October 24, 2014

eBooks: Smithsonian Libraries Converts Digital Publications for eReaders; Material is Free To Download

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It’s always great to read about publishers and libraries working together.

Here’s a New Item from the Smithsonian Libraries Weblog

Posted by the Smithsonian Digital Library

The Libraries, in a continuing partnership with Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, has converted select publications from the Smithsonian Contributions and Studies Series to digital formats for use on Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers.

The new electronic formats will bring unprecedented access to a vast research collection. These scholarly publications are offered at no cost, without taking up valuable physical space or facing the threat of becoming out of print.

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The Libraries and the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press are pleased meet[ing] readers “where they live” in order to fulfill the Smithsonian mission and to better serve users. Included in the selection are the complete current run of the Earth Sciences Series and high-impact titles from the both the Botany and Zoology Series.

“The addition of these publications into e-books is a tremendous tool for scientists and the public who will benefit from mobile access to research,” said Smithsonian Librarian Erin Thomas, who is coordinating the project. “Access to this distinguished series has never been so simple.”

Here’s a List of the Scholarly Publications Available Digitally (More to Come)

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