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. Published annually, the CHOICE OAT list represents the top 10% of more than 7,000 academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources reviewed by CHOICE that year. Continue reading
Routledge has dedicated two issues of their Collection Management journal to patron driven acquisition. Volume 35, issues 3 & 4, 2010 – Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Current Successes and Future Directions. The issues cover 4 general themes – introduction, acquiring print books through ILL requests, acquiring patron selected eBooks, and innovative services/new directions. I think it’s great they are providing an overview of how patrons have traditionally requested items (via ILL) in addition to the newer eBook models for short-term loans/leases and purchasing. I’m happy to see an article from Michael Levine-Clark from the University of Denver. I’m hoping to have an audio interview with him later this summer about PDA.
Christoph Chesher, Group Sales Director at Taylor & Francis is the newest interviewee in the NSR series. Christoph discusses the variety of business models and aggregator access to eBooks from Taylor & Francis (Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science, Psychology Press, and others) as well as the dilemmas the eBook market still faces.
In the interview, Christoph offers the following contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, direct dial -44.207.017.6194, T&F ebooks - www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk