Dec 11, 2008
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is the first library to offer Springer
titles in MyCopy format. MyCopy is an extension of Springer’s eBook collection—the most
comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological, and medical books. Over 11,500
titles are available in MyCopy format exclusively through SpringerLink (www.springerlink.com).
The University of Illinois Library is one of 21 institutions chosen to participate in the MyCopy pilot project offering and the first to go live online. Patrons can find Springer eBooks online through Easy Search (Search Assistant), the Library Catalog, and many of the Library’s databases at www.library.uiuc.edu. MyCopy books through SpringerLink are also accessible through Google Book Search (books.google.com).
“The University of Illinois Library is pleased to offer all of its patrons the ability to purchase personal copies of the Springer eBooks instantly at an affordable price,” said Thomas Teper, associate university librarian for collections and associate dean of libraries.
MyCopy softcover books sell for $24.95 each (including shipping and handling). English language titles (including monographs, textbooks, reference works, and handbooks) with a copyright year of 2005 or later (832 pages or less) are currently available. Springer manages the order processing, production, and delivery.
This project represents a very innovative way in which to look at both publisher and library services for electronic content in the future and MyCopy is a great value-add to our site license for these ebooks,” said Wendy Allen Shelburne, assistant professor, acquisitions.
Springer is the world’s second-largest publisher of journals in the STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) sector, the largest publisher of STM books, and the largest business-to-business publisher in the German-language area. For more information, please visit www.springer.com.