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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