Taylor and Francis Partners with EBSCO to Offer eBooks

Aug 25, 2006

EBSCO has announced a partnership with Taylor and Francis, where EBSCO will offer more than 30 Taylor and Francis ebook packages to its global customer base. These include 10 ecollections, 24 Bestsellers by Subject, and a customization option where the library can select from the more than 15,000 Taylor and Francis ebook titles available.

The ecollections, focused in the areas of social sciences and humanities, are sourced from the publishing heritage of imprints such as Routledge, RoutledgeFalmer, and Taylor and Francis. They are available in the subject-specific areas of: business and management, economics, education, geography, history, literature, philosophy, politics and international relations, sociology, and religion. Taylor and Francis Bestsellers by Subject represent 24 subject-specific areas, consisting of 100 titles in that subject. Libraries ordering 50 ebooks or more can also take advantage of the customization option. Taylor and Francis ebooks offer library patrons search results that are identified and hyperlinked, immediate access from any desktop via IP authentication or username and password, and the ability to search terms across titles and thousands of chapters. Additional benefits include the ability for end users to make and save their own annotations, highlights and bookmarks, as well as create their own Research Books.

Each Taylor and Francis title can be viewed simultaneously by five users, and an online reservation system is provided in the event a patron is unable to access a title. End users can print or copy up to five percent of any title within the subscription. MARC records are provided free of charge, and COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are also provided.

(www.ebsco.com; www.taylorandfrancis.com)