17 June 2021
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is releasing a new e-book collection containing thousands of high-quality open access (OA) e-books from the world’s most trusted university presses and scholarly publishers. The EBSCO eBooks™ Open Access Monograph Collection, is DRM-free and available at no cost on the EBSCOhost® platform and discoverable via EBSCO Discovery Service.
The EBSCO eBooks Open Access Monograph Collection was created in collaboration with university presses and scholarly OA publishers such as University of Michigan Press, Taylor & Francis and Temple University Press to provide libraries and end users with choice and access to a large selection of discoverable content, which will continue to grow by the thousands. With the collection, libraries gain access to all current and future OA e-books with DRM-free access on the EBSCO platform, providing a consistent user experience with other e-books in the library’s collection.
In addition to providing high-quality content with accessible functionality, the Open Access Monograph Collection has been carefully handpicked and packaged to save librarians time when searching for and qualifying OA content. Libraries can download free, full OCLC MARC records and/or activate these collections for discovery in leading discovery services and can generate dedicated usage reports on the collection. Titles will be preserved in Portico to ensure stability and access over the long term. This OA e-book collection complements other EBSCO efforts to support open access including Faculty Select™, an easy-to-use interface that connects faculty with open textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OER) and access to DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers.
EBSCO Information Services Director of Product Management Kara Kroes Li says that the curation and provision of this collection demonstrates EBSCO’s longstanding commitment to accessibility, sustainable publishing and open research. “EBSCO is committed to making content available to libraries and their end users on the open web to drive usage, extend reach and increase library impact. Users receive the benefit of the most accessible platform for open access monographs, with the additional benefits of EPUB online, full e-book downloads, and a full suite of research tools.”
For more information on the EBSCO eBooks Open Access Monograph Collection, visit: https://more.ebsco.com/ebooks-open-access-2021.html.