13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Integration of E-books Into Information Services

Session coordinator: Filip Vojtášek, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 24. 5. 2007, 9.00 - 12.05, Auditorium D

eBooks on ScienceDirect

Autor: Piotr Golkiewicz, Elsevier B.V., Netherlands



Although the trade market for e-books is now developing quite rapidly, the academic market is much better established. Commercial availability of academic e-books accelerated greatly with the founding of electronic libraries as early as in 1998. The value of the electronic book is more and more appreciated for its searchability, accessibility and multimedia features. At Elsevier we are ready to support our readers increasingly prepared and demanding the electronic content. This is why we are adding 4000 new ebooks to the ScienceDirect platform in 2007. Elsevier continues to build on ScienceDirect key strengths and will add nearly all S&T academic books on ScienceDirect. Nearly all of Elsevier’s academic book titles are included like: academic and professional reference books, text reference books and monographs. All highest quality content already existing in the paper form as well as adding yearly 500 – 800 frontlist titles.

About author:

Piotr Golkiewicz is Account Manager at Elcevier B.V. He started his professional career as researcher at the Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. When Polish market opened up to new opportunities he moved to sales and marketing in international company. In 2006, after 13 years Piotr returned to the scientific world by joining Elsevier. He is working with Academic and Governmental customers in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Baltic States.

Other papers in this session:

Three-year Experience with Using Ebooks in the Czech Republic

Author: Filip Vojtášek, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

ebrary: One eContent Platform. Many Ways To Use It

Author: Mohamad Al-Baghdadi, ebrary, USA

A World of Information – Academic and Reference e-books from Oxford University Press

Author: Annika Lindemann, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom

Online Books from Wiley - New Series!

Author: Brett Thomas, Wiley InterScience, United Kingdom

eBooks from Thomson Gale! First Class Resources for Every Academic Library and Easy to Integrate into Your Library System.The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): Gale‘s eBook Platform

Author: Paul Fertl, Thomson Learning – Library Reference Division, Germany

Knovel Library: Preparing Your Technical Users

Author: Barbara Dixee, Knovel Corporation, USA