New York / Heidelberg, 29 May 2012. Springer Science+Business Media recently celebrated the 10,000th MyCopy purchase by a researcher at Auraria Library (library.auraria.edu) an academic library serving the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and Community College of Denver. As a way to recognize this milestone, the researcher who purchased the 10,000th title will receive 10 free MyCopy books. In addition, all members of the The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries were presented with six months of free access to SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com).
MyCopy is a service established in 2008 that allows library users to order personal, on-demand softcover editions of eBooks for $24.95 (or €24.95). This service is valid for more than 20,000 Springer eBook titles, and is available to registered patrons of libraries that have purchased one or multiple Springer eBooks packages.
"We are excited to pass this milestone for the MyCopy service with our customers at The Alliance," said Jennifer Kemp, eProduct Manager for eBooks at Springer. "We are pleased that both researchers and libraries alike recognize the value provided by the MyCopy service, and we are delighted to offer this print-on-demand option to users."
Auraria Library University Librarian/Director Mary Somerville said, "We are extremely pleased that our researchers are finding added value in our Springer eBook collection, and I know I speak for all of the university libraries in The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries consortium when I say we appreciate the free access to SpringerReference. I am also sure that our lucky researcher will put those 10 free MyCopy books to great use."
SpringerReference gives researchers online access to living editions of the latest Springer eReferences, across every subject, through a single platform. This dynamic product is continuously updated and enables leading scientists to contribute as scientific developments occur. All new and revised articles are peer reviewed to ensure the same high quality content that libraries and researchers have come to expect from Springer.
About Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in the automotive, transport and healthcare sectors. Roughly 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. Springer employs nearly 6,200 individuals across the globe and in 2011 generated sales of approximately EUR 875 million.