E-BOOK WEBSITES

(For review as possible institutional or RLDC purchases)


ACLS History E-Book Project
   Over 500 scholarly e-books in history. Project of American Council of Learned Society. Pricing based on Carnegie classification. Discount for consortia. Usage statistics and free MARC records available. Possible RLDC purchase. 
Trial URL at http://www.historyebook.org (username and password required)

Books24X7 Over 2000 titles in IT and Business. Annual subscriptions; two collections. Free MARC records. Offered through BCR. Pricing based on number of simultaneous users or FTE. Probably best as institutional purchase through BCR

Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, The   Online version of guide that covers the entire range of activities related to digital publishing. Annual subscription and institutional trial available. Institutional purchase from publisher or AMIGOS

ebrary  Over 14,000 titles in Academic Complete database which includes titles available in more specialized databases: Business and Economics, Computers, Technology and Engineering, Humanities, Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, General Interest. Proposed BCR price for a 4,000 book collection is  $0.75 per FTE($1,000-9,500). Free 30-day trial. Can request 2004 price sheet. Consortia pricing available. Possible RLDC purchase; will probably also be made available through BCR

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of over 300 e-book reference titles from Gale and its imprints. 24/7 remote access. Flexibility to buy one eBook or multiple eBooks. Consortium pricing available. Can also purchase Gale e-books through netLibrary. Possible RLDC purchase. 
Trial URL: http://trials.galegroup.com/pubacd (username and password required)

Knovel   Over 500 full-text reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings in science and engineering. Interactive tables and graphs. Only provider of aggregated engineering and applied science data that can be accessed using proprietary tabular analysis tools. Provides a variety of subscription options for academic institutions. Possible RLDC purchase; will give consortium quote

netLibrary -- BCR Community College Collection    Over 1200 e-books in many subject areas including history, literature, general social sciences, computers, education, and medicine. Pricing based on FTE. BCR Order Form available. Possible RLDC purchase through BCR

netLibrary -- Special Collections   Series of collections available directly from netLibrary. Possible RLDC purchase through BCR

netLibrary E-Book Collections  Lists of special publisher and subject-oriented collections of interest to academic and public libraries; also includes forthcoming book lists

Adobe Content Server  Offline reading solution that allows users to download and view PDF e-books on desktops, laptops, or Palm OS devices

Gale Reference Essentials   unlimited access to 80 encyclopedias, almanacs, reference guides; consortia pricing possible

International Perspectives   Over 1,800 title from leading international publishers

Kluwer Academic Publishers    More than 550 academic and professional titles; unlimited access to individual libraries; one-book, one user model for consortia 

McGraw-Hill Professional Business and Management Collection   Unlimited access to more than 150 business management titles covering the  latest business trends and practices. Have received RLDC quote.

Reference Center   More than 400 titles covering 27 subject areas from leading reference publishers. Have received RLDC quote.

Spanish Language Collections for Academic & Public Libraries  More than 200 titles in a research and academic monographs collection and in a native Spanish speakers collections. Updated daily with new titles from leading Spanish language publishers

Special Offers from netLibrary

OverDrive Digital Library Reserve  Includes best-selling titles from over 150 publishers. Integrates with ILS system to allow libraries to circulate e-books from their own web site. The e-books automatically check themselves back in at the end of the checkout period. Possible RLDC purchase through BCR

Oxford Reference Online Premium   Over 100 dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press. 30-day free trials available.Offered through BCR. Pricing based on FTE. Probably best as institutional purchase through BCR 

Oxford Scholarship Online    Over 200 Oxford monographs in four collections: economic and finance, philosophy, political science, and religion. Pricing based on number of simultaneous users and number of collections. 30-day free trials available. Will be offered through BCR. Probably best as institutional purchase through BCR

Safari   IT titles from O'Reilly, Que, Adobe, and other technical presses. Annual subscriptions. No sharing; no consortia purchases. Two-week free trial. Institutional purchase from publisher

Wiley InterScience OnlineBooks   Over 300 titles in 11 specialized collections within four subject areas -- chemistry, electronic engineering and telecommunications, life and medical sciences, and mathematics and statistics. TOC and chapter summaries free. To view pricing, use Pricing Worksheet for Non-Journal Content. Institutional purchase; not certain if consortium purchase possible

Wiley InterScience Reference Works    Collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries in the sciences, medicine, and engineering and technology. One-time purchase option or annual subscription license. To view pricing, use Pricing Worksheet for Non-Journal Journal Content. Institutional purchase; not certain if consortium purchase possible


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