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ebrary Launches Ebook Ordering System

To help libraries more affordably and efficiently acquire, manage, and distribute e-books from leading publishers, ebrary announced it has launched a new ordering system with instant fulfillment and real-time collection management. ebrary now enables librarians to select and acquire titles under multiple models—subscription, perpetual access, and patron driven acquisition (PDA)—and make them instantly discoverable and accessible to end-users. ebrary’s new ordering system also includes sophisticated tools that support the acquisition workflow including fund codes, de-duplication for electronic titles, and profiles that can be created and updated by the library at any time, with automatic alerts as new titles become available.

Furthermore, ebrary now provides features that help libraries promote content and increase usage, including the ability for end-users to save their searches and receive automatic notifications when new titles are acquired by the library that match their interests. The company also now provides Lists, which enable librarians to select titles of interest, create and manage individual collections of their choice, and collaborate with others to evaluate and create shared collections. Librarians with an Administrative Access account may use these Lists to create orders, add titles to their collection under ebrary’s new PDA model, or request quotes for subscription access to titles of their selection.

Key features and benefits of ebrary’s new ordering system include the following:

?      Growing selection of more than 274,000 e-books from the world’s leading publishers available under subscription, perpetual access, and patron driven acquisition models.

?      Ability to control collections in real time, from adding and receiving content to enabling and disabling services such as patron driven acquisition.

?      On-demand creation and management of profiles that automatically notify librarians when new content is available that meets their criteria.

?      Robust title selection tools including the ability to select by subject, publisher, price, publication date, and other key parameters.

?      De-duplication for electronic titles.

?      Fund code management.

?      Administrative privileges.

?      Saved searches with automatic alerts for end-users when new content that matches their interests is available.

?      Ability to use Lists to create customized, searchable collections.

?      Free MARC records.

?      COUNTER-compliant reporting.

?      ADA 508C compliant content.

?      Ability to upload and integrate library content (including from other vendors if copyrights permit) with DASH!

Source: ebrary

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