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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 http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/flash/QuickStart/ (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 http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Quick_Guides/Quick_Guide.pdf. 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 http://www.ebrary.com/corp/training.jsp.

 

4.     Additional training materials, including Flash videos and user guides, are available at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/training.jsp.

 

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

 

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