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August 6, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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ebrary Enhances Strategic Ebook Acquisition Program for Public Libraries

To enable public libraries to affordably and strategically meet the nonfiction ebook needs of patrons, ebrary, a ProQuest business, added more than 9,000 new titles from publishers including Bentham Science and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt across acquisition models. More than 1,100 of the new titles are in subjects including health & fitness, photography, and religion and are available through Public Library Complete, which provides simultaneous, multi-user access and continued growth. These titles and an additional 7,900 ebooks in subject areas such as history, sports, and art are now available for purchase outright or through ebrary’s patron-driven acquisition program. Many are also available for short-term loan.

To make it easier for public libraries to support patrons looking to start or grow a small business, ebrary’s on-staff librarians have also created a perpetual pack in Small Business Ownership and Entrepreneurship. With more than 70 recently published ebooks from trusted publishers such as AMACOM, John Wiley & Sons, Kogan Page, and Palgrave Macmillan, the pack covers topics including strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, HR, capital raising, and sustainability. The new pack, which can be previewed at librarytitles.ebrary.com, is part of a series that will be available for purchase throughout the year in key areas requested by public librarians.

Many ebrary customers start their strategic ebook acquisition programs by subscribing to an affordable subscription database such as Public Library Complete, then leverage usage statistics to determine where to strategically apply budget to other models. High-use subjects can be expanded with patron-driven acquisition where titles are only purchased if used. Lower use subjects can be supplemented with short-term loan with no commitment to purchase. Essential titles, such as those included in ebrary’s new Small Business Ownership and Entrepreneurship, pack can be purchased outright.

Source: ebrary



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