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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Proquest Acquires ebrary

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research.  The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a […]

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ebrary Now Offering CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

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. […]

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Blackwell Webinars for Librarians

June 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

Those of you with Blackwell (or considering Blackwell) may want to sit in on some of their webinars.  They work with ebrary, Myilibrary, and EBL, and offer webinars on connecting your electronic resources to each of these ebook aggregators.  They are offering a webinar this Wednesday on ebrary, details are below.Join Blackwell for a FREE Infotools webinar […]

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ebrary offers SaaS for government documents

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last week, ebrary announced the availability of Software as a Service (SaaS) for government documents.  According to the press release, “With ebrary’s SaaS, agencies, institutes, and centers can transform any PDF documents into searchable, highly interactive databases that can be integrated into master sites, providing a seamless way for end-users to find the important information […]

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ebrary launches natural disaster information center

March 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

ebrary launched a natural disaster and extreme weather information center last week.  The information center was created using ebrary’s DASH (data sharing, fast) API and includes a collection of publicly available PDF files and Word docs.  Every word on every document can be searched and content is also organized by broad categories like floods, hurricanes, […]

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ebrary announced DASH – Data Sharing, Fast

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Subscribers to ebrary’s Academic Complete now have the ability to upload and share their own PDF documents.  It’s all part of a new service called DASH – (Data Sharing, Fast).  Those attending the ALAMW meeting in Boston next week can check it out.  The complete press release is below.

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ebrary PDA pilot extended, PDA survey announced

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Glad to see (press release below) that the patron driven model is going well for another e-book aggregator.  Librarians – please take a look at the PDA survey from ebrary.  It’s extensive, detailed, and asks very specific questions about workflow.  The results should be really interesting. 

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ebrary announces Title Preview service

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: November 30, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA –  ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced the availability of Title Preview™, a new Software as a Service (SaaS) feature that enables publishers, aggregators, corporations, and others to effectively market their digital content and increase leads. […]

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ebrary offers free H1N1 database

November 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: ebrary Launches Free H1N1 (Influenza) Searchable Information Center New Site Makes PDF Documents from Government Agencies and Other Authoritative Sources More Discoverable November 16, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA –  ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has created a publicly available […]

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