Coutts Library Services and the University of Toronto Announce EBook Initiative

Apr 25, 2006


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The University of Toronto and Coutts have announced a co-operative effort in bringing ebook content to the University, designed to enhance remote access for students and staff from all campuses. Coutts and The University of Toronto Libraries have announced an agreement to deliver over 11,300 electronic Taylor & Francis titles via the MyiLibrary platform. Beyond that, both parties have agreed to work together to enhance the collection with content from scholarly publishers and to integrate ebooks into the standard collection-management process.

The ebooks will be integrated with over 70 abstract and index databases and over 7,300 journals to provide as comprehensive a search as possible for the users at the University. The MyiLibrary platform consists of a database of current content that provides a way to access collections of books: reports, journals, bulletins, and other documents published by both Intergovernmental Organizations and major STM publishers. This collection of content has been integrated by Coutts into their selection-management system, OASIS, allowing University of Toronto the option to manage the acquisition of print and electronic collections through one interface.

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