Springer to Launch eBook Collection

Several folks from Springer took time during the show to tell me about the new eBook Collection that the company will officially launch later this month at ALA. The site is set to go live on June 20. To accommodate the ebooks, the company is also launching its redesigned SpringerLink that will allow users to access ebooks, electronic reference works, and journals on a single integrated platform. At launch, the eBook Collection will provide 3,000 imprints from 2005, with a target of 10,000 total titles in 2006. The company plans to add 3,000 new ebooks every year. Libraries can purchase a complete collection of all titles from a year or choose from among 12 topical categories. The service allows unlimited, simultaneous access to ebooks. There’s more product information and an online demo linkable from the Springer site. Watch for additional details in an upcoming NewsBreak.

Paula J. Hane
News Bureau Chief
Information Today, Inc.

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