UC Libraries academic ebook use survey available, 58% use ebooks

June 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

The University of California Libraries released the results of an ebook use survey launched in October 2010. The survey measured overall ebook use and preference, but also analyzed the satisfaction level of the Springer e-books and My Copy service, which UC Libraries initiated in 2008. Some highlights from the survey, found in the executive summary […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Surveys/Statistics

Springer eBooks now also available in the Google eBookstore

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Springer, who has existing eRetail partnerships with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, announced this week the addition of the Google eBookstore for Springer eBook titles. From their press release:  Springer eBooks can now also be purchased via Google’s eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer eBooks with more than 52,000 books, […]

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Springer eBooks now available for online book reviewing

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Springer now offers more than 10,000 books for review on springer.com. The online book review copies encompass all fields of the English-language eBooks that have been published since 2006. This service is designed for journalists, editors and book reviewers who are granted temporary reading access. The list of available titles will be updated continually. After […]

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Introducing SpringerBriefs, 50 – 125 page eBooks

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Springer is launching a new product line SpringerBriefs. Featuring cutting-edge research and practical applications in compact volumes of between 50 and 125 pages, SpringerBriefs will be available as eBooks and in print. SpringerBriefs will cover a wide range of content from professional to academic across a variety of subject areas including business and economics, computer […]

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Springer’s MyCopy Service now available in Europe

May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Springer has offered the MyCopy service in the US and Canada since 2008.  It was so successful, they are now expanding the service to European library users.  MyCopy offers a POD copy to users at $24.95.  More from Springer: After the successful launch in the US and Canada, Springer Science+Business Media has extended its MyCopy […]

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Springer eBook Collection to cover OCLC MARC Record delivery costs for Libraries

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this message from Springer the other day concerning OCLC MARC records. In the past, libraries downloading OCLC MARC Records for Springer eBooks through OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets were charged a delivery fee. Recently, Springer finalized an agreement with OCLC: the library will no longer receive any invoices from OCLC for MARC 21 (AACR2) records […]

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Springer’s MyCopy Launches!

June 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Pilot project successfully completed / Library users in the USA and Canada can order soft cover copies of Springer eBooks Way to go Springer!  I loved this idea as a pilot, and love it even more now.  This is fantastic news for eBooks and end users.  I’ve never met an end user who didn’t want […]

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