EBSCO Publishing’s (EBSCO) collection of more than 300,000 eBook and audiobook titles (formerly from NetLibrary) are now integrated on EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost now provides content via new acquisition models including expanded ownership plans to serve the unique needs of libraries and their patrons. New models such as short-term leases, subscription models and expanded Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) which will be introduced within the next few months.
EBSCO provides access to content from leading publishers including: Taylor & Francis Group, Brill Academic Publishers, IOS Press, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., M.E. Sharpe, Inc., Maney Publishing, University of Toronto Press, SAGE Publications, Inc., ABC-CLIO, AudioGO and many more. The growing list of publishers provides content in more than 30 languages with thousands of titles added each month.
eBooks on EBSCOhost will also allow a library to select titles based on the library’s collection development initiatives and purchase only the titles that patrons use through Patron Driven Acquisition options.
Patron Driven Acquisition will enable libraries to build a collection with guaranteed usage. With Patron Driven Acquisition, librarians can create a list of titles using their own specific criteria, and then expose the bibliographic records to end users without purchasing the titles. As titles are accessed by the user, the titles are purchased—guaranteeing that only eBook titles with usage are acquired. Titles are only triggered for purchase when “meaningful use” occurs including:
- Viewing an eBook for more than ten minutes
- Viewing more than ten pages of an eBook
- Printing, emailing, or copying & pasting a portion of an eBook page
- Downloading an eBook