SpringerLink Expanding Ebook Collection to Cover All Titles Dating From 1846" by Barbara Quint
More on the Springer news we first posted about last week.
BQ writes in an Information Today NewsBreak:
The digitization project will affect an estimated 65,000 books. Some 70% of them are in English with only 30% in German and a few in Dutch. The collection will include business and professional titles as well as sci-tech with more than 20% medical. It also covers 17 imprints, including U.S. publishers such as Apress and Copernicus. According to Wouter van der Velde, eproduct manager for ebooks and databases at Springer, the archives will definitely include “all the native imprints,” though some of the imprints will only have print distribution. The digitization effort is expected to last throughout 2012.
Prices and arrangements for the Springer Book Archives are still not set. Currently pricing for SpringerLink depends, according to van der Velde, on measures such as the size of the library and the institution’s research output. “We have five tiers from the very large to the very small. In the U.S., we have even smaller tiers for the small schools. Prices can vary from a couple of hundred dollars to $40-$50,000. With the older material, pricing is complicated. We have decided to follow the same pricing as for the journal archives. It will not be an overpriced product.”
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