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Mer än 4.000 böcker till alla över hela världen


Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>


BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>


Tue, 5 Jul 2011 08:53:59 +0200





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Ur ett pressmeddelande från National Academies Press från den 2 juli

The National Academies Press Makes All PDF Books Free to Download;
More Than 4,000 Titles Now Available Free to All Readers

WASHINGTON -- As of today all PDF versions of books published by the
National Academies Press will be downloadable to anyone free of
charge. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus
future reports produced by the Press. The mission of the National
Academies Press (NAP) -- publisher for the National Academy of
Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and
National Research Council -- is to disseminate the institutions'
content as widely as possible while maintaining financial
sustainability. To that end, NAP began offering free content online
in 1994. Before today’s announcement, all PDFs were free to download
in developing countries, and 65 percent of them were available for
free to any user.

"Our business model has evolved so that it is now financially viable
to put this content out to the entire world for free," said Barbara
Kline Pope, executive director for the National Academies Press.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact by more
effectively sharing our knowledge and analyses."

Based on the performance of NAP’s current free PDFs, projections
suggest that this change will enhance dissemination of PDF reports
from about 700,000 downloads per year to more than 3 million by 2013.

Printed books will continue to be available for purchase through the
NAP website and traditional channels. The free PDFs are available
exclusively from the NAP’s website,, and remain
subject to copyright laws. PDF versions exist for the vast majority
of NAP books. Exceptions include some books that were published
before the advent of PDFs; books from the Joseph Henry Press imprint;
and in cases where contractually prohibited, such as reference books
in the Nutrient Requirements of Domestic Animals series.

En sökning i LIBRIS på förlagets namn ger 1295 träffar, som e-resurs
1159 och 87 fritt online.

E-resurserna kommer från dom 24 bibliotek som erbjuder sina lokala
användare e-böckerna
från ebrary.

Nu kan varje bibliotek erbjuda mer än 4.000 av förlagets titlar fritt
för alla. Många av titlarna skulle
passa utmärkt även på icke-akademiska bibliotek.

Eftersom LIBRIS prioriterar dom kommersiella versionerna framför dom
fria versionerna så kan ni
få betydande problem om ni vill ha katalogposter. Skandalöst men
typiskt. Utan att veta så handlar
det om att ISBN nummer krockar. Men om många bibliotek propsar så
kanske LIBRIS löser katalog-

Det gränsar till tjänstefel att inte erbjuda låntagarna ett lämpligt
urval av dessa högklassiska elektoroniska


Jan Szczepanski
Övre Olskroksgatan 20
416 67 Göteborg
Tel: 041 - 19 68 72
E-post: [log in to unmask]

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