eBooks: Springer Nature Merger To See Over 25,000 Palgrave Macmillan Titles Join Springerlink and the Springer Book Archives
From Springer Nature:
Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align their eBook collections, collating all Palgrave Connect eBooks on SpringerLink and adding thousands more to the Springer Book Archives, as a result of the recent combination of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science+Business Media to create Springer Nature.
Starting with the 2016 collections, all titles that would have been available on Palgrave Connect will be integrated into the Springer eBook collections. As a result, there are now 10 new eBook collections focusing on the humanities, social sciences and business, management and finance disciplines.
Benefits of the integration of SpringerLink and Palgrave Connect for future Palgrave Macmillan titles include the use of Bookmetrix showing relevant data about all eBooks on SpringerLink with regards to usage, readers, citations and mentions in social media.
Titles will also be listed in authormapper.com, helping librarians and their patrons to map out where research is concentrated globally.
In addition, users from licensed institutions will also be able to purchase MyCopy versions of Palgrave Macmillan titles. MyCopy is a digitally printed softcover edition of the eBook at a flat fee of only 24.99 (EUR/USD/GBP/CHF).
The full integration is currently being executed, and will be complete in the first quarter of 2016.
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