ebrary®, a ProQuest business, announced 1 November that its flagship eBook subscription collection, Academic Complete™, has been awarded the title of Library Journal’s Best E-book Database. The award, which was voted on by numerous reference librarians, further strengthens Academic Complete’s position as the best valued eBook database in the industry and marks the second highly esteemed title for Academic Complete in addition to the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) designation.
“With Academic Complete approaching its 10th anniversary, we are very grateful to be recognized as a quality eBook database by our customers,” said Kevin Sayar, President and General Manager of ebrary. “We look forward to increasing the value of our flagship product as it is an integral part of librarians’ e-book acquisition strategies.”
Academic Complete is a key component to ebrary’s strategic approach to eBook acquisition based on three steps: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline™. Many ebrary customers use Academic Complete as an affordable, high quality base collection of academic eBooks with coverage in all disciplines, then examine their usage statistics to determine where to apply additional budget in patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive.
Library Journal also awarded ProQuest’s CultureGrams the title of Best for Reports. With its aim is to foster understanding and appreciation of the world’s peoples by documenting the unique details of their customs, traditions, and daily life, CultureGrams has consistently struck a chord with librarians and educators in the education, government, and non-profit arenas. Visit ebrary here: http://www.ebrary.com.
(ACCESS 83, December 2012)