The Greenwood Publishing Group has annouced The Greenwood Digital Library, a research platform of reference, academic and general interest ebooks. Featuring some 4,000 titles from Praeger, Greenwood Press, and Libraries Unlimited and comprised of a collection of complete texts (rather than PDF downloads), all fully searchable by key word, subject, author, title, or any Boolean search method, it makes building a digital library and providing patrons with a customized resource a possibility for librarians-while staying within their budget.
With minimal user training, no additional software to purchase, and user control of display options, The Greenwood Digital Library of ebooks allows patrons to find their own materials, providing: full-text search capability; simple, intuitive interface; Boolean searching within individual books and across the collection; individually stored bookmarks and notes; titles available on- or offsite 24/7; MARC records offering direct-to-resource linking from catalog; accessible via most popular browsers (minimum requirement: Internet Explorer 5.5; Netscape Navigator 6).
The Greenwood Digital Library offers flexibility of usage, and is easily adaptable to library requirements by controlling a collection locally and allowing patrons to find their own materials. The system allows multiple simultaneous users, uses IP or password protection; usage tracking, and provides simplified title selection tools.
Purchasing is scalable according to available funds or any preferred purchasing method including discounts on large collections, permanent or annual pricing, and a collection based on an individual library's needs (pricing available for single titles, self-selected titles, and collections)