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Individual subscriptions to ebrary business collections via Local Knowledge Online

This is a very interesting development in eBook access from Local Knowledge Online (LKO) and ebrary. It’s not for libraries, but for individuals.  LKO is offering individuals a subscription plan to ebrary’s business collections.  Monthly subscription prices range from $9.99 to $25.00 depending on the collection (single-user license only).  Quarterly and annual subscription rates are also available ($27.99 – $240.00).  According to Kevin Cronin, Founder and President of LKO, “the primary difference between individuals vs library customers subscribing to ebrary is discovery.  Instead of discovering ebrary content via a library OPAC, individuals will discover the ebrary content via LKO’s federated search.”

Cronin described the access process:

The ebrary content is discovered through an LKO’s search – http://www.localknowledgeonline.com/ We are federating eBook search and consolidating results which will now include titles from ebrary business collections.  Users will have single sign-on registration (user name/password) through our site and subscribing ebrary users will be linked directly into the ebrary content when they select a title.  Users without an ebrary subscription will have options for a limited preview of the ebrary collection, sign up for a free trial or subscribe to ebrary.  Individuals that subscribe to ebrary will have the same ebrary experience as institutional library users.  If you visit our preview site you’ll see the familiar ebrary interface – http://site.ebrary.com/lib/localkobctp/home.action

I suspect we will see more of this in the future from a variety of eBook vendors. Here’s more from the press release: Continue reading

Credo partners with Local Knowledge Online, an eBook search engine

Credo Reference, has signed an agreement with Local Knowledge Online (LKO), to offer a 50-title Business and Knowledge Worker collection to individuals through LKO. Credo Reference is LKO’s first eReference content partner.  LKO is a means for knowledge workers and business, consulting and information professionals to search for and discover relevant and trusted information. By connecting users with leading eBook and eReference subscription services like Credo Reference, LKO delivers consolidated results for previewing, buying and subscribing.

Local Knowledge Online is a specialized eBook search engine where knowledge workers, scientists, engineers, business and information professionals search, discover, preview, buy and subscribe to eBooks on business, engineering, computer and life sciences under a variety of payment and access models. The company is headquartered in California with an office in Boston.  Visit http://www.localko.com for more info.  For more information on Credo Reference, visit www.credoreference.com and http://blog.credoreference.com.