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Springer eBooks

How eBooks enhance research and study

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Leon Bolivar, Marketing Manager
Mimi Hendricks, Licensing Manager
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February, 2011
Curacao
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Agenda

•  Who is Springer?
•  SpringerLink
•  eBooks
•  10 Steps to Implementing a Collection
•  Key Benefits & Pricing
•  Summary
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What is Springer Science+Business Media?

•  Formed in 2003 by a merger between Kluwer Academic and Springer


Verlag
•  What is today known as Springer SBM was founded in 1842 in Berlin
by Julius Springer
•  Headquartered in Heidelberg Germany & Dordrecht, Holland. The
Americas’ home office in New York City.
•  70 Publishing Companies in 16 countries with 5,000 employees
•  The worlds largest STM Book publisher
•  The second largest publisher in all STM media types
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Leading Publishers: Number of eBooks Published


Number of English-Language Titles Published

3,959

3,408

2,459

1,566

1,274

1,260

1,201

779

327

(Data from www.puballey.com; if a book is published simultaneously in hard- and paperback editions, only the hardback edition was included)
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eBooks: market positions


#1 Publisher #2 Publisher #3 Publisher

Clinical Medicine Lippincott W&W Elsevier Health McGraw-Hill #4/5

Biomedical & Life Sciences Wiley-Blackwell Elsevier

Earth & Environmental Science CUP Wiley-Blackwell

Chemistry & Materials Science Wiley-Blackwell Taylor & Francis

Physics & Astronomy CUP Wiley-Blackwell

Engineering Wiley-Blackwell Taylor & Francis

Computer Science (research-level) IEEE IGI Global

Mathematics & Statistics Wiley-Blackwell Taylor & Francis

Business & Economics Taylor & Francis Palgrave Macmillan Edwin Elgar #4/5

Social Sciences & Humanities Taylor & Francis OUP Palgrave Macmillan #8/10
SpringerLink
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•  SpringerLink is our online digital content platform:


Http://SpingerLink.com
•  A Powerful central access point for researchers in science, technology and
medicine consisting of high quality:

–  Online Journals
–  Online Book Series
–  Online Reference Works
–  Online e-Books
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SpringerLink
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SpringerLink Functionalities

•  Related documents for every article or eBook chapter


•  PDF Preview for eBook chapters
•  Enhanced browsing features
•  View abstracts without leaving search results
•  Improved search functionality – including searching by citation
•  Easy filters for Online First and Open Access articles
•  Showing Contemporary and Archival Journals Content
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SpringerLink in Figures
•  The powerful central access point for researchers in Science,
Technology and Medicine, containing more than 4.9 million high quality
documents:
–  More than 2,400 eJournals (including digitized backfiles – 1996 and
going back, English-language titles back to Issue 1, Volume 1)
–  More than 40,000 eBooks with 4,000 new titles added annually
–  More than 170 eReference Works
–  More than 1,100 Book Series
–  More than 21,000 Protocols
•  Divided in 12 topical subject collections
eBooks
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What is an eBook?
•  Digital representation of printed material
•  Available in PDF and/or HTML, etc.
•  Can be fully indexed
•  Can be fully searchable (OPAC, Google, publisher platform, etc.)
•  Readable on any PC, eReader or PDA
•  Can have extra features, such as audio, video, etc.
•  Potentially unlimited amount of copies = users
•  eBook chapters are findable because of metadata!
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eBook Collection
•  Springer’s eBook Collection includes the following content types:
–  eBooks
•  Textbooks, Monographs, Atlases, and more
–  eReference Works
•  Handbooks and Major Reference Works
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eBooks vs Print Books – some differences


Print book eBook
Availability depending to library opening hours Available 24/7

1 copy can have 1 user at a time 1 “copy” can have multiple users at a time

Title can be found through catalog Content can be found through fulltext search
AND catalog
Easy for reading cover to cover Reading from computer screen sometimes
perceived as difficult
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Springer eBook Features


•  No DRM (Digital Rights Management)
•  Critical content in 12 subject collections (Monographs, Major Reference Works,
Book Series, Textbooks)
•  Perpetual access & ownership
•  Unlimited concurrent users
•  All on one platform, available 24/7
•  More than 40,000 eBooks available
•  Chapter level approach (DOI)
•  Fully searchable PDF‘s and HTML
•  Semantic linking
•  Linking to OPAC systems (Free MARC 21 records)
•  COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
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Subject Collections   Number of titles Projected number


