrons with access to vast […]

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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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ebrary interface now in Chinese, Japanese, Turkish

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

ebrary has announced that their interface has been localized into Chinese (simplified), Japanese, and Turkish. You and your patrons may choose a language on-the-fly from the drop-down menu on the upper right-hand corner of your ebrary site. The ebrary interface is also available in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

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ebrary survey on offline reading

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

News from ebrary:  ebrary is developing new ways to support an offline/download model and reading on handheld devices. We are conducting this survey to better understand your needs, and we would very much appreciate your comments and suggestions. » Take the survey Please feel free to share the survey with any interested colleagues. We ask […]

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