CONWAY, Ark. (August 6, 2012) - Olin C. Bailey Library at Hendrix College recently acquired its first eBook collection from Springer Publishing.
With nearly 30,000 titles, the e-book collection expands Bailey Library's overall book count by 10 percent. The collection will particularly enhance the library's biomedical and computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and physics offerings.
"With the purchase of the Springer collection, Bailey Library is taking several leaps ahead," said Britt Anne Murphy, acting director of Bailey Library. "We will finally be able to provide eBooks through the latest technologies with no limitations on printing or sharing."
"Springer is known as one of the best publishers of high quality, scientific content," she added. "The addition of 30,000 books published over the last eight years will make our collection in the sciences current and relevant to the needs of Hendrix faculty and students."
"The access that Springer allows is better than print," Murphy said. "Students will be able to access any eBook in our Springer collection regardless of where they are, what device they're using, and whether anyone else is using it at the same time."
The eBooks are currently available through Bailey Library’s database listing on their website or directly through Springer’s website. Later in the fall, the eBooks will be accessible through Bailey Library’s online catalog.
Benefits of the eBook collection include:
- One-time purchase and ongoing access
- Unlimited concurrent usage and remote access
- No digital rights management (e.g. Students can print as many pages as they need or want, save it to their desktop, and read it on any e-reader; faculty members can put chapters in a course packet or put an e-book on a course website)
- Flexibility with MyCopy (For eBooks, including textbooks, that a library owns, users have the option to order a print copy for a flat fee of $24.95, including shipping and handling)
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.