ebrary adds titles from Wiley and 50 new publishers to Academic Complete

April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: April 16, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA –  Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the greatest value, according to ebrary®, a ProQuest business.  ebrary today announced that Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of […]

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ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.  Currently in beta, this groundbreaking model provides libraries with all of the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the added advantage of only paying if titles are used. ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can […]

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Reference Universe Displays eReference Brands

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Paratext announced another new enhancement to the Reference Universe service, namely, you’ll now find your library’s e-reference collections more clearly branded within your library’s Reference Universe query, making it easier for you to focus in on the resources you value the most. In addition to showing your entire collection in a single view–ebook as well […]

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ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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ebrary adds new pharmaceutical eBook collection and breast cancer information center

October 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary® announced this week the availability of two new resources.  First, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ebrary® has collaborated with librarians from other organizations to create an open access database of breast cancer publications.  The site is available today at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/breastcancer.   ebrary’s Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center features a range of authoritative […]

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ebrary Now Offering CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

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. […]

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Quick Review of the new Wiley Online Library

August 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

I had some time today to play around with the new Wiley Online Library.  It’s a nice interface and packs an amazing amount of information (and links to information) in a small area.  It’s pleasing to the eye with a good amount of white space, crisp font (albeit small which I’m cool with) and no […]

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Mad World of eBooks part one – ALA discussion

June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Saturday morning at ALA, a group of librarians and publishers gathered together to discuss the world of eBooks, particularly aspects of consortial purchasing.  Each hour of the discussion a panel of publishers and librarians was on hand to lead the discussion. The event was organized by Michael Zeoli at YBP, Julie Gammon at the […]

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Kno – a new digital textbook platform and reader

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Just saw an article about Kno, a new company launching a digital textbook platform and reader.  The device offers a two panel tablet for viewing textbook material in true form by maintaining page structure, charts, graphs, and other non-text elements.  The device allows note taking and highlighting and offers Wi-Fi and 3-G access.  Kno has […]

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Wiley Online Library to Launch on July 24, 2010

April 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

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 […]

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