July 13, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – To help government libraries acquire e-books more strategically, ebrary, a ProQuest business, has added thousands of relevant e-books across acquisition models, which provide libraries with the highest return on investment when combined. Diversifying acquisition models is a key component of ebrary's three-step approach: Transition, Diversify, Streamline.
Government Complete, ebrary's affordable subscription database, has been updated with thousands of new e-books from renowned publishers such as American Water Works Association, Cardiotext Publishing, and Urban Institute Press. The database now includes a growing selection of more than 76,000 titles with unlimited, multi-user access. Additionally, ebrary has added over 9,000 new titles from publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), and Karger Publishers, that can be purchased outright or through its patron driven acquisition program where titles are only purchased if used.
To make it easier for military libraries to purchase essential titles, ebrary's on-staff librarians have created two new packs in Traumatic Brain Injury and Prosthetics Research. ebrary's new Traumatic Brain Injury pack covers TBI from both a physical and psychological point of view and includes publishers such as Oxford University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Guilford Press, CRC Press, and Springer.
The Prosthetics Research pack encompasses topics such as biomedical materials, amputation, and robotics. Participating publishers include Cambridge University Press, Springer, Elsevier, and F.A. Davis. Both packs feature over 20 titles, with the majority published in the past three years.
"ebrary believes in supplying researchers with the most content possible while providing libraries with flexible options to achieve the greatest return on their investment. Diversifying acquisition models is critical to achieving that," said Leslie Lees, ebrary's Vice President of Content Development. "We understand that many libraries are facing budget cuts today, so by starting with a vast, continually growing collection like Government Complete and then supplementing with patron driven acquisition and perpetual archive – including expertly selected packs in critical areas – we help libraries affordably serve their patrons' needs in the most optimal way."
Key features and benefits of the ebrary platform include the following:
- Dedicated apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android
- DASH! (Data Sharing, Fast) for uploading and integrating a library's own digital content from local computers. DASH! is available to Government Complete subscribers.
- InfoTools, which turns words into portals to additional knowledge online
- COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
- Multiple search and navigation options
- Chapter ranking of search results
- Personal bookshelves
- Highlighting and annotating
- Automatic citations
- Interface in multiple languages
Meet ebrary at SLA
ebrary will be demonstrating its solution for government libraries in the ProQuest booth #600 at SLA, July 15 through 17 in Chicago, IL.
ebrary (www.ebrary.com) helps customers acquire e-books strategically through a three step approach: Transition, Diversify and Streamline. The company believes that by challenging the e-book status quo, organizations can effectively serve the diverse and growing needs of researchers and maximize their budgets. Founded in 1999, long before e-books were popular, ebrary is a ProQuest business located in Palo Alto, CA, USA.