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E-resource Update: Springer Ebooks

While this has been an ongoing development over the past three years for the USF Libraries with a preliminary purchase of three Springer e-book collections and the monographic series, here is a summary and update on the Springer E-Book Collections.

Springer E-book Collections acquired for 2010:

  • Architecture, Design and Arts
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry & Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Science & Law
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

These collections represent all Springer e-book collections, with the exception of Medicine, a collection that will soon be acquired by the USF Health Sciences Library. The e-book collections include the monographic series such as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.

In addition to the 2009 and 2010 collection for these collections, the backfile covering 2005-2009 for all collections with the exception of Medicine was acquired.

Purchasing the collection provides us with ownership/rights to about 15,000 titles, not including the medical titles. There are no restrictions on number of users in a Springer e-book, i.e. unlimited simultaneous users. There are no restrictions on printing. The e-books are integrated with all Springer content: journals and eReference Works. The e-books are listed individually in the library catalog so discovery can occur at the title/author/subject level. Collections are in MetaLib. MyCopy is active for over 11,000 Springer ebooks published since 2005. This allows our authorized users to purchase a print edition of the ebook acquired by the USF Libraries, including shipping and handling for $24.95. Books are printed in black and white with a color soft cover.

The e-books collections include books published under the Springer imprint and the following imprints:

  • Birkhauser
  • Copernicus Books
  • Humana Press
  • Physica-Verlag
  • Plenum US
  • Praxis
  • Springer-Verlag
  • Steinkopff

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