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Springer Launches MyCopy Service for Ebook Users
Following the successful completion of the MyCopy pilot project, Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) has extended this ebook service to all academic libraries in the U.S. and Canada that have purchased Springer ebook collections. All registered library patrons will be able to order a softcover copy of a Springer ebook for their personal use by clicking on a button on the Springer platform (www.springerlink.com).
The MyCopy offer is currently valid for more than 11,000 electronic Springer books published since 2005. The new softcover format is branded as a MyCopy book with a color cover and black and white book content. MyCopy books can only be ordered by registered patrons of those academic libraries that have purchased the corresponding ebook collection. The entire ordering and shipping process will be handled by Springer in cooperation with a print-on-demand (POD) provider. All books will be sold at the same price, $24.95. This price includes shipping and handling within the U.S. and Canada.
Thirty selected libraries and other research institutions in the U.S. and Canada took part in the pilot project launched in November 2008. "This project represents a very innovative way in which to look at both publisher and library services for electronic content in the future, and MyCopy is a great value-add to our site license for these eBooks," said Wendy Allen Shelburne, electronic resources librarian at the Library of the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
Source: Springer Science+Business Media
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