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Elsevier Adds Ebooks to ebrary’s Academic Complete
ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced that Elsevier Science & Technology Books is adding more than 1,000 titles to Academic Complete, the scholarly subscription database of more than 78,000 ebooks with unlimited, multiuser access. This marks the first time that these Elsevier titles covering subjects such as mechanical engineering, chemical and process engineering, and civil engineering, as well as environmental energy and alternative energy, have ever been available under a subscription model. The titles include classics of science publishing, including some of Elsevier’s most respected backlist titles.
Elsevier Science & Technology Books now distributes more than 12,500 ebooks under all of ebrary’s acquisition models including subscription, patron-driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive, supporting ebrary’s new strategic approach to ebook acquisition.
Many ebrary customers use Academic Complete as an affordable base collection with coverage in all academic subject areas, then examine their usage statistics to determine where to apply additional budget. For example, high-use subject areas can be expanded with additional ebooks acquired through patron-driven acquisition where titles are only purchased if used. Lower use subjects can be supplemented with short-term loans, where there is no commitment to purchase. Essential titles can be purchased outright through ebrary’s perpetual archive model.
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