ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced Extended Access for titles purchased under a single-user license. Extended Access is intended to reduce up-front costs to the library, eliminate speculative purchases of multiple copies, and prevent turn-aways when titles are in use.
If a title is in use, the library can upgrade to a multi-user access model, purchase another copy or take a short-term loan. With Extended Access, this process can be automated to end-users or libraries can receive email notifications and trigger additional purchases themselves. This service is available to libraries now.
ebrary, a ProQuest business, will offer two new subscription products in Employee Development and Human Resources in an effort to assist libraries with strategic ebook acquisitions. The Employee Development database will cover topics such as business communication, strategic thinking, and creativity. The Human Resource database will cover recruitment, retention, training and development, and corporate diversity.