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Ebrary Adds Science And Technology ebook Subscriptions
- By Mike Hohenbrink
More than 1,000 science and technology titles from Elsevier Science & Technology Books will be made available in e-book format for subscribers from ebrary through its Academic Complete subscription database.
The new acquisitions join an existing database of more than 78,000 titles available with multi-user access.
Titles among the new acquisitions cover topics including:
- Mechanical engineering;
- Chemical and process engineering;
- Civil engineering;
- Environmental energy; and
- Alternative energy.
A provider of information services and products covering the technical, scientific and medical fields, Amsterdam-based Elsevier has worked with a number of groups and organizations to publish more than 2,000 journals such as The Lancet medical journal and Cell, a biweekly publication of research articles and nearly 20,000 book titles. The company currently distributes more than 12,500 e-books through existing ebrary distribution networks such as subscription, short-term loan, and other models.
"We are pleased to provide science and technology researchers with Elsevier's ground-breaking research through ebrary's Academic Complete," said Suzanne BeDell, managing director of Elsevier Science & Technology Books. "Elsevier is intent on providing librarians with a variety of acquisition models and ebrary's Academic Complete program is an innovative, affordable solution."
"As the e-book industry is thriving, and more books are available digitally, it will be increasingly important for vendors, publishers and libraries to work together to develop models that enable researchers to have access to as much authoritative information currently available in the marketplace," said Kevin Sayar, ebrary's president and general manager. "ebrary was first to offer a subscription model over a decade ago based on input from librarians, and we are very excited that a growing number of publishers such as Elsevier are recognizing its value, especially when combined with additional business models."
A ProQuest business, Palo Alto, CA-based ebrary was founded in 1999 and delivers products through a number of different models that include subscription, short-term loan, patron-driven acquisition, and perpetual archive.