September 9, 2013, Wiesbaden, Germany – HARRASSOWITZ, international booksellers and subscription agents, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with EBL – Ebook Library, a leading e-book aggregator for academic, corporate, and research libraries worldwide and a ProQuest business. Under the agreement, HARRASSOWITZ customers will have access to EBL's e-book catalogue, which features titles in all subject areas from over 520 major academic and scholarly publishers worldwide.
Librarians can now purchase EBL e-books through HARRASSOWITZ. In addition, user-driven selection can be incorporated into the library's collection development and acquisitions procedures with EBL's pioneered e-book systems, technologies and purchasing models.
Some of EBL's significant features offered by HARRASSOWITZ include:
- Proprietary Non-Linear Lending model, with multiple-concurrent access for all titles
- Online and offline access
- Full-text browse before borrowing or purchasing
- Full-text search across catalog
- Mobile access – compatibility with most mobile devices
- Sophisticated admin tools, including real time reporting and budget tracking.
"We see this relationship with HARRASSOWITZ as an important step forward toward offering our customers the greatest range of choice for discovering and acquiring ebooks," said Kari Paulson, ProQuest Vice President and General Manager, Ebooks. "HARRASSOWITZ will play an integral role in supporting specialised workflow solutions for our mutual customers."
"EBL is one of the first of the leading e-book providers whose recent metadata has been incorporated into OttoEditions, HARRASSOWITZ's online management system for books and music scores", Dr. Nadja Dorn-Lange, HARRASSOWITZ Managing Partner and Director of Library Services Books, said. "The EBL records will greatly extend HARRASSOWITZ's offerings to our library customers worldwide as part of the company's continuing strategic initiatives."
EBL titles are available in OttoEditions, HARRASSOWITZ's online management system for monographs and music scores. HARRASSOWITZ's sophisticated duplication control mechanism links all e-books to their print edition to prevent duplication of orders between print and electronic versions that are supplied by HARRASSOWITZ.
EBL offers free 30-day trial access to the complete EBL Platform. For more information about trials, pricing, or to sign up for an account, please contact HARRASSOWITZ by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or your HARRASSOWITZ Regional Sales Manager.
Established in 1872, HARRASSOWITZ is a global full-service subscription agent and bookseller headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, specializing in the distribution of e-content, periodicals, books, and music scores to academic and research libraries.