eBooks Newsletter

Public Library

January 2013

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What's New?

Welcome to the inaugural eBooks on EBSCOhost – Public Library newsletter. These newsletters aim to provide information on new collections and titles that are available through EBSCO, and to highlight any technical enhancements and features related to the eBooks on EBSCOhost platform. We hope you'll find value in these newsletters, and we welcome any feedback or suggestions for future editions.


H.W. Wilson Core Collection Titles
EBSCO's Collection Development Team has started integrating matching eBook titles from H.W. Wilson Core Collections—Children's Core, Graphic Novels Core, Middle and Junior High Core, Fiction Core, Public Library Core and Senior High Core—into the new Public Library subscription collection. Additional Core titles will continue to be added in the future.


Recently-Released Collections

eBook Subscription Collection
The eBook Public Library Collection is a subscription package that contains over 25,000 titles from 400+ publishers, including ABC-CLIO, Alpha, Wiley and Cambridge University Press. The collection covers a range of topics, with an emphasis on Business and Economics, Computers, Health & Fitness, Self-help and Travel.


Featured Collections
In addition to updates for all niche audiobook collections, EBSCO recently released several new Featured Collections, including several titles from AudioGO (AudioGO Fiction Highlights, AudioGO Series Highlights, AudioGO Non-Fiction Highligts, etc.), as well as specialty eBook collections such as Football 2012 and others.


Featured Titles

The following popular titles are now available:

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The Art Forger

Roadside Picnic

A Naked Singularity

Life Among Giants



B.A. Shapiro

Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky and Ursula K. Le Guin

Sergio De La Pava

Bill Roorbach



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Wonders of the Invisible World

The Bourne Imperative

The Coldest Night

The Wind Through the Keyhole



Patricia A.McKillip

Eric Van Lustbader

Robert Olmstead

Stephen King



Platform Features

Downloading eBooks on EBSCOhost to iPad/Kindle Fire
eBooks on EBSCOhost are downloadable to both the iPad and Kindle Fire via the Bluefire app.

iPad users can download the Bluefire app from the iTunes app store—just search for "Bluefire reader." For details, watch this short video tutorial.

Kindle Fire users can download Bluefire Reader via the Bluefire Blog. (Users with dedicated Kindle eBook readers may transfer chapters to those devices by saving them as PDF files.)

For more information about downloading eBooks, visit our support site at http://support.ebsco.com/ebooks/.


Note: You can also download eBooks from EBSCOhost mobile using the Bluefire app.


"Close" Feature
In response to customer feedback, EBSCO has re-introduced the option for users to "Close" an eBook when they are finished viewing it online. This enhancement allows single-user titles to be available for other users before the browser session expires on its own, reducing turnaways and expanding availability of your collection.


Technical Developments

Recent EBSCOhost feature updates have enhanced the eBooks on EBSCOhost user experience:


Mobile 2.0 User Interface – Users can now download eBooks in all eBook formats via mobile devices with the new Mobile 2.0 interface. Mobile users can also view checkouts in their folder, create and view holds, and view downloads via the Bluefire app.


Did You Know?

EBSCO offers several options for Public Libraries to develop and manage their eBooks on EBSCOhost collection, including EBSCOhost Collection Manager and Title Source 3.


EBSCOhost Collection Manager
With your EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM) account, you can browse, search and buy EBSCO eBooks and eBook products in one location. In addition, your ECM account also enables you to:

  • Build and manage a PDA collection for your institution
  • Report on what titles you currently own through EBSCO
  • Choose different access models for titles, including unlimited use models
  • And much more...

Don't have an account? Visit www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/manage-order to learn more about the benefits of ECM and to sign up for a free account today.

Title Source 3
eBooks and audiobooks from EBSCO are also available through Baker & Taylor's Title Source 3 ordering system—if you use Title Source 3, make sure your profile is set up to view and order from EBSCO.

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