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MOBIUS Libraries Increase Number of E-books Available for Patrons with EBSCO eBook™ Subscriptions


By LMcEvoy - Posted on 11 July 2013

MOBIUS, a library consortium in Missouri, has purchased a number of EBSCO eBook™ subscription packages, giving patrons at 59 member libraries access to more than 138,000 eBook titles. This is the first such purchase by MOBIUS and it will give all levels of users access to e-book titles on a wide range of topics.

The release is below and can also be found on the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebscohost.com/newsroom/stories/mobius-libraries-increase-numb... or online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/MOBIUS/eBooks/prweb10916888.htm

MOBIUS Libraries Increase Number of E-books Available for Patrons with EBSCO eBook™ Subscriptions
~ Member Libraries Will Have Access to more than 138,000 eBook Titles with this First Purchase of its Kind ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 11, 2013 —For the first time, people in Missouri can access more than 138,000 unique e-book titles at 59 MOBIUS member libraries after MOBIUS recently purchased EBSCO eBook™ subscription packages from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO).

The subscription provides quality information resources to all ages and levels of users from kindergarten to college and beyond with Academic, Community Colleges, Public Schools, K-8, High School and Medical collections. The subscription gives 59 MOBIUS member libraries unlimited simultaneous user access to a large selection of multidisciplinary EBSCO eBook titles covering a wide range of subject matter, including:

• Art
• Business and Economics
• Cooking
• Crafts and Hobbies
• Education
• Family
• Health and Fitness
• History
• Language and Literature
• Medical Specialties
• Political Science
• Recreation and Leisure
• Religion
• Self-Help
• Social Science
• Technology and Engineering

New titles are added regularly and feature a growing selection of frontlist and award-winning titles from leading publishers. Because the eBooks are searchable through the familiar EBSCOhost® interface, users can discover relevant eBook titles alongside other EBSCO databases, find the same intuitive search features and tools and enjoy a simple download process.

MOBIUS Executive Director Donna Bacon sees the addition of the eBook collections as another way MOBIUS is transforming library services for the people of Missouri. “E-books are becoming more and more popular and by purchasing these EBSCO eBook subscription packages, our member libraries will be able to offer their patrons an easy way to find and access the content they want.”

Annual subscription is one of the ways EBSCO enables libraries to add e-books to their collection. Libraries are also offered a growing number of purchase and lease options as well as patron driven options. E-books are available on an individual basis as well as in Subject Sets, Featured Collections and Custom Collections. EBSCO eBooks represents a deep collection of e-book content that is accessible via a variety of devices. EBSCO eBooks are provided with no markups and no fees and can be ordered through the EBSCOhost® Collection Manager, YBP’s GOBI3 or Ingram’s OASIS, allowing libraries more freedom to make purchasing decisions. More information about EBSCO eBooks is available at: www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 420,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com