Today I attended the MLA webinar on e-books, 2011 Medical eBook Publishing Trends, sponsored by Ovid. My notes are below.
Moderator, Mark Funk, Weill Cornell Medical Library
- Deb Blecic, University of Illinois, Chicago
- Liz Lorbeer, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
- Jennie Stewart, Wiley-Blackwell
- Dan Doody, Doody Enterprises
The current environment – Mark set the stage with some statistics on the popularity of eBooks. He discussed the digitization Waves in libraires, citing ebooks as the 4th wave. abs/ins, ref tools, ejournals were the first 3 waves.
Why are ebooks more difficult? Mark believes it’s in the final deliverable product. The final product is much more complex to produce than a journal article. It has more editing, illustrations, authors are paid, and individual sales to students are important to publishers for revenue. All of these factors lead to a higher cost for the ebook than a journal article. Continue reading
From a Credo Reference Press Release:
Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference service, is pleased to announce the launch of Subject Collections. These convenient collections, designed to provide comprehensive coverage of key subjects, add to the rapidly growing reference e-book offerings on Credo Reference.
The eight new collections offer titles from 11 key reference publishers including Wiley-Blackwell, Elsevier, SAGE Reference and Berkshire Publishing Group. Additional Subject Collections are planned for Fall 2011. Continue reading
Credo Reference has signed an agreement to expand their Wiley-Blackwell Psychology Collection with an additional ten titles.
The Publisher Collection, which now contains seventeen titles, including the recently published Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Fourth Edition), is available for perpetual purchase or annual subscription on the Credo Reference platform. Like all Credo Reference Publisher Collections, the Wiley-Blackwell Psychology Collection is available standalone or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference.
Titles in the expanded Collection include: Continue reading
From a Paratext Press Release: Paratext announces that thousands of links to more than 125 major reference works on Wiley Online Library will be integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Wiley Online LibraryWiley Online Library, launched last summer provides access to the peer-reviewed, award-winning content published by Wiley-Blackwell, including Wiley-VCH. Over 125 reference works deliver the benchmarks of scientific and scholarly reference across a range of subjects.
You can find the full press release here. Additional information about Paratext resources can be found at www.paratext.com
Credo announced earlier this week the addition of new publisher collections on the Credo Reference interface. The following Collections are now available on Credo Reference:
- ABC-CLIO (4 Collections) – Artists of the American Mosaic, ABC-CLIO Collection, Contemporary World Issues, World Mythology
- Ashgate – Research Companions Collection
- Berg Publishing– Cultural Histories Collection
- Berkshire Publishing – Berkshire Publishing Collection
- CABI – Agricultural Collection
- Greenwood Publishing (3 Collections) – Guides to Business and Economics, Love and Courtship, Greenwood Publishing Collection
- IGI Global – Applied Technology Collection
- Kucer’s – The Use of Antibiotics Collection
- Longman (Pearson Education) – Companions to History Collection
- MIT Press – MIT Press Collection
- Praeger – Women’s Psychology Collection
- SAGE Reference (11 Collections) – Criminology, Education, Environment, Geography, Health, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Research Methods, Sociology, SAGE Reference Collection
- Wiley-Blackwell – Psychology Collection
This summer, Wiley will launch it’s online library, a congregation of journals, books, reference works, lab protocols, and databases. The Online Library will replace the current Wiley InterScience website. Imprints include Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley- VCH, and Jossey-Bass. More information, including a description of interface options, use data standards, and alert services is available on the Wiley site.
From a Paratext Press Release:
Blackwell Reference Online Now Accessible through Reference Universe
AUSTIN, Texas (February 11, 2010)-Paratext announces the addition of links to 450 e-titles within Blackwell Reference Online from the Reference Universe platform.
Blackwell Reference Online brings together Wiley–Blackwell’s critically acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, as well as major encyclopedias, including the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology and the International Encyclopedia of Communication. Continue reading