13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Trends and Updates in Using Information I.

Session coordinator: Jiří Kadleček, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2008, 14.00 - 17.00, New Auditorium

Springer E-Books, an Overview: Business Models, Product, and Lessons Learned

Autor: Focko Robbert van Berckelaer, Springer, Germany



In late 2006, Springer was the first major academic publisher to make its full book program available electronically as well as in print. The books were offered as individual titles and as packages of subject collections that allowed for considerable discout. In this talk Mr van Berckelaer will share the experiences of those librarians that were 'early adopters', discuss the current business models and address the challenges that await in the future.

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Other papers in this session:

Challenges of the Information Resources Marketplace

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

ProQuest Central – the New Gold Standard for Research

Author: David Lawson, ProQuest, United Kingdom

Electronic Content: The Present and The Future...

Author: Mohamad Al-Baghdadi, ebrary, USA

XL Electronic Content at XS Costs! De Gruyter Online - An Integrated Platform for eBooks, eJournals, Databases

Author: Martina Näkel, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG / K.G. Saur Verlag, Germany

Current Awareness Tools - Putting the Power Back in the Users Hands

Author: Aaron Maierhofer, RefWorks, United Kingdom