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EBSCO Publishing Releases First eBook Subscription Offering — eBook Academic Subscription Collection™

~ Subscription eBook Collection Provides Access to Nearly 70,000 eBook Titles ~

IPSWICH, Mass. —March 6, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first subscription eBook collection. eBook Academic Subscription Collection™ supplies full-text eBooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities. Nearly 70,000 titles are included in eBook Academic Subscription Collection.

eBook Academic Subscription Collection is offered on an annual subscription basis with unlimited access to the content. Each title is offered with unlimited users allowing more users access to each title in the collection. As with all eBooks available from EBSCO, eBook Academic Subscription Collection will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost® content. Users will be able to search the collection on its own or side-by-side with other EBSCOhost databases.

EBSCO Publishing’s Senior Director of eBook Products, Ken Breen, says libraries can use eBook Academic Subscription Collection as the foundation of a comprehensive eBook offering. “Users gravitate towards online resources more and more each day. By introducing a large subscription offering, EBSCO’s goal is to provide librarians with a foundation on which to build out their collections.” Libraries can build upon that foundation by selecting Subject Sets, Featured Collections, Custom Collections, and unique title-by-title purchases from eBooks on EBSCOhost® to tailor their library’s overall eBook collection.

Annual subscription is the latest way EBSCO enables libraries to add eBooks to their collection. Libraries are able to purchase titles to add to their permanent collection. Forthcoming options include the ability to make titles available via Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA), to be purchased only if/when users need them and to lease titles libraries only need for a short time. More information about eBooks on EBSCOhost is available at:

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of 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 eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. 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 Publishing Web site at:, or contact: [email protected]. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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