Cambridge Books Online; a response to global eBook trends? Created in 2010 in response to customer demand Textbook titles released Summer 2012
Increasing eBook budget allocation Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for libraries. Springer.com
So by 2011 eBook purchase is at 16.4%, how do digital titles compare in your library? Require less staff time to lend and preserve Require less storage space than physical titles Take less time for users to access Enable higher usage per book Allow a broader collection of books Low cost per use Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for libraries. Springer.com.
Additional advantages of eBooks through Cambridge Books Online Perpetual access No electronic DRM PDF chapter download/ save & print Generous user concurrency Flexible purchasing models
Purchasing models Pick and Mix (Bespoke Collections) Evidence based acquisition Subject Collections – Fresh approach for 2012 Generous concurrency models Pricing based on institution size & type Free 30 day trials
Subject Collections Increased focus, flexibility, affordability and appeal. Example: History – Last year entire collection split by year. This year Split by year (2011, 2010, 2009, 2000-2008, pre-2000) and sub-category: British & European history World history History & politics in the following areas Asian Studies African Studies Middle East studies American studies European studies
Features & benefits Thousands of front & backlist titles (15, 971 Aug 2012) Monthly addition of new titles Regular platform functionality enhancements. Textbooks now available Powerful search and browse capabilities Dedicated customer support teams
Free value-added Library support MARC Records Search widget Search tips document Poster Brochure Online Demo FAQ’s Updates newsletter Accommodating staff
Account administrator provision Easy to use Clear reporting information
Patron support and features Search or browse Save query as RSS feed Advanced & refine search options ‘Cited by’ in Google Scholar Change the sort display View results in PDF or text Save a chapter to use offline Print a page option Email link to a book Use citation tool Turn on/off search phrase highlighting
Concluding statements Demand for digital books is growing Cambridge University Press provides an excellent platform for its world renowned scholarly titles Please consider taking a trial to our platform so that you have access to the information you need to make your acquisition decisions
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