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Help Your Users Publish Their First Book

Jun 19, 2017

Last year authors Dr Komang Ralebitso-Senior and Dr Caroline Orr from Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK put together a First Time Authors blog series on Elsevier's SciTechConnect site to give insight into the academic book publishing process from start to end.

View the articles below and then share them with your users to give them insight into the books publishing process.

Read Elsevier's #FirstTimeAuthors blog series on publishing an academic book:

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Introducing ScienceDirect Frontlist 2018

Jun 19, 2017

Our 2018 Frontlist is available early to give you more time to consider the resources your library needs and help with budget allocations. Available in 24 subject collections and delivered on the full-text ScienceDirect site, your students and researchers can quickly find the information they need within the science, technology, and health sciences disciplines.

We analyze research trends, identifying gaps in knowledge, and then search for the best authors to address those gaps. This ensures you're getting the content your patrons need most and gives you confidence you're purchasing collections that will enhance research and learning at your institution. See the chart below for details on our 2018 subject collections.

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How to Save Time and Money for You and Your Library

May 26, 2017

Did you know that most librarians’ greatest challenge is planning? How much funding will your institution provide? How many books will you need to add? How many journal subscriptions? What else will your patrons request? What resources will you have to offer to your researchers, educators and students to give them a competitive advantage?

There is a way to reduce some of your headaches surrounding planning. Multi-Year Books deals can allow you to lock in pricing with firm dollar amounts. This approach enables you to avoid the increases in your budget that would occur from buying one year at a time.

One of the most tedious and consuming parts of materials acquisition is dealing with contracts. They steal time, effort and focus from your main role…and invariably involve more attention than planned. Time is valuable and Multi-Year deals make life easier for you by potentially reducing the number of contracts you must negotiate.

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How Reference Modules are Used for Teaching and Research

May 25, 2017

The primary point of interaction with scholarly material is at the level of the journal article. However, while performing multidisciplinary research or when learning about a new subject as a student, it is crucial to have a baseline understanding of the topic. Unfortunately, the route to gaining this foundational knowledge can be frustrating and time-consuming; many resources such as free search engines and wikis are often unreliable and uncitable or out-of-date. Thankfully, Elsevier has created an innovative solution to this problem: Reference Modules.

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Four New Book Series Covering the Hottest Topics Around

May 23, 2017

Committed to publishing content in growing and emerging areas of research, we are thrilled to announce that we are launching four new book series this year!

Book series offer a unique and important service to researchers by consolidating the latest advances in the field. They provide in-depth reviews on hot topics and important research areas as well as the latest in methods and protocols. Edited by top experts chosen for their stature and publishing at least one volume per year, series present a comprehensive snapshot of the current state of research and build upon it over time.

Using our subject matter experts and our powerful proprietary tools including SciVal and Scopus, we have identified four areas of research that have a strong need for new book series content.

Contact your Elsevier Sales Representative for more details or register your interest online to hear more about Books on ScienceDirect.

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Webinar: Creating and Managing a Digital Library

May 22, 2017

Creating a digital library takes time, effort, and resources, but the tools are available, thanks to the popularity of the digital movement. In this panel discussion, three experts in the field of librarianship will share their views of the role of the librarian in providing tools and guidance to create and manage a digital library.

Session Details

In the recording you will hear from our panel of experts on the following topics:

  1. A Climate of Demand: The shift from traditional print collections to the emergence of e-books and demand-driven acquisitions

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Activating and Using Remote Access to ScienceDirect

May 15, 2017

Share this tutorial with your patrons on viewing subscribed books content on ScienceDirect.com when they are out of the access range of your IP or institution. This tutorial was taken from the help.ScienceDirect.com site, where you can find more tutorials and training resources.

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Case Study: When Critical Mass is Key

Apr 25, 2017

The Colorado Alliance Purchases Books on ScienceDirect

This new case study explores the criteria The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries consortium used to purchase books on ScienceDirect recently. Of key importance was having access to a critical mass of journal and book content on one platform; making it easy for researchers to access the content they need when they need it.


Contributed by:

Michael Levine-Clark
Dean of the University Libraries, University of Denver
Michael is an internationally respected authority on collection development, acquisition of electronic and other nontraditional holdings, demand-driven acquisition and new models of library discovery. Michael played an instrumental role in leading the recent eBook acquisition from Elsevier by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries.

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Demystifying DRM

Apr 24, 2017

Unlimited. Unrestricted. Uncomplicated.

Over 35,000 DRM-free Books on ScienceDirect.

Since the advent of online content delivery more than two decades ago, digital content has become increasingly vital to research and education. For researchers who read, review and share hundreds of books each year, online books offer a way to access content quickly and easily without all the heavy lifting.

At Elsevier, we are committed to putting researchers first by encouraging the access, use and sharing of our books and digital materials among those who are licensed to use them.

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Tips to Raise Awareness of Books on ScienceDirect

Apr 21, 2017

 We have put together some tips to help you raise awareness of Books on ScienceDirect in your library.

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In Their Own Words: Value of Books for Teaching and Research

Mar 24, 2017

In this new video, professors Matt Carter and Flavio Fröhlich talk about the role of books as trusted resources in teaching and research.

 

More about the professors featured in this video: 

Matt Carter, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor of Biology at Williams College. His previous position was as a post-doctoral fellow in Richard Palmiter’s lab at the University of Washington using optogenetic techniques to study neural circuitry. He was the awardee of Stanford University’s Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, and two-time recipient of the Stanford School of Medicine’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently teaches courses at Williams in both Topics in Neuroscience as well as Neural Systems and Circuits.

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2017 Major Reference Works on ScienceDirect

Mar 22, 2017

Ideal for students and interdisciplinary researchers, Major Reference Work’s offer a wealth of foundational knowledge on a topic. Rather than searching through hundreds of unreliable free content resources, scholars and scientists can find authoritative knowledge and quickly get up to speed on a topic using one dynamic resource. These multivolume sets are the ideal primer for learning about a novel subject, whether you are a professor teaching students or an interdisciplinary researcher on the journey to the next big thing, Major Reference Works contain the essential knowledge to help you advance and grow. Available on ScienceDirect, the Major Reference Work chapters have contextual links to related books, journals and citation tools providing the perfect starting place to research and learning.

Check out the 2017 Major Reference Works publishing below or take a look at Elsevier’s full Major Reference Work offering here.

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