We are pleased to announce an offer for the Springer eBook collections. In addition to offering their 2012 collection at a consortium discount, Springer is also offering special pricing for its journal subscriptions if your institution also purchases the 2012 eBook collection. This offer may be of interest to your library because it is a one-time purchase to obtain the entire Springer 2012 collection, which includes 4,725 titles across 12 subject disciplines, and/or the 2013 journal subscription list for over 1,500 journals. Institutions with smaller FTEs may want to pay special attention to this offer, for the cost per title in this offer is very attractive.
Description and Content
Springer's eBooks and journals are unique among STM offerings, featuring an unparalleled volume of content on an expansive range of topics. The Springer eBooks consist of monographs, eBook series, Major Reference Works (MRWs) and textbooks. Springer is the largest STM book publisher, publishing more books annually than the second, third, fourth and fifth largest STM book publishers combined. Springer estimates an output of 4,725 eBooks in 2012 across 12 subject collections. Some other distinguishing features of the Springer eBooks include:
- One-time purchase and ongoing access. Like books on a library shelf, Springer eBooks are perpetually accessible.
- Unlimited concurrent usage and remote access. If a class, program, or institution needs access to an eBook at the same time, all patrons will have access. Regardless of location, IP-authenticated patrons will have full access to a library's Springer eBooks.
- No digital rights management. Springer eBooks feature unlimited downloading and printing, and can be read on any eReader. Chapters can easily be incorporated into course packs, and are even eligible for inter-library loan.
- Free OCLC MARC records. Discovery is vital, and usage studies indicate more than half of Springer eBooks usage comes from OPACs. One-third of usage comes from Google, Google Books and Google Scholar, where Springer is full-text indexed. If patrons are IP-authenticated, they can get one-click access from Google directly into Springer eBooks.
- Print-On-Demand eBooks. Patrons have the option to order a personal print copy of any Springer eBook that a library owns for $24.95 through Springer's MyCopy option. MyCopy editions of Springer eBooks are soft-cover grayscale print copies which arrive in about a week, and are paid for by the end-user, with shipping and handling included.
Pricing is based on Carnegie classification. For more information contact your licensing manager or attend a webinar. Click here to register for the webinar at 10:30 am (CST) on Thursday, September 6th or Click here to register for the webinar on Monday, October 8th.
Please email your licensing manager for a more complete description of the contents of this collection:
Andrew Gardner, Academic Licensing Manager
Master's-Large, Doctoral, Research and ARLs in Minnesota
Maura Diamond, Academic Account Manager
Master's-Medium, Master's-Smaller, Baccalaureate, Associates in Minnesota
David Hamilton, Academic Licensing Manager
Master's-Large, Doctoral, Research and ARLs in North Dakota and South Dakota
Kay Makanju, Academic Account Manager
Master's-Medium, Master's-Smaller, Baccalaureate, Associates in North Dakota and South Dakota