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 streamline ordering processes will see a much greater and faster return on their e-book investments.
“Several converging factors have made strategic e-book acquisition possible: The number of books published electronically is at an all-time high; there are now a number of different acquisition models, and solid usage data is available since e-books have been on the market for more than a decade,” said Kevin Sayar, President and General Manager of ebrary. “We believe that these factors can provide libraries with a new, strategic way to provide researchers with access to more e-books affordably and efficiently.”
All e-books acquired under any model are seamlessly integrated on the ebrary platform and are available on or offline via a dedicated mobile app for the iPad, iPhone and iPad touch.
Titles can be purchased directly through ebrary’s ordering system, which combines administrative functionality in a single interface, or through their existing print acquisition workflow through book vendors such as YBP.
Read the Complete Announcement (Including Examples of the Approach for Academic and Corporate Libraries)
See Also: The ebrary Web Site Offers Slide Presentations About the New Approach For Various Types of Libraries
Here are direct links to slides for public and academic libraries.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.