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eBooks.com: the digital bookstore
Ebook Library (EBL)

Updated 23 July, 2009


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Ebook Library (EBL)
UNSW EBL Review (Interim) Feb-May 2009  - "A trial of EBLís patron driven mode has been undertaken since February 2009. ...." To be viewed by CEIRC members only and no further distribution (23/7/09)

Early Adopter Special Offer for Australian Libraries (2005)

Trial Information:
Ebook Library offers free 30-day trial access to libraries wishing to explore the EBL's platform and content.  The 30-day trial offers full access to EBL's patron portal andLibCentral, the library management portal.  Libraries are free to select their own content for their trial collection from EBL's entire catalogue of titles.  If you are interested to learn more about a trial for your library, please contact Kari Paulson, General Manager - EBL or your Blackwell's or James Bennett representative for more details (contact details below).

Overview:
Ebook Library (EBL) was developed by Ebooks Corporation, an Australian unlisted public company with global headquarters in Perth.   Ebooks Corporation is a leading global provider of digital books and launched its retail ebook store, www.ebooks.com in September 2000.   The Company launched EBL in June 2004.

EBL offers libraries the ability to select and purchase ebooks and make them available to their patrons through a portal which protects digital rights management without compromising on the accessibility offered through a digital medium .  EBL offers a range of flexible access options which provide the best of both worlds for libraries having to choose between a broad subscription-based model and a limited access collection.  Some of EBL's features include:

The service is provided through two portals, the EBL patron interface which provides library patrons access to a libraryís distinct collection of owned and selected titles, and EBL LibCentral, which provides libraries with a management portal for acquiring and managing their library collection, including access to various usage statistics.  EBL title will soon be integrated and available for purchase in Australasia through Blackwell's Book Services and James Bennett.

Some reference sites:

Some reference documentation: Contact Details:
Ebooks Corporation
Kari Paulson 
General Manager, EBL 
kari.paulson@ebooks.com 
Tel:+61 (0)8 9385 5851  / Direct: x5166 
Mob:+61 (0) 439 939 943
Fax:+61 (0)8 9386 1844 
Blackwell's Book Services
Carolyne Cohn
ANZ Sales Manager
carolyne.cohn@blackwell.com.au
Tel:  (03) 9386-0024
Fax: (03) 9386-1454
James Bennett Pty Limited
Nada Novakov
National Sales & Marketing Manager
Email: nada@bennett.com.au
Phone: (02) 9986-7064
Mobile: 0403 115 356
Fax: +61 2 9986 7090


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