eBooks

Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

(22 May 2018) Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:54 pm
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NED is coming

(21 May 2018) National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s NSLA member libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. Legal deposit legislation mandates national, state and territory libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years NSLA libraries […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:42 pm
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EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

(4 May 2018) EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference, an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences. The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries. Among Credo Reference’s […]

May 12, 2018 - 1:57 am
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IntechOpen embeds Dimensions badges from Digital Science

Becoming the First Publisher to Provide Citation Badges for Books (26 April 2018) IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers, including Nobel Prize laureates, […]

April 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
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Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia

(24 April 2018, Hoboken, N.J.) John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World […]

April 25, 2018 - 9:18 am
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Introducing semantic experiences with Talk to Books and Semantris

(13 April 2018) With Talk to Books, Google provides an entirely new way to explore books. You make a statement or ask a question, and the tool finds sentences in books that respond, with no dependence on keyword matching. In a sense you are talking to the books, getting responses which can help you determine […]

April 14, 2018 - 4:01 pm
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IGI Global new unprecedented InfoSci-Database pricing

(2 April 2018) Reinforcing its commitment to the complete worldwide dissemination of innovative research, IGI Global, a leading academic publisher, is offering unprecedented pricing for its award-winning InfoSci-Databases including InfoSci-Journals and InfoSci-Books. This new pricing structure is designed to ensure that institutions worldwide have the ability to acquire the latest innovative research at affordable rates. […]

April 2, 2018 - 9:37 am
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Cambridge Core joins the ProQuest OASIS platform

(27 March 2018, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has teamed with Cambridge University Press to provide libraries access to the Cambridge Core platform and content via the ProQuest OASIS platform. Over 30,000 ebook titles across 36 subject areas from Cambridge University Press and other publishers become available through the OASIS selection and purchase system beginning 27th […]

March 30, 2018 - 11:04 am
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Digital delivery breathes new life into professional books and scholarly monographs

(21 March 2018, Stamford, CT) Scholarly and professional e-books sales increased globally by 5.6% in 2017 and will grow an additional 4.8% in 2018, revitalizing a medium publishers once wrote off, according to the latest report from Simba Information. The report, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2018-2022, examines the scholarly and professional market including e-books […]

March 27, 2018 - 3:48 pm
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New Research4Life Programme – GOALI Launch event

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners will launch a new Research4Life programme called “Global Online Access to Legal Information” (GOALI), on Tuesday, 6 March. (1 March 2018) Recognizing the importance of access to legal information, the new programme gives free or low-cost online access to academic legal journals, publications and databases in more than 115 […]

March 1, 2018 - 6:14 pm
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Great exaggerations! Death of Libraries

(25 January 2018) Libraries these days are built digital brick by digital brick – brick being the metaphor for digital books, journals, articles, objects, media, digital infrastructure, networks, apps, data, and analytics. The growth of print collections has been declining considerably in recent times. Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, Singapore Management University (SMU) writes that SMU […]

January 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm
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Peking University acquires linguistics and literature eBook package from De Gruyter Mouton

(25 January 2018) Peking University has acquired the complete De Gruyter Mouton collection (up to and including 2017) to strengthen its growing linguistics program. The acquired collection includes 2,400 ebook titles. “We are proud that Peking University has chosen to expand its collection with the prestigious De Gruyter Mouton content and that our titles are […]

January 26, 2018 - 11:55 am
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Ebook Central enhances accessibility for researchers

(1 November 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest® Ebook Central has significantly enhanced its accessibility support to make content, including scholarly ebooks, easier to read and navigate, ensuring all researchers have equal access to its interface and content regardless of challenges, such as visual impairment. Developed in collaboration with specialists and designed for AA conformance level […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:35 pm
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Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]

December 21, 2017 - 11:41 am
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North American libraries struggle to meet demand for non-English language research materials

ProQuest survey finds that vetting materials and technology shortfalls are hurdles to addressing rising demand for non-English materials (7 December 2017, Mountain View, CA)  Academic libraries are struggling to meet a rising demand for non-English language content, according to new survey results published by ProQuest. Rising international student enrollments and the popularity of programs that […]

December 9, 2017 - 4:35 pm
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