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 they need online.” Continue reading
Company Adds InfoTools, Highlighting, Notes, and Other Features to QuickView, Offers New Bookshelf Functionality
June 15, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – This week, ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, is shipping a number of powerful new features that make it quicker and easier to discover, use, and manage information online. Continue reading
ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote, Adds Printing to QuickView, Offers Search by Collection
May 18, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has enhanced its industry-renowned interface with a number of new capabilities that make content discovery, usage, and management quicker and more productive.
All ebrary products now integrate with RefWorks and EndNote for easy citation management. End-users may choose to enable RefWorks, EndNote, or both. Once enabled, these options appear under the new InfoTools™ menu in ebrary’s QuickView™ Reader, which does not require any software downloads or installations, as well as in search results and personal bookshelves. Continue reading
ebrary Announces On-Demand MARC Records
January 6, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA – ebrary®, a leading provider of e-content software and services, today announced that customers can now immediately upload free MARC records for individual titles they purchase as well as e-books and other documents added to the company’s subscription databases. Additionally, ebrary’s new MARC features make it easier for customers to manage MARC records and upload large batches.
“As well as providing our customers with the best possible technology for acquiring, sharing, and distributing authoritative digital content, we also strive to provide support and services that make it easier for librarians and information professionals to use and integrate our products,” said Neal Strickberger, ebrary’s Vice President of MIS and Customer Operations. “In gathering feedback from our customers, we heard loud and clear that developing a quicker, more efficient way to obtain and manage MARC records would greatly enhance our offerings. We are pleased to make this request a reality through on-demand MARC features.”
Available today, ebrary’s on-demand MARC features offer the following capabilities:
* Instant MARC updates – Customers can download new MARC records for purchased titles and additions to subscription e-book collections at any time, as incremental or complete record sets.
* MARC records separated by collection – Customers with multiple subscription collections and purchased titles can download complete or incremental sets of MARC records for specific collections.
* Deleted MARC records – Customers can now obtain deleted records as MARC delete records or on an Excel spreadsheet.
* Complete MARC record sets for large collections – To simplify loading, complete MARC loads are now available from ebrary’s extranet site as batches of 5,000 in a single ZIP file.
About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)
ebrary® is a leading provider of e-content services and technology. The company helps libraries, publishers, and other organizations disseminate valuable information to end-users, while improving end-user research and document interaction.
The company has developed a flexible e-content platform, which customers may use in a number of different, integrated capacities: ebrary customers may purchase or subscribe to e-books and other content under a variety of pricing and access models, and they may license the ebrary platform to distribute, sell, and market their own content online. All options are delivered using a customizable interface and include a choice of ebrary Readers with QuickView™ for instant viewing in a browser and InfoTools™ software which provide contextual searching and integration with multiple online resources..
ebrary currently offers a growing selection of more than 170,000 e-books and other titles from more than 300 leading publishers and aggregators.
Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA.
Library and Public Relations
According to an ebrary press release, they have launched their new QuickView. QuickView “enables end-users to instantly view documents in many of the leading web browsers and even works on the iPhone. No software downloads or installations are needed.” Groovy. QuickView will not replace the existing Java Based Reader, it is offered in conjunction.
ebrary’s key features of QuickView:
- Instant viewing and page flipping in a web browser
- Relevancy ranking at the chapter level with links to specific sections
- Navigate to search terms or specified pages
- Search within documents for key words
- View and navigate to highlights and notes created using an ebrary Reader
- Multiple view magnifications
I’ll check this out at Charleston this week and give it a whirl on the iPhone. Anxious to see how legible that will be!