ebrary now offering eBook downloads

October 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Great news from ebrary about the ability to download eBook content to devices.  ebrary conducted a study early this year about downloading capabilities.  The results of this study discovered that 92% of libraries found offline access to be more or equally important to online access.  Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing discussed the survey results during […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Vendor News

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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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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Ask An Aggregator…. Would You?

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

If you had top executives from 4 academic eBook aggregators in the same room, what would you ask them?  Seriously, I need to know.  One of the Lively Lunch sessions at the XXX Annual Charleston Conference is an open forum with academic eBook aggregators from ebrary, EBL, Ingram, and NetLibrary.   I’m looking for suggestions on […]

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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 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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ebrary announces sweepstakes for free ebooks

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

ebrary is launching a monthly sweepstakes for a free ebook a month for one’s institution – complete with ebrary’s  InfoTools.  To enter, just recommend an ebrary title.  Details of the contest are below, in the ebrary press release.  This is a fun idea, but I have to chuckle.  Can you imagine having a sweepstakes for […]

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Duke University Press releases eBooks, and the price is right!

September 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Interview with Kevin Sayar, ebrary

July 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Listen to the latest audio interview with Kevin Sayar, President of ebrary.  Kevin discusses the results of the student ebook survey conducted by ebrary earlier this year. Interviews with executives from Gale, Sage, and Credo are also available on the Interviews page.

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