Springer releases white paper on eBook use and acceptance in an undergraduate institution

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Springer has released a White Paper on ebook use and attitudes.  The study was conducted at Wellesley College.  Deborah Lenares of the Margaret Clapp Library at Wellesley College, and Steven Smith, formerly of Wellesley College and now Head of Collection Management at Boston University Libraries co-authored the white paper. More information, including key findings and […]

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Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the ROI for Libraries, a Springer White Paper

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Springer, in collaboration with PCG (Publishers Communication Group) released a white paper, Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, today.  It is available for a free download from the Springer site. The following is the introduction:  The Return on Investment (RoI) of scholarly eBooks in research and academic libraries can be difficult to […]

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Springer launches mobile app for iOS devices

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

49,000 eBooks from Springer are now a little more accessible for those with iOS devices.  The new app, available for free in the iTunes App Store, provides access to springerlink.com.  According to the press release, the new mobile app works on the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Nathan Brothers, Springer’s Product Manager for Mobile Application and […]

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Springer to digitize entire eBook archive

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Will we ever have an eBook written by Albert Einstein?  YES!  Springer announced today plans to digitize their entire backlist, approximately 65,000 titles dating back to 1840.  Included are prominent authors  like Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Sir John Eccles, Lise Meitner, Werner Siemens, and Rudolf Diesel.  They anticipate the digitization process to be complete at […]

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eReference Publishing: Current Issues and Trends in Preservation

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

The RUSA/Codes Reference Publishing Advisory Committee sponsored a program at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, “eReference Publishing: Current Issues and Trends in Preservation.”   Joseph, Yue, Chair of the committee, moderated the panel discussion.  Speakers included: Jacob Nadal, Preservation Officer, UCLA Library Heather Ruland Staines, Sr. Manager eOperations at Springer Science + Business Media Marie […]

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Springer launches eReference platform

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

From the press release:  Springer Science+Business Media has launched SpringerReference.com, a new platform for researchers and academic and corporate libraries. It offers living editions of Springer’s eReferences well in advance of their print editions across every subject. Through the platform, scientists can submit updates to articles whenever they want or deem necessary to keep up […]

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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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Bowker study shows print is NOT dead

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Received this via email today:  Bowker released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print® database.  Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%.  Output of new titles and editions increased from […]

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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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