August 22, 2011 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary ®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced new publishing partners University of Arizona Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Oklahoma Press, Wayne State University Press, Michigan State University Press, Mercer University Press, The University of Arkansas Press, Kassel University Press, Leuven University Press, The University Press of North Georgia, and the Urban Institute Press. ebrary now offers the most comprehensive selection of titles from 120 university press partners worldwide including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, Yale University Press, and many others.
The publishers’ scholarly monographs and other authoritative materials will be available under a unique mix of models to address libraries’ evolving collection strategies and acquisition workflows. ebrary offers subscription, title-by-title perpetual archive purchases and Starter Packs, patron driven acquisition, short-term loans, and publisher packages. As YBP’s preferred e-book vendor, ebrary is also seamlessly integrated with YBP’s approval plan and new demand driven models. Titles are delivered on ebrary’s platform, which includes powerful functionality for researchers including InfoTools™ and sharable bookshelves.
“ebrary offers a variety of models that enable us to monetize our e-book content to libraries of all types and sizes,” said Kathryn Conrad, Director, University of Arizona Press. “We are delighted to make our e-books available to libraries in ways that address their individual budget requirements, while enabling patrons to access the important monographs that meet their research needs.”
“We are thrilled to partner with these new publishers as scholarly monographs play a critical role in both research and instruction at universities,” said Leslie Lees, Vice President of Content Development at ebrary. “For the past 10 years ebrary has worked closely with publishers, academic librarians, and book vendors as each navigates the transition from print to electronic books. Our goal is to provide a set of value propositions that support the evolving needs of students, researchers, librarians, vendors, and publishers in the scholarly value chain.”