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Cambridge University Press. Our digital platforms for titles published by Cambridge University Press and our Partner Presses. University Publishing Online. Cambridge Books Online; a response to global eBook trends?. Created in 2010 in response to customer demand

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Cambridge university press

Cambridge University Press

Our digital platforms for titles published by Cambridge University Press and our Partner Presses.



Cambridge books online a response to global ebook trends
Cambridge Books Online; a response to global eBook trends?

  • Created in 2010 in response to customer demand

  • Textbook titles released Summer 2012


Increasing eBook budget allocation Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for libraries. Springer.com


So by 2011 ebook purchase is at 16 4 how do digital titles compare in your library
So by 2011 eBook purchase is at 16.4%, how do digital titles compare in your library?

  • Require less staff time to lend and preserve

  • Require less storage space than physical titles

  • Take less time for users to access

  • Enable higher usage per book

  • Allow a broader collection of books

  • Low cost per use

    Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for libraries. Springer.com.


Additional advantages of ebooks through cambridge books online
Additional advantages of eBooks through Cambridge Books Online

  • Perpetual access

  • No electronic DRM

  • PDF chapter download/ save & print

  • Generous user concurrency

  • Flexible purchasing models


Purchasing models
Purchasing models Online

  • Pick and Mix (Bespoke Collections)

  • Evidence based acquisition

  • Subject Collections – Fresh approach for 2012

  • Generous concurrency models

  • Pricing based on institution size & type

  • Free 30 day trials


Subject collections
Subject Collections Online

  • Increased focus, flexibility, affordability and appeal.

  • Example: History – Last year entire collection split by year.

    This year Split by year (2011, 2010, 2009, 2000-2008, pre-2000) and sub-category:

    • British & European history

    • World history

      History & politics in the following areas

    • Asian Studies

    • African Studies

    • Middle East studies

    • American studies

    • European studies


Features benefits
Features & benefits Online

  • Thousands of front & backlist titles (15, 971 Aug 2012)

  • Monthly addition of new titles

  • Regular platform functionality enhancements.

  • Textbooks now available

  • Powerful search and browse capabilities

  • Dedicated customer support teams


Free value added library support
Free value-added Library support Online

  • MARC Records

  • Search widget

  • Search tips document

  • Poster

  • Brochure

  • Online Demo

  • FAQ’s

  • Updates newsletter

  • Accommodating staff


Account administrator provision
Account administrator provision Online

  • Easy to use

  • Clear reporting information


Patron support and features
Patron support and features Online

  • Search or browse

  • Save query as RSS feed

  • Advanced & refine search options

  • ‘Cited by’ in Google Scholar

  • Change the sort display

  • View results in PDF or text

  • Save a chapter to use offline

  • Print a page option

  • Email link to a book

  • Use citation tool

  • Turn on/off search phrase highlighting



Concluding statements
Concluding statements Online

  • Demand for digital books is growing

  • Cambridge University Press provides an excellent platform for its world renowned scholarly titles

  • Please consider taking a trial to our platform so that you have access to the information you need to make your acquisition decisions


Thank you

Thank you. Online


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