Thursday, March 24, 2011

EBSCO buys our NetLibrary Ebooks service


And sent the following information about access to them:

We have exciting news: you now have access to a preview of the integration of eBooks on EBSCOhost, providing eBooks and EBSCO databases from a single source – EBSCOhost, the most-used interface in libraries worldwide.

As a subscriber of EBSCOhost and the newly-named eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary), you can link to the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost in either of the following ways:

To view your own collection in the preview, use this URL: http://ebookpreview.ebscohost.com/webauth/login.aspx?profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlbctst

To access a generic eBooks collection, go to the New Features area on EBSCOhost.
These key features of eBooks on EBSCOhost will enable you to:

View the Table of Contents directly from the Result List and Detail Record
Browse by subject, genre, etc.
Enjoy the rich Result List with evaluative data
Use the “search-within functionality” to search for specific terms within a book (a search will yield a list of hyperlinked pages)
Examine documents more closely using the enhanced viewer
Choose your checkout time when downloading eBooks, from a drop-down list with options such as one day, two days, etc. (if enabled by the library administrator)
Libraries that have downloads enabled can view downloaded, checked-out books in the folder, including the amount of time left on active check-outs
Libraries that have holds enabled can place holds on books that are in use by other patrons and will receive an email notification when it becomes available.
Create and print your notes while viewing and reading eBooks, and save them for reference in your my EBSCOhost folder.

Note: All pages being printed or emailed will include the EBSCOhost watermark, copyright information, and citation information, and can be printed by chapter or section.

We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to become familiar with eBooks on EBSCOhost. You will be notified once the final integration has been completed and in the meantime, we encourage you to provide your feedback on eBooks on EBSCOhost by taking our survey.

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