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New Trial Database - September 2010

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ebrary  - (on campus access only during trial)  - During the month of October the Thrift Library will be conducting a trial of ebrary, an online ebook collection of 47,000 titles.  ebrary is similar in size, scope, and features to NetLibrary.


This collection is available through a variety of pricing  schemes including:

Subscription – around $6,000 per year

Purchase entire collection or any combination of sub collections

Purchase by title

And even a deposit account where you only buy the titles that are used. In other words, you the user, select your own collection on a per need basis.


ebrary provides online support at the following locations.


1.     View our Quick Start video at (please allow a few seconds to load). We also offer a one-page Quick Guide, which includes easy, step-by-step instructions on how to get started with ebrary.


2.     The Quick Guide can be found online at Printed copies are also available upon request.


3.     Sign up for live, online training for you and your library patrons. We offer several different modules at a variety of times to meet your library’s needs. For a description of the modules and to sign up, please visit


4.     Additional training materials, including Flash videos and user guides, are available at


 Your opinions as to the usefulness of this second eBook collection would be appreciated.


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