2010   of titles 2011  
Behavioral Science   40   55  
Biomedical and Life Science   340   390  
Business and Economics   215   250  
Chemistry and Materials Science   185   170  
Computer Science   780   825  
Earth and Environmental Science   175   195  
Engineering   445   575  
Humanities, Social Science & Law   260   455  
Mathematics and Statistics   365   365  
Medicine   325   445  
Physics and Astronomy   250   220  
Professional Computing and Applied 160   145  
Computing  
Total   3540   4090  
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eBook Benefits

Libraries Authors

•  More content/service •  Wider distribution


•  More value for money •  Increased usage
•  Save shelf space Benefits •  Global readership
•  Higher internal
• efficiency
•  Higher usage
•  Easier to search
Researchers •  Convenience to access
•  Easier to cite
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Unlimited access to eBooks

–  Every end user to have unlimited 24/7 access,


when and where ever they want, to enhance the role scientific literature plays in the
research process.

Paper subscription model Online database model

eBooks + print books = more research


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MARC Records

•  Option 1: Basic Springer MARC Records (populated from own metadata)


–  Provided free
–  Available on www.springer.com/marc in UTF8 format

•  Option 2: OCLC MARC Records for Springer eBooks


–  Collection Sets freely available
–  Download records using OCLC control numbers
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eReaders – the future of reading?


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SpringerLink eBooks are compatible with mobile readers

•  Browse and find content on SpringerLink.com


Find

•  Download the PDF documents you need


Download

•  Connect your mobile device to USB port


Connect •  (Sony Reader, iLiad, Kindle, etc)

•  Save the PDF files on your reader


Save

•  Read the content on your mobile device


Read
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Availability

•  Springer eBooks are available through SpringerLink*.


•  Subscriber access is gained through IP verification for
institutions and passwords/usernames for individuals and
society members.
•  Packages can be purchased direct via your consortia and
licensing manager; individual institutions can purchase via their
book distributor, agent, or direct via Springer.
•  A la carte purchases can be made through any number of
partners including Amazon, NetLibary, eBrary, MyiLibrary etc….

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Features & Benefits for Librarians
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Key Features for Librarians

•  Interconnected to all Springer content (Online


Journals and eReference Works)
•  New books directly available for use: Springer
Books are born digitally
•  Fully integrated in your library catalogue: MARC
Records
•  Allowances for inclusion in course packs, etc
COUNTER compliant usage statistics
•  Ownership business model
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Key Benefits for Libraries

•  Full archiving rights (ownership model)


•  Less shelf space needed
•  No risk of damage and theft
•  Higher usage of content
•  No shipping and handling costs
10 Steps to Implementing an eBook
Collection
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Key Steps to Getting Started


•  Determine Your Collection Development Strategy (Pick & Choose vs. Critical Mass)
•  Evaluate Different Business Models (DRM, Ownership, Flexibility, # of Users, etc.)
•  Gain Internal Support (Educate subject librarians).
•  Plan Policy Changes (Invite all relevant personnel to discuss changes to library procedures and policies
for acquiring eBooks & how roles will change.)

•  Discuss implementation with technical staff (Enlist IT dept & reserve necessary hardware for
initial, ongoing local loading)

•  Choose Collections and Vendors (Agent vs Publisher- weigh pros and cons of each)
•  Link eBooks to the OPAC (ie MARC Records)
•  Communicate to Users (Marketing, Marketing, Marketing)
•  Download Usage Statistics
•  Review / Renew
Pricing & Summary
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Pricing
•  Annual subject specific packages, available per package
(Subject Collection)
•  We have options for academic institutions and corporations with
a single site or multiple locations.
•  Springer offers a number of tailored license options, based on
research intensity and number of patrons.
•  Progressive discounts when more collections or copyright years
are purchased
•  Consortia discount available
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Springer Nobel Prize Winners 2010

•  MEDICINE Robert G. Edwards


•  PHYSICS Andre Geim
•  PHYSICS Konstantin Novoselov
•  CHEMISTRY Richard F. Heck
•  CHEMISTRY Ei-ichi Negishi
•  CHEMISTRY Akira Suzuki
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Summary
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–  12 subject collections (English / Intl)
–  100% DRM Free
–  Unlimited use: available 24/7
–  Fully Searchable
–  Full Ownership
–  Highly used – excellent ROI
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Further information of interest to you


•  All information about eProducts can be found on
•  Service page for librarians
www.springer.com/librarians or

•  www.springer.com/ebooks
•  www.springer.com/protocols
•  www.springer.com/images
•  www.springer.com/springermaterials

•  All question regarding marketing can be directed to


Libraryrelations@springer.com
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Thank You! – Questions?

Leon Bolivar
Marketing Manager
tel +1(212) 460 1515
leon.bolivar@springer.com