July 23, 2014

Academic Libraries: 45% of ebrary Customers Diversify E-book Acquisition Models for the Highest Return on Investment

From an ebrary Announcement: ebrary today announced that 45% of its customers are diversifying acquisition models to provide their researchers with a breadth and depth of high-quality, relevant e-books. Many customers subscribe to Academic Complete as an affordable base collection with unlimited access and continued growth and expand the collection with other models including patron […]

Roundup: News From CrossRef, Purdue U, HighWire, EBSCO, and ebrary

1. CrossMark Update Identification Service Launches 2. BMJ Group Renews Partnership with HighWire (PDF) 3. ebrary Helps Medical Libraries Acquire E-books Strategically, Launches New Packs (PDF) 4. Purdue: University Dedicates Krannert Renovated Library 5. EBSCO Publishing Enhances E-book Offerings with 39 New Subject Sets

ebrary Signs 50 New Publishers

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From Today’s Announcement: ebrary today announced that Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Leuven University Press, and University of Illinois Press will distribute e-books in Academic Complete as well as other models including perpetual archive, patron driven acquisition, and short-term loan. Academic Complete will soon […]

ebrary Plans to Add More than 10,000 E-Book Titles to Academic Complete and Other Models

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From an ebrary Announcement: More than 1,800 new e-books from Wiley and 2,300 new titles from publishers including Princeton University Press and World Scientific & Imperial College Press will be available in Academic Complete, which will offer unlimited access to a growing selection of more than 75,000 quality titles. An additional 6,300 e-books from publishers […]

ebrary Announces New Strategic Approach to E-book Acquisition: Transition, Diversify and Streamline

From an ebrary News Release: To help libraries meet the research needs of their entire institutions and maximize their budgets, ebrary® is announcing a strategic new approach to e-book acquisition based on three steps:  Transition, Diversify and Streamline™.  Libraries that transition a greater percentage of their budgets from print to electronic, diversify acquisition models, and […]

eBooks on the Go: ebrary Releases iOS App and Adds Facebook Login Option

More Info/Download New ebrary iOS App From an ebrary Announcement: Available on the App Store, the free new app gives researchers an optimized way to experience authoritative content – both online and offline – from multiple sources. With ebrary’s new app, researchers can access content on the ebrary platform, including e-books that their librarians acquire […]

Industry News Briefs from EBSCO, Biomed Central, ebrary, Pubget, Wolper, and Others

Saarland University and State Library in Germany Selects EBSCO Discovery Service ebrary Announces Partnership with DA Information Services (PDF) BioMed Central journals committed to publishing breakthrough AIDS Research Wolper Delivers PaperStats Technology to WOLPERweb Customers

Video Now Online of ebrary’s Student E-book Survey Session at Charleston Conference

Direct to Video (via WebEx) This session took place at the Charleston Conference on November 4, 2011. Before the session, ebrary posted a link to highlights from the preliminary results. After the session, we linked to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education along with additional comments that ebrary shared with COHE and INFOdocket. […]

From COHE: "Students’ e-Book Use Has Flatlined Since 2008"

From Wired Campus/The Chronicle of Higher Education: Students’ use of electronic books has grown little, if at all, over the past three years, according to international surveys of more than 6,500 college students conducted in 2008 and again this year. The finding, from ebrary’s Global Student E-book Survey, surprised audience members when the survey report […]

Preliminary Results: ebrary Surveys Suggest Students’ Research Needs Unmet

From an ebrary News Release: ebrary today announced the initial results of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey. A comparison of the new survey with the same survey conducted in 2008 implies that aggregators, publishers, and librarians need to better collaborate to address students’ information and research needs. “The increasing popularity of consumer technologies such […]