ebrary Launches Government Collections, Announces Pilot Program

Mar 15, 2005


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ebrary, an information services and technology provider, has announced that several new collections specifically for government and military libraries are now available through the ebrary Dynamic Content Platform (DCP). ebrary's DCP is a hosted content delivery service that combines software with full-text books, reports, and other content from STM, academic, and professional publishers. The new collections include Business, Management & Leadership, Computers, Technology & Engineering, International Relations & Military Affairs, Government Affairs, and Science & Environmental Studies.

Additionally, ebrary has announced that it is seeking pilot customers for its new, server-based technology, which will ship in Q3 2005. Code named "Isaac," this technology is designed to revolutionize how PDF content is distributed, shared, and managed from behind an institution's firewall. Both the ebrary DCP and Isaac include the ebrary Reader and InfoTools. The ebrary Reader optimizes page-by-page delivery of PDF documents. InfoTools links search queries to multiple online databases, as well as information on the Web.

The following Growing and Fixed collections are now available through the ebrary DCP. Libraries may also pick and choose among titles in these collections, creating a Custom Collection that meets their specific needs. All ebrary collections are delivered under a simultaneous, multi-user access model. They integrate with a library's ILS system through MARC records, which ebrary provides at no cost, and the customizable InfoTools menu.

Government Complete includes all aggregated, government Fixed Collections plus thousands of premium titles not available in any other ebrary collection. This collection continues to grow at no additional cost throughout the subscription term and is priced based on number of patrons.

The following Fixed Collections have flat rate pricing: Business, Management & Leadership, Computers, Technology & Engineering, Government Affairs, International Relations & Military Affairs, and Science & Environmental Studies.

Business, Management & Leadership collection includes 1,408 full-text books, reports, and other documents from publishers such as AMACOM, Course Technology, Dearborn Trade, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Idea Group Inc., Kogan Page, Limited, McGraw-Hill Professional, Vault, World Bank Publications, World of Information, and World Trade Press. Subject areas include Accounting & Business Law, Career Development, Economic Development, Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Leadership, Management, and Quality Management.

Computers, Technology & Engineering collection includes 2,006 full-text books and other titles, 80% of which were published in the last four years. Subject areas include Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Information Technology & Systems, Materials Science, Math/Statistics, Programming, and Telecommunications. Contributing publishers include Charles River Media, Coriolis Group, LLC, Idea Group, ITRG, McGraw-Hill, National Academies Press, No Starch Press, Paraglyph Press, Springer Verlag, Syngress Publishing, and Taylor & Francis.

Government Affairs, with 2,848 titles, covers a range of topics such as Economic Policy & Trade, Education, Elections, Government, Civil Law, Administrative Law, Law Enforcement/Forensic Science/Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Policy, and Sociology. Contributing publishers include Brookings Institution Press, Cambridge University Press, Greenwood Publishing Group, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Academies Press, Princeton University Press, Routledge, State University of New York (SUNY Press), University of California Press, and University of North Carolina Press.

International Relations & Military Affairs collection includes 2,697 titles from STM and academic publishers including Brookings Institution Press, Cambridge University Press, Council on Foreign Relations, MacMillan-Palgrave, Johns Hopkins University Press, Knopf Publishing, Inc., Stanford University Press, Texas A&M University Press, University of North Carolina Press, and Taylor & Francis. It covers topics such as Area Studies, Foreign Language/Translation, Foreign/ International Relations/Affairs, History, International Law, Military History, and Military Science.

Science & Environmental Studies, with 2,363 titles, spans disciplines such as Aerospace Science/Aeronautics/Aviation, Agriculture, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry/Forest Products, Environmental Law, Nuclear Waste, Physics, Transportation. Contributing publishers include BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd, BMJ Publishing Group, CABI Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Environmental Law Institute, Island Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Karger Publishers, Marcel Dekker Incorporated, National Academies Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer Verlag, and World Health Organization.
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