EBSCO eBooks™ Chosen as Vendor for SUPC Members

~ Academic Libraries in England Now Able to Access EBSCO eBooks™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 10, 2013 — EBSCO eBooksfrom EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been chosen as an e-book supplier for higher education libraries in England. Members who participate in this joint consortia agreement will be able to select e-books from EBSCO’s extensive collection including nearly 500,000 e-books and audiobooks.

This agreement enables members of the Southern University Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) to easily obtain e-books from EBSCO in a streamlined format. EBSCO eBooks give users the best possible search experience by offering the ability to discover e-books and audiobook titles alongside databases and other digital content in one search experience.

Susan Wright, Head of SUPC, who manages this framework agreement, says, “We strive to provide members with e-book solutions they need and our agreement with EBSCO helps us meet the demands and expectations of our diverse customer base.”

With EBSCO eBooks, academic libraries will be able to integrate e-book content into course assignments and direct students to chapter or section content. A dedicated landing page on the EBSCO eBook platform includes Advanced Search Options, Browsing Options and Search History.

EBSCO eBooks are available for purchase on an individual basis as well as in Subject Sets, Featured Collections and Custom Collections with a growing number of purchase, lease and subscription options as well as patron driven options. EBSCO eBooks represents a deep collection of e-book content that is accessible via a variety of devices. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Visit: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooksfor more information.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and 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 e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 470,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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 Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO 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
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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