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  • LISWire: EBSCO Publishing Releases 24 New eBook Subject Sets

    February 22nd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Latest eBook Subject Sets Cover Nine Key Collection Areas ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 22, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released 24 new eBook subject sets. The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of eBooks that are offered in convenient collections grouped by subject matter.

    The latest eBook subject sets cover nine key collection areas including:

    • arts & humanities
    • business & economics
    • hot topics & special interests
    • medical
    • non-English
    • personal growth & how-to
    • science and technology
    • social sciences
    • vocational education

    Subject sets are a prepackaged set of titles chosen specifically for their subject appeal. The collection development team of librarians and collection specialists use their expertise and knowledge to create collections and sets for libraries. Director of Content Collections for EBSCO Publishing Eve-Marie Miller says some of the recent collections were created with the international markets in mind. “While subject sets are always available to libraries worldwide, with this round of sets we specifically wanted to showcase some of our great content that appeals to an international audience. These new sets were developed in consultation with our international teams and are tailored to help meet the needs and interests of libraries around the world.”

    Twenty-four New Subject Sets
    By offering the subject sets at a low price point, libraries are provided with an easy and convenient way to begin an eBook collection. Subject sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past three years, offering timely, updated information. The subject sets have no duplication among current or past offerings. The 24 new subject sets that are now available include:

    • Aging & Gerontology
    • Asian Regional Studies
    • Biography
    • Canadian Studies
    • Career Choice
    • Career Improvement & Professional Development
    • Caribbean & Latin American Studies
    • Civil Engineering
    • Dentistry & Oral Sciences
    • Disaster Management
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Finance
    • Green Living
    • Information Technology: French
    • Latin American & Caribbean History: Spanish
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Military History
    • Natural & Alternative Medicine
    • Robotics
    • Technology: German
    • Terrorism & Counterterrorism
    • UK - Eire Studies
    • Vocational Education II

    Subject sets are just one of the ways libraries can select their eBooks on EBSCOhost®. Other options for content selection include custom collections and Patron Driven Acquisition. Custom collections allow libraries to work with EBSCO’s collection development team to develop collections for any subject, language or content type. Patron Drive Acquisition allows libraries to establish a collection of titles for patrons based on patron usage.

    eBooks on EBSCOhost
    eBooks on EBSCOhost offers nearly 300,000 eBooks and audiobooks. EBSCO is proactively soliciting new content in key areas and approximately 5,000 new titles are expected to be added each month. In April EBSCO will release a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost with a full migration to the EBSCOhost platform expected by July.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, Inspec®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, NISC™, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES®, PsycINFO® and RILM™. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than any other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    EBSCO Publishing 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
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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