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.

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.

The “NEWS” tab is now available on all ebrary sites when signed in as an admin

When you are signed in with a username that has admin privileges, you will now see a “NEWS” tab under the “Admin” tab.  This used to be available only to sites that have the Academic Complete subscription collection, but now it is available on all ebrary sites.

ebrary posts information about title additions and removals in the NEWS tab, as well as information such as the new short-term loan rates that some publishers are moving to.

Duke University Press (DUP) annual digital subscription titles have moved from ebrary to a new site

Even though the DUP annual digital subscriptions have moved to a new site, all of the titles continue to be available through ebrary for perpetual access (purchase).

For more information from Duke University Press about where and how to access your annual digital subscription collections that were available on ebrary up through March 31, 2014, please see:

http://www.dukeupress.edu/e-duke-books-platform-transition-resources

On that site you can contact Duke University Press by email with specific questions.