ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced that it is moving ahead with its efforts to support non-English language programs for customers around the world. The company is launching a new ebook subscription database, ebrary Nordic Collection, as well as recently acquired content from renowned German publishers including Verlag C.H. Beck, W. Bertelsmann Verlag (WBV), and Frank & Timme.
ebrary's new subscription database, the Nordic Collection, includes more than 1,300 titles from over 30 publishers at launch but will grow to offer over 2,000 e-books. It contains content from, and about, the Nordic Region in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish. Contributing publishers include Aarhus University Press, Copenhagen Business School Press, Folkuniversitetets Akademiska Press, Nordic Academic Press, Nordic Council of Ministers' Publishing House, Roskilde Universitetsforlag, Stockholms universitets förlag, and University of Wisconsin Press. Libraries may combine this collection with ebrary's flagship subscription database, Academic Complete to provide full academic coverage, and then strategically apply budget in other models such as patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive.