eBooks.com Wednesday, 5 January 2005

ProQuest to Acquire EBL

ProQuest is pleased to announce that on January 18, 2013 we signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ebook Library (EBL), which will significantly expand our e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities to libraries globally.

ProQuest Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire EBL

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Ebook Library (EBL)

Trial Information:
Ebook Library offers free 30-day trial access to libraries wishing to explore the EBL's platform and content.  The 30-day trial offers full access to EBL's patron portal and LibCentral, the library management portal.  Libraries are free to select their own content for their trial collection from EBL's entire catalogue of titles.  If you are interested to learn more about a trial for your library, please contact Kari Paulson, General Manager - EBL or your Blackwell's or James Bennett representative for more details (contact details below). 

Overview:
Ebook Library (EBL) was developed by Ebooks Corporation, an Australian unlisted public company with global headquarters in Perth.   Ebooks Corporation is a leading global provider of digital books and launched its retail ebook store, www.ebooks.com in September 2000.   The Company launched EBL in June 2004.

EBL offers libraries the ability to select and purchase ebooks and make them available to their patrons through a portal which protects digital rights management without compromising on the accessibility offered through a digital medium .  EBL offers a range of flexible access options which provide the best of both worlds for libraries having to choose between a broad subscription-based model and a limited access collection.  Some of EBL's features include:

  • Title-by-title acquisition 
  • Multiple concurrent access 
  • Browsing of full-text 
  • Online and offline access solutions
  • Short Term Circulation (rental)/ Interlibrary Loan alternative
  • Chapters for Reserve Lending, Course-packs and purchase
  • Perpetual Access and Archiving

The service is provided through two portals, the EBL patron interface which provides library patrons access to a library’s distinct collection of owned and selected titles, and EBL LibCentral, which provides libraries with a management portal for acquiring and managing their library collection, including access to various usage statistics.  EBL title will soon be integrated and available for purchase in Australasia through Blackwell's Book Services and James Bennett.

Some reference sites:

Some reference documentation:

  • EBL Brochure- provides a general overview of the features and differentiators
  • Trial sign-up sheet- this can be used by anyone interested in setting up a trial.  Libraries can fill in the form and email or fax to me or their Blackwell's or James Bennett Representative.
  • General Q&A- Provides more detailed information about EBL's access model, content and features.

Licences

EBL Library Agreement - Provides example of the terms of our general agreement.

Technical/Sales Support

Contact Details:

Ebooks Corporation
Kari Paulson 
General Manager, EBL 
kari.paulson@ebooks.com 
Tel:+61 (0)8 9385 5851  / Direct: x5166 
Mob:+61 (0) 439 939 943
Fax:+61 (0)8 9386 1844 
Blackwell's Book Services
Carolyne Cohn
ANZ Sales Manager
carolyne.cohn@blackwell.com.au
Tel:  (03) 9386-0024
Fax: (03) 9386-1454
James Bennett Pty Limited
Nada Novakov
National Sales & Marketing Manager
Email: nada@bennett.com.au
Phone: (02) 9986-7064
Mobile: 0403 115 356
Fax: +61 2 9986 7090

Ebooks Corporation Limited, trading as eBooks.com. Level 1, 62 Bayview Tce, Claremont, WA 6010, Australia.

Statistics  

CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

 Members can link to the following from the documents display below.

Ebook Library (EBL)
Early Adopter Special Offer for Australian Libraries

Pricing Q&A