Electronic textbooks

January 19, 2006 at 4:36 pm | Posted in E-Books, Libraries | Leave a comment

Cambridge University Library Readers’ Newsletter 32 (January 2006) reports thus:

“Electronic versions of over one hundred of the most frequently used titles in college libraries are now accessible to all members of the University through web links in the Newton catalogue and from a dedicated page on the supplier’s website. The agreement with NetLibrary, the e-content division of OCLC, has been negotiated by the Cambridge Colleges’ Libraries’ Forum … This initiative is being tackled by college libraries as part of the solution to the problem of providing resources despite restricted space and budgets, and is targeted at meeting undergraduate demand for key texts in all subjects taught in the Tripos. The collection has been formed following negotiation by NetLibrary with the five publishers whose titles are most frequently borrowed from college libraries.”

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