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ebrary Launches New Database Collections for Libraries
More than 20,000 Books and Other Authoritative Documents From Over 150 Publishers Now Available Onlineebrary, a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services, today announced the availability of unique database collections which combine over 20,000 books and other documents from more than 150 leading academic, trade and professional publishers. The company now offers a rich set of Aggregated Collections that span academic and general subject areas and Publisher Collections, which feature highly specialized content from individual academic and professional publishers.
Among other benefits, ebrary's growing database collections enable simultaneous, multi-user access, feature advanced research tools and integrate with existing ILS systems and digital resources, with full MARC records provided. ebrary's powerful technology turns every word in every document into a highly interactive experience.
"ebrary has a very compelling product that will greatly benefit our students as well as our faculty and staff," said Anne Marie Secord, Director of Library Services at National University, headquartered in San Diego. "We really appreciate the one-stop approach to searching multiple sources. With ebrary, all of our students can now access a wealth of information, including books and other materials, from the convenience of their homes or offices, using any web-enabled computer. Faculty can now supplement their curricula with books and other authoritative documents which can be used by the entire class, at the same time."
ebrary also announced that it is offering a new - and growing - selection of hundreds of individual eBooks. Completely separate from its database collections, ebrary's eBook offering is ideal for libraries that prefer to purchase and own individual titles and provide "check out" options where only certain numbers of students or patrons can access a title at a given time. "We aim to provide libraries with the authoritative content they need, in a manner that provides the greatest opportunity for our publishing partners," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "By expanding our database products and offering a separate selection of individual eBooks, libraries benefit from the ability to select the content they need, using an access model that meets their individual requirements. Publishers benefit from the ability to customize an online distribution channel that optimizes the value of their titles. ebrary benefits by reaching a broader market and continually acquiring high-value content from our publishing partners."
Libraries throughout the world including Yale University Library, Princeton University Library, University of Southern California Libraries, The University of Auckland Library, Ivy Tech State College Library, University of Utah Libraries, Stanford University Libraries, University of Malaya Library, Brigham Young University Libraries, National University Library, Staffordshire University Library, University of San Francisco Library, Westminster College; Giovale Library and many others currently subscribe to ebrary databases.
New Database Collections from ebrary now cover individual subject areas including Business & Economics, Computers, Technology & Engineering, Humanities, Life & Physical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The company also offers a strong collection of Spanish language titles and aggregated collections specifically for both academic and public libraries.
ebrary also offers Publisher Collections from Byron Hoyt (more than 5,000 classical sheet music titles), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (over 4,000 books, journals and technical papers) and Octavo (more than 30 rare and original manuscripts).
ebrary's Business & Economics collection contains more than 2,150 titles, from over 40 publishers-nearly three quarters of which were published within the past two years. The range of the list supports course work at the undergraduate as well as post-graduate level, with category strengths in business administration, management, economic history and theory, global business and economic development and business practice. Key contributing publishers include McGraw-Hill Professional, AMACOM (American Management Association), and John Wiley & Sons.
The Computers, Technology & Engineering (CTE) database collection features more than 1,150 titles, over 67% of which were published in 2000 or later. The CTE collection is especially strong in computing programming, networking and applications technology, telecommunications and engineering, and IT case studies in business. Publishers including Pearson Technology Group, Idea Group, and McGraw-Hill Professional are contributing to this collection.
With more than 3,200 titles, ebrary's Humanities collection covers a vast range of subjects including history, language and linguistics, literature and literary criticism and philosophy. The history category alone contains nearly 1,000 titles, with strengths in Ancient, Europe and Great Britain and U.S. history. Key contributing publishers include Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis Group, and Greenwood Publishing Group
Key Database Features and Benefits
* Simultaneous, multi-user access - at any time, from anywhere
* New books added at no additional cost during subscription term
* Delivered via a custom website that ebrary creates, hosts and maintains * Integrates with existing ILS systems and digital resources
* MARC 21 records provided with link in the 856 fields directly to titles
* Advanced research tools turn every word in every document into a highly interactive experience
* Reporting tools and usage statistics to ICOLC standards
* Personalized bookshelves, highlighting, annotations and more
* PDF-based technology provides an online replica of a book's print version
ebrary's database collections are available today to libraries worldwide. The company charges an affordable annual subscription fee based on library type and size. For additional information visit www.ebrary.com, email email@example.com or call 1-866-4EBRARY (toll free). About ebrary ebrary is a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services. The company's growing online database collections for libraries and other institutions combine powerful technology with over 20,000 authoritative books and other documents from over 150 of the world's leading academic, trade and professional publishers. ebrary also offers a growing selection of individual eBook titles. For publishers and corporations, ebrary provides technology and online services for securely distributing high-value documents to online markets. Among other benefits, ebrary's unique PDF-based technology turns every word in every document into a highly interactive experience. Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is funded by Random House Ventures LLC, Pearson plc and The McGraw-Hill Companies. ebrary is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit www.ebrary.com. ###