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Now on the Harvard Libraries Web Site:
Electronic Books from ebrary

The ebrary Academic Complete collection is now available through the E-Resources feature of the Harvard Libraries web site or by visiting http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.eresource:ebraryxx. Ebrary offers unlimited, simultaneous access to over 18,000 full-text books and more than 1,000 maps. The Academic Complete collection consists of titles and reference works in the following ebrary academic subject collections:

  • Humanities
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Computers, Technology, and Engineering

A listing of the number of titles in each category is available at the ebrary site, http://www.ebrary.com/libraries/titles.jsp.

The entire ebrary database is full-text searchable. Users who set up accounts in ebrary can use a range of personalization features: setting up a bookshelf, highlighting text, saving notes, and adding bookmarks. To introduce this new resource to students, the scope of content, search capabilities, and personalization options will be featured in public awareness efforts sponsored by Lamont Library.

With the first batch loading of vendor MARC records into HOLLIS, the University Library's Office for Information Systems (OIS) added records for over 14,000 ebrary titles to the OPAC. For ebrary records that matched an existing HOLLIS bibliographic record, the data load added holdings for the electronic version. Approximately 9,000 ebrary records had matches in HOLLIS. Ebrary records with no matches were loaded as new records. Monthly updates will add records for approximately 300 to 500 ebrary titles per month. OIS anticipates batch loading for additional e-book collections, but each collection will need to be assessed individually for matching criteria and the quality of MARC records.

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