Thursday, October 7, 2010

UC libraries assess E-book project with Springer

University of California Libraries entered into an agreement with Springer in September 2009 to run a 2 year pilot project by purchasing "nearly every Springer ebook published in English and German from 2005 to 2009, including Landolt-Bornstein. The collection includes nearly 20,000 ebooks in the sciences and social sciences. "

Each book chapter is available as a PDF file without digital rights management (DRM). These files can be downloaded, printed, and even transferred to a PDA or Kindle. Eventually, these ebooks will be linked from our campus catalogs as well as from Melvyl, UC-eLinks, and Google Scholar.
UC is running a survey on the project and results will be posted on this page.

No comments:

Post a Comment