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Springer Workshop on eBooks February 2014. Tiberius Ignat Scientific Knowledge Services. About Scientific Knowledge Services. SKS is Swiss company backed up by 20 years of experience in working with academic, public and research libraries.

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Springer workshop on ebooks february 2014

Springer Workshop on eBooksFebruary 2014

Tiberius Ignat

Scientific Knowledge Services

About scientific knowledge services

About Scientific Knowledge Services

  • SKS is Swiss company backed up by 20 years of experience in working with academic, public and research libraries.

  • We started in 1993, selling print books and journals to academic, research and public libraries.

  • In 2001 we started to sell electronic products like bibliographic databases, e-journals and e-books.

About scientific knowledge services1

About Scientific Knowledge Services

  • With a focus on our customers’ objectives, we aim to create a partnership with our clients where their individuality is recognized and for which we are ready to provide customized services to the maximum efficiency.

  • We work closely with our customers, offering services and products so that they can connect knowledge with their patrons

  • SKS policy is to become a trusted partner of libraries in Hungary, exceeding the role of a vendor. We are open to propose a partnership in which our customers gain not only access to high impact scientific information at decent prices, but also balanced information about products, transparent negotiations and our commitment to work togather in promoting, make efficient use and continously evaluate these academic resources.

About scientific knowledge services2

About Scientific Knowledge Services

  • We are ready to team up with you and deliver unprecedent and objective bibliometric studies in wich YOU will be able to take important decisions about the products you choose to deliver to your patrons. This includes practical applications of Bradford Law, Citations and Co-citations Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, The Precision and Recall of your Information and Retrieval Systems.

  • Although now over 85% of our turnover is made from electronic publications, SKS still continue supplying organizations with print materials, at their choice.

A note on prices

A Note On Prices

Using our services you will benefit of the same price structure for customers as working directly with publishers. In other words, customers will take a great benefit of building an efficient and transparent relation with publishers, at the same price paid for products and services.

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Springer eBooks Trial in Hungary, 2013

A Summary Of Results


Institutions alphabetic order

INSTITUTIONS (alphabetic order)

1.Central European University

2.Corvinus Budapest University

3.Debrecen University

4.Eötvös Lorand University

5.Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science

6.Miskolc University

7.Pannon University

8.Pecs Univeristy

9.Szeged University

10.Szent István Egyetem

11.University of Technology and Economics

Usage per institutions

Usage per institutions

Usage per institutions1

Usage per institutions

Usage per institutions amended by fte

Usage per institutions, amended by FTE

Ebooks usage in a closed comparison

eBooks Usage In A Closed Comparison

Ebooks usage in a closed comparison1

eBooks Usage In A Closed Comparison

Usage per ebooks packages

Usage per eBooks Packages

Usage per ebooks packages1

Usage per eBooks Packages

Usage during the trial period

Usage During The Trial Period



The conclusion of this report reveals great interest for Springer eBooks tested by a great number of academics and recommends a national approach.

Individual purchases are possible, but better conditions will be obtained over EISZ Consortium.

Trends in ebooks

TRENDS in eBooks

Fact current trend of ebooks usage

FACT: Current trend of eBooks usage

2013 digitize everything

2013: Digitize everything

146,000 articles/yr

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Scientific knowledge services

Scientific Knowledge Services

Tiberius Ignat


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