January 2016 – STL price changes

The publisher-driven STL and other DDA price changes that will take effect January 16, 2015 have  been published. To access those:

  • ebrary librarians: consult the NEWS tab under the Admin tab on your ebrary site
  • EBL librarians: see post on the LibCentral home page

History of prior months changes is also available.

Bi-annual Academic Complete Removals notice

The ProQuest ebook team would like to notify you of upcoming publisher-driven changes that affect your Academic Complete™ subscription and will take effect on June 24.

A subset of these titles will be removed from other ebrary subscriptions.

Usage reports are available on request to support@ebrary.com.

We invite you to consult the NEWS tab of your Admin module for further details.

 

Change in publisher access model

Special Notice: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Titles Now Only Available for Demand-Driven Acquisition and Purchase.

We invite you to consult the NEWS tab of your Admin module for further details.

 

 

May 2015 STL price changes

Dear ebrary librarians:

The STL price changes that will take effect on May 1, 2015 have been posted. Go to the NEWS tab of your ebrary site to get the details of the changes.

If you use STL, either as part of your Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) program or Extended Access program, these increases may affect you.  To see the full list of publishers who have changed their STL percentage rates,  go to the NEWS tab under the Admin tab on your ebrary site.

 

 

Changes to publisher-driven STL rates on ebrary

Since the beginning of June 2014, there have been a number of publisher-driven price increases to short-term loans (STL).  If you use STL, either as part of your Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) program or Extended Access program, these increases may affect you.  To see the list of publishers who have changed their STL percentage rates, as well as their old and new STL percentage rates, see the NEWS tab under the Admin tab on your ebrary site.

As an alert to check the link in your NEWS tab, we will be posting here when there are updates to the publisher-based STL rates.

 

ebrary subscription change schedule (additions, removals)

ebrary needs to occasionally remove titles from subscription collections and/or from PDA/purchase eligibility because of changes in publishers rights and business models, or because of a publisher’s specific request to remove an older edition and replace it with a newer edition.

We are glad to report that we have been able to renegotiate with most of our publishers to hold removals to a semiannual schedule so that we can give you advance notification.

Semiannual removals schedule:

  • end of June
  • end of December

To be notified of titles to be removed on this semiannual schedule, please check the NEWS tab under your Admin tab.  You can also subscribe to the ebrary “Content News” RSS feed.
For instructions, see  http://support.ebrary.com/kb/howto-rssfeeds

ebrary will add the bulk of new titles on a quarterly schedule:

  • end of March
  • end of June
  • end of September
  • end of December

Note, we have found that there continues to be a handful of removals from large subscription collections most months due to loss of publisher rights.  Loss of rights requires titles to be removed immediately, and so unfortunately must be removed off schedule.  For this reason, if you are using ebrary MARC records to keep your catalog up-to-date, it is important to check your ebrary MARC records page each month for added titles and deleted titles.

If you would like to be alerted each month when ebrary MARC records pages are auto-updated, you can sign up for an RSS alert.  See http://support.ebrary.com/kb/howto-rssfeeds